Man City Produce Stunning First-half Display to Beat Tough Opponent as They Climb To 2nd on EPL Table

Man City Produce Stunning First-half Display to Beat Tough Opponent as They Climb To 2nd on EPL Table

  • Manchester City were too good for Brighton as they cruised to a convincing 4-1 win at the Ammex stadium
  • Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez all scored to help City keep pace with Liverpool and Chelsea
  • The win takes Guardiola’s side second, ahead of Liverpool who face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday

Manchester City produced a devastating first-half display to completely blow away Brighton and Hove Albion 4-1 as Pep Guardiola’s side temporarily moved up to second on the log.

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Man City were too strong for Brighton and Hove Albion. Photo by Clive Rose.
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City scored three goals in the opening half-hour against the helpless Brighton, who found it difficult to cope with the visitors sweeping attacks.

Gabriel Jesus was the first to set the mood for what was to come in the 10th minute as his shot was expertly cleared off the line by Lewis Dunk.

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There was no denying Ilkay Gundogan, however, as the German slotted home after being found by Bernardo Silva with a pass in the box three minutes later.

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Brighton showed some bravery in attack but it was during one of these surges forward that they were conceded a second as City doubled their lead through a quick break.

Summer signing Jack Grealish flicked the ball into Phil Foden’s path and England midfielder was clinical enough to get his third goal of the season.

Foden then got his second of the day and City’s third three minutes later after Gabriel Jesus deflected shot came off him.

City were in rampant form in the first half and Foden nearly sealed a first-half hat trick but Brighton keeper Robert Sanchez expertly kept him out.

Graham Potter’s side were much improved after the break and City goalkeeper Ederson had to come up with decent saves to keep out Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard on separate occasions.

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The Seagulls eventually got their goal, albeit from the penalty spot after Enock Mwepu was brought down in the box.

Alexis Mac Allister scored from the spot but that goal proved to merely be a consolation as City added another late on through Riyad Mahrez.

Chelsea hit Norwich for 7

Earlier, reported that Chelsea recorded their easiest of the Premier League campaign win following their 7-0 win over Norwich City at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues cemented their place at the top of the table regardless of the outcome of Manchester United's clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Mason Mount produced a five-star performance as he scored his first Premier League hat-trick in the game.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ben Chilwell and Reece James also found the back of the net in the game.

Thomas Tuchel's men remain top of the table after recording seven wins from nine matches with a loss and a draw

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