Newcastle’s Kazenga LuaLua got his third goal for Brighton in yesterday’s 1-1 draw at home to Bournemouth.
Kazenga LuaLua – in acion against Bournemouth yesterday
LuLua’s goal came on 61 minutes with a terrific 25 yard drive from the 19 year-old, and it wasn’t until the second minute of injury time that Bournemouth rather dramatically pulled level.
Bournemouth’s 38 year-old striker Steven Fletcher was moving for a lofted ball into the penalty area, and Brighton centre-halves, Tommy Elphick and Adam El-Abd challenged and the ball was handled by one of them.
The referee first awarded a free-kick outside the box, where the offense took place, but then changed his decision to a penalty, after advice from his assistant.
It was clear the offense happened a good yard outside the area, but once again we are left with another game seemingly being watched by the match officials.
Marc Pugh made no mistake from the spot, but that cost top of the table Brighton two precious points and manager Gus Poyet was furious with the decision after the game, as he said:
“It’s one thing when you make a bad decision,” “But if you’re not even in the right position, why are you involved — to get famous?“
“He (the linesman) was six or seven yards forward, so he couldn’t see the right angle. But he is going to go home and tell his family, ‘Have a look on television, I’m famous now’.”
But on the positive side for Newcastle fans, that’s Kazenga’s third goal of the season for the south coast club, and since he hadn’t scored a senior goal when he moved to Brighton on loan for the second time last month, he is taking manager Chris Hughton’s advice – and adding goals to his game.
Keep it up Kazenga.