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The Round-Up: Big Weekend For City's First Team & Under-23s

Leicester City's first team and Development Squad sealed impressive league victories over the most recent week of competitive action for the Club's various sides.
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Brendan Rodgers' Foxes emerged from a tough clash with Brighton & Hove Albion with three precious points on Saturday, while City's Under-23s won 4-1 against Derby County on Monday night.

For both teams, those successes represented their sixth consecutive victories in all competitions, while the Club's Under-18s and Leicester City Women suffered defeats over the weekend.

First Team

Goals: Brighton 0 Leicester City 2

Both goals from the 2-0 victory over Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

Ayoze Pérez and Jamie Vardy found the net for Leicester City as the Foxes remained second in the Premier League with a hard-earned 2-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

Following a goalless first half, Vardy broke and played it across for Pérez to convert from close range for his fourth goal of the season, but more drama was yet to come at AMEX Stadium.

Vardy eventually did score for the fifth consecutive game after initially missing from the penalty spot, only for James Maddison's finish to be disallowed for encroachment into the 18-yard box.

However, with Brighton players also found to have encroached by VAR, the 32-year-old has a second attempt from the penalty spot, beating Mat Ryan and sealing all three points for the Foxes.

First team league standing: 2nd
Next up: Everton (H)
Top scorer: Jamie Vardy (12) 

Development Squad

Goals: Leicester City U23s 4 Derby County U23s 1

Watch back all the goals from Leicester City's Development Squad's excellent 4-1 victory over Derby County on Monday evening.

On Monday, there were four different goalscorers for the home side as Leicester City's Development Squad registered a 4-1 victory over Derby County in Premier League 2 Division 1 at Holmes Park.

George Hirst's close-range effort got City off the a flier in Whetstone before Josh Eppiah converted the rebound after Admiral Muskwe was denied by the base of the post early on.

Muskwe did add his own name to the scoresheet later on with a magnificent solo strike from the edge of the area, while George Thomas also netted after Jahmal Hector-Ingram's consolation strike.

City's Under-23s subsequently stay fourth in Premier League 2 Division 1, but close the gap to third-placed Arsenal to just a single point, while they are also within three of leaders Chelsea.

Development Squad standing: 4th
Next up: Doncaster Rovers (A)
Top scorer: George Hirst (7)

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Terell Pennant
Terell Pennant

Leicester City suffered a 2-1 defeat by West Bromwich Albion in their final Group F fixture in the U18 Premier League Cup at Belvoir Drive on Saturday.

The young Foxes who took the lead as Dempsey Arlott-John linked up well with Terell Pennant with the latter showing composure to find the net in the 27th minute.

However, following Shane Flynn's dismissal, the Baggies hit back in the final moments as Irish striker Alex Gibson and then a trialist converted in the 83rd and 87th minutes to seal victory.

As a result, City's youngsters finish in fourth place in Group F and will now concentrate on their respective campaigns in the U18 Premier League South and the FA Youth Cup.

Under-18s standing: 5th
Next up: Brighton & Hove Albion (A)
Top scorer: Pennant (4)

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Leicester City Women
Leicester City Women

Leicester City Women were beaten 3-1 by Coventry United in the FA Women's Championship at Farley Way on Sunday.

After a missed penalty from Lachante Paul, Leicester were ahead with nine minutes of the first half to go, as Paige Bailey-Gayle broke quickly before squaring it up for Libby Smith to finish it smartly.

Despite that success, the Foxes went in at the break a goal down as Amber Hughes nodded home to equalise before netting again following good work from Shannon O'Brien.

Helen Dermody, meanwhile, added a third for Coventry in Quorn, latching onto a Katy Morris through ball, to wrap up all three points for the visitors.

Women's league standing: 10th
Next up: Blackburn Rovers (H)
Top scorer(s): Libby Smith, Lachante Paul (4)

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