Man city vs Brighton | At the Etihad Stadium, Pep Guardiola’s City overcame Brighton 3-1 thanks to goals from Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne.
As City recovered from a loss against Liverpool on the road, Haaland’s 16th and 17th goals of this Premier League season, together with De Bruyne’s thunderous strike, brought us a pleasant three points.
On minute 22, our summer acquisition made his maiden appearance, displaying his speed and strength as he raced onto a beautiful through ball from Ederson, held off defender Adam Webster, turned goalie Robert Sánchez, and slipped home.
Man city vs Brighton After 43 minutes, he converted a penalty kick that Bernardo Silva had been awarded after Lewis Dunk had fouled the Portuguese player in the box.
Since joining City at the beginning of the 2016–17 season, Guardiola has supervised 600 Premier League goals for them, with De Bruyne accounting for 601.
HAALAND AND DE BRUYNE
In the 2017–18 season, Haaland became the first City player since Sergio Aguero to score in seven straight home games.
Unbelievably, Haaland is currently only six goals behind the 23 goals scored by Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min in 2021–2022, who won the Premier League Golden Boot.
On 53 minutes, Leandro Trossard restored parity with a powerful right-foot shot from well beyond the box as the visitors stormed back.
But we wouldn’t go down easily, and it was our captain De Bruyne who gave us the victory with a powerful shot that went in at the 75-minute mark.
As the sides got to know one another, it started off more like a chess battle than a football game.
The men in sky blue searched for a gap against the Seagulls, who were sporting a vivid light strip on a dreary afternoon at Etihad Stadium, in a slow-burning beginning.
First of all, striker Danny Welbeck’s facial injury caused anxiety. However, he quickly got up and took advantage of the game’s first opportunity.
In minute 12, Ederson botched a ball that was intercepted by the former Man Utd and Arsenal attacker, but his attempted chip from more than 30 yards went over.