Manchester [UK]Oct. 22 (ANI): Performances from Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne inspired Manchester City to a 3-1 win over Brighton in their Premier League game at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Although his side were scared off by Brighton, Haaland took his season tally to 17.
Haaland gave his side an early advantage as an Ederson free kick went their way and overcoming Robert Sanchez and Adam Webster to score the ball. VAR deemed it a foul but Haalaand’s goal stood.
City capitalized on the penalty awarded after Bernando Silva was triggered by Lewis Dunk and play continued as VAR reviewed the incident. Brighton protested the penalty but Haaland (43) fired into the bottom right corner anyway for their second Premier League double of the current season.
The Seagulls snapped their three-game scoreless streak after Leandro Trossard fired into the net in the 53rd minute to make it 2-1 but still in City’s favour.
Brighton took control in the second half but De Bruyne’s 75th-minute goal secured three points for Manchester City.
Manchester City are now just one point behind Arsenal (27) in second place in the table with eight wins from eleven. Brighton are in eighth place with four wins from eleven games on 15 points. (ANI)
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