Alireza Jahanbakhsh scores stunning overhead kick to equalise for Brighton vs Chelsea


Brighton's first goal of the new decade was quite spectacular. 

The Seagulls were chasing an equaliser against Chelsea in the early kickoff on New Years Day, and it came through Alireza Jahanbakhsh's overhead kick in the 83rd minute.

He watched the ball come out of the air and made the perfect contact, firing the ball past Kepa Arrizabalaga. 

Check it out below: 

Wow. That is special. 

It was enough to secure Brighton an important point too.  

Chelsea led through Cesar Azpilicueta's early goal, which was actually the first of the new decade. 

While that was a scrappy tap-in from less than five yards, Jahanbakhsh's was a goal of pure beauty.

Brighton's goal was stunning

Speaking about his overhead kick, the Iranian said: 

"It's a decent feeling, I can't describe how happy I am. I've tried to keep my mentality high and when I found out I was going to play, I had a good feeling. 

"I had a feeling I could impact the game and when [Lewis Dunk] gave me the ball the only way to hit it was with the bicyle kick and it just went in the right direction.

"It's the best goal of my career so far." 

Jahanbakhsh says it's the best goal of his career

Although Chelsea were on top for much of the game, they couldn't find a second to put it to bed and were eventually punished.

In fact, it could have been worse for Frank Lampard's side and Kepa actually made a big save after Jahanbakhsh's goal to keep the score level. 

The result means Chelsea are still fourth, but now just five points ahead of Manchester United. The gap could be cut to just two come this evening.   

Chelsea have dropped points again

For Brighton, a point sees them up to 13th, level on points with Arsenal. It's certainly not a bad way to start the year for Graham Potter's side. 

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