An outstanding efficiency from Brighton & Hove Albion noticed them dump Premier League leaders Arsenal out of the Carabao Cup.
The Seagulls ran out 3-1 winners on the Emirates Stadium to construct on latest back-to-back wins underneath Roberto De Zerbi, they usually have been good worth for his or her win in north London.
Danny Welbeck, Kaoru Mitoma and Tariq Lamptey have been the heroes on the evening, cancelling out Eddie Nketiah’s purpose within the first 20 minutes – his eleventh Carabao Cup purpose in simply his twelfth look within the competitors.
Reiss Nelson was a vibrant spark down the left flank for Arsenal and it was his thrilling burst of tempo that led to the opening purpose. He beat two Brighton gamers earlier than discovering Nketiah, and he expertly positioned his shot past Jason Steele.
The lead did not final lengthy, nevertheless, as debutant Arsenal goalkeeper Karl Hein’s unlucky error noticed Welbeck stage issues up from the penalty spot. The 20-year-old misplaced his footing earlier than hauling down the previous Gunners striker within the space, and he dispatched the ensuing spot-kick with consummate ease.
Brighton launched Mitoma and Pascal Gross at half-time, and it was the previous who put the Seagulls into the lead along with his second purpose in 4 days. The Japanese star, who will probably be heading to the World Cup in Qatar, collected Jeremy Sarmiento’s cross earlier than firing past Hein into the nook.
Arsenal pressed to get again into the sport and stage the scores, however Brighton dashed any hopes of a comeback with a devastating third purpose on the counter. Billy Gilmour did his bit within the build-up, however the purpose owed a lot to the composure of Lamptey as he bore down on purpose; the Ghanaian ultimately slotting residence from shut vary.
Mikel Arteta’s aspect threw every little thing at Brighton – Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus introduced off the bench to discover a purpose – nevertheless it wasn’t to be on this event for the Spaniard’s in-form aspect.
Brighton now go into the fourth spherical, buoyed by one other spectacular efficiency underneath new head coach De Zerbi.
GK: Karl Hein (5), RB: Cedric Soares (5), CB: William Saliba (7), CB: Rob Holding (6), LB: Kieran Tierney (6); CM: Mohamed Elneny (5), CM: Albert Sambi Lokonga (5); AM: Fabio Vieira (6), RW: Marquinhos (6), Fabio Vieira (6), LW: Reiss Nelson (7); ST: Eddie Nketiah (8)
Subs: Gabriel Martinelli (6), Gabriel (5), Gabriel Jesus (6), Oleksandr Zinchenko (N/A), Granit Xhaka (N/A)
GK: Jason Steele (7), RB: Joel Veltman (7), CB: Levi Colwill (8), CB: Lewis Dunk (7), LB: Tariq Lamptey (8); CM: Billy Gilmour (7), CM: Moises Caicedo (6); AM: Julio Enciso (6), RW: Solly March (6), Fabio Vieira (6), LW: Jeremy Sarmiento (6); ST: Danny Welbeck (8)
Subs: Kaoru Mitoma (8), Pascal Gross (7), Adam Webster (6), Pervis Estipunan (N/A), Denis Undav (N/A)