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EPL: Man City Retake League Lead With 3-0 Over Brighton

EPL: Man City Retake League Lead With 3-0 Over Brighton

Man City vs Brighton

Manchester City eased back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Brighton on Wednesday.

Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva all struck in the second half as Pep Guardiola's men edged one point ahead in the title race with six games to go.

Guardiola recalled a number of key players he had left out for Saturday's 3-2 FA Cup semifinal defeat by Liverpool, but it took City time to break Brighton's resolve at a tense Etihad.

The Seagulls had won on the road at Arsenal and Tottenham in their previous two games and frustrated the English champions for the first 45 minutes.

Mahrez bore the brunt of the City support's nerves as he missed the best chance before the break when he passed up the opportunity to take a quick shot from Robert Sanchez's mishit clearance.

City captain Ruben Dias made his return from injury after a two-month absence at halftime.

The Portuguese's return might have come at the perfect time for Guardiola as John Stones limped off in the second half just six days before the first leg of their Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid.

By the time Stones departed, City had the game won thanks to two goals in 12 minutes.

Kevin De Bruyne's driving run through the heart of the Brighton defence teed up Mahrez, who this time did not pass up the chance to slot in his 23rd goal of the season.

Any doubt over the outcome was removed once Foden's deflected effort from a corner worked to the edge of the box gave City a two-goal cushion.

Silva added a third eight minutes from time with an exquisite cushioned finish from De Bruyne's layoff at the edge of the area.

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English Premier League 2021/2022 TABLE

English Premier League
No Teams P Pts
1 Manchester City 38 93
2 Liverpool 38 92
3 Chelsea 38 74
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 71
5 Arsenal 38 69
Full Table

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Phil Foden
Phil
Foden
EN England
  • HEIGHT

    1.71 m

  • WEIGHT

    70 kg

  • AGE

    22

Riyad Mahrez
Riyad
Mahrez
DZ Algeria
  • HEIGHT

    1.79 m

  • WEIGHT

    67 kg

  • AGE

    31

Bernando Silva
Bernando
Silva
PT Portugal
  • HEIGHT

    1.73 m

  • WEIGHT

    64 kg

  • AGE

    27

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Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion

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