Super Eagles watch: Leon Balogun scores first goal in English football as Crystal Palace lose to 10-man Brighton

Leon Balogun netted his first Brighton goal, as the Seagulls saw off Crystal Palace 3-1 in a Premier League match on Tuesday.

The centre-back volleyed in off a poorly-cleared corner kick 25 seconds after coming on as a substitute to put the Seagulls further in front after Glen Murray opened the scoring through a penalty.

Florin Andone’s super finish made it 3-0 just before the break, but Luka Milivojevic’s late penalty reduced the deficit.

Coach Chris Hughton was forced to make a substitution, as well as a change of tactics early on following Shane Duffy’s dismissal, with Balogun — who joined Brighton from Bundesliga club Mainz in the summer — replacing the Irish man.

Balogun, 30, scored with his first touch of the game.

The goal has been adjudged the second quickest goal by a substitute in the Premier League this season — after Daniel Sturridge’s strike vs West Ham (24 secs).

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