Daniel Amartey's goal was his first this season
Daniel Amartey scored a late winner as Leicester City came from behind to beat Brighton and boost their bid for Champions League qualification.
The defender stooped low to head into an empty net after Brighton keeper Robert Sanchez failed to claim Marc Albrighton's corner.
Kelechi Iheanacho began the fightback with his second goal in as many games.
He cancelled out Adam Lallana's first Brighton goal, which ended a 504-day drought without scoring.
Victory lifted Leicester above Manchester United and into second place in the Premier League, while extending their unbeaten away run to 10 league games.
Brighton remain three points above the relegation zone in 16th.
Foxes stay in the hunt
Leicester were on course for a top-four finish last season before falling away after the postponement for coronavirus.
Talisman Jamie Vardy has scored only once in his past 11 league games, but Iheanacho is producing the goals to fill the void.
Having rescued a point at Burnley on Wednesday, Iheanacho latched on to Youri Tielemans' exquisite no-look through ball to lift the ball over Sanchez for the equaliser.
Amartey was the beneficiary when Albrighton whipped in an excellent late corner and Sanchez was unable to free his arms and punch the ball clear in the melee of bodies.
Leicester have the best away record in the division, and with key playmaker James Maddison likely to return before the end of the season, their credentials are looking strong.
Seagulls flying close to danger
England midfielder Lallana arrived at Brighton last summer with the intention of securing regular football after playing a fringe roll in Liverpool's title win.
Injuries have cost the 32-year-old a consistent run in the side, but this was his best performance for Brighton.
He latched on to Neal Maupay's through ball to smash past Kasper Schmeichel from inside the area with aplomb.
Moments later, Lallana's cushioned left-footed pass set up Maupay, who was marginally offside.
Lallana was playing with confidence and was denied a second goal by a smart save from Schmeichel with the scores level.
The Seagulls are in danger of being sucked into the bottom three but keeping Lallana fit may be their best route to another season in the top flight.
More to follow.
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Player of the match
with an average of 7.15
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Squad number5Player nameDunkAverage rating
Squad number3Player nameWhiteAverage rating
Squad number8Player nameBissoumaAverage rating
Squad number34Player nameVeltmanAverage rating
Squad number33Player nameBurnAverage rating
Squad number10Player nameMac AllisterAverage rating
Squad number26Player nameSánchezAverage rating
Squad number9Player nameMaupayAverage rating
Squad number11Player nameTrossardAverage rating
Squad number13Player nameGroßAverage rating
Squad number18Player nameWelbeckAverage rating
Squad number17Player nameAlzateAverage rating
Squad number16Player nameJahanbakhshAverage rating
Leicester CityAvgSquad number1Player nameSchmeichelAverage rating
Squad number14Player nameIheanachoAverage rating
Squad number8Player nameTielemansAverage rating
Squad number11Player nameAlbrightonAverage rating
Squad number18Player nameAmarteyAverage rating
Squad number21Player nameRicardo PereiraAverage rating
Squad number9Player nameVardyAverage rating
Squad number50Player nameSidnei TavaresAverage rating
Squad number27Player nameCastagneAverage rating
Squad number25Player nameNdidiAverage rating
Squad number3Player nameFofanaAverage rating
Squad number4Player nameSöyüncüAverage rating
Squad number20Player nameChoudhuryAverage rating
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- 1Schmeichel18Amartey3Fofana4Söyüncü25Ndidi21Ricardo Pereira50TavaresSubstituted forAlbrightonat 72'minutes8TielemansBooked at 76mins27Castagne14IheanachoSubstituted forChoudhuryat 90+1'minutes9Vardy
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Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Leicester City 2.
Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Leicester City 2.
Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Offside, Leicester City. Wilfred Ndidi tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Substitution, Leicester City. Hamza Choudhury replaces Kelechi Iheanacho.
Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Alireza Jahanbakhsh replaces Yves Bissouma.
Attempt missed. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kelechi Iheanacho.
Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Leicester City 2. Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marc Albrighton with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Dan Burn.
VAR Decision: No Penalty Leicester City.
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.
Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.
Attempt saved. Adam Lallana (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pascal Groß.
Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Danny Welbeck replaces Neal Maupay.
Foul by Wesley Fofana (Leicester City).
Neal Maupay (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Joël Veltman (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pascal Groß with a cross following a set piece situation.
Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
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