Brighton and Hove Albion
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Manchester City
2019-05-12 | 16:00 |  English Premier League | Amex Stadium |  Full Time
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Brighton and Hove Albion Manchester City
  • 27' Glenn Murray (Goal)
    1 Goals 4 28' Sergio Agüero (Goal)
    38' Aymeric Laporte (Goal)
    63' Riyad Mahrez (Goal)
    72' Ilkay Gündogan (Goal)
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  • 90'

    We're into two minutes of stoppage time and surely Manchester City will lift the Premier League title once it ends.

  • 90'

    FULL-TIME: BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1-4 MANCHESTER CITY. Murray scored first for Brighton but Man City responded through Aguero, Laporte, Mahrez and Gundogan. They are the first team to retain the title since Manchester United a decade ago.

  • 88'

    Another Manchester City substitution: Kyle Walker comes off and is replaced by Danilo.

  • 86'

    Kompany comes off for Otamendi and gives the armband to Aguero. He waves to the Manchester City fans and gives high-fives and hugs galore to team-mates and the technical team. He faces an uncertain future, but if anyone deserves this title, it's him.

  • 83'

    Bruno makes his way off for the last time in a Brighton shirt and gives the captain's armband to Dunk. There is bipartisan applause and many of the Manchester City players congratulate him. Montoya comes on in his place.

  • 81'

    Mané has scored again for Liverpool against Wolves. Tremendous character from Jurgen Klopp's men to keep going despite events at the Amex Stadium. The players are probably aware of the score in this game.

  • 80'

    Sterling looks to tee up Aguero for a tap-in but the pass isn't a great one. Gross pinches the ball off Aguero and the Argentine goes down in the box. Michael Oliver isn't interested and rightly so. No penalty.

  • 78'

    David Silva makes his way off and is replaced by de Bruyne. There are so many quality attacking players in this Manchester City team and so every opportunity to make an impression is important even when the title pressure is off.

  • 76'

    "Are you watching, Merseyside" is the chant from the Manchester City fans. Liverpool's points tally looks set to be 97, which would have been a Premier League record until last year when Pep Guardiola led City to 100.

  • 72'

    GOAL, MAN CITY, GUNDOGAN! 1-4: And there it is! Gundogan, who has tried really hard to get on the scoresheet today, finally comes right off a free-kick. Surely now Manchester City have the title in the bag!

  • 71'

    Zinchenko's low long-range effort at goal is blocked by Dunk. Another goal would give Manchester City a much greater sense of security. You never know what's going to happen in 20 minutes or so.

  • 67'

    Manchester City are purring. Gundogan goes for goal from just outside the box but can't hit the target.

  • 67'

    Murray makes way for Andone and Jahanbakhsh is replaced by Locadia as Chris Hughton looks to find a way back into this game for the Seagulls.

  • 63'

    GOAL, MAN CITY, MAHREZ! 1-3: Riyad Mahrez shows why Manchester City paid 60 million pounds for him. He feints with his left foot outside the box, then puts the ball on his weaker right foot and eases the ball into the top corner!

  • 61'

    Sterling shoots on the turn at the other end but it's a simple save for Ryan to make. The Brighton keeper gets down low and holds on.

  • 59'

    Laporte flicks the ball away from Murray and Ederson picks it up. Brighton appeal, claiming that was a backpass. It's difficult to tell whether or not the Manchester City defender meant it.

  • 57'

    Aguero has a chance inside the box but can't get a clean strike on the ball. That was either an airshot or something very close! Nevertheless, Gundogan gets an opportunity from long range, but his shot is blocked.

  • 54'

    Knockaert's free-kick delivery from the left picks out Dunk at the near post. He can't steer his header on target however. Nevertheless, Manchester City do need to keep an eye on those Brighton set pieces.

  • 52'

    Manchester City continue to boss possession, but as was the case at the beginning of the first half, Brighton are not letting them create clear-cut chances easily.

  • 48'

    Mahrez fizzes a dangerous ball in from the right. Duffy puts it behind at the near post. Manchester City look like they want more goals — and rightly so.

  • 46'

    KICK-OFF! Manchester City get the match back underway. There's still plenty to do for Pep Guardiola's men. If they can survive the next 45 minutes plus stoppage time, they will be champions again.

  • 45'

    We're into one minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half. Brighton win a free-kick well within shooting range. Bissouma is the one who has got the foul off Kompany.

  • 45'

    What a free-kick from Dunk! It's an awkward one for Ederson and he tips it over. It sounded as if the ball hit the top of the crossbar though! That's the end of the first half.

  • 45'

    HALF-TIME: BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1-2 MANCHESTER CITY

  • 42'

    Mahrez has a crack at goal now but Ryan makes the save at the near post.

  • 41'

    Manchester City come forward again in search of some breathing space. Sterling looks to play a one-two off David Silva but the latter's pass is overcooked.

  • 38'

    GOAL, MAN CITY, LAPORTE! 1-2: In the end, Murray's mistake has proven costly. Brighton are all over the place as Mahrez gets the corner in. Laporte meets it and beats Ryan with the header. Manchester City are top of the table!

  • 37'

    Murray gives the ball away and Manchester City hit Brighton in a flash. David Silva sets Mahrez up to shoot but Ryan turns his effort behind at the near post.

