Manchester City 3-1 Brighton: Pep Guardiola’s men show their strength as they are back to winning ways
Erling Haaland added another two goals to his tally as Manchester City proved too good for spirited Brighton.
Manchester City came into the game seeking to return to the winning ways in the Premier League after their loss in the last game against Liverpool, and they successfully achieved that in a hard-fought match against Brighton.
Things seemed perfect for the hosts after a dominant first half after two goals from Erling Haaland, but a gutsy performance from Brighton in the second half made the game nearly balanced with a beautiful goal from Leandro Trossard in the first 10 minutes, but then a third goal against the run of play from Kevin De Bruyne secured the three points for Manchester City after a tough second half.
City’ point tally moved up to 26 points in the second place, while Brighton’s stopped at 15 points in the eighth place.
Haaland’s scoring streak goes on
Erling Haaland became the first Manchester City player to score in seven consecutive home games in all competitions since Sergio Agüero in February 2018.
The Norwegian goal machine moved up his tally of goals to 17 goals in the Premier League this season, 9 goals clear than his nearest challengers to The Premier League Golden Boot.