Apr 8, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
LeicesterLeicester City
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
Taylor-Fletcher (90')
Nugent (45'), Wasilewski (63')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Ward (17'), Lingard (24'), Ulloa (65', 80')
Upson (85')

Half-Time Report: Brighton & Hove Albion spoiling Leicester City party

Brighton & Hove Albion lead Leicester City 2-0 at half time in the Championship on Tuesday evening.

Brighton & Hove Albion have ensured that their Championship playoff hopes remain alive with a strong opening 45 minutes away to promoted Leicester City.

The game was even and fairly tense inside the opening 10 minutes, before the first chance of the game fell to Kevin Phillips, but he was surprised that Paul Konchesky's cross went through to him and he was unable to keep it in.

Stephen Ward of Brighton celebrates scoring to make it 1-0 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion at The King Power Stadium on April 08, 2014© Getty Images

Kazenga LuaLua had a decent chance on 15 minutes to hit the target with a first-time shot, but he got underneath the ball and saw it sail into the stands when he might have done better.

However, two minutes later the South Coast side were ahead. Inigo Calderon whipped in a free kick where left-back Stephen Ward was able to head in at the far post for 1-0.

Then less than 10 minutes after the opener Brighton were two ahead as this time Ward turned provider, putting in a cross for loanee Jesse Lingard to head home.

Just before the break Brighton could have been three ahead as LuaLua's effort from the edge of the box forced Kasper Schmeichel into a diving save to put it behind for a corner.

Kevin Phillips of Leicester City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Leicester City at Elland Road on January 18, 2013
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