  • 36'

    Gross picks out Duffy with an early cross but his looping header goes over the target.

  • 34'

    Brighton have been under siege in the last few minutes but Manchester City have perhaps looked a little bit over-eager. Those crucial passes haven't quite been coming off. It's been a common story in recent weeks in all fairness.

  • 30'

    CHANCE! Zinchenko picks out Bernardo Silva at the far post with a cross from the left. He has a free header but can't steer the ball past Ryan.

  • 28'

    GOAL, MAN CITY, AGUERO! 1-1: Cometh the hour, cometh the man. A lovely pass from David Silva plays the striker through on goal and Aguero calmly slots past Ryan. Momentum is back with Manchester City.

  • 27'

    GOAL, BRIGHTON, MURRAY! 1-0: Incredible! Murray rises above Zinchenko at the near post for the Seagulls and steers Gross' delivery past Ederson. Manchester City have a mountain to climb now! Brighton celebrate. Liverpool fans at Anfield celebrate too!

  • 26'

    Jahanbakhsh has a go from long range and forces a corner. Ederson can't keep the ball in play after the deflection.

  • 23'

    Mahrez drives the ball into the middle from near the byline on Manchester City's left. Ryan reacts well to palm it away with some strength.

  • 20'

    Brighton are defending with a sea of bodies every time Manchester City attack. Walker sees his long range effort blocked now.

  • 19'

    Ryan palms away Sterling's drive but the pressure isn't over yet. Gundogan lets fly and Dunk is forced to make the block.

  • 18'

    Important news coming in from Anfield: Liverpool have taken the lead against Wolverhampton Wanderers through Sadio Mané. That means Liverpool are champions as it stands. Manchester City can change that with a goal.

  • 15'

    Mahrez cuts inside and shoots with his left foot from long distance. His strike deflects comfortably into the grateful grasp of Mat Ryan. Brighton need to be wary of the former Leicester City man though.

  • 12'

    Aguero meets Sterling's cross from the right but fails to direct his header downwards and on target. City continue to attack but a misplaced David Silva pass sees the visitors lose their momentum.

  • 9'

    Manchester City are dominating possession early on but Brighton look to catch them on the counter. Jahanbakhsh gets the ball on the left, chops inside and has a shot, but fires wide of the target. Pep Guardiola had heart in mouth!

  • 5'

    Brighton enjoy a decent spell on attack themselves. Knockaert makes room for himself to cross and looks for Murray with the ball in from the right, but the flag goes up against the striker for offside.

  • 4'

    Gundogan has a shot from outside the box, but it's blocked by Kayal. Manchester City go on the attack again straight afterwards and Bernardo Silva charges into the box, but Bissouma makes a great last-ditch tackle.

  • 1'

    KICK-OFF! Brighton and Hove Albion get the match underway at the Amex Stadium. Manchester City have been here before on a couple of occasions in recent years and they know what it takes to win. Can they keep alive their league and cup double dream?

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this crunch Premier League encounter between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City at the Amex Stadium. If City win today, they'll be champions. Anything less and Liverpool can go top with a win.

  • 0'

    BRIGHTON STARTING XI: Ryan, Bruno (c), Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo, Knockaert, Kayal, Bissouma, Jahanbakhsh, Gross, Murray. SUBS: Button, Burn, Bong, Montoya, Molumby, Locadia, Andone.

  • 0'

    MANCHESTER CITY STARTING XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany (C), Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, David Silva, Mahrez, Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Aguero. SUBS: Muric, Danilo, Stones, De Bruyne, Sané, Otamendi, Jesus.

  • 0'

    Anthony Knockaert and Beram Kayal return to the Seagulls' side in place of Solly March and Dale Stephens. Manchester City meanwhile have brought Riyad Mahrez into the starting XI in place of young Phil Foden.

  • 0'

    Michael Oliver is the referee for this crunch encounter. He's only 34 years old but a man of huge experience. Having Gigi Buffon screaming in your face is one way to grow up fast!

  • 0'

    The teams make their way out of the tunnel to face the music at the Amex Stadium. Pep Guardiola's men are chasing a second successive Premier League title while Brighton have little other than pride on the line.

Team Line-ups
Brighton and Hove Albion Manchester City
  • Mat Ryan
  • Bruno
  • Shane Duffy
  • Lewis Dunk
  • Beram Kayal
  • Yves Bissouma
  • Anthony Knockaert
  • Pascal Groß
  • Alireza Jahanbakhsh
  • Glenn Murray
  • Bernardo
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 11
  • 13
  • 16
  • 17
  • 30
  • 2
  • 4
  • 7
  • 8
  • 10
  • 14
  • 20
  • 21
  • 26
  • 31
  • 35
  • Kyle Walker
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Ilkay Gündogan
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Aymeric Laporte
  • Bernardo Silva
  • David Silva
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Ederson
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko
Substitutions
  • Gaëtan Bong
  • Jürgen Locadia
  • Florin Andone
  • Martín Montoya
  • David Button
  • Dan Burn
  • Jayson Molumby
  • 3
  • 9
  • 10
  • 22
  • 27
  • 33
  • 49
  • 3
  • 5
  • 17
  • 19
  • 30
  • 33
  • 49
  • Danilo
  • John Stones
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Leroy Sané
  • Nicolás Otamendi
  • Gabriel Jesus
  • Arijanet Muric

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