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Leicester beats Brighton 2-0 in chase for Europa spot

March 31, 2018

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Brighton and Hove Albion at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton, England, Saturday, March 31, 2018. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — 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 remains just six points clear of danger with seven games remaining following the late drama.

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

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