Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho stroke early in his side 5-2 loss to Brighton at Amex Stadium on Sunday.
The Nigerian put Leicester ahead in the first minute, but a Luke Thomas own goal and Moises Caicedo’s strike gave Brighton the advantage.
Patson Daka equalised for Leicester, but the struggling visitors collapsed after half-time as Leandro Trossard put Brighton in front before Alexis Mac Allister’s double sealed the rout.
Leicester have taken just one point from their first six games, losing five in a row to leave boss Brendan Rodgers under severe pressure.
Rodgers hopes the transfer window closing will refocus an unsettled squad that lost key defender Wesley Fofana to Chelsea, while James Maddison and Youri Tielemans missed out on moves.
But there was no sign of any improvement as Leicester slumped to another dismal defeat in the south-coast sunshine.
Rodgers responded to Leicester’s woes by dropping star striker Jamie Vardy and recalling Zambia striker Daka.
The gamble paid off inside 60 seconds as Daka raced onto Harvey Barnes’ pass and sent over a low cross that allowed Iheanacho to tap into the empty net.
But Leicester’s lead lasted just nine minutes as Trossard picked out Solly March at the back post for a header that deflected in off the unlucky Thomas.