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Football: Sagbo spares Hull's blushes at Brighton

Published on Feb 18, 2014 6:29 AM
Hull City's Yannick Sagbo (right) shoots and scores during their English FA Cup soccer match against Brighton Hove Albion at the Falmer Stadium in Brighton, southern England, on Feb 17, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

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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