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Danny Welbeck scored late to help Brighton produce one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Bjorn Hamberg was in charge of the game after Graham Potter was forced to isolate shortly before the game. The hosts took the lead when Patson Daka finished superbly just after the break before Welbeck grabbed the equalizer eight minutes from time.

Player ratings

Leicester: Schmeichel 8, Justin 7, Amartey 6, Soyuncu 6, Thomas 5, Tielemans 6, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Maddison 6, Barnes 6, Daka 7, Lookman 6
Subs: Albrighton 6, Soumare 6, Perez N/A

Brighton: Sanchez 8, Veltman 6, Webster 6, Burn 6, Cucurella 6, Alzate 6, Moder 7, Mac Allister 6, Gross 7, Trossard 7, Maupay 6
Subs: Welbeck 8, Lamptey 8, March 6

Man of the match: Danny Welbeck

Managers Reaction 

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers: “[It was a] fair result, we forced their ‘keeper into great saves and we weren’t in trouble too much. We get the goal early in the second half and then we didn’t keep the ball well enough, we couldn’t keep possession. They can bring pressure on you and that led to their goal, while Kasper made a couple of great saves. It was a natural reaction. The other team gains an edge. Technically we didn’t play well enough in that period, instead of passing, we were getting rid of it, not something I’m used to seeing.”

Brighton coach Bjorn Hamberg: “It has not been normal. Obviously, with Graham going down you know we have to prep a little bit differently. Then Billy [Reid, assistant manager] picks it up the next day! Over the last couple of years, you don’t know what will happen next. You need to be ready for everything.”

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