Brighton were knocked off the top of the Championship after Leicester ended their unbeaten start to the season.

The Foxes dominated the first half with Andy King and Sol Bamba being denied by Seagulls keeper Casper Ankergren.

And just 45 seconds after the break Yuki Abe powered in a header from Darius Vassell's left-wing cross.

Brighton's Craig Mackail-Smith volleyed over from three yards but Marcos Painter was sent off late on to all but end their hopes of salvaging a point.

Leicester were good value for their win though with pacy duo Vassell and Jermaine Beckford causing havoc up front.

And as Brighton pushed for an equaliser, they left gaps at the back which Beckford almost exploited. He broke and found Gelson Fernandes but the Swiss midfielder's shot cleared the crossbar.

Ryan Harley had two goalbound efforts blocked by Lee Peltier and Matt Mills as the visitors continued to venture forward.

But their adventure was checked when Painter was dismissed after picking up a second yellow card for a blatant handball with 10 minutes of the match remaining.

Middlesbrough, who won 1-0 at Crystal Palace, replace Brighton at the top of the table.

Lineup, Bookings (9) & Substitutions (5)

Leicester

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 Peltier (Pantsil - 72' )
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 05 Mills Booked
  • 06 Bamba
  • 10 King Booked
  • 19 Wellens
  • 22 Abe
  • 26 Fernandes Booked
  • 13 Vassell Booked
  • 20 Beckford (Schlupp - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Weale
  • 04 Pantsil
  • 11 Dyer
  • 23 Danns
  • 27 Schlupp

Brighton

  • 16 Ankergren
  • 03 Greer
  • 05 Dunk Booked
  • 14 Calderon
  • 22 Painter Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 11 Noone (Buckley - 60' )
  • 17 Harley (LuaLua - 68' Booked )
  • 18 Dicker Booked (Navarro - 68' )
  • 26 Bridcutt
  • 09 Barnes
  • 12 Mackail-Smith

Substitutes

  • 01 Brezovan
  • 20 Vincelot
  • 08 Navarro
  • 25 LuaLua
  • 30 Buckley
Ref: Scott
Att: 24,128

Match Stats

Shots

22 7

On target

11 5

Corners

5 4

Fouls

12 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:55 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +4:19

The referee blows for offside against Craig Mackail-Smith. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

90:00 +3:13

Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

90:00 +3:13 Substitution

Substitution (Leicester) makes a substitution, with Jeffery Schlupp coming on for Jermaine Beckford.

90:00 +3:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine Beckford on Lewis Dunk.

90:00 +2:43

The referee penalises Kazenga LuaLua for handball. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

90:00 +2:34

The ball is crossed by Kazenga LuaLua, blocked by John Pantsil.

90:00 +2:11

Outswinging corner taken by Will Buckley from the right by-line.

90:00 +1:55

The ball is crossed by Kazenga LuaLua, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

90:00 +1:28

Free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.

90:00 +1:28 Booking

Booking The referee books Andy King for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Andy King.

90:00 +0:13

The ball is delivered by John Pantsil.

89:35

Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.

89:35 Booking

Booking Kazenga LuaLua is shown a yellow card for dissent.

89:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Pantsil by Kazenga LuaLua.

88:18

Shot from just outside the box by Jermaine Beckford misses to the left of the goal.

87:06

Darius Vassell concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Dunk. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

87:06 Booking

Booking Darius Vassell receives a caution.

86:29

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jermaine Beckford. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.

85:33

Kazenga LuaLua concedes a free kick for a foul on Souleymane Bamba. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

84:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darius Vassell by Inigo Calderon. Free kick crossed left-footed by Richie Wellens from left wing.

82:53

Darius Vassell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley. Gordon Greer takes the free kick.

82:27

Yuki Abe fouled by Ashley Barnes, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

81:25

The ball is delivered by Andy King, save by Casper Ankergren.

80:33

Corner taken by Richie Wellens, Paul Konchesky takes a shot.

79:05

Shot comes in from Richie Wellens from the free kick.

79:05 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Marcos Painter a red card.

78:56

Marcos Painter is penalised for a handball.

77:51

Corner taken right-footed by Will Buckley.

77:44

The ball is delivered by Inigo Calderon, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.

68:00 Substitution

Substitution Lee Peltier leaves the field to be replaced by John Pantsil.

67:47 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Harley goes off and Kazenga LuaLua comes on.

67:47 Substitution

Substitution (Brighton) makes a substitution, with Alan Navarro coming on for Gary Dicker.

67:31

Darius Vassell takes a shot. Gordon Greer gets a block in.

67:05

Ryan Harley takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Mills.

66:25

Craig Noone delivers the ball, Ryan Harley takes a shot. Matt Mills gets a block in.

65:34

Jermaine Beckford concedes a free kick for a foul on Inigo Calderon. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

64:11

Ashley Barnes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

63:50

Handball decision goes against Gelson Fernandes. Inigo Calderon takes the free kick.

