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Brighton vs Man City LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction tonight

Follow all the live action from the Amex Stadium

Michael Jones
Saturday 23 October 2021 19:45
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Brighton host Manchester City on Saturday evening in the Premier League, a meeting of two clubs in the top four - one rather more surprising than the other at this stage. The Seagulls have impressed and lost just once so far in the league, though face a big task to keep the reigning champions at bay. Pep Guardiola’s outfit are third, just above their hosts, and have the top flight’s joint-best defensive record at this stage.

City were in action in midweek in the Champions League and produced what the manager termed one of their best European performances of his tenure, thrashing Club Brugge and scoring five goals in the process. Prior to that it was an easy win over Burnley in the league last week, making it seven unbeaten in that competition since the opening day of the campaign.

The two managers did clash last season, but Graham Potter says he apologised and doesn’t expect it to be a factor when they meet again, hoping for a “cuddle” from his opposite number. Follow all the live updates and action as Brighton host Manchester City below:

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Phil Foden’s reaction

Phil Foden spoke to Sky Sports after the game about his goals and playing in a newforward role for the champions. He said:

I thought from the start we looked very good in possession and controlled the game.

“Sometimes when you are 3-0 up you drop your level a bit. We are a bit disappointed with the second half but we dug in and only conceded one which is good.

“I’m enjoying it, I can drop deep and get the ball and pick the passes off. It’s a new role for me and I can say I’m really enjoying it. It changes it game to game. Sometimes I stay higher than normal, but this game they went man-to-man so I dropped a bit deeper and I thought we used the extra man well.

“We are on a good run of form, but we just want to keep going now for the next games and keep that level. On another day I could have scored three, but the main thing is the result and I’m just happy we got it today.”

Michael Jones23 October 2021 19:45
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Phil Foden scores twice as masterful Manchester City ease to win at Brighton

A first-half masterclass from Manchester City saw them win at Brighton and move back up to second in the Premier League

The reigning champions were untouchable for 45 minutes as Phil Foden scored twice after the recalled Ilkay Gundogan had opened the scoring.

Brighton were much better after the interval and arguably deserved more than the consolation given to them from the penalty spot by Alexis Mac Allister, with Riyad Mahrez striking late on as City left the south coast with a 4-1 win.

Phil Foden scores twice as masterful Manchester City ease to win at Brighton

The Seagulls responded in the second half but were swept aside 4-1 by the Premier League champions.

Michael Jones23 October 2021 19:41
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Brighton v Man City: Five things we learned as Phil Foden stars in another big win for Pep Guardiola

Manchester City put in an exemplary performance on the south coast to beat Brighton and Hove Albion 4-1 and go second in the Premier League table.

The Citizens leapfrogged Liverpool thanks to a display full of creativity in attack, precision in their passing and composure all over the pitch. The visitors started quickly and their inventiveness led to three first-half goals which killed the game before Brighton knew what had hit them.

Five things we learned as Foden impresses and Man City beat Brighton

Brighton 1-4 Man City: Foden hits two as Mahrez and Gundogan also net for City

Michael Jones23 October 2021 19:38
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City batter Brighton to go second

Brighton conceded as many goals today as they had in their previous seven Premier League games combined.

They let in four goals for the first time in 43 Premier League games, since a 4-2 loss against Everton in October 2020.

Michael Jones23 October 2021 19:35
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City beat Brighton to move second

That win means Manchester City move ahead of Liverpool and into second place. They’re two points behind leaders Chelsea but Liverpool have the chance to overtake them when they face Manchester United tomorrow.

Brighton remain fourth but with United, Tottenham and West Ham all playing tomorrow they may drop out of the top four but the end of the weekend.

Michael Jones23 October 2021 19:32
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Full-time: Brighton 1 - 4 Man City

90+6 mins: An impressive performance from Manchester City moves them up to second in the table just two points behind leaders Chelsea. Phil Foden was the star of the day but Brighton aquitted themselves well in the second half after a shocking first 45 minutes.

Michael Jones23 October 2021 19:25
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GOAL! Brighton 1 - 4 Man City (Mahrez, 90+5’)⚽️

90+5 mins: Icing on the cake! Brighton fail to deal with a cross and the ball comes to Fernandinho on the edge of the box. He slots it to Foden who sets up Mahrez arriving from the right. Mahrez takes a touch to control the ball and then sweeps it past Sanchez to give City a fourth.

Michael Jones23 October 2021 19:23
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Brighton 1 - 3 Man City

90+3 mins: Foden is denied again but this time by Veltman. City win a corner and Foden knocks it short to De Bruyne. He works it back to Fernandinho who gives it to Rodri. City are in no rush to work the ball forward now. They’re happy to keep possession.

Michael Jones23 October 2021 19:22
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Brighton 1 - 3 Man City

90 mins: Five minutes of added time to play. Foden has come alive again since De Bruyne has come on. A couple of times now he’s been played into the box by the midfielder and Sanchez has come to Brighton’s rescue. Foden still needs another goal to get a hat-trick.

Michael Jones23 October 2021 19:20
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Brighton 1 - 3 Man City

87 mins: Riyad Mahrez comes on to replace Gabriel Jesus who is encouraged to hurry his way off the pitch by the referee. You wouldn’t think City had a two-goal cushion with the ways they’re trying to waste time.

Karl Matchett23 October 2021 19:15

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