Manchester City take lead in title race

Manchester City beat Brighton 3-0 at the Etihad.

For the first time in months, Manchester City entered this match trailing Liverpool. It would have been a crushing blow if they hadn’t won. Instead, victory has shifted the mood once more, and it’s not just because City is in the lead. Brighton came into the match like dark horses, capable of causing good problems and defeating Arsenal and Tottenham in their previous two Premier League matches.

The Citizens were tested in the first half with the Brighton keeping their defence tight and tidy. The away side didn’t allow the opposition to pressure them. The first half ended goalless for both the teams.

The second half is where City stepped up their game in which Kevin De Bruyne played an integral part in the lead up to the first goal and assisted another one. In the 53rd minute, Kevin De Bruyne’s deflected pass fell to Riyad Mahrez whose shot ended up in the back of the net. Brighton’s carelessness kicked in when they allowed Phil Foden to take an ow shot through a Mahrez’s corner from 25 yards out which took a deflection and fell in the back of the net. De Bruyne was the provider once again for City’s third goal when his pass was scored the first tie by Bernando Silva in the 82nd minute.

Following this win, City will face Watford at home on Saturday. If they win, they will be four points ahead of Liverpool, who will face Everton in a tense derby at Anfield the following day.

 

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