Manchester City jumped to the second spot after securing one of the high-scoring football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Ilkay Gundogan punished Robert Sanchez for spilling the ball before Phil Foden scored from a counter attack after 11 minutes. Bernardo Silva made it three before the half-hour mark with Foden grabbing his second soon after. Alexis Mac Allister scored from the penalty spot to grab a consolation goal.

Player ratings

Brighton: Sanchez (5), Dunk (7), Burn (5), Cucurella (7), Veltman (6), Gross (5), Lallana (6), Moder (6), March (6), Trossard (6), Maupay (5)
Subs: Lamptey (8), Mwepu (7), Mac Allister (7)

Man City: Ederson (6), Cancelo (8), Dias (7), Laporte (7), Walker (7), Silva (9), Rodri (7), Gundogan (8), Grealish (8), Foden (9), Jesus (8)
Subs: De Bruyne (7), Mahrez (7), Fernandinho (7)

Man of the match: Phil Foden

Managers Reaction

Brighton boss Graham Potter: “I’m so proud of the players. We are playing against a top team and they deserved to win but the players did everything we asked them to do. They were together, had spirit and quality. We are disappointed to lose but our performance was something to be proud of. The players responded and did not feel sorry for themselves and accepted the quality of the opposition. We will take a lot forward from this game.”

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said: “We win the game because we have good players, don’t estimate too much the decisions of the managers. We saw what they do, we figured out maybe we have the space because when they play man to man they have one man free just the ‘keeper.”

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