English Premiership

Leicester boost Europa chances with win over Brighton

Jamie Vardy (Getty)
Jamie Vardy (Getty)

Brighton - Vicente Iborra and Jamie Vardy scored late goals as Leicester dented Brighton's Premier League survival hopes with a 2-0 win on Saturday.

Iborra nodded the ball into the bottom right corner in the 83rd minute before Vardy tapped home the second in stoppage time.

Brighton striker Glenn Murray had seen a 77th-minute penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel, while Leicester ended the game with 10 men after Wilfred Ndidi was dismissed for a second yellow card with the score at 1-0.

Brighton remain just six points clear of danger with seven games remaining following the late drama.

Claude Puel's Leicester, meanwhile, boosted their chances of Europa League qualification by staying three points behind seventh-place Burnley.

Fixtures
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Chelsea
Selhurst Park
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Watford
Norwich City
Vicarage Road
Tue 07 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Arsenal
Leicester City
Emirates Stadium
Results
Mon 06 Jul 20
Tottenham Hotspur 1
Everton 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Southampton 1
Manchester City 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Liverpool 2
Aston Villa 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
33
29
89
2. Manchester City
33
21
66
3. Leicester City
33
17
58
4. Chelsea
33
17
57