Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers was already under pressure before his team’s fifth league loss of the season, with its defending particularly poor at Amex Stadium.
The visitors failed to capitalise on taking the lead inside the first minute through Kelechi Iheanacho, with an own-goal by Luke Thomas and Moisés Caicedo’s strike putting Brighton in the lead after 15 minutes.
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Patson Daka equalised in the 33rd but Brighton dominated the second half, with Leandro Trossard and two goals by Alexis Mac Allister — one a penalty, the other a curling free kick deep into stoppage time — piling on the agony for Leicester.
Leicester has just one point and there looks to be unhappiness behind the scenes, with Rodgers having complained during the week that he had “not had the help in the (transfer) market this team needed.”
Leicester, which has conceded 16 goals in six matches, has been playing a midfielder — Wilfred Ndidi — at centre back in recent matches while goalkeeper Danny Ward has been error-prone and a huge downgrade from the departed Kasper Schmeichel.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Gary Neville said the future of Rodgers is looking shaky.
“No commitment. No desire,” he said.
“Brendan is in trouble with that performance in the second half. The Leicester players were nowhere near good enough. [They] gave up the fight. Shocking.”
Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford’s double and a debut goal for Antony secured Manchester United a fourth successive victory as a 3-1 win ended Arsenal’s perfect start to the Premier League.
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