Bernardo Silva celebrates his goal, Manchester City’s last 3-0 win over Brighton. Photo: REUTERS
City of Manchester He didn’t lose: he won his postponed game and maintained his lead in the Premier League, just one point to his escort. Liverpool. in too many Riyadh Mahrez, Phil Foden Y Bernard Silva -all in the second part- beat the Brighton in his house.
It took a while, but Manchester City were able to make their own game that allowed them to maintain their leadership. The night before, Liverpool had won their game and were temporarily in first place. Therefore, the technical director Pep Guardiola he faced the game with pressure to win, so as not to lose his position.
For the visit, Argentine is the starting point Alexis MacAllister, which has not been gravitational. City appeared as a before the return of Kevin deBruyneis the owner, and Ruben Diaswho entered the second half.
Brighton, despite being in the middle of the table, didn’t make things easy for the locals and after the first half where it seemed they could consolidate new victories like the last in a row against Arsenal Y Tottenham Hotspurlowered his guard.
Five minutes after the restart, the Belgian footballer himself started the game in which the game opened: a long run that ended with a shot and the goalkeeper’s rejection, connected. Mahrez for 1 to 0.
The goal opened the door for more to come. The second, which was also favored by another rebound, City sentenced the match: Foden received from a corner kick and made a poor shot, with no apparent danger, but it deflected a defender and Robert Sanchez unavoidable goal.
In the final minutes, Bernardo Silva ended the win, which also allowed him to have a bigger goal difference than Liverpool, who had four goals in the lead.
With six games left to complete the league, City maintain the lead by just one point over Liverpool. Guardiola’s team will receive this weekend watfordstruggling to maintain the category, as Liverpool face off Evertonat Anfield.
With no room for error, any wrong move will allow for a change of leadership or increase the gap between the first and second. Everything seems to indicate that the suspense will continue until the very end.