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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:


Brighton 1-1 Man City

84 mins: Pep Guardiola isn’t happy with that VAR decision. He’s been berating the assistant referees and finally the on-field ref has had enough.

He jogs over and shows Guardiola a yellow card.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:43

NO GOAL! Brighton 1-1 Man City

81 mins: The goal has been ruled out! VAR tells the referee to head over to the pitchside monitor. He watches as Erling Haaland tugs on Levi Colwill’s shirt in order to get ahead of him and that’s enough for the referee to rule out the goal for a foul.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:40

GOAL! Brighton 1-2 Man City (Haaland, 79’)⚽️

79 mins: Erling Haaland gets his goal! He’s been unusually quiet in this half but arrives at the right time to meet Cole Palmer’s cross from the left wing.

Haaland moves ahead of Levi Colwill to meet the ball with a lovely header that Jason Steele has not chance to stop.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:39

Brighton 1-1 Man City

78 mins: Close! Pervis Estupinan runs onto a loose ball and rattles a shot at goal from a long way out. He strikes it brilliantly by swerves the shots mere inches wide of the left hand post!

Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:36

Brighton 1-1 Man City

75 mins: Danny Welbeck and Facundo Buonanotte leave the pitch with 15 minutes left to play as Deniz Undav and Joel Veltman are introduced.

Can Brighton get themselves a winner?

Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:35

Brighton 1-1 Man City

72 mins: City win a free kick that gets whipped into the box by Riyad Mahrez. Jan Paul van Hecke leaps highest and nods the ball clear from the hosts.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:34

Brighton 1-1 Man City

69 mins: If things remain as they are Brighton will mathematically be guaranteed Europa League football next season.

They are pretty much going to get it anyway as Aston Villa’s goal difference is nowhere close to theirs but confirmation of a spot in Europe’s second tier would be a nice reward for tonight’s performance.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:29

Brighton 1-1 Man City

66 mins: The second half hasn’t ignited in the same way that the first 45 minutes did but Brighton look the more aggressive team. It feels as though a win would mean more to them than to Man City which is probably true.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:28

Brighton 1-1 Man City

63 mins: Moises Caicedo now has a shot charged down on the edge of the block before Mitoma gets free on the left and forces a low stop out of Stefan Ortega.

Brighton are turning up the heat here.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:25

Brighton 1-1 Man City

60 mins: Kevin De Bruyne manages an hour before Pep Guardiola says that’s enough, Julian Alvarez is introduced to replace him.

Danny Welbeck leads the charge for Brighton, he puts Alvarez under serious pressure deep in his own half and recovers possession befor giving it to Mitoma.

Mitoma squares the ball to Mac Allister who smokes a shot at goal only for his effort to get charged down.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 21:21

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