Manchester City only scored one goal against Brighton to win it in the match that brought them together in the 18th round of the English Premier League, which was held at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City players wasted many goals and easy opportunities in front of Brighton, to end the match with only one goal and reach point No. 32 in third place, and he still has a game left over.
While Brighton stuck at point 14 in the 17th place in the league table.
Manchester City coach Josep Guardiola kept the trio of Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker off the bench.
Description of the match
From the first minute, Manchester City players scrambled to miss easy opportunities in front of Brighton.
Until Phil Foden scored the game’s only goal in the 40th minute, with a right-footed shot from inside the penalty area.
Bernardo Silva missed the most dangerous opportunity for Manchester City in the second half, after he fired a ballistic missile from inside the penalty area that rebounded off the post in the 58th minute.
Guardiola then pushed the striker Jesus instead of Riyad Mahrez, and Stirling instead of Foden.
Instead of lost time, De Bruyne stole the ball from Brighton’s defense, was blocked by the goalkeeper and won a penalty.
Sterling advanced to hit the ball but put it over the bar.
The match ended with Manchester City winning with a goal without a response.