Oxford United 2-4 Brighton & Hove Albion

24 Aug

Elvis Manu


Elvis Manu nets Brighton’s third goal

Brighton scored three late goals to see off a brave challenge from Oxford United in the EFL Cup second round.

Sam Adekugbe gave Championship side Brighton the lead after 69 seconds before Wes Thomas equalised.

Kazenga Lua Lua’s low 25-yard strike restored Brighton’s lead moments before Oxford captain John Lundstram struck the underside of the bar from range.

Elvis Manu and substitute Tomer Hemed sealed victory for the visitors before Dan Crowley netted a consolation.

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Match ends, Oxford United 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 4.

Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 4.

Goal! Oxford United 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 4. Daniel Crowley (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. James Tilley replaces Elvis Manu.

Goal! Oxford United 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 4. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Baldock.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Sam Baldock replaces Kazenga Lua Lua.

Sam Adekugbe (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.

John Lundstram (Oxford United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Sam Adekugbe.

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution, Oxford United. Daniel Crowley replaces Wes Thomas.

Goal! Oxford United 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 3. Elvis Manu (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tomer Hemed.

Attempt saved. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ryan Taylor (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rohan Ince (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Attempt blocked. Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Taylor replaces Kane Hemmings.

Goal! Oxford United 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Elvis Manu (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution, Oxford United. Alexander MacDonald replaces Tyler Roberts because of an injury.

Tyler Roberts (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Adekugbe (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Sam Long.

Attempt saved. Elvis Manu (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

Elvis Manu (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Tomer Hemed replaces Uwe Hünemeier.

Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Sam Long (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rohan Ince (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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