Brighton moved up to third in the fledgling Premier League table after Neal Maupay’s disputed penalty and Danny Welbeck’s header sealed a 2-1 win over Leicester in an incident-packed encounter.
Maupay’s 35th-minute spot-kick was controversially awarded with Jannik Vestergaard punished for handball yet seemingly held back by the Seagulls striker, but Welbeck’s second-half header (50) was legitimate reward for their dominance.
Jamie Vardy finished a slick move on his 250th Premier League appearance to give the visitors a lifeline (61) but, having surrendered a two-goal lead in the Europa League in midweek, the Foxes were left to rue further decisions as a comeback of their own was scuppered at a sodden Amex Stadium.
Ademola Lookman was denied after a VAR check in the 67th minute, with Harvey Barnes ruled offside, and Barnes was dubiously deemed culpable of another infringement when Wilfred Ndidi headed past Robert Sanchez with just five minutes remaining.
Brighton, who sit just a point off the summit, extend their best start to a top-flight season with four wins from five, while Leicester, who toiled until Lookman’s second-half introduction, sit 12th with just two wins from their opening fixtures.