Brighton come from behind to beat champions Manchester City in five-goal thriller

Brighton beat 10-man Manchester City 3-2; Manchester United held to a 1-1 draw by Fulham at old trafford

Brighton beat Manchester City 3-2 at home on Tuesday; Credit: Twitter/@OfficialBHAFC

Brighton beat new English champions Manchester City 3-2 at the Falmer Stadium on Tuesday. Manchester City played majority of the game with 10-man as Joao Canncelo was shown a red card under 10 minutes. Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring less than two minutes after kick-off. Phil Foden extended the lead after restart. Leandro Trossard pulled one back for the home side in the 50th minute. Adam Webster and Dan Burn then scored in the space of four minutes to complete the comeback win.

Riyad Mahrez’ left-footed cross from the right side was headed in by Gundogan at the far post. But close to the tenth minute mark, right back Joao Cancelo was sent off for denying Danny Welbeck a goal-scoring opportunity.

Three minutes after restart, Phil Foden made it 2-0 after a solo 60-yard run. The English youngster started the run from his own half, showed power to outmuscle the marker and finished it off with a left-footed poke from inside the Brighton penalty box.

Just two minutes after the Foden goal, Brighton scored through Trossard. Rodrigo’s miss pass went straight to Trosssard, however, who dribbled forward and slotted the ball past City goalkeeper Ederson. That he did so after evading a number of City challenges inside the penalty box made it sweeter.

Late surge sees Brighton win

The home side got the equalizer in the 72nd minute after Adam Webster headed in a Pascal Grob cross from the right flank.

Four minutes after the goal, defender Danny Burn scored the winner for Brighton. His first attempt from inside the penalty area was saved by Ederson but he slotted in the rebound make the score 3-2 for Brighton.

The loss end’s City’s run of 12 successive away victory in the Premier League. But Pep Guardiola would be more concerned about Ilkay Gundogan’s injury. The midfielder was substituted after taking a knock to his knee.

Manchester City will play Chelsea in the Champions League final on May 29.

The win helped Brighton to 41 points from 37 games. They are already safe from relegation.

Red Devils held by Fulham

Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by relegated Fulham at old Trafford on Tuesday. Edinson Cavani gave United the lead in the 15th minute, before Joe Bryan leveled the score in the 76th minute to frustrate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

United are second in the points table with 71 points from 37 games. They are already ensured of a second spot and Champions League qualification.

The Red Devils are without a win in their last three league games and will travel to Wolves in their final league match before playing against Villarreal in the Europa League final on May 26.




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