Brighton bounced back from defeat at Fulham in midweek to beat Leicester 5-2 at the AMEX.
Leicester went ahead in the first minute through Kelechi Iheanacho, but a Luke Thomas own goal and a great finish from Moises Caicido put the Seagulls in front soon after.
Pattison Dika equalized against the run of play just after the half-hour mark before Alexis McAllister had a goal of the season ruled out for offside at the start of the second half.
However, the Foxes remained disorganized at the back and Leandro Trossard’s strike and Mac Allister’s penalty saw Albion comfortably over the line. McAllister scored a fifth in stoppage time with a magical free-kick past Danny Ward.
Brighton are now fourth in the Premier League as they continue their impressive start to the season, while the pressure remains on Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, whose side are bottom of the table.
For a side surrounded by doom and gloom, Leicester got off to the perfect start when Iheanacho tapped in Daka’s cutback just 51 seconds into the contest.
However, the Seagulls looked dangerous every time they went forward and got their equaliser, pushing forward on the back stick against Solly March Thomas for his own goal.
By the 15th minute, Brighton took the lead. James Maddison was caught on the ball by Enoch Muupo, who charged upfield virtually unopposed before feeding Caicedo, who smashed his effort into the far corner.
Brighton continued to push forward as Danny Ward had a nightmare moment during the march, his effort cleared straight to Danny Welbeck. The striker’s lifted effort at an open goal was from an acute angle and over the top of the goal.
Despite their lethargy in possession, Leicester had one moment of quality to pull themselves back on level terms. Uri Thielmans caught out Lewis Dunk with a sprayed ball over the top and Daka finished confidently at Robert Sanchez’s near post.
Brighton put themselves ahead shortly after the break when McAllister whipped in a wonder from the edge of the area. However, VAR intervened at the weekend when the system was widely criticized for marginal calls on Saturday and the goal was eventually disallowed, with Mwepu scoring from an offside position. I intervened.
It took almost five minutes to decide but it didn’t determine Brighton, who enjoyed the best of chances before fine interplay between Leandro Troissard and Pascal Gross saw the Belgian put the Belgian 3-2 up. .
Leicester looked helpless at the back in the face of Brighton’s attack and Wilfred Ndidi was the next Foxes player to strike. Troussard took the ball to the byline and eluded Ndidi, who brought it down clumsily in the area.
McAllister took the penalty and scored the goal his best performance deserved, looking so brutal that a stunner was sent off early. He grabbed a second in stoppage time, curling a superb free-kick into the top corner to give Brighton a 5-2 win.