A great solo goal in extra time from substitute Josh King saw Brighton knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Bournemouth with a 1-0 defeat. That’s the second loss Brighton have suffered at the hands of Bournemouth in five days after being beaten by them in the Premier League 2-1 on Friday.
Brighton’s club-record signing, Jose Izquierdo had the first chance of the game, when he cut inside from the left flank onto his right foot and his effort from about 30 yards was palmed away by Bournemouth keeper Artur Boruc. Just a couple of minutes later, Lys Mousset fed in Adam Smith whose effort from outside the box was straight at Brighton debutant Tim Krul.
A great chance for Bournemouth with ten minutes on the clock as Benik Afobe robs Albion captain Liam Rosenior and he then cuts back the ball to Mousset who skies his effort well over the bar.
Jordan Ibe who was a sensational impact substitute in Friday’s win against Brighton then had a chance after he drove past Jayson Molumby but his effort went well over the bar. Mousset then had a chance as a Bournemouth corner fell to him on the left edge of the box and his strike was then saved well by Krul.
Brighton nearly took the lead 24 minutes in when Jiri Skalak’s effort was palmed away by Boruc and the rebound fell to Jamie Murphy but his effort was well saved by Boruc. Izquierdo had another chance as he cut inside and dribbled into the box but he then flashed his effort past the right-hand post.
With 38 minutes on the clock, Ryan Fraser had a chance as his effort from outside the box was well saved down to his right by Krul.
Just on half-time, Ibe had a further chance as his effort from the right edge of the box was well saved down to his right Krul at the expense of a corner. The resulting corner came to nothing.
The teams went in level at halftime but that was mainly thanks to both Boruc and Krul who made some great saves.
Bournemouth had a great chance just after halftime as Junior Stanislas deflected shot from outside the box fell to Benik Afobe in the box, but his right-footed shot was tipped onto the post by Krul.
With 50 minutes on the clock Steve Cook made a mistake and let in Murphy but his shot was tipped round the post by Boruc for a corner. The resulting corner came to nothing.
Lewis Cook then had a chance when his shot from outside the box was well saved by Krul for a corner. From the resulting corner was then met by Mousset but his looping header was cleared off the line by Skalak. With 72 minutes on the clock, Fraser’s shot from outside the box goes well over the bar.
A chance for Bournemouth in the 82nd minute as Afobe turns in the box but his effort is palmed away well by Krul.
The game heads into extra time after both sides cannot be separated with 90 minutes gone.
Chance for Bournemouth in the 95th minute, as substitute King, crosses the ball and finds Afobe but his effort goes just wide of the right-hand post.
Bournemouth breaks the deadlock in the 99th minute, as Mark Pugh passes it to King who dribbles past two and into the box and then tucks it past Krul and into the bottom right-hand corner.
Halftime in extra time and Bournemouth lead thanks to a great solo goal from King.
Full-time: 1-0 Bournemouth.
Brighton will be hoping to bounce back with a win against Newcastle at The AMEX on Sunday in the Premier League.