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Aug 11, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at Roots Hall
SouthendSouthend United
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
FT(HT: 0-0)
LuaLua (93')

Result: Late Kazenga LuaLua strike sends Brighton & Hove Albion through in League Cup

Kazenga LuaLua strikes at the death to guide Brighton & Hove Albion to a 1-0 victory over Southend United and send his side through to the next round of the Capital One Cup.

Kazenga LuaLua scored a stoppage-time winner to fire Brighton & Hove Albion through to the second round of the Capital One Cup at the expense of Southend United this evening.

The Seagulls began the game on the front foot and Inigo Calderon lined up an effort from the edge of the box but his strike was blocked. He and his teammates appealed for handball against Cian Bolger, but the referee dismissed their claims for a penalty.

Brighton continued to threaten the Southend goal as Danny Holla lined up a free kick from the edge of the box, successfully curling his effort over the wall but Daniel Bentley managed to make the stop.

Southend came into the game as David Worrall was allowed to raid down the left flank and he cut back onto his right foot, but his curling effort went inches past the post.

After the break, Worrall caused problems for the visitors again as he drove an effort at goal from the edge of the box, but his strike went just wide of the target.

Gaeten Bong carved out an opening for the visitors when he raided in from the left wing and curled a strike with his right foot towards goal, but it went narrowly wide of the target.

Southend should have taken the lead as John White lifted the ball to the back post for the run of Ryan Leonard, but he put his header past the post.

Myles Weston was presented with a decent chance to fire at goal, but his effort was tame and Nikki Maenpaa was able to make a comfortable save.

The match looked to be heading for extra time until Holla threaded a pass through behind the Southend defence for the run of LuaLua, and the forward maintained his composure to fire the ball past Bentley.

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Inigo Calderon of Brighton & Hove celebrates after scoring a goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Leeds United at Amex Stadium on February 24, 2015
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