Iheanacho’s goal can’t save Leicester from Brighton thrashing

Kelechi Iheanacho was on the scoresheet today as his Leicester City side were beaten 5-2 by Brighton at the American Express Community Stadium.

The Nigeria international scored the fastest goal of the Premier League season when he struck just 56 seconds into the match as Leicester City continued their search for their first win of the campaign.

Iheanacho finished from Patson Daka’s pull-back from the left before Brighton put on a masterclass in finishing.

The lead only lasted eight minutes before Solly March’s header deflected into the net off Leicester defender Luke Thomas.

Brighton took the lead in the 15th minute, with midfielder Moises Caicedo scoring after being set up by Enock Mwepu.

Leicester were back on level terms after 32 minutes. Youri Tielemans set up Daka, who held off Lewis Dunk’s challenge and placed the ball past Robert Sanchez.

Alexis Mac Allister thought he had restored the hosts’ lead with a spectacular strike from 30 yards but, after a VAR check that lasted more than four minutes, the goal was eventually ruled out for offside.

Leandro Trossard struck Brighton’s third from Pascal Gross’ pass, with Trossard then winning a penalty, which Mac Allister converted for the fourth.

Mac Allister then curled in an excellent 25-yard free-kick in injury time for his second goal and Brighton’s fifth.

The result leaves Brighton fourth in the Premier League, while Leicester, with just one point from six matches, are three points adrift at the foot of the table.

Iheanacho was replaced in the 72nd minute by Jamie Vardy, while his Super Eagles teammate Wilfred Ndidi played the full game in central defence.

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