There was only one Premier League showdown to get you over the midweek malaise, as champions Manchester City were held by a rampant Brighton side. Here is what went down at the Amex.
City perhaps should have been ahead almost immediately when Phil Foden set up Erling Haaland. But the Premier League’s leading scorer somehow missed his lines from close range.
It was a frantic affair in the opening 15 minutes. Both teams press each other high up the pitch. Brighton appeared to be getting the better of the title-holders. But they were unable to carve out a clear-cut scoring chance. The Seagulls came closest to drawing blood in the midst of the chaos, as Danny Welbeck’s free-kick rang the crossbar. City struck first however, as Phil Foden tapped home from close range after being picked out on the break by Erling Haaland, in the 25th minute of the match.
The hosts equalized in the final 10 minutes of the half, and in style. After picking up the ball in space, Julio Enciso leathered a long-range effort into the top corner to reclaim parity in the 35th minute.
City regained their usual control in the second half. They pinned Brighton into their own half. But a flurry of substitutions from Pep Guardiola opened the affair back up again as the clock passed the hour mark.
The visitors looked to have found their winner in the final 15 minutes through Erling Haaland. But the big striker was judged to have fouled a Brighton player in the buildup. This saw the goal getting chalked off to spare the home sides’ blushes. Despite both sides creating lots of chances, there would be no more dents to the scoresheet. Both teams happily collected a point with their season objectives already completed.
Fans rejoice as Brighton secures European championship qualificationas they draw 1-1 against Manchester City
Brighton draws 1-1 against Manchester City in today’s game. This one point from this match today has reportedly seen the club securing the Europa League spot for the next season. Fans are happy and celebrating their team’s first qualification to a European tournament.
Many have taken it to the internet, One fan wrote, “Well done Brighton Thoroughly deserve it Fab footy played Enjoy Europe”. While another person wrote, “Roberto De Zerbi is a football genius”. And a third person said, “Hopefully the mighty Potter is taking notes from a real manager.”
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