Welcome to Sportstar's updates of the Premier League clash between Manchester City vs Brighton and Hove Albion being played at the at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.
Full-time! (Manchester City 3-0 Brighton and Hove Albion)
82' GOAL- Bernardo Silva makes it 3-0 for City.
65' GOAL- Phil Foden finds the net to score the security goal for Man City. As things stand, Pep Guardiola's men are back at the top of the table.
53' GOAL- Mahrez's deflected shot ends up at the back of the net. Manchester City leading 1-0.
Second half starts!
HT- Manchester City 0-0 Brighton and Hove Albion!
12:00 pm- Formations!
Manchester City: The Cityzens are playing with their preferred 4-3-3 formation. Nathan Ake replaces Kyle Walker at left-back. Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan form the three-man midfield. Phil Foden leads the attack with Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva on the flanks.
Brighton and Hove Albion: The Seagulls start with a 3-5-1-1 formation. Solly March and Tariqn Lamptey will be overlapping full-backs. Alexis Mac Allister plays the No 10 role just behind Danny Welbeck who leads the attack
11:30 pm- Starting lineups out!
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Stones, Laporte, Ake, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan (C), Bernardo, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez, Lamptey, Cucurella, Dunk, Mac Allister, Mwepu, Gross, Welbeck, March, Caicedo, Veltman
Manager: Graham Potter
While Liverpool has laid down the challenge with a thumping 4-0 win over Manchester United, defending champion City will have an opportunity to reclaim its top spot when it hosts Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday.
Liverpool is a point ahead of City after having played a game more. Brighton registered successive 1-0 wins away to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotpsur, and Liverpool would hope the Seagulls could make life difficult for Pep Guardiola's City.
"The challenge is the same as the last two weeks, the same, one points ahead. Every game a final, challenge and fight until the end," Guardiola told ahead of the Brighton game.
"Knowing the situation we have right now for the problems we had for many parts of the season makes me so satisfied. Analyse, remember what we are as a team and go forward."
When and where to watch?
- Guardiola unconcerned as Man City winless run goes on
- Serie A: Inter cruises past Napoli 3-0 to reclaim top spot
- La Liga: Felix gives Barcelona 1-0 home win over Atletico Madrid
- Bundesliga: Leverkusen’s Boniface salvages 1-1 draw against Dortmund
- Premier League: Kulusevski earns Tottenham dramatic draw at Man City