Football: Sagbo spares Hull's blushes at Brighton
Published on Feb 18, 2014 6:29 AM
BRIGHTON (AFP) - Yannick Sagbo scored a late equaliser as Hull City narrowly avoided an embarrassing FA Cup fifth round exit in their 1-1 draw at Championship side Brighton on Monday.
Steve Bruce's Premier League team were five minutes away from crashing out after Leonardo Ulloa gave Brighton a first half lead at the Amex Stadium.
However, Ulloa should have probably put the match beyond Hull's reach had he not sent a header inches wide when he was found unmarked yards out from the goal shortly before half-time.
But Ivory Coast striker Sagbo, who joined Hull from French club Evian last year, bagged only his third goal of the season to spare Hull's blushes and set up a replay at the KC Stadium.
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