- First Team Coach Mike Stowell labelled Leicester City’s victory over Brighton & Hove Albion as ‘fantastic’
- The Foxes won 2-1 thanks to goals from Demarai Gray and Jamie Vardy
- New City manager Brendan Rodgers watched on from the stands on Filbert Way
Stowell, alongside fellow First Team Coach Adam Sadler, guided the Foxes to three precious Premier League points in front of newly-appointed manager Brendan Rodgers, who watched on from the King Power Stadium stands.
Davy Propper pulled a goal back for Chris Hughton’s Seagulls, but Gray and Vardy’s efforts proved to be enough to seal a first victory in eight outings in all competitions.
“It felt amazing,” Stowell told LCFC TV. “We were proud as punch to take the team first and obviously to get a result by winning and breaking that record. It’s fantastic.
“We’ve understood all season that we keep conceding first and then we’re having to come back and chase games. We said ‘can we get the first goal? Can we really push and press?’.
Maguire: Let's Crack On
Harry Maguire spoke with LCFC TV following a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
“We put four or five attacking players up there and we defended and attacked as a team. I thought they were really good. We have been excellent, we have been really, really good. They were decent tonight.”
Stowell said the Foxes relied on a number of factors on Tuesday evening, not least two brilliant saves from Kasper Schmeichel to deny Pascal Groß and former City winger Anthony Knockaert.
He continued: “At Leicester City, we never breathe and relax, do we? Let’s be fair. At 2-0, we thought ‘let’s have a period now and we can enjoy the game’, but it never happened.
“Brighton are a strong team and they push us all the way. We had a good save from Kasper [Schmeichel] and we had lots of corners to deal with and blocks made.
I loved every minute of it [tonight]. I’ve been here for 14 years and I’d do everything to get a win. That should hopefully push us on from here.Mike Stowell LCFC TV
“That goal went in and other teams could have crumbled and could have wilted, but they stood up to it. These young lads really, really showed themselves today.”
Stowell expressed his pride at the full-time whistle, and credited the Club’s young stars for the bravery they showed against Brighton.
“These lads never cease to amaze me,” added Stowell. “They’ve got great spirit, honestly, for such a young team. I told them before, they’re not in the team because they’re young, they’re in the team because they’re good enough.
“They have to believe that. There’s more to come from these lads, and hopefully we’ll see that.
“I loved every minute of it [tonight]. I’ve been here for 14 years and I’d do everything to get a win. That should hopefully push us on from here.”
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