In the third round of the 2022/23 EFL Cup , another Premier League “civil war” was staged. After the “Gunner” Arsenal, who was sitting at the Emirates Stadium, took the lead with a goal from Nketiah, he was kicked by the opponent in the second half. He scored 2 goals and was eliminated 1-3 by Brighton.
Arsenal coach Arteta made a substantial rotation for the lineup in this campaign, and only Saliba continued to be in the starting lineup. In the 20th minute of the game, Nelson dribbled the ball from the left and broke in the front court. Nketiah immediately followed up with a small angle and hit the goal, helping Arsenal lead Brighton 1-0.
In the 27th minute, Welbeck entered the penalty area after receiving the ball from the right side of the frontcourt, but was knocked to the ground by the attacking Arsenal goalkeeper Karl Hayne, and the referee on duty directly awarded Brighton a free throw. Then Welbeck personally took a penalty kick to help Brighton equalize 1-1.
Then in the first half, the two sides could no longer break each other’s goals.
Kaoru Mitoma contributes goals and assists
In the 58th minute of the second half, Brighton organized an attacking opportunity in the frontcourt. Sarmiento dribbled the ball from the middle to divide, and Kaoru Mitoma, who appeared on the bench, seized the opportunity to score on the left side of the penalty area and scored a goal, helping Brighton to win. 2 to 1 to achieve the go-ahead.
In the 71st minute, Kaoru Mitoma, who had scored a goal before, sent a short pass. Lamptay quickly followed up from the left and reached the small penalty area to score, making the score 3-1.
In the end, Arsenal, who were playing at home, lost 1-3 to Brighton, and it was determined that they would not be able to advance to the next round of the EFL Cup.