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FIVE KEY MOMENTS: COVENTRY CITY

18 February 2018

Paul Hazelwood
Leonardo Ulloa heads home for Albion's third goal of the afternoon.

Brighton & Hove Albion progressed into the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup after comfortably beating Coventry City 3-1 at the Amex on Saturday afternoon.

Jurgen Locadia scored 15 minutes into his debut, before headers from Connor Goldson and Leonardo Ulloa sealed made Jonson Clarke-Harris’ late strike a consolation.  

 
Goal forecast

Chris Hughton’s men began strongly and new signing Locadia almost scored with his first couple touches in Albion colours. From Markus Suttner’s corner, the Dutch did well to fire off a hooked half-volley, but it hit the upright.

Leonardo Ulloa, making his first start since returning to the club, was then found free in the box, but swung his boot too early, miskicking a good opportunity.

 
Dream debut goal

Brighton’s new £14 million man, Locadia, opened his Albion account after fine work from Anthony Knockaert.

The French winger whipped a low cross to the Dutch forward who timed his finish to perfection on the quarter-of-an-hour mark.

The former PSV forward could have added a few more to his tally during the match and will be eager to score his first Premier League goal.

 
Golden Goal

Connor Goldson doubled the home side’s lead 11 minutes before the break when he met Markus Suttner’s corner with a thundering header into the top corner.

That was the central defender’s first competitive goal for the Seagulls since April 2016.

Goldson could have scored a couple more as he put in a very commanding performance. This could give Chris Hughton a selection headache against Swansea in the next match.

 
Back with a bang

Ulloa scored his first goal for the Seagulls since he re-signed on loan from Leicester City.

Knockaert pulled the ball back to Bruno and Ulloa met the Spanish full back’s cross with a powerful header past Lee Burge.

The third goal in the match put clear daylight between the two teams in what was a dominant performance from the Albion.


Away days

Coventry fans travelled in large numbers to the Amex and their sell-out allocation were rewarded with a goal, scored by Clarke-Harris late in the second half, the goal gave the away side a souvenir from their trip to the Amex.
 
The Sky Blues tried to make it a nervy finish for Albion but they couldn't add a second goal, meaning their FA Cup run ended at the fifth round stage.


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