As it happened: Manchester City 1-0 Brighton and Hove Albion
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20:588 months ago

That's all from us!

Another game, another three points for Manchester City who after moving up to third spot provide a reminder that they are well and truly alive in this title race.

This is Anthony Scott, signing off! Thank you for joining us

20:568 months ago

Reaction

Manchester City would have wanted more than just the one goal, but that's all it took to see off a Brighton side that continue to struggle in front of goal.

Foden's moment of brilliance proved decisive to move the Citizens up to third - a point behind Liverpool with a game in hand as the title race continues to heat up

20:538 months ago

Brave Brighton

Graham Potter's Brighton side will have plaudits again for the way they've played, but ultimately without reward
20:528 months ago

FULL TIME

That's it at the Etihad Stadium! City secure three points to move them up to third in the Premier League table with their seventh straight win in all competitions
20:508 months ago

MISSED!

90' Raheem Sterling steps up.... but he fires the ball over the bar from the spot!!
20:498 months ago

City PENALTY

90' Man City have a penalty after Dunk's header back to Sanchez is intercepted by De Bruyne who is brought down by the Albion keeper
20:488 months ago

Added time

90' There will be THREE added minutes
20:468 months ago

Albion frustration

88' Frustration for the Seagulls as March whips in two corners, neither of which trouble the hosts
20:458 months ago

Brighton change

85' Albion make their final change as Khadra comes on for his debut in place of Trossard
20:398 months ago

City sub

81' Goalscorer Foden makes way for Sterling for the hosts
20:378 months ago

Brighton press

78' The visitors certainly aren't playing like a team with two wins all season. Maupay is nearly played through by Trossard but the City defence clear
20:258 months ago

Double change for Albion

68' It's Brighton's turn to make a change - or two! Solly March and Neal Maupay replace Propper and Tau in an attacking switch by Graham Potter
20:258 months ago

City change

67' Brighton are giving a good account of themselves so far, as Pep Guardiola makes his first substitution. Gabriel Jesus comes on for Mahrez
20:248 months ago

Sanchez called upon

66' The Brighton keeper stands tall to deny Cancelo after the full back broke forward and cut inside into the area, before De Bruyne's low drive is turned away by Sanchez
20:198 months ago

Chance!

61' Big chance for the Seagulls. Bernardo whips in a great low ball, but neither Trossard or the outstretched Propper can get on the end of it
20:198 months ago

End to end

60' Albion remind City of their threat as Mac Allister has a go from 20 yards out but it dips just over the top
20:178 months ago

City pressure

58' A string of City chances, but their lead is still only one goal. Mahrez fires wide when through on goal, before Sanchez denies Gundogan and then Bernardo Silva's strike comes back off the bar
20:148 months ago

Shot!

55' Tau whips in a corner and Rodri heads it away as far as Propper, whose rasping volley is straight at Ederson from outside the area as Albion register their first shot on target
20:128 months ago

No penalty

54' Foden wants a penalty after he is pushed over by Veltman, but referee England waves play on
20:098 months ago

Foden stats

Foden (aged 20 years and 230 days) is the youngest midfielder to reach 10 career Premier League goals since Dele Alli (20 years & 7 days) in April 2016
20:038 months ago

Second half underway

Man. City get the game back underway
19:568 months ago

Foden breaks deadlock

Brighton's game plan has worked pretty well, but they couldn't see the half out. Great work from Foden to skip past two defenders before firing a low right footed shot past Sanchez 
19:478 months ago

HALF TIME

City lead here at the break after Foden's well taken strike
19:478 months ago

Foden strikes

Foden becomes Man City's top scorer in all competitions this term with a great strike. De Bruyne finds the England starlet and he cuts in from the left hand side before guiding a shot low past Sanchez from 18 yards
19:458 months ago

GOAL

44' Phil Foden puts Man City ahead! 1-0
19:418 months ago

SAVE!

40' Sanchez thwarts De Bruyne as City break quickly. Ederson claims a Brighton corner and sets the hosts on the attack. The Belgian finds Foden, who is tackled on the edge of the Brighton box but the ball falls back to De Bruyne, but his strike is saved by Sanchez
19:378 months ago

Great defending

A great last-ditch lunge from Bernardo denies Mahrez a tap in. The wing back gets to De Bruyne's low inviting cross first at the far post and puts the ball behind for a corner.
19:318 months ago

Block!

29' Good block from Mac Allister denies De Bruyne from the resulting indirect free kick after Bernardo teed up the Belgian
19:298 months ago

Indirect free-kick!

28' Referee Darren England penalises Sanchez for picking up the ball after Webster is judged to have passed the ball back to the Brighton keeper. City with in indirect free kick twelve yards out...
19:278 months ago

Close

27' Good play from City around the Brighton box. De Bruyne picks out Mahrez, but he can't sort his feet out and in the end scuffs a volley wide of the near post
19:258 months ago

Cleared!

23' Mahrez whips in an inviting cross that runs all the way to Gundogan, who keeps the ball alive but Veltman is across to clear before Foden could tap in from close range
19:208 months ago

Brighton threaten

19' A great ball from Mac Allister plays in Trossard, who looks for the far corner but can only fire wide of the post from inside the area
19:158 months ago

SAVE!

14' Good save from Sanchez denies De Bruyne. Gundogan plays a neat ball through to the City skipper who opens his body up but from inside six yards he is denied by the Brighton keeper
19:148 months ago

Promising for Brighton

13' White plays a neat ball over the top to Trossard, who gets the ball in and it runs to Veltman at the far post but he fires well off target 
19:098 months ago

First sight

8' First sight of goal for City as Webster heads Cancelo's cross away as far as Zinchenko whose first time strike from 20 yards is blocked by Dunk 
19:038 months ago

Contrasting form

Victory for City tonight will see them make it seven wins in a row, whilst for Brighton they are looking for only a third victory of the season
19:018 months ago

KICK OFF

Brighton get the game underway playing in their yellow and blue away strip
18:578 months ago

Kick off moments away

Kick off at the Etihad is minutes away as both teams enter the field of play
18:478 months ago

Brighton team news

Brighton: Sanchez; Webster, Dunk, Burn; Veltman, White, Propper, Bernardo; Trossard, Mac Allister; Tau.

Subs: Walton, Maupay, Gross, March, Zeqiri, Sanders, Jenks, Weir, Khadra

18:458 months ago

Man City team news

Man City: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Bernardo, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden. 

Subs: Steffen, Walker, Sterling, Jesus, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Harwood-Bellis, Mbete

18:398 months ago

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Hello and welcome to VAVEL.com's coverage of Premier League action as Manchester City welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to the Etihad Stadium. Kick off is at 6pm
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