Manchester City stomps Brighton in 4-1 win
Manchester City stomped Brighton in their 4-1 win as the club comes within two points of the top spot held by Chelsea. City did not hold back in their game and rained down a lot of shots to crush the Seagulls in their ninth game of the 2021-22 season.
City has now won eight of their nine matches against the Seagulls and have tallied 27 goals in that span with an average of three per game. The club’s strong defence led Brighton to concede four goals for the first time since a 4-2 loss to Everton in October 2020.
After this win, City stands unbeaten with three wins in the last five games while having the other two with a draw. The club has fired well in their games and their offence has been praised well for their strong run in the past few matches. That shows how the club can keep their pace with a strong push for the top spot.
Ilkay Gundogan drew first blood for the team and soon saw a barrage from Phil Foden. City saw a brace from the star in just three minutes to bring the thunder for the club. That gave City a 3-0 lead early in the first half and the club did not look back all the way to the rest of the game.
Brighton had one goal to their tally in the 81st minute but Riyad Mahrez crushed their hopes of a late comeback with a goal in the 95th minute. That closed the game at 4-1 for City.
City had a huge tally of 23 shots and had 14 of those on target. They also held the ball for 53% and made 566 passes for 86% pass rate. The team had complete control of the game and they surely had it all figured out from start to finish. This is what made City formidable in the 2020-21 run and they still have the same pace at this point.
This push by City should see them climb all the way to the top of the league and soon get a better record than the rest of the competition. City could even finish 2021 with a slim lead against the top two teams.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores