Daniel Amartey scored a late winner when Leicester City came from behind to beat Brighton and improve their Champions League qualifying bid

The defender bent low to go into an empty net after Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez failed to claim Marc Albrighton’s corner

Victory lifted Leicester to second place in the Premier League over Manchester United and extended his unbeaten away run to 10 league games

Leicester was on its way to a top 4 result last season before falling after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic

Talisman Jamie Vardy has only scored once in his last 11 league games, but Iheanacho produces the goals to fill the void

After saving a point in Burnley on Wednesday, Iheanacho clung to Youri Tielemans’ exquisite no-look-through ball to lift the ball over Sanchez for leveling

Amartey was the beneficiary when Albrighton whipped in a superb late corner and Sanchez was unable to free his arms and hit the ball clear in hand-to-hand combat

Leicester has the best away record in the division and with key playmaker James Maddison expected to return before the end of the season, their credentials look strong

English midfielder Lallana came to Brighton last summer to secure regular football after playing a marginal role in winning the Liverpool title

Injuries have cost the 32-year-old a steady run on the team, but this was his best performance for Brighton

He clung to Neal Maupay’s passport to pass Kasper Schmeichel with serenity

Lallana played with confidence and received a second goal with a clever save from Schmeichel with the score

The seagulls are in danger of being sucked into the bottom three places, but keeping Lallana fit could be her best route to another major league season

Graham Potter, Brighton manager, told BBC Sport: “It feels sore Overall, our performance – certainly the first half – was good We were on the verge of getting a second

“In the second half, Leicester reacted and we didn’t play that well. We had a few chances but it seemed like a draw was the right result

“There was no problem with the team’s approach or intent. We made too many mistakes against a team going to the Champions League. The goal in the end is a small blow

“Adam Lallana did some really nice details, nice combinations. He helped the team and kept us going. He was positive for us”

Brican Rodgers, Leicester City boss, told BBC Sport: “Brighton was better than us in the first half – we were too slow and not aggressive enough. You were right to move forward

“They were excellent; they are a good site you can see why they beat top teams

“We had to look at things at half time. We were brilliant in the second half. The players were brilliant

“It was a mindset change; we had to be more aggressive. Once we did that, we had more energy on the ball”

Brighton is opening itself on Nov. March at 12:00 GMT on their way along the south coast to Southampton, while Leicester receives Sheffield United at 14:00

Attempt missed Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box, but misses to the left

Attempt missed The shot by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) with the right foot from outside the box is too high Assisted by Kelechi Iheanacho

goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Leicester City 2 Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) heads the ball at close range into the lower right corner Assisted by Marc Albrighton with a cross after a corner

Attempt saved Adam Lallana (Brighton and Hove Albion) tried a left footed shot from the center of the box, saved by the goalkeeper in the lower left. Assisted by Pascal Groà ??

Attempt missed Joël Veltman (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the center of the box but the ball misses to the right. Assisted by Pascal Groà ?? with a cross after a standard situation

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56220039