With Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Brighton at the Etihad, the Citizens have won seven in a row and are just four points off the top with a game in hand.
A stunning low-driven goal from Phil Foden ended up being the decisive moment as Manchester City claimed a much-deserved win over Brighton and Hove Albion to win their seventh straight match in all competitions. Pep Guardiola’s men have truly turned it around after a dismal start to the season, and are now well within reach of league leaders Man United and Liverpool.
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With the top two sides set to face off at the weekend, any result other than a United victory will give City the chance to go top when they go level on games later in the season. Even if the Red Devils do manage to grab a victory, City’s two games in hand give them the chance to stay one point off the top if they take full points.
City were by far the better side, creating numerous scoring opportunities, but in the end, there was just the one goal in the game. It was another clean sheet for the immense partnership of John Stones and Rúben Dias, but Brighton fought admirably, especially in defense, to stay in the game the entire way.
It has been a remarkable turnaround for this City team, who have grown so much despite the lack of a key visible catalyst leading to this uptick in form. Nevertheless, its an excellent result for City, and there seems to be far more to come from this team in the league.