EPL: Balogun Missing In Action Again As Brighton Sink Bournemouth

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun was left out of the matchday squad again as Brighton & Hove Albion defeated Bournemouth on Saturday.

Balogun is yet to make an appearance for Brighton in the Premier League this season.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s first-ever goal for Brighton and a fine second from Aaron Mooy gave the Seagulls all three points in the game.

The Iranian club-record signing finally got off the mark in his 27th appearance by firing home inside three minutes – Brighton’s fastest goal in Premier League history.

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Brighton thought they’d scored a second when Dan Burn hooked in from close range on 58 minutes but his strike was overturned by VAR for a marginal offside call against the left-back in the build-up.

However, Mooy eventually doubled the advantage 11 minutes from time when he showed some fine control in the box before bending home from 15 yards.

The result moves Brighton five points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the 3pm kick-offs while Bournemouth have now lost seven of their last nine and have just a two-point gap on third-bottom Aston Villa.
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