Youri Tielemans produces ‘James Maddison-esque’ assist as Leicester cement place in top four with comeback win at Brighton

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Youri Tielemans channelled his inner-James Maddison as his ‘terrific’ assist helped Leicester claim a 2-1 win at Brighton.

The Belgian drifted inside before firing into Kelechi Iheanacho who showed excellent composure to chip in Leicester’s equaliser on 62 minutes.

Tielamans foxed the Brighton defenders as he found Iheanacho

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Tielamans foxed the Brighton defenders as he found Iheanacho

Iheanacho did the rest with a lovely chip into the top corner

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Iheanacho did the rest with a lovely chip into the top corner

The Foxes turned the match on its head three minutes before the end of normal time when Daniel Amartey took advantage of Robert Sanchez’s mistake. The Ghanaian was made up for his early error which led to Adam Lallana giving Brighton the lead.

Former England midfielder Lallana also hit a post for Graham Potter’s hosts, while Neal Maupay had a goal disallowed.

Victory at the Amex Stadium prevented Brendan Rodgers’ men going three successive top-flight games without victory for the first time this season following defeat to Arsenal and a midweek draw with Burnley.

Brighton, meanwhile, remain just three points above the relegation zone after their winless run stretched to five league games.

Amartey nodded home Marc Albrighton’s corner

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Amartey nodded home Marc Albrighton’s corner

Leicester have moved above Man United into second place

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Leicester have moved above Man United into second place

With the likes of Maddison and Harvey Barnes out injured, the onus is on Leicester’s other midfielders as they continue their push to finish in the top four.

And talkSPORT’s David Connolly believes Tielemans did precisely that, hailing the 23-year-old for his no look assist for Iheanacho.

“When Tielemans received just off the front, he drifted onto his right foot and that’s a Maddison-esque pass,” Connolly said on commentary for talkSPORT 2.

“When you don’t have a Maddison or a Barnes, you need someone else to take up the slack and provide and assist and Tielemans did it there, terrific pass!”





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