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Fernandinho
L. Sané
3 - 1
37'
S. Duffy
Yellow Card
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Bernardo Silva
L. Sané
2 - 1
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L. Ulloa
D. Pröpper
1 - 1
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Danilo
L. Sané
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Shots On Target 7 3
Total Passes 854 301
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Commentary

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Manchester City break the Premier League record for most points in a season with their 3-1 win over Brighton. The club have also scored the most goals in a Premier League campaign, reaching 105 on the term, surpassing Chelsea this evening. The strikes came from Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho, who delivered the win, which never appeared to be in doubt despite Leonardo Ulloa's first-half leveller for the Seagulls. Pep Guardiola's men can reach the 100-point mark with a victory in their final match of the term against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium.
FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 3-1 BRIGHTON
90' + 3' The referee ends the contest.
90' + 1' Two crosses fly across the face of goal in the space of seconds as Mendy and Danilo see their deliveries go unconverted.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
89' OFF THE BAR! Danilo curls his effort over the wall and towards the target. The ball seems destined for the net, only to strike the crossbar and bounce clear.
88' City win a free-kick just outside the box as Diaz is brought down by Dunk. Danilo stands over the ball.
L. Nmecha
Y. Touré
86' An end of an era as Toure makes his way off the pitch at the Etihad Stadium for a final time as a City player. Nmecha replaces the Ivorian.
85' The game is almost at walking pace now. City are quite comfortable with their lead.
Brahim Díaz
Gabriel Jesus
83' Diaz replaces Jeus for the home side.
82' OVER! Locadia tries his luck from distance, only to blast his strike well over the bar.
81' SAVE! Sane breaks down the left and works the ball back to Toure for a strike, but his effort is tame and straight at Ryan.
80' Toure is desperate to sign off for City with a goal. He collects Sane's offload, but cannot make his way through a crowd of defenders on the edge of the box.
S. March
J. Izquierdo
79' March comes on for Izquierdo.
77' Locadia latches on to a ball over the top in a promising position, but his progress is halted by a good tackle from Laporte.
B. Mendy
O. Zinchenko
76' Mendy enters the action for the home side to replace Zinchenko.
75' Silva goes on the surge down the right, but his low cross is sent behind by Bong.
B. Kayal
P. Groß
73' Kayal comes on for Gross.
J. Locadia
L. Ulloa
73' Locadia replaces Ulloa for the visitors.
L. Sané
Assist
72' Sane has his third assist as his cutback is converted by Fernandinho.
Fernandinho
Goal
72' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! FERNANDINHO DRILLS A STRIKE HOME!! City catch Brighton napping at the corner as Gundogan finds Sane. His cutback reaches Fernandinho in the middle. The Brazilian strikes the ball first time at goal and it flies off his left boot into the bottom corner.
72' Toure offloads to Sane in the box, who finds the run of Gundogan. However, his strike is blocked behind by Bruno.
69' Ulloa flicks the ball on in the final third, looking for Gross, but Bravo is off his line to make the claim.
66' City win a free-kick 40 yards from goal and Gundogan bends the ball to the back post, aiming for Toure. The delivery has too much pace on it for the Ivorian to challenge in the air, travelling behind for a goal-kick.
65' Brighton clear the danger from Silva's delivery from the corner before Danilo hammers an effort well over the bar on the follow-up.
64' Silva attempts to fire a low ball across the face of goal, but Dunk makes the block to send it behind for a corner.
62' City are probing once again, but the Brighton defensive wall around the edge of their box has been fairly solid in the second period.
60' WIDE! Fernandinho floats a ball over the top of the Brighton defence for Jesus' run. He makes contact with a headed effort, but can only send his effort wide of the post.
58' MISS! KNOCKAERT MISSES A SITTER! Brighton should be level as Bravo fumbles Izquierdo's shot in the box. Kompany cannot clear the danger before it comes to Knockaert with the goal gaping. However, the Frenchman blasts his effort over the bar.
56' It's wave after wave of attack from the home side. Brighton are maintaining their discipline, but a third goal from City appears imminent.
54' SAVE! Ryan denies Fernandinho from close range as the Brazilian pulls the trigger on a first-time effort after latching on to Laporte's pass.
53' Bruno makes a key intervention at the back to stop Sane breaking in behind him down the left. Brighton are sitting too deep and are allowing City free reign across the pitch.
51' Sane surges down the left flank and whips the ball towards the back post, but Dunk is there to clear ahead of Jesus.
50' City are dominating possession once again at the start of the half and are encamped in the visitors' half.
48' Gundogan looks to break into the box, but he is crowded out before he can threaten.
