Ashley Barnes netted for Brighton in a thriller at the Amex
Theo Walcott struck a late winner as Arsenal edged out Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 in an exciting FA Cup tie at the Amex Stadium.
Olivier Giroud broke the deadlock for the Gunners with a fabulous finish in the 16th minute, only for Ashley Barnes to draw Brighton level before half-time.
Another fine strike by Giroud was cancelled out by Jose Ulloa as Brighton again hit back to make it 2-2, but Walcott’s deflected strike five minutes from time took the Gunners through to the fifth round.
Brighton, hoping to add to their third-round scalp of Newcastle, started brightly with Will Buckley making some headway down the right channel.
A floated ball in from the left over a static Arsenal defence saw Barnes clear on goal with no offside flag, but Wojciech Szczesny was quickly off his line to…
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