Manchester City prolonged their unbeaten run to 14 matches in all competitions with a hard-fought win over struggling Brighton.
Phil Foden grabbed the one objective simply earlier than half-time when he collected Kevin de Bruyne’s cross, created house and fired into the underside nook.
The hosts had possibilities to extend the lead, Riyad Mahrez taking pictures simply extensive, Ilkay Gundogan seeing an effort saved by Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez and Bernardo Silva hitting the crossbar. Most culpably, Raheem Sterling despatched an injury-time penalty over the bar after Sanchez had fouled De Bruyne.
Alexis Mac Allister had maybe the Seagulls’ finest probability to equalise however shot excessive.
City’s fourth straight win within the league strikes them up to third, though they’ll drop again to fourth if Tottenham win at house towards Fulham within the late recreation on Wednesday.
Brighton, in the meantime, have not received in 9 league matches and will discover themselves within the backside three if 18th-placed Fulham come out on prime at Spurs.
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Brighton & Hove Albion
- 3Rúben Dias
- 17De Bruyne
- 26MahrezSubstituted forGabriel Jesusat 67′minutes
- 20Bernardo Silva
- 47FodenSubstituted forSterlingat 82′minutes
- 9Gabriel Jesus
- 4WebsterBooked at 77mins
- 34VeltmanBooked at 62mins
- 24PröpperSubstituted forMarchat 68′minutes
- 22TauSubstituted forMaupayat 68′minutes
- 11TrossardSubstituted forKhadraat 86′minutes
- 10Mac Allister
Match ends, Manchester City 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.
Second Half ends, Manchester City 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.
Foul by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).
Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the best wing.
Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) proper footed shot is only a bit too excessive. Raheem Sterling must be disenchanted.
Penalty Manchester City. Kevin De Bruyne attracts a foul within the penalty space.
Penalty conceded by Robert Sánchez (Brighton and Hove Albion) after a foul within the penalty space.
Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by John Stones.
Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Bernardo Silva.
Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Reda Khadra replaces Leandro Trossard.
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Joël Veltman (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Attempt blocked. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) proper footed shot from the left facet of the field is blocked. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.
Substitution, Manchester City. Raheem Sterling replaces Phil Foden.
Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Joël Veltman tries a via ball, however Dan Burn is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Neal Maupay (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from exterior the field is blocked. Assisted by Leandro Trossard.
Adam Webster (Brighton and Hove Albion) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
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