Manchester City insisted on Wednesday in its pursuit of the leadership of United, which came close to four points with a victory resolved by Phil Foden (1-0) against Brighton, the fourth in a row for Pep Guardiola’s team, who resumed the positions of the Champions League with still a pending clash.
On the edge of the 44th minute, after several saves by Robert Sánchez, Phil Foden scored his third goal of 2021 in just thirteen days and unleashed the triumph of City. With four touches and agility he overwhelmed the compact rival defense and beat the Spanish goalkeeper with a low shot to open the scoring at the Etihad stadium.
Then he was able to thrash the local team, but between a few worthwhile interventions by the goalkeeper and the post, like the one Bernardo Silva gave after a beautiful tunnel to a rival full of class, the uncertainty remained until the end, even with some risk of the City and with some threat from Brighton. Already in added time, Raheem Sterling missed a penalty. The match ended 1-0.
Brighton have only won one of their last 16 Premier League games.