Brighton vs Man Metropolis (3-2) Might 18, 2021 Participant Scores and Stats
Manchester City lost their second game in 10 days on Tuesday as the hosts returned down 2-0 after a spirited performance from Brighton to beat the Champions League finalists 3-2.
While Man City is eager to forget about this match in a hurry, it was another game in which young star Phil Foden once again showed how impressive his talent really is.
Shortly after half-time, the young England international picked up the ball on the left and shot off a defender before sprinting past two more. At first it seemed like the winger had gone too far, but with the movement of his left foot, Foden managed to shoot the ball over the goal and stick it into the far post to score eight goals this season.
While few would blame City for struggling to find the incentive to give 100% in this game, there is no doubt that Joao Cancelo went out of his way to limit his team’s chances.
The defender has been one of Guardiola’s most reliable players this season but showed a moment of madness when he made a fool who eventually sent him off after the referee checked him for VAR.
Brighton undoubtedly benefited from a number of factors on Tuesday night against Man City, but there is no doubt that the team ended up taking all three points thanks to a spirited team effort from the hosts.
That was perhaps most evident in the 72nd minute, when a Pascal Gross cross found Adam Webster’s head, allowing the center-back to steer the ball into the lower left corner of the net and level the score for his team.