Phil Foden scored two objectives as Manchester Metropolis stormed into second place within the Premier League with a 4-1 dismantling of Brighton on the Amex on Saturday.
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Pep Guardiola’s males had sealed the factors by half-time when Ilkay Gündogan knocked into an empty web within the thirteenth minute earlier than Foden ended two nice group strikes.
Alexis Mc Allister’s penalty introduced Brighton again a aim earlier than Riyad Mahrez sealed the seal on a slick Metropolis look.
Brighton stay in fourth place after a formidable begin to the season however had been taught a lesson by the champions once they pulled again to 2 factors behind leaders Chelsea.
Guardiola made simply two modifications to the facet who beat Membership Bruges 5-1 within the Champions League mid-week when Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus changed Kevin De Bruyne and Mahrez.
And Brighton was on the identical finish of an identical hideout.
Joao Cancelo pressured a sensible parade from Robert Sanchez and Lewis Dunk cleared an try by Jesus off the road early on.
However the Seagulls did not assist themselves to the opening aim with a disastrous protection when Sanchez dropped the ball beneath minimal strain from Jesus.
The Brazilian hooked the ball throughout the aim and Gündogan changed into an unguarded web.
Bernardo Silva’s good type has made the Portuguese midfielder virtually unbeatable regardless of Guardiola’s abundance of midfield expertise.
Silva was the instigator for the second aim when his protection splitting cross performed Jack Grealish within the again and he unselfishly introduced the ball into play for his English teammate Foden.
The second Foden obtained fortunate as he obtained in the best way of Jesus’ shot and obtained sufficient distraction to embarrass Sanchez, who let the ball by way of his grip.
Brighton made a much better battle within the second half as Metropolis saved their power in a sequence of seven video games in 22 days.
Graham Potter’s facet obtained comfort 9 minutes from time when Ederson Enock Mwepu stormed out of his aim and Mc Allister shot in from the penalty spot.
Metropolis nonetheless had the ultimate say, nevertheless, as Foden rounded off an impressive efficiency by choosing Mahrez to crack Metropolis’s fourth excessive behind Sanchez.