Leicester City maintain the second place position in the Premier League table with a 2-0 away win over Brighton.
It was a game in which Leicester were not at their best. The opening half an hour looked as though City would dominate possession once again, however, the home side made a change in tactics and began pressing the Foxes high up the field.
Brighton started to make Leicester look uncomfortable on the ball and took control of the match.
The second-half saw this continue and the Foxes began to look like the Leicester of old.
Counter attacks and quick balls in behind to Jamie Vardy seemed to be City’s plan of action.
It was a classic Leicester counter attack that opened the scoring. Vardy got played in behind and showed his experience in waiting for Ayoze Perez to get back onside before squaring it to the Spainard for the tap in.
Demarai Gray came of the bench to earn a penalty for his side, which Vardy buried on the second time of asking. His first attempt saved but VAR deciding it had to be retaken.
Leicester held on for a fourth clean sheet in a row, although their defence looked a little shakier after Jonny Evans was replaced by Wes Morgan due to injury.
Here is how we rated the Leicester players:
Kasper Schmeichel - 7.5
Schmeichel wasn’t forced into action on many occasions this afternoon, but did what needed to be done.
Ricardo Pereira - 8
Ricardo was fairly quiet going forwards, however, he had an excellent game in defence and made a few important challenges as the final man.
Jonny Evans - 8
Evans was solid at the back, but didn’t seem quite as confident on the ball as usual. Brendan Rodgers will hope his injury won’t keep him out for long.
Caglar Soyuncu -8.5
Soyuncu was fantastic at the back once again and was probably Leicester’s best defender throughout the match.
Ben Chilwell - 8
Chilwell’s pace up the wing was the start of many threatening attacks for his side and was unlucky not to have an assist after a superb cross into Vardy.
Wilfred Ndidi - 7.5
Ndidi had a decent game, but didn’t stand out as much as he normally does.
Youri Tielemans - 6.5
Tielemans had one of his quietest performances all season. He seemed to go missing for much of the match and unusually gave the ball away poorly a few times.
James Maddison - 7
Maddison got hold of the ball fairly often but couldn’t quite seem to find the killer passs he is usually capable of. He did a good job in winning free-kicks for Leicester though.
Ayoze Perez - 8
Perez looked hungry all afternoon and got in dangerous positions frequently. He didn’t have much to do with his goal, but finished it cooly.
Harvey Barnes - 7
Barnes sent one of Leicester’s best chances of the first half sailing over the bar, and struggled to really get involved in the build up a lot of the time.
Jamie Vardy - 9
Vardy was superb upfront, he pressed well throughout, put a goal on a plate for Perez and should have had another very similar assist if Maddison had been able to get his shot off. He kept his head after seeing his intial penalty get saved to score the retake.
Subs: Wes Morgan - 6.5
Looked off the pace after coming on off the bench and was bailed out a few times by Soyuncu and Pereira.
Dennis Praet - 7
Praet steadied the Leicester midfield well after coming on and helped his side close out the game.
Demarai Gray - 7.5
Gray once again looked like a threat of the bench and won the penalty which put the game to bed.