63:18

Jermaine Beckford challenges Inigo Calderon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

62:36

The ball is delivered by Paul Konchesky, save by Casper Ankergren.

60:58

Matt Mills concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Barnes. Free kick taken by Marcos Painter.

59:08 Substitution

Substitution Craig Noone leaves the field to be replaced by Will Buckley.

58:41

Effort from inside the area by Darius Vassell misses to the right of the target.

58:13

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren.

57:40

A cross is delivered by Gordon Greer, Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

57:04 Booking

Booking Matt Mills booked for unsporting behaviour.

56:52

Foul by Matt Mills on Craig Noone, free kick awarded. Liam Bridcutt takes the free kick.

56:13

Effort from deep inside the area by Gelson Fernandes misses to the right of the goal.

55:43

Lee Peltier sends in a cross, clearance made by Lewis Dunk.

54:43

Darius Vassell challenges Casper Ankergren unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

54:05

Richie Wellens takes a shot. Blocked by Gordon Greer.

53:18

Richie Wellens produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

53:18 Booking

Booking Gary Dicker goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

53:02

Jermaine Beckford fouled by Gary Dicker, the ref awards a free kick.

52:02

The ball is sent over by Marcos Painter, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

50:21

Floated corner taken by Richie Wellens from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Souleymane Bamba misses to the left of the goal.

49:40

The ball is delivered by Marcos Painter, Craig Mackail-Smith has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

48:00

Free kick crossed right-footed by Richie Wellens.

48:00 Booking

Booking Lewis Dunk receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

47:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Dunk on Jermaine Beckford.

45:45

Assist on the goal came from Darius Vassell.

45:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Yuki Abe - Leicester 1 - 0 Brighton Yuki Abe finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Leicester 1-0 Brighton.

45:37

The ball is swung over by Darius Vassell,

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:19

The ball is sent over by Paul Konchesky, clearance by Lewis Dunk.

45:00 +0:17

Lee Peltier sends in a cross.

44:52

Andy King takes a shot. Marcos Painter gets a block in.

43:00

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Paul Konchesky.

43:00 Booking

Booking Marcos Painter booked.

42:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy King by Marcos Painter.

42:03

The ball is swung over by Marcos Painter, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Craig Noone misses to the right of the target.

39:14

Shot from just outside the area by Andy King misses to the right of the target.

38:43

Header from deep inside the penalty area by Matt Mills goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

38:08

Unfair challenge on Darius Vassell by Gary Dicker results in a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the direct free kick.

37:34

Corner taken by Richie Wellens from the right by-line.

36:51

Corner from the right by-line taken by Richie Wellens, Souleymane Bamba takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.

36:30

A cross is delivered by Lee Peltier, clearance by Marcos Painter.

36:09

Inigo Calderon produces a cross, clearance by Matt Mills.

34:48

A cross is delivered by Richie Wellens.

34:11

Ryan Harley delivers the ball, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

33:21

Craig Mackail-Smith challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richie Wellens restarts play with the free kick.

32:32

Craig Mackail-Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Gelson Fernandes. Free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.

32:13

Centre by Paul Konchesky, Inigo Calderon gets a block in.

31:42

Floated corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Matt Mills.

31:07

Craig Noone takes a shot. Blocked by Souleymane Bamba.

30:30

The ball is swung over by Lee Peltier, Effort on goal by Jermaine Beckford from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

29:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy King by Liam Bridcutt. Richie Wellens crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Lewis Dunk.

22:24

A cross is delivered by Ryan Harley.

21:57

Centre by Marcos Painter, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.

21:11

Andy King takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren.

20:51

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Blocked by Lewis Dunk.

19:47

The ball is swung over by Richie Wellens, clearance made by Lewis Dunk.

19:27

Lee Peltier produces a cross, Lewis Dunk manages to make a clearance.

18:17

Inigo Calderon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Vassell. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.

17:44

The ball is sent over by Yuki Abe.

16:59

Corner from the right by-line taken by Richie Wellens, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Andy King misses to the right of the target.

15:15

Marcos Painter concedes a free kick for a foul on Darius Vassell. Paul Konchesky shoots direct from the free kick.

14:17

A cross is delivered by Inigo Calderon, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Mills by Ashley Barnes. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

14:03

The ball is delivered by Craig Noone, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

13:50

Liam Bridcutt produces a cross, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

13:16

Ryan Harley takes a short corner.

10:27 Booking

Booking Gelson Fernandes receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

10:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gelson Fernandes on Casper Ankergren. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.

10:03

The ball is delivered by Jermaine Beckford.

9:05

The ball is crossed by Darius Vassell.

6:08

Paul Konchesky takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Dicker.

5:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford by Lewis Dunk. Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

4:50

The ball is sent over by Marcos Painter, Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

4:36

Inigo Calderon produces a cross, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.

4:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith by Gelson Fernandes. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

2:06

Marcos Painter delivers the ball, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.

0:54

Craig Mackail-Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Andy King restarts play with the free kick.

0:15

Souleymane Bamba challenges Craig Mackail-Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Dicker takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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