Manchester City returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday with a 2-1 victory against Brighton and Hove Albion.
After experiencing back-to-back league defeats, City showcased their prowess by netting two first-half goals courtesy of Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland.
The Etihad Stadium witnessed an impressive start from City with Julian Alvarez finding the net in the seventh minute.
Alvarez’s goal followed a brilliantly executed play by Jeremy Doku, highlighting their attacking capabilities.
Manchester City dominated the first half and Haaland capitalized on Brighton’s defensive lapse to score City’s second goal in the 19th minute.
The Citizens had opportunities to further extend their lead, but Brighton made a determined effort to keep the match interesting.
Ansu Fati’s 73rd-minute goal for Brighton injected an element of suspense into the match, setting the stage for a potentially thrilling game.
Towards the end of the game, City faced a setback as Manuel Akanji was shown a second yellow card in added time,reducing them to ten men.
Despite this late setback, Manchester City’s victory elevated them back to the top of the Premier League table with 21 points from nine games.
The triumph against Brighton was a significant boost for City as it reestablishes their strong presence at the Premier League and rekindles their title defence.
The win made it 21 consecutive home victories for the Cityzens across all competitions – more than any other English team in the Premier League era.
Salah’s Late Double Propels Liverpool
Mohamed Salah netted two late goals to secure a 2-0 victory for Liverpool over Everton in a contentious Merseyside derby at Anfield.
Ashley Young’s expulsion, due to two offenses within the first half, placed Sean Dyche’s side at a disadvantage.
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Liverpool finally broke through in the 74th minute, with Salah converting a penalty after Michael Keane’s handball.
The Egyptian’s second in stoppage time better reflected Liverpool’s dominance, though it was a tough outcome for Everton, who displayed great resilience
Liverpool sit third on the premier league table with 20 points while Everton trail with 7 points .