Iheanacho & Ndidi shine in Leicester City hard fought draw with Brighton, Balogun benched

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Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho helped Leicester City earn a late spot kick as the Foxes forced Brighton & Hove Albion to a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon.

 

 

The former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles striker climbed off the bench to make a lasting impression for his team in the English Premier League game.

His compatriot Wilfred Ndidi played a crucial role for Leicester City as he came on for Vicente Iborra two minutes after the half hour.

Central defender Leon Balogun was benched for the entirety of the game.

The Foxes were a man light for more than an hour after James Maddison received two bookings in as many first-half minutes – the second for simulation as he threw himself to the floor in the box in trying to win a foul against Shane Duffy.

Jamie Vardy climbed off the bench in the second period and dispatched his 79th-minute spot-kick into the net to cancel out Glenn Murray’s early opener.

Brighton broke the deadlock, as Murray got across the front post and glanced in Anthony Knockaert’s right-wing corner

As the second half progressed the edginess seemed to grow among the home faithful and Kayal’s rash foul on Kelechi Iheanacho allowed Vardy to rattle in from the spot and ensure Maddison’s dive did not prove too costly.

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