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

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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 0-0 Man City

12 mins: City have controlled most of possession though they haven’t stepped out of second gear yet.

Ortega is given the ball but he isn’t as controlled with it at his feet. Moises Caicedo pressures the goalkeeper and almost nips around him but Ortega’s lunge tips it past the midfielder and eases the danger.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 20:15

Brighton 0-0 Man City

9 mins: Phil Foden, so effective in an attacking sense for Man City, gets back to help out defensively as Brighton stride up the pitch. Danny Welbeck receives the ball in the box and gets a shot away only for Foden to jump in front of the ball and make the block.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 20:12

Brighton 0-0 Man City

6 mins: Chance! Oh my days how has Erling Haaland missed this?

Phil Foden gets the ball on the edge of the box, over on the left side of the pitch. He spins and weaves in between four defenders to get into the area then lifts a perfect cross to back post.

Erling Haaland is open and has a free header but he pumps it over the crossbar and looks so annoyed at the missed opportunity.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 20:07

Brighton 0-0 Man City

3 mins: Jan Paul van Hecke seems keen to impress for Brighton and steps into the middle of the pitch to mark Kevin De Bruyne. When the City playmaker receives the ball Van Hecke leaps into a tackle and brings him down.

Free kick to City.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 20:04

Kick off: Brighton 0-0 Man City

City get the game started and boot the ball over to the left wing. Brighton nod it into the midfield and press well forcing City to knock the ball back to Stefan Ortega in goal.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 20:01

Brighton vs Man City

Here come the teams.

Pep Guardiola has named a strong Manchester City line-up though there are a few changes to the Brighton team. City are the overwhelming favourites to win this one but Brighton have the ability to spring a surprise on the champions.

Kick off is up next.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 19:57

Brighton vs Man City

36 goals in 34 top-flight appearances for Erling Haaland is the most by any player in a season since Southampton’s Ron Davies finished with 37 in 1966/67.

(Getty Images)
Mike Jones24 May 2023 19:52

Brighton vs Man City

Pascal Gross is level alongside Glenn Murray and Neal Maupay as Brighton’s 26-goal all-time Premier League top scorer.

(AFP via Getty Images)
Mike Jones24 May 2023 19:48

Brighton vs Man City

Phil Foden has scored in all four of his Premier League starts versus Brighton. He starts again tonight, will he get another goal?


Mike Jones24 May 2023 19:44

Brighton vs Man City

Bernardo Silva is one short of becoming the third Portuguese player to make 200 Premier League appearances, after Luis Boa Morte and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mike Jones24 May 2023 19:40

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