Manchester City slipped to a shock defeat for the first time ever against Brighton and Hove and Albion at the Amex Stadium last night.
Having taken an early lead against the home side, City found themselves at the receiving end as Joao Cancelo was sent off in the 10th minute and that meant that City would be playing a 10v11 game for the remaining 80 minutes.
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City did enter the second half with their one-goal lead intact and Phil Foden soon found the back of the net; thanks to his magical run and superb finish in the 48th minute.
Soon after the second goal though, Brighton stepped up their attacking game and took advantage of the extra man. Trossard opened the scoring for the home side with a cool finish.
Dan Burn and Tim Webster entered the scoring charts as well, pushing the visitors to a 3-2 lead and helping their side register their first victory ever against Manchester City, in front of their fans.
However, after the game, as the cameras focused on the touchlines, we could see a heated Pep Guardiola and a Graham Potter trying to cool the Manchester City boss down.
Speaking about the incident, the Brighton and Hove Albion boss apologized for the same, reports Metro. Graham Potter could be seen with his aggressive celebrations following Trossard’s strike and that prompted Pep Guardiola.
While the celebrations from Graham Potter were purely based on emotions and had no malicious intent, it was enough to set Pep Guardiola off.
"“He was disappointed with me,” Potter told BBC Sport, sepaking about the incident.“I was over emotional with our first goal celebration. It wasn’t good from me. I apologise. It was just emotion.”“The first goal I was a bit emotional, it wasn’t my finest hour, I apologise.”“It wasn’t meant with any intent, it was an emotional response and wasn’t a good one. I apologise, no offence meant but I admit it wasn’t a nice moment.”Source: Metro"
When asked about the incident, Pep Guardiola said, “What I say to him is personal. Not here.”
Here’s a video clip of the incident.
Manchester City next take on Everton in their final home and Premier League game of the season. The Cityzens will surely hope that the club legend and record goal-scorer in Sergio Aguero is match-fit for a proper farewell in front of the fans. The 32-year-old will be eager to prove his fitness before the Premier League champions take on the Toffees on the 23rd of May.