March 31, 2018 / 4:32 PM / a year ago

Soccer-Leicester leave it late to secure victory at Brighton

* Two late goals earned Leicester City a 2-0 win at Brighton

* Brighton top scorer Glenn Murray had 77th-minute penalty saved

* Vicente Iborra put visitors in front with seven minutes left

* Wilfred Ndidi was sent off for second bookable offence near end

* Jamie Vardy sealed Leicester’s second away win in a row in stoppage time

* Brighton drop to 13th after first home defeat in five games, Leicester stay eighth

* Huddersfield Town are next for Brighton; Leicester host Newcastle United


BRIGHTON, England, March 31 (Reuters) - Two late goals helped Leicester City earn a 2-0 victory at Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.

The game at the Amex Stadium seemed to be heading for stalemate as both sides struggled for any fluidity, but it came to life in the final stages as first Glenn Murray’s 77th-minute penalty kick was saved and then Vicente Iborra put Leicester ahead with seven minutes left.

Leicester finished the match with 10 men after Wilfred Ndidi was sent off with three minutes to go, but that didn’t stop Jamie Vardy adding a second in stoppage time to make sure of a second successive away win for eighth-placed Leicester.

Brighton dropped to 13th after a first home defeat in five games in all competitions.

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