So here at LCFCworld towers we predicted a loss… but not by that margin! 1-4 was a fair reflection on the game.

The promotion party became a damp squib on the pitch as they produced their worst display of the season and suffered their worst defeat of the campaign at the hands of Brighton last night.

It was meant to be a celebratory homecoming for Nigel Pearson’s men, who had clinched a place in the Premier League at the weekend.

Fans in the near-capacity 29,722 were in party mood before kick-off and the King Power Stadium was a cauldron of noise.

But it was a night to forget on the pitch in what has otherwise been a season that will live long in the memory for City.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson said his side received a “big wake-up call” in their quest for the Championship title after suffering a 4-1 thumping at the hands of Brighton.

City’s promotion to the Premier League was secured over the weekend when results went their way but they still need a maximum of 10 points to secure the title with five games to go.

The Championship leaders were brought back down to earth with a resounding bump this evening when they suffered their heaviest defeat in the season, ending their 21-game unbeaten run.

City found themselves 4-0 down thanks to a brace from Leonardo Ulloa and goals from Jesse Lingard and Stephen Ward before Gary Taylor-Fletcher grabbed a late consolation.

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