Lo­ca­dia equal­izer helps Brighton draw with Arse­nal 1-1

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - Sport -

JUER­GEN Lo­ca­dia pounced on a de­fen­sive mis­take as Brighton ral­lied to se­cure draw with Arse­nal 1-1 at home in the English Premier League on Wed­nes­day.

The open­ing stages sug­gested the vis­i­tors would have lit­tle trou­ble see­ing off Brighton, es­pe­cially after Pierre-em­er­ick Aubameyang claimed his 13th league goal.

Two at­tempted clear­ances were charged down and when Leon Ba­lo­gun was caught in pos­ses­sion by Alexan­dre La­cazette in front of goal, Arse­nal took full ad­van­tage.

La­cazette’s sidestep wrong-footed Ba­lo­gun and Shane Duffy, giv­ing him time to lay the ball off to the un­marked Aubameyang, who pro­duced a curl­ing fin­ish to beat goal­keeper Mat Ryan.

But de­fender Stephan Licht­steiner’s fail­ure to deal with a long ball handed Lo­ca­dia the chance to level 10 min­utes be­fore the in­ter­val with his first goal since Feb­ru­ary.

Davy Prop­per’s long pass was hope­lessly mis­judged by Licht­steiner, whose at­tempted header back to Bernd Leno fell short and Lo­ca­dia nipped in and rounded the goal­keeper. – AP

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