Ndidi, Iheanacho in action as Leicester lose to Brighton


Iheanacho and Ndidi
        Iheanacho and Ndidi

After blowing a two-goal lead against Napoli in the Europa League, Leicester City almost did the opposite in Sunday’s clash against Brighton & Hove but were denied by two refereeing decisions and even­tually lost 2-1 at the American Express Community Stadi­um.

It was collective despair for The Foxes who will feel that everything was against them as a penalty converted by Neal Maupay ten minutes before half-time was contested and saw two goals disallowed, both for offside.

The Seagulls doubled the advantage through ex-Arse­nal striker Danny Welbeck but Leicester City fought spec­tacularly in the second half to try and salvage a draw.
Jamie Vardy dispatched the ball into the net to half the deficit after a perfect cross from Tielemans in the 61st minute, with Super eagles hopeful Ademola Lookman, on as a substitute at half-time, involved in the build-up to the goal.

The RB Leipzig loanee made a huge impact after coming off the bench and bundled home a corner to seemingly get Leicester back on level terms in the 66th minute but the goal was disal­lowed as Harvey Barnes was deemed to be offside following a VAR review.

There was more drama to come as Wilfred Ndidi head­ed in at the near post from a corner in the 85th minute but the goal was chalked off as Barnes, who was offside again, was interfering with play according to VAR.

Super Eagles striker Kele­chi Iheanacho joined the ac­tion when he took Soumaré’s place on the pitch in the 73rd minute.

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