After the pinpoint finish from Phil Foden in the first half, Manchester city clinched three points from the Brighton team. After this win, Manchester City is now at 3rd place in the English Premier League table. City’s top goalscorer in all competitions, Phil Foden finished inside Brighton goalkeeper’s near post.
In second-half, City continued their confident run, but both Mahrez and Silva misfired their opportunities. Later, Brighton side tried to draw the match but ended up conceding a penalty during added time. However, Raheem Sterling’s penalty effort got wasted as he placed his shot over the bar.
The match started with decent efforts from both teams to secure a win. Kevin De Bruyne and Brighton’s Trossard were constant threats, but their attempts weren’t good enough. However, out of nowhere, Phil Foden rose to the occasion and delivered a quality finish from De Bruyne’s pass.
As the game went on, City showed their dominant possessional football and Graham Potter’s side had no chances. During the extra minutes of the game, the Seagulls tried to press high but conceded a penalty.
Guardiola and Potter’s thoughts
Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola started with praise for young Phil Foden. He added that player’s number of goals and assists speaks for itself. Later, he praised the team’s overall performance by saying that I’m delighted with another good performance.
Brighton and Hove Albion’s manager, Graham Potter, showed his disappointment with his players. He described how tough it is for his team to compete against top teams like Manchester City. However, the Brighton manager wasn’t all bitter for his team. He praised his team’s character and added that he is proud of his team.
Next challenges for both teams
Manchester City will host the London side, Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening.
Brighton team will challenge Bielsa’s Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday evening.