Leicester end Brighton’s unbeaten start to season

Leicester produced their best performance of the season to end Brighton's unbeaten run with a 1-0 win, much to the delight of Foxes boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.

Leicester produced their best performance of the season to end Brighton's unbeaten run with a 1-0 win, much to the delight of Foxes boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.

Eriksson said: "I'm very happy with the performance and result. I thought we performed very well for 90 minutes, finally.

"That was the real Leicester City which we had not seen perform previously over a full 90 minutes. The closest we had seen it was for 60 minutes against Forest when we led 2-0 but allowed them to draw.

"Today we played the number one team in Brighton and we were the better team today. We stood up to a good technical team who were well organised and very quick to attack."

He added: "Our front two worked very hard. They are not easy to defend against. For the goal Vassell's cross was excellent.

"Beckford was calm, clever and didn't give the ball away."

Brighton boss Gus Poyet conceded his previously unbeaten side were poor.

He said: "We were not good enough technically today for some reason. We were chasing the game. Overall we were not good enough.

"We made too many bad decisions. We slowed the game down too much and played too direct.

"But if someone had told me that we would have started the season unbeaten until our seventh game I would have taken it."

And Poyet was upset by the sending off of Marcos Painter for two bookable offences.

Poyet said: "I felt sorry for Marcos because for one foul and one handball he is now going to miss the big game at home to Liverpool, is that fair?"

 
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