Brighton 0-2 Leicester: Dramatic VAR penalty re-take as Leicester win
Brighton vs Leicester
3:00pm Saturday November
There was VAR play in Leicester’s 2-0 win at Brighton on Saturday as after James Maddison’s rebounded purpose was disallowed, Jamie Vardy was made to re-take a punishment.
Following a goalless first half, there was not any shortage of drama and Leicester took the lead in a timeless counter-attack that was finished off by Ayoze Perez (64).
However, the VAR drama was to come as Leicester were awarded a penalty at the 78th minute, won by Demarai Gray seconds later on. Vardy saw his first effort rescued before James Maddison nodded home the rebound, although the technology affirmed that it had been a spot-kick.
However, the goal was disallowed by Graham Scott at Stockley Park for encroachment from the teams and the punishment was retaken. Vardy did not miss another time, sending Mat Ryan the incorrect way and wrapping up the win.
It sees Leicester consolidate their grip on second place ahead of Manchester City vs Chelsea live on Sky Sports on Saturday while Brighton remain in 12th with 15 points.
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