An assist, a goal, and a red card for Klings Kangwa in Arsenal loss
The Zambian midfielder had a very complicated afternoon on Friday as he set up a goal, scored a beauty, and then got himself sent off all in one match as Arsenal Tula succumbed to a 3-2 loss at the hands of UFA.
The former Happy Hearts player who has now secured his place in the starting line up started in the middle of the park alongside Serbian midfielder Goran Čaušić while Evans Kangwa only made the bench with Lameck Banda left out of the match-day squad again.
Tula started strong and dominated play, Evgeni Lutsenko and Sergey Tkachev tried their luck early on but they could not beat Aleksandr Belenov in the UFA goal. Tula finally opened the scores in the 26th minute after Lutsenko headed in a well-timed Klings Kangwa cross beating Belenov at the far post, 1-0.
UFA drew level just before the break with Midfielder Vyacheslav Krotov heading home from close range. UFA went ahead just nine minutes into the second after second-half substitute Lovro Bizjak did well to contain the ball inside the area before failing and calling for a penalty but the ball somehow fell to Artem Golubev who slotted home to end the penalty cries.
Things turned from bad to worse ten minutes later after former Werder Bremen defender Robert Bauer was judged to have handled the ball in the box, Bizjak stepped up and sent the Tula goalkeeper the wrong way.
Klings Kangwa then produced a moment of magic nine minutes later with a thunderous shot from outside the box to pull one back to score his first Tula goal in official games after being set up by substitute Yuri Kovalev. Tula then suffered another major set back after the Zambian youngster was given marching orders five minutes to time for a second bookable offense.
Things turned ugly for Tula at the death as Evans Kangwa who came on in the 64th minute to replace Sergey Tkachev was also sent off after getting a second yellow card, Tula finished the match with nine men.
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