Leicester City 1 – 4 Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton embarrassed newly-promoted Leicester City by thrashing them 4-1 at the King Power Stadium. It took the away side just 17 minutes to stop the promotion party and the Foxes never looked like gaining any control of the match. Brighton are now just two points outside the play-off places, whereas Leicester’s lead at the top of the Championship is reduced to six points with five games left to play.

Leicester City

Schmeichel – Will be disappointed with a couple of the goals he conceded. 6
Moore – Shouldn’t be played at right-back, didn’t look comfortable at all. 5
Wasilewski – Couldn’t cope with Ulloa. 6
Morgan – Average performance, looked more attacking-minded than usual. 7
Konchesky – Good second-half display. 6.5
Mahrez – Weak performance, lacked usual flair. 6
King – Positive moments at times, but didn’t look up to match speed. 6
Drinkwater – Little effort and desire. 5.5
Knockaert – Nothing came off for him. 5.5
Nugent – Probably still nursing a hangover from the promotion celebrations. 5
Phillips – Shouldn’t have started the game, looked tired after the first 10 minutes. 5

Substitutions

Wood – Physical presence was a big positive. 7
Dyer – Got into good spaces but final product could have been better. 6.5
Taylor-Fletcher – Only player to show a bit of passion. Well taken goal too. 8

Brighton & Hove Albion

Kuszczak – Played safe throughout, didn’t have an awful lot to do. 7
Calderon – Did very well considering the pace of the Leicester wingers. 8
Greer – Solid performance. 7
Upson – Solid performance. 7
Ward – Superb attacking play, finished with a goal and an assist. 8.5
March – The desire for everything was brilliant, a lot of potential for the future. 9
Andrews – Kept it solid through the middle. 8.5
Stephens – Similar performance to Andrews, controlled the midfield. 8.5
Lingard – Dangerous from start to finish, his pace was a real problem. 9
Ulloa – Took his goals fantastically well, read the game perfectly.
9.5
LuaLua – Linked up with Lingard and Ulloa throughout. Good defensive play at times too. 9

Substitutions

Forster-Caskey – Not enough time to make any impact. N/A
Lopez – Not enough time to make any impact. N/A
Mackail-Smith – Not enough time to make any impact. N/A

 

Man of the Match

LEONARDO ULLOA – Two well taken deserved goals, worked hard all night and the link-up play with the Brighton wide-men was quality.  9.5

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