Leicester City’s cup success goes on with a shoot-out victory sending Brendan Rodgers’ side through to the last eight of the Carabao Cup at Brighton’s expense.

The reigning FA Cup holders have now reached the fourth quarter-final in their five domestic cup campaigns since Rodgers took charge, with Danny Ward making a decisive penalty save to send City through 4-2 on spot-kicks.

Despite heavy rotation, the shoot-out followed another typical City game in which the attack looked threatening but the defence shaky.

Harvey Barnes marked his return to the side with a goal just six minutes in, and while Adam Webster finished off a corner in first-half stoppage time, City’s knack of immediate replies struck again as Ademola Lookman poked in a poor back-pass.

Brighton made the more effective changes and earned spot-kicks thanks to Enock Mwepu’s header, but it was the Zambian midfielder who saw his effort from 12 yards saved by Ward, with Neal Maupay earlier hitting the bar.

Here’s how we scored the players:

Caglar Soyuncu: 7/10

It was his misplaced pass that started the attack for Brighton’s second, but that was a rare misstep on a good night for the Turk and an important response after Sunday. He made some sharp tackles and positioned himself well to clear up Brighton attacks when his defensive teammates deserted him.

Jannik Vestergaard: 5/10

Even in the middle of a back three where he has more protection, his lack of mobility is exposed, particularly when he tries to press. But his passing through the lines was much more effective than it has been of late.

Ryan Bertrand: 5/10

The game provided no conclusion as to whether he is suitable for a role in a back three. He found Thomas well at times, and even provided support for him in advanced areas occasionally, while defensively there were no glaring errors if maybe question marks over his positioning at times.

Vontae Daley-Campbell: 6/10

An outing to be pleased with. He has the strength to compete at this level, while he got up and down the flank well. He delivered one excellent cross in the first half while stealing the ball well to set up a chance for Barnes in the second period.

Hamza Choudhury: 6/10

The captain for the night did step up his game, biting at Brighton players’ ankles and winning a few crunching tackles to get fans on their feet. On the ball, his touch sometimes let him down, while his passing was rudimentary.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall: 6/10

So, so close to a first City goal that would have capped an excellent start to the game, full of running and nice, quick passing. But he slowly became less influential, and it was not surprising he was one of the first players taken off.

Luke Thomas: 6/10

Recognised the weapon of Daka’s pace and sent him free down the left to help set up the first goal. He was solid beyond that, but it did feel like he had few options ahead of him to work with at times.

Ademola Lookman: 7/10

Really bright once again. Receiving the ball to feet and carrying it forward at pace, he was a real threat, while his link-up with Barnes, in particular, was very good. He showed great awareness and agility for his goal too, nipping in when many players would have been caught on their heels.

Patson Daka: 7/10

His pace, and his willingness to use it at all times, caused all sorts of problems for Brighton, while he showed terrific skill to set up Dewsbury-Hall’s chance. He was still making angles for teammates to find him late on too. Scored the best penalty of the bunch as well.

Harvey Barnes: 7/10
After three games out, he made an immediate impact with a well-taken goal following a sharp press and continued to create chances for himself throughout, albeit he was caught offside more often than he would have liked. 7

Substitutes:

Papy Mendy: 5/10

Was quick to close down space, but looked unsurprisingly rusty given his lack of football.

James Maddison: 5/10

His performances over the past week have been extremely good, but he had no influence on the game after coming on, his only moment of note a shot deflected over.