Aug 19, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
Attendance: 31,902
LeicesterLeicester City
2-0
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
Okazaki (2'), McGuire (54')
Morgan (50')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: Jamie Vardy hobbles off as Leicester City see off Brighton & Hove Albion

Leicester City cruise to a comfortable 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium but will be worried about Jamie Vardy, who hobbled off the pitch.

Leicester City claimed a comfortable 2-0 win over a timid Brighton & Hove Albion side in Saturday's Premier League encounter at the King Power Stadium.

Shinji Okazaki celebrates during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion on August 19, 2017© SilverHub

The Foxes took the lead within the first two minutes as Riyad Mahrez weaved his way into the box before unleashing a low effort on goal, which Mathew Ryan parried into the path of Shinji Okazaki for a simple tap-in.

Just four minutes later, Craig Shakespeare's charges came close to doubling their lead, but Marc Albrighton's pinpoint free kick was headed narrowly wide by Wes Morgan.

Jamie Vardy in action during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion on August 19, 2017© SilverHub

Brighton began showing more ambition as the first half wore on, but Leicester were unlucky not to score again 18 minutes in through Jamie Vardy, who was well positioned in front of goal after receiving a low cross from Okazaki but scuffed two efforts in quick succession.

Aside from a 24th-minute volley from Glenn Murray that hit the back of the net but was rightly ruled offside, Leicester were dominant in the first half and would have been disappointed to go in at the break just one goal up.

Harry Maguire celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion on August 19, 2017© SilverHub

It did not take long for the Foxes to rectify this after the restart, however, as 54 minutes into the game, Harry Maguire rose at the back post to head in a Mahrez corner and all but kill off the Seagulls' resistance.

Despite being able to see out the game without too much effort, Leicester's afternoon was soured when Vardy went down after contesting a 50-50 ball with Ryan and, when substituted, hobbled off the pitch.

Craig Shakespeare watches on during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Leicester City on March 18, 2017
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