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Brighton ‘sore’ after defeat by Leicester, admits coach Graham Potter

Alex Pattle
·1-min read
Brighton players react to their defeat by Leicester (Getty Images)
Brighton players react to their defeat by Leicester (Getty Images)

Brighton coach Graham Potter has admitted that his team’s defeat by Leicester on Saturday has left them “sore”.

Brighton are 16th in the Premier League, just three points off the drop zone, with the result against Leicester marking a missed opportunity to create more distance from the relegation places.

The hosts took the lead through Adam Lallana in the 10th minute, but Kelechi Iheanacho equalised for Leicester shortly after the hour mark. Daniel Amartey then struck the winner for Brendan Rodgers’ side in the 87th minute.

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“It feels sore,” Potter said. “Overall, our performance – certainly the first half – was good. We were close to getting a second [goal].

“In the second half, Leicester responded and we didn’t play as well. Still, we had some opportunities, but it felt like a draw might have been the right result.

“There was no problem with the approach and intention of the team. We made a few too many errors against a team going for the Champions League. The goal at the end is a bit of a blow.

“Adam Lallana did some really nice touches, nice combinations. He helped the team, kept us going. He was a positive for us.”

Leicester went second in the Premier League with their three points, trailing leaders Manchester City by 12 points ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby against United.

A United win would see the Red Devils leapfrog Leicester.

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