Phil Foden fired Manchester City into third place in the Premier League on Wednesday
as Pep Guardiola’s men saw off a feisty challenge from Brighton to win 1-0.
Much of the recent talk has been about a potential duel between leaders Manchester United
and champions Liverpool but Pep Guardiola’s men are now right in the mix.
The 2018 and 2019 champions started the season sluggishly but have hit the accelerator in recent weeks
and are now just one point behind Liverpool with a game in hand.
City played without a recognised striker against Graham Potter’s Brighton but despite not being
at their best in soggy Manchester, eventually had just enough to beat the well-organised visitors.
The home side dominated possession in the early stages without creating much of note a
nd Brighton carried an intermittent threat on the break.
City had a golden chance to take an early lead when the impressive Kevin De Bruyne was put
through by Ilkay Gundogan but goalkeeper Robert Sanchez blocked the Belgian’s shot right-footed shot from close range.
Brighton’s Leandro Trossard had a chance to test the returning Ederson in the City goal but he bent his shot wide.