By 90Min
April 01, 2018

Chris Hughton said Brighton's defeat to Leicester was difficult to accept as the Seagulls dominated for large periods of the game at the AMEX Stadium but still ended up on the losing side.

Hughton's men kept Leicester's attacking outlets quiet for most of the game but struggled to create chances of their own, and were eventually dealt a body blow by late goals from Vicente Iborra and Jamie Vardy.

“It’s frustrating and hard to take," Hughton told Seagulls TV. "It was certainly not a game that we deserved to lose. The things that we needed to do, to nullify the strengths they had, I think we did very well.

“We dealt with the pace of [Jamie] Vardy and the quality of [Riyad] Mahrez, and we did that very well for the entire game.

“The next bit is that we’ve got to score goals ourselves. We created good opportunities and had decent chances to score."

Brighton were handed a golden opportunity to take the lead late in the second half when Wilfred Ndidi fouled Jose Izquierdo in the penalty area and Chris Kavanagh pointed to the spot, but Glenn Murray's spot-kick was saved by Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel.

“Glenn has scored penalties for us this season and scored vital goals," said Hughton. "That’s what strikers do and what penalty takers do. 

“Leicester will be grateful for a good save from their goalkeeper, and we’re just disappointed that we never scored it. But Glenn has been very good for us this season.”

Brighton remain six points clear of the relegation zone and can move a step closer to securing their Premier League safety when they host Huddersfield next Saturday.

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