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Arsenal title hopes hit by Gwargis goal for Brighton

14 Dec 2019
Trae Coyle, Arsenal, and Peter Gwargis, Brighton

Swede secures 1-0 win on a good night for Division 1 leaders Chelsea, who also see third-placed Leicester lose to Blackburn

Peter Gwargis scored as Brighton & Hove Albion dented 10-man Arsenal's hopes of winning Premier League 2 Division 1.

Gwargis, 19, had rescued a point against Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier in the week and the Swedish midfielder struck a powerful long-range finish past goalkeeper Matt Macey on 53 minutes. 

Even though Gunners captain Robbie Burton was sent off for a second bookable offence on the hour, they nearly equalised in stoppage time when James Olayinka headed against the crossbar.

The result means Arsenal stay second, level on points with leaders Chelsea having played two matches more. Brighton are four points behind in fifth. 

See: Brighton report | Arsenal report

Elsewhere on Friday Chelsea were given another favour by Blackburn Rovers, who beat Leicester City 3-1 to deny the Foxes the chance to go top. 

Rovers inflicted Leicester's first loss since September with strikes from Dominic Samuel, Daniel Butterworth and Brad Lyons.

Admiral Muskwe got the goal for a Leicester side who remain one point behind the top two. Blackburn are up to eighth.

See: Blackburn report | Leicester report

Friday's PL2 results 
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