Manchester City 3-1 Brighton: Erling Haaland scores twice

Haaland is the first Manchester City player to score in seven consecutive home games since Sergio Aguero in 2018.

Erling Haaland took his tally to 17 goals in 11 Premier League games as Manchester City held off a second-half fightback to beat Brighton.

Norway striker Haaland initially let defender Adam Webster beat him to shoot, and he kicked the penalty after Bernardo Silva was ruled by the video assistant to have fouled Lewis Dunk.

Brighton improved after the break and reduced the deficit when Leandro Trossard headed home from close range.

The away side, who have not won in five games since Roberto de Zerbi replaced Graham Potter as manager, threatened to equalize through Alexis Mac Allister, Tariq Lamptey and Trossard.

But seconds after Ederson denied Trossard, City skipper Kevin de Bruyne sealed victory by curling a superb effort into the top corner from 25 yards.

Champions City move to within a point of leaders Arsenal who travel to Southampton on Sunday.

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Manchester City

  1. Group number19Player nameAlvarez
  2. Group number47Player namethe foot
  3. Group number80Player namePalmer

Brighton and Hove Albion

  1. Group number1Player nameSánchez

  2. Group number34Player nameVeltman

  3. Group number5Player nameDunk

  4. Group number4Player nameWebster

  5. Group number7Player nameMarch

  6. Group number10Player nameMcAllister

  7. Group number25Player nameCaicedo

  8. Group number11Player nameTrossard

  9. Group number13Player namebig

  10. Group number18Player nameWelbeck

  11. Group number14Player nameLallana

  1. Group number2Player nameLamptey

  2. Group number19Player nameSarmiento

  3. Group number21Player nameUndav

  4. Group number27Player nameGilmour

  5. Group number30Player namein the gutter

The eleven

Man City

training 4-3-3

  • 31Ederson
  • 25Akanji
  • 3Ruben Dias
  • 14Laporte
  • 7cancel it
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 16rodri
  • 20Bernard Silva
  • 26MahrezBooked in 54 minutesreplaced bythe footin 62′minutes
  • 9Haalandreplaced byAlvarezin 80′minutes
  • 10Grealishreplaced byPalmerin 77′minutes


  • 5Stones
  • 6what
  • 8in Gundogan
  • 18Ortega
  • 19Alvarez
  • 21Gómez
  • 47the foot
  • 80Palmer
  • 82Lewis


training 3-4-1-2

  • 1Sánchez
  • 34Veltmanreplaced byin the gutterin 66′minutesBooked in 74 minutes
  • 5Dunk
  • 4Webster
  • 7March
  • 10McAllisterreplaced byGilmourin 87′minutes
  • 25CaicedoBooked in 26 minutes
  • 11Trossard
  • 13bigBooked in 61 minutesreplaced bySarmientoin 87′minutes
  • 18Welbeckreplaced byUndavin 79′minutes
  • 14Lallanareplaced byLampteyin 45′minutes


  • 2Lamptey
  • 6Colwill
  • 19Sarmiento
  • 20Entice
  • 21Undav
  • 23Steele
  • 27Gilmour
  • 29from Hecke
  • 30in the gutter

Craig Pawson


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