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Brighton vs Man City LIVE: Premier League result and final score after Julio Enciso wondergoal

Brighton 1-1 Manchester City: The Seagulls will be in the Europa League next season after holding the champions to a thrilling draw on the south coast

Michael Jones
Wednesday 24 May 2023 22:19 BST
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Champions Manchester City’s 12-match winning streak in the Premier League came to an end as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Brighton , who secured Europa League football for next season.

Treble-chasing City, who wrapped up a fifth title in six seasons at the weekend, lacked their usual intensity but took the lead when Phil Foden slotted home in the 25th minute.

Brighton have sealed sixth-place and the club’s first venture into Europe, and showed why with some vibrant football and Julio Enciso equalised for the hosts with a stunning long-range effort in the 38th minute.

Danny Welbeck had a goal ruled out before halftime for Brighton and Erling Haaland thought he had put City ahead late on but was penalised for shirt-pulling after a VAR check.

It was the first time since February that City had dropped points and with one league game left at Brentford on Sunday they have 89 points, eight more than Arsenal.

Follow all the action as Brighton host Man City in the Premier League:


Roberto De Zerbi takes Brighton to new heights with thrilling draw against Man City

Julio Enciso’s stunning leveller cemented Brighton’s place in next season’s Europa League as Manchester City’s Premier League winning run was halted at 12 games by a thrilling 1-1 draw.

The 19-year-old Paraguay forward unleashed a thunderous, swerving effort into the top right corner from 25 yards seven minutes before the break to mathematically guarantee Albion a sixth-placed finish.

Phil Foden put the newly-crowned champions ahead at the Amex Stadium with his fifth goal in as many starts against the Seagulls.

Roberto De Zerbi takes Brighton to new heights with thrilling draw against Man City

Brighton 1-1 Manchester City: The point against the Premier League champions rubber-stamped the Seagulls’ place in next season’s Europa League

Mike Jones24 May 2023 22:17

FT Brighton 1-1 Man City

Reaction from Brighton goalkeeper Jason Steele who said: “What an achievement, what a club, what a group of guys. The togetherness, the culture and we are driven in by a top, top manager. Special times.”

Mike Jones24 May 2023 22:13

FT Brighton 1-1 Man City

Danny Welbeck spoke to Sky Sports about securing Europa League football for Brighton: “It means a lot. We have worked really hard this season.

“It has been difficult, we’ve had a transition with a new manager coming in and everyone has responded in a brilliant way. To get Europa League football is amazing.

“From top to bottom the club is outstanding. It has some amazing people in it. We want to improve every day as players and people. It is an amazing club for youngsters to come to, to get professional football and play in the first team.

“This club is on a rise and we can’t wait for the Europa League next season.”

Mike Jones24 May 2023 22:09

FT Brighton 1-1 Man City

Mike Jones24 May 2023 22:06

FT Brighton 1-1 Man City

Roberto De Zerbi - Manager of the Year?

Mike Jones24 May 2023 22:03

FT Brighton 1-1 Man City

Manchester City’s winning run of 12 games ends in a draw against Roberto De Zerbi’s impressive Seagulls while Brighton confirm their place in the Europa League next season.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 22:00

FT Brighton 1-1 Man City

(Action Images via Reuters)
(Action Images via Reuters)
Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:56

Full-time: Brighton 1-1 Man City

90+4 mins: The points are shared. Brighton secure Europa League football and clinch sixth place - their highest ever finish in the top flight.

They went toe-to-toe with the Premier League champions but couldn’t quite get themselves in front. City go unbeaten once more and extend that run to 25 games across all competitions.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:54

Brighton 1-1 Man City

90 mins: Four minutes of added time to play at the Amex Stadium. That’s time enough for one of these sides to get a winner but will there be another goal?

Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:50

Brighton 1-1 Man City

87 mins: Changes for Manchester City as John Stones is replaced by Sergio Gómez and Kalvin Phillips is on for Bernardo Silva. Just a few minutes left to go and Brighton look to be settling for a point.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:48

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