Ebene News – FI – Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal – Football Match Report – December 29, 2020 – ESPN

Super substitute Alexandre Lacazette provided the only goal of the game as Arsenal beat Brighton 1-0 on Tuesday to create more space between them and the relegation zone

Lacazette was the sole victim of the squad that beat Chelsea 3-1 on December 26, with the France international giving way to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but it only took him 21 seconds to score the lone goal of the match when he came into play as a substitute

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It was Brighton who had the better chances in the first half with eight shots on goal compared to Arsenal, however, neither side came particularly close to breaking the deadlock

The second half started with a penalty from Brighton after Lewis Dunk was shot in the area However, VAR ruled that no foul was committed

Arsenal had two good quick chances soon after, with Aubameyang denied at close range Minutes later, Gabriel Martinelli’s right-footed shot curled just over the crossbar

Martinelli made way for Lacazette in the 66th minute and immediately made his presence felt Given too much space, he whipped up a right-footed shot from the center of the box and passed Robert Sanchez into the goal

“I am proud for the boys and happy with the result Lacazette is having a good time, he is full of confidence,” said Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta “Today he had a bad back, he couldn’t start the match But he came and won the match for us, which is extremely important

“We know we struggled with the results, [and] the fact that we won against Chelsea was a big boost. To come here and get another win was extremely important”

Bukayo Saka, who set the goal for Lacazette, was a constant threat as Arteta’s young players froze with their more experienced teammates en route to victory

“They need the right senior players among them to shine I think they showed the most important quality, which is the personality to come on any pitch and play with freedom and love to be a footballer”, said Arteta

After securing back-to-back victories for the first time since September, the Spanish coach hopes his team can start the new year

“We have been successful during this period in maintaining our team spirit and our cohesion Sometimes it is not easy to do, because obviously the frustration that results from defeats usually affects the team”, said declared Arteta

“I hope we can now participate in a series of games and be more positive about it”

The victory brings Arsenal to 13th place while Brighton falls to 17th, just one place above the relegation zone

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Marcus Rashford found the back of the net and three points for the Red Devils deep in extra time, thanks to a friendly deflection

Neither Southampton nor West Ham were able to break the deadlock in a tight affair at St Mary’s

Brighton – Arsenal

Ebene News – FI – Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal – Football Match Report – December 29, 2020 – ESPN

Source: https://www.espn.com/soccer/report?gameId=578501