Sunday, January 24, 2021

Manchester City 1-0 Brighton: Premier League – live!


7.55pm GMT

File that one under “not a classic”. Brighton played well there, I thought, and all the more so given they were weakened somewhat. City rarely looked like putting them away, really, save for that little flurry before the hour mark and of course the penalty. But at the moment it’s more about getting the job done, I think. The win puts City third – provisionally second above Liverpool if they were to win a game in hand – and four points off leaders United.

Brighton need points, not plaudits, pretty soon: they are three points and one place off the drop zone and Fulham, directly beneath them, have *three* games in hand.

7.51pm GMT

Foden’s lovely goal wins it, and means Sterling won’t need to worry overly about that pretty horrible penalty miss at the end.

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