Brighton extended their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a 5-2 victory over bottom-placed Leicester, while leaders Arsenal prepared for the latest test of their unbeaten start against Manchester United later on Sunday.
Graham Potter’s fourth-placed side improved to four wins from six games with a second-half surge at the Amex Stadium.
Leicester took the lead in the first minute thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho, but Brighton took the lead thanks to a Luke Thomas own goal and Moises Caicedo’s strike.
Leicester’s Patson Daka equalized, but the struggling visitors crumbled after halftime as Leandro Trossard put Brighton ahead before Alexis Mac Allister’s double sealed the rout.
Leicester have only taken one point from their first six games, losing five in a row, putting manager Brendan Rodgers under intense pressure.
Rodgers admitted after Thursday’s defeat against Manchester United that the Foxes, who twice narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification under his leadership, are not the same club they were two years ago.
Rodgers, who led Leicester to their first FA Cup victory in 2021, has also publicly expressed his dissatisfaction with the club’s owners’ lack of support in the transfer market, with Wout Faes the only outfield player signed since the end of last season. Mac Allister ended the game by converting a penalty in the 71st minute after Wilfred Ndidi fouled Trossard, then curling a free-kick past Danny Ward in the final seconds. Arsenal can make it six wins in a row at Old Trafford if Mikel Arteta’s team can maintain their hot start. United will be the first true test of Arsenal’s unexpectedly strong start.United manager Erik ten Hag was humbled to begin his reign with two consecutive losses. However, United have won three games in a row, beginning with an impressive victory over Liverpool and continuing with victories at Southampton and Leicester.
Antony will make his debut for United after signing the Brazilian forward from Ten Hag’s former club Ajax for £82 million this week.