- only the second Japanese player to collect a Premier League winners medal following Shinji Kagawa of Manchester United - played the last five minutes as a sub when Town were beaten 3-1 by Leicester at the King Power in September.
Puel's side created little in the first half, although Okazaki
might have nodded home an equaliser on 17 minutes, his miss coming between fine long-range efforts from Newport's Matty Dolan, both of which forced Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward into good saves.
Niino and Okazaki
's company may soon become Exit Inc., thanks to interest from a venture capital firm that wants to invest in the business.
any time scorer Leicester to score 2+ Adomah any time scorer Brighton are 9/4 to win, with Saints 7/5 and the draw 21/10.
LEICESTER CITY Schmeichel 6, Simpson 6, Morgan 7, Maguire 7, Fuchs 6, Ndidi 6, Iborra 6, Mahrez 8 (Gray 86, 4), Albrighton 7, Okazaki
7 (King 68, 5), Vardy 7.
Leicester were buoyant after the break, creating quick counters through Jamie Vardy, Okazaki
and Ben Chilwell as the City swagger evaporated.
| Shinji Okazaki
of Leicester City celebrates his goal
had it all to do when he received the ball with his back to goal but the Japanese guided the ball expertly into the corner.
's stunning goal restored Leicester's five-point lead in the title race as Rafael Benitez's Newcastle bow ended in defeat.
Vardy, partnered in attack by Shinji Okazaki
after Riyad Mahrez was named only on the bench, also survived an injury scare in the second half after he appeared to twist his knee.
Leicester City summer recruit Shinji Okazaki
says he is reaping the benefit of changing his game to adapt to the demands of Premier League football.