Football: Shinji Okazaki strikes early as Leicester down Brighton
August 19, 2017 | 8:27 PM
by Reuters
Leicester City's Shinji Okazaki celebrates after scoring a goal during their Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday. Photo - Reuters

London: Shinji Okazaki struck early and Harry Maguire netted a header from a corner as Leicester City beat Brighton 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, handing the Premier League newcomers their second straight defeat.

Japanese international Okazaki was on hand to rifle home the rebound from a Riyad Mahrez shot in the first minute as the 2016 Premier League champions got off to a flying start in their first home game of the season.

Mahrez was also behind Leicester's second goal, swinging in a corner early in the second half for Maguire to head home his first goal for the Foxes.

Brighton had plenty of possession in the second half but once again had a hard time fashioning decent goalscoring opportunities, with Leicester able to coast home.

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