Man City vs Brighton results – The Citizens had to play without players in the final minutes but were still able to keep 3 points at Etihad and climb up.
With Rodri’s return, Man City easily controlled and imposed the match against Brighton from the beginning. In the 7th minute, Pep Guardiola’s team scored the opening goal.
From Jeremy Doku’s attempt to dribble the ball and return it to the second line, Julian Alvarez sent a not-so-strong but dangerous shot into the top corner of the goal.
By the 19th minute, the gap was doubled thanks to Erling Haaland. The goal came from a foul pass from a Brighton player and Man City’s number 9 immediately took the opportunity to dribble and hit a left kick outside the penalty area.
In the second half, although Man City continued to maintain control pressure, Brighton still had notable responses. The ball was continuously pushed to Mitoma’s wing and the Japanese player tormented Kyle Walker.
In the 73rd minute, Mitoma still broke through on the left wing, passed Walker before crossing in. Akanji was supposed to block it, but his clearance hit Fati’s right foot and the player on loan from Barca did not miss the opportunity to score.
Minute 90+5, Man City had to play without a man after receiving the second yellow card after trying to prevent a Brighton player from counterattacking. However, the remaining time is too little for the away team to score more goals.
A hard-fought 2-1 victory helped Man City break a two-match losing streak and temporarily climb to the top of the Premier League table with 21 points, 1 more than Liverpool. However, this position can change because opponents Tottenham or Arsenal have not yet played.