September 2018
City 2 Brighton 0
September 29th 2018 att.54,152
City ended the day on top of the Premier League as Liverpool drew with Chelsea in the the later game. The Sky blues really dominated Brighton who had come to defend and Edison had hardly anything to do. Brighton tried to block everything and their keeper Matt Ryan helped to keep the score down. It should have been a larger margin with 80% possession but with a vital Champions League game coming on Tuesday City took it easy in the latter stages.
Both City goals were excellent and started with counter attacks. The first came from a good cross from Sane that found a speedy Sterling in position to prod the ball home.
In the second half an excellent surging run by Aguero ended with Sterling passing to Sergio who did the business to give City a two goal lead.
In place of the injured Delph and Mendy Zinchenko had a particularly good game. Fernandinho and David Silva once again ran the midfield. One worry is a possible injury to Aguero. He was subbed straight after he scored.
A few changes from the Cardiff win - no Delph or Gundogan - in came Zinchenko and Foden was on the bench
Very good support for the visitors from Brighton
In charge of the Brighton buses guarding their goal is Chris Hughton
a rare moment early on as Brighton were in our penalty area!
An effort by Aguero is blocked
Zinchenko is fouled and its yellow for Knockaert
Another City attempt is blocked
Ryan clears a cross by Silva
Laporte makes a good tackle
Sterling was doing well down the right flank
Sane has a shot.......
...but it's an easy save for Ryan
On 29 minutes City break and Aguero passes to Sane ....
....who dashes down the wing and crosses to Sterling who scores from close range - a great goal - City one up
The South Stand celebrate!
I think he liked that one - his 4th of the season
Time for celebrations by the City players and fans
Benardo has a go but misses
An effort by Otamendi is blocked
A shot from Zinchenko is blocked
Ryan saves from Sterling
On dear Silva is hurt and Duffy gets a yellow card
Catch it!
A final City effort before half time is saved
Interesting to see how the players position at a goal kick!
A header by Aguero goes wide
A Sane header goes over the bar
Ryan saves from Zinchenko
Brighton manage to block another City attack
Ryan saves from Silva
After a great run by Aguero he passes to Sterling who returns the favor and Sergio scores his 5th league goal of the season
City are two up with 25 minutes to go and it looks like three points
The subs come on to join in the celebrations
Mahrez -on for Sane shoots wide
Laporte is injured
The trainers are in action now
Fernandinho heads clear a rare Brighton attack
Sterling is brought down and Montoya is cautioned
Before the free kick Foden comes on for Silva and Brighton clear the free kick and it is soon full time
Edison 6.5: Walker 7, Otamendi 5, Laporte 7, Zinchenko 7.5: Fernandinho 7.5, Silva 7.5 (Foden), Sane 7.5 (Mahrez) Benardo 7, Sterling 8, Aguero 8 (Jesus)
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