November 24, 2018 / 5:34 PM / in 5 months

Soccer-Vardy's late goal rescues point for Leicester

* 10-man Leicester struck late to earn a 1-1 draw at Brighton

* Glenn Murray had put Brighton ahead after 15 minutes

* It was striker Murray’s 100th Premier League appearance

* Leicester’s James Maddison was dismissed in the first half

* Jamie Vardy converted from the spot with 11 minutes remaining

* Brighton visit Huddersfield Town next, Leicester play Watford


Nov 24 (Reuters) - Jamie Vardy’s late penalty rescued a point for a Leicester City side who overcame the dismissal of James Maddison to draw 1-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.

England forward Vardy, a second-half substitute, converted his first goal since September in the 79th minute after Kelechi Iheanacho was brought down by Beram Kayal.

Earlier, Brighton’s Glenn Murray scored on his 100th Premier League appearance, nodding home Anthony Knockaert’s corner for his seventh goal of the season in the 15th minute.

Just thirteen minutes later, things went from bad to worse for Claude Puel’s side when Maddison was sent off for two yellow cards in as many minutes — the second for diving.

Iheanacho went desperately close to winning it for 10-man Leicester but he dragged his low effort from the edge of the area narrowly wide in the 87th minute.

Leicester remain 10th with 18 points from 13 games while Brighton, now without a win in three games, are three points behind in 12th. (Reporting By Tom Hayward Editing by Ian Chadband)

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