Soccer-Late Welbeck goal earns Brighton 1-1 draw at Leicester

23/1/2022 7:12:00 PM

Soccer-Late Welbeck goal earns Brighton 1-1 draw at Leicester

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Soccer-Late Welbeck goal earns Brighton 1-1 draw at Leicester

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) - Brighton & Hove Albion striker Danny Welbeck netted a late header to cancel out Leicester City forward Patson Daka's opener as the teams played out a 1-1 Premier League draw at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Daka had put Leicester in the lead in the 46th minute when he scored on the rebound after Brighton keeper Robert Sanchez kept out a shot from Harvey Barnes.Brighton had the chance to turn the match around in the final minutes, but Dan Burn's header was cleared off the line by Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans before keeper Kasper Schmeichel saved a stunning effort from Leandro Trossard.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

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Substitute Welbeck rose above Leicester's James Justin at the back post and connected with Neal Maupay's deep cross, sending his header into the bottom corner to grab the equaliser in the 82nd minute..Wimmer drilled in a low shot in the fifth minute for an early lead but he topped that with a sensational effort in the 27th.Earmarked as one of the title contenders before the start of the season, recent results have sullied their credentials.

Daka had put Leicester in the lead in the 46th minute when he scored on the rebound after Brighton keeper Robert Sanchez kept out a shot from Harvey Barnes. Brighton had the chance to turn the match around in the final minutes, but Dan Burn's header was cleared off the line by Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans before keeper Kasper Schmeichel saved a stunning effort from Leandro Trossard. (Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond) Article type: metered . Following their five-game unbeaten run, they move off the bottom three and into 14th, two points off the relegation playoff spot.