Nigerian Defender Sets Premier League record

The German born Nigerian defender scored his maiden goal for English Club Brighton and Hove Albion to help set a victory against local rivals Crystal Palace in an entertaining derby match.

Leon was introduced into the game after fellow defender Shane Duffy got his matching orders for an off the ball incidence late in the first half and was quick to find the back of the net following a stray ball from Brighton’s corner.

The goal by Leon Balogun makes it the second quickest goal by a substitute in Premier League this season behind Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge who scored a quicker goal in the game against West ham after coming on as a substitute.

Leon’s goal came after 25 seconds of him coming on with his first touch and almost turned a villain in the second half for fouling Palace’s danger man Wilfred Zaha to Concede a penalty in his box but luckily the converted penalty by Milivojevic was only a consolation as 10 man Brighton won the game 3 – 1 to secure maximum points and sits 10th on the League Table.

Balogun would be looking forward to gaining more playing time with Duffy suspended for 3 games and help Brighton and Holve Albion maintain strong start in the Premier League.

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