Leicester City’s tricky start to the new Premier League campaign continued after they fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion over the weekend.
The Foxes fell behind in the 35th minute as Neal Maupay converted a controversial penalty after Jannik Vestergaard was adjudged to have handled inside the box.
Former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck then doubled the host’s lead soon after the half-time interval, glancing home a header following a perfectly weighted Leandro Trossard free-kick.
Leicester clawed themselves back into contention on the hour mark, with Jamie Vardy applying a first-time finish to a delightful flowing move, bagging his third goal of the season.
And Brendan Rodgers charges twice thought they had done enough to earn a point late on at the Amex Stadium.
The visitors had the ball in the back of the Brighton net first through Ademola Lookman and then Wilfred Ndidi, but both efforts were ruled out after Harvey Barnes strayed offside.
It meant the Midlands outfit fell to their third defeat in five top-flight fixtures in 2020/21, and it marked a very poor day at the office for one of their summer signings.
As per SofaScore, Ryan Bertrand received a match rating of just 6.3 out of 10, the joint-lowest tally awarded to anyone on the pitch.
The former Southampton left-back failed to win any of his three duels on the south coast, didn’t make a single tackle and lost possession 12 times, leading to Rodgers withdrawing the 32-year-old after just 68 minutes.
It was a bad performance from the left-back, one that badly let his manager, and his teammates, down.
It was another disappointing day at the office for Leicester and the current FA Cup holders will be hoping to turn their fortunes around against Millwall in midweek.
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