Leicester only had one-third of the possession and scored with each shot they had on target – a statistical anomaly – but that’s nothing new because they built a title-winning season on that philosophy in 2015/16.
The Foxes looked well organised and back to their best (Jamie Vardy in particular), and but for a mad ten minutes at the end would have claimed all three points.
Brighton did a perfectly good job of stifling Manchester City for an hour or so in their opening encounter, and while the defeat duly followed the Seagulls can take plenty of heart from that showing.
But they will need to create more going forward if they are to have any hope of staying up this term, and they seemed unwilling to do so against the Citizens. A confident Leicester, on home soil, is a tough assignment for any side; let alone one adjusting to the harsh realities of the top flight.
Leicester to Win (8/11 with Betfair)