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Our referee is Darren England. He will be assisted by Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett. The fourth official is Michael Oliver and the VAR is Mike Dean.
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Brighton & Hove Albion: Sanchez, White, Webster, Dunk, Bernardo, Veltman, Propper, Burn, Mac Allister, Tau, Trossard. Subs: Walton, Maupay, Gross, March, Zeqiri, Sanders, Jenks, Weir, Khadra.
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Manchester City: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Rodri, Silva, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden. Subs: Steffen, Walker, Mendy, Harwood-Bellis, Mbete, Fernandinho, Torres, Sterling, Jesus..
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Yves Bissouma continues to be suspended for Brighton.
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City continue to be without Sergio Aguero after he had close contact with someone with Covid-19. He joins Nathan Ake and Aymeric Laporte who are still injured. Ederson is expected to return.
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In their last league outing City defeated Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, while Brighton played to an exciting 3-3 draw against Wolves.
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City are currently fifth on the table, while Brighton are in 17th position just above the relegation zone.
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G’Day and welcome to the Etihad Stadium for our live coverage of English Premier League clash between Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion.
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Kick-off! We are underway here in a wet Manchester where Percy Tau makes his first start for Brighton!
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City are moving the ball around freely in normal fashion.
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A rare bit of possession for Brighton but then they give it away far too easily.
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After initial interplay between Mahrez and Cancelo, Zinchencko tries his luck but the effort is BLOCKED!
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Trossard does well to get away from the City defence before picking up a knock courtesy of Canceko.
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De Bruyne sets up a one-two with Gundogan before De Bruyne shoots. Sanchez does well in the Brighton box to pull off a SAVE!
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Brighton are looking very compact at the back for now. There is still a long way to go though.
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MacAllister finds Trossard with a superb pass. He fails to disect Dias and Stone and the shot flies well WIDE!
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City secure a corner and Mahrez floats it in. The safe hands from Sanchez clears the ball.
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OFFSIDE! Brighton build again but this time the flag is up!
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These are not ideal conditions for a football match. It is cold wet and slippery at times.
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Tau does well to shift feet and with pure pace be gets the better of Zinchenko.
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A rookie mistake in the form of a back-pass hand City a promising free-kick. Brighton clear!
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Trossard finds space and Brighton launch a counter-attack. The challenge from Dias is good and City clear.
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De Bruyne floats in a City corner. It leads to another corner and Brighton clear!
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Great defending by Bernardo after De Bruyne tries to find Mahrez. It is busy in the Brighton penalty area now.
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Brighton secure their first corner but sadly it is wasted by Trossard.
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Gundogan fires his effort WIDE after a City corner is floated in.
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GOAL, MANCHESTER CITY, FODEN! 1-0: De Bruyne finds Foden with a superb pass and the finish from the youngster is sublime! The keeper had no chance!
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HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION. A superb goal on the stroke of the break hand City a well deserved lead. They have been all over the visitors.
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Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
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Good play by Brighton and MacAllister tries to find Tau in the penalty area before Ederson wraps it up!
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City continue to control the possession and they are just pushing it around at the moment.
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Brighton spent so much time defending and when they do get the ball they almost do not know what to do with it.
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Brighton have a corner after a clearance from Cancelo. Propper then fires it home from just outside the box and Ederson clears.
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City secure a free-kick and Rodri takes it quickly. Mahrez with all the space and time can only fire it WIDE!
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The onslaught on the Brighton goal has increased five-fold now. They survive three strikes at the goal and only the keeper and the POST manage to keep them out for now.
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YELLOW! Veltman is booked for a foul on Foden in front of the fourth official.
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SUBSTITUTION: Changes for both teams now. Mahrez has been replaced by Jesus for City. Propper and Tau is off for Brighton and they have been replaced by March and Maupay.
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Tau has had a good game but the subs that Graham Potter introduced has already helped with some improvement in Brighton's play.
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Brighton must make better use of their ball when they get it. They need to show more intent!
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YELLOW! Webster is booked for a dangerous foul on Bernardo Silva. He is lucky to just see yellow!
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SUBSTITUTION: City have switched off a bit now and Pep decides to make a change. Sterling is on for Foden.
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Sterling makes his way into the Brighton penaty area but he is then blocked out by a sea of yellow!
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De Bruyne is fouled by Veltman, who is lucky not to see a second yellow!
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SUBSTITUTION: Trossard who has had a good game is now replaced by Khadra.
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Brighton secure two corners in a row but after all of that Solly March messes it up.
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PENALTY TO CITY! after De Bruyne is taken out by Brighton under pressure. NO DANGER as Sterling fires the penalty over the bar! POOR!
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FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION. City do just about enough to secure the points and all credit to Graham Potter for the way he set up Brighton. Thank you for joining us.
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Squad
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Moraes Ederson
Cancelo Joao
Stones John
Dias Ruben
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Silva Bernardo
Rodri
Guendogan I...
Mahrez Riyad
De Bruyne K...
Foden Phil
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Sanchez Robert
Webster Adam
Dunk Lewis
Burn Daniel
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White Ben
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Tau Percy Muzi
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Steffen Zack
Walker Kyle
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Zeqiri Andi