Manchester City get back on track with a hard fought 2-1 win over Brighton

Manchester City got back on track with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Brighton at the Etihad. It was a welcome win after consecutive losses in the League to Wolves and Arsenal for City. It was a big result for City who made it 21 consecutive wins at the Etihad to set another record.

Manchester City started on the front foot from kick-off as they looked to get at Brighton. Jeremy Doku looked lively from the outset and gave James Milner a torrid time in the first half. The Belgian winner set up City’s opener for Julian Alvarez as his run and cross was fired home by the Argentinian to give City a well-deserved lead.

The treble winners would double their lead 12 minutes through Erling Haaland. City’s number 9 seized on a mistake from Carlos Baleba to fire home to make it 2-nil. Pep Guardiola’s side deservedly went in 2-nil up at halftime after a dominant first-half display.

The second half was a different story as Brighton stepped up their game after a team talk from Roberto De Zerbi. Kaoru Mitoma gave Kyle Walker a tough time out wide and became the outlet for the Seagulls. He was denied by Stefan Ortega in the 69th minute after a swift Brighton counter.

Roberto De Zerbi’s side found a way back into the game in the 73rd minute. A well-worked move led to a scramble in City’s area. A failed Manuel Akanji clearance fell to Ansu Fati to fire home in the 73rd minute to make it 2-1.

The game was set up for a tense finale as Brighton pressed forward for an equaliser. Manual Akanji saw red for two yellow cards but City held firm for a vital three points. The game was a much-needed boost for the treble winners.

Tags Ansu Fati Arsenal Brighton English Premier League Erling Haaland Jeremy Doku Julian Alvarez Kaoru Mitoma Kyle Walker Manchester City Manuel Akanji Pep Guardiola Roberto De Zerbi Stefan Ortega Wolves