46' We're back underway at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City hold a narrow lead over Brighton at the break thanks to two goals from Danilo and Bernardo Silva. The Brazilian put the hosts ahead with a fine finish after latching on to Leroy Sane's pass. However, Chris Hughton's men responded immediately as they capitalised on a mistake from Claudio Bravo as Leonardo Ulloa headed into an empty net. Silva restored City's advantage with a volleyed effort, putting Pep Guardiola's men clear at the top for most goals in a Premier League campaign with 104.
HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 2-1 BRIGHTON
45' + 2' The referee ends the first half as Ryan just manages to beat Gundogan to a throughball.
45' + 1' Both teams appear to be playing for half-time, with the tempo dropping to a walking pace.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
42' Jesus returns to the pitch after being caught on the ankle by Ulloa.
40' Jesus goes down under Ulloa's challenge and wins a free-kick just inside the Brighton half.
38' STAT! Man City now hold the outright record for most goals in a single Premier League campaign, with Silva scoring the club's 104th of the term.
S. Duffy
Yellow Card
37' Duffy goes into the book for a foul on Bravo as he battled for the ball in the air.
35' Dunk makes a mistake from the restart, but Jesus' offload to Fernandinho goes astray.
L. Sané
Assist
34' Sane raids down the left and picks out Silva with his cutback into the box, who does the rest.
Bernardo Silva
Goal
34' GOALLLLLLLLLL!!!!! SILVA RESTORES CITY'S LEAD!!! The home side respond and Silva drills in a strike into the bottom corner on the half-volley. Sane caused havoc down the left and his cross found Silva in the middle. The Portuguese took one touch to control before powering his effort past Ryan.
34' Sane weaves his way into the box from the left flank, beating several challenges. However, he drills his strike straight at Ryan.
32' Bruno advances into the final third and sends a low cross into the box, but there's no yellow shirt there to attack it.
31' Sane collects the resulting corner and runs into the box, only to be quelled by a smart challenge from Gross.
30' BLOCK! Laporte is unopposed as he moves forward and without pressure he goes for the strike. He makes a solid connection with his effort, but Duffy diverts it behind for a corner.
28' WIDE! Toure makes a surging run into the final third and sends a cross in from the right. Jesus makes a run towards the near post to meet the ball, only to smash his strike into the side-netting.
26' OVER! Zinchenko finds Gundogan on the edge of the box, who turns and fires at goal. However, the German blazes his effort over the bar.
24' Brighton have found their rhythm, although they cannot afford to keep leaving space at the back.
23' Fernandinho sends Gundogan into the box, but the German fails to find a team-mate with a low cross.
L. Ulloa
Goal
20' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! ULLOA EQUALISES!!!!! Brighton stun the home side with an immediate response. City are caught short at the back as Knockaert releases Propper into the right inside channel. Bravo comes miles off his line to stop his advance, but Propper lifts a cross into the middle. Ulloa rises in the six-yard box to head past Danilo on the line.
D. Pröpper
Assist
20' Propper makes a good forward run before evading Bravo and crossing to find Ulloa.
18' City are in cruise control in the final third and looking a threat every time they move forward.
L. Sané
Assist
16' Sane surges forward before releasing Danilo with a pinpoint pass.
Danilo
Goal
16' GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!!! DANILO PUTS CITY AHEAD!! The home side take the lead with an incisive counter, which is well finished by the full-back. Sane surges forward from his own half before releasing the run of Danilo. The Brazilian runs into the box before firing his effort into the bottom corner. A striker's finish from the City defender.
14' WIDE! Gundogan breaks in from the left flank on his right foot. He tries to bend his effort into the bottom corner, but the ball drifts just wide of the post.
13' Silva and Danilo link up down the right and the full-back sends a cross into the box. However, Dunk is there with the header to clear out for a throw-in.
11' WIDE! Knockaert gets the better of Zinchenko in the air and combines with Ulloa on the edge of the box. He goes for the strike at goal, pulling his effort narrowly wide of the post.
10' BLOCK! Duffy makes a goal-saving block to deny Gundogan. Silva sent Fernandinho down the right flank, who sent a low ball back towards the penalty spot. Gundogan pulled the trigger on a first-time strike, but Duffy was there to make the intervention.
8' City are dominating possession, with the Seagulls playing deep in their shape at the back.
6' Sane breaks down the left and puts a low ball towards the near post, but Duffy is there on this occasion to make the clearance.
5' Silva bursts away from Bong down the right flank, but his cross into the box is headed away from Jesus by Dunk.
3' Zinchenko looks for a long ball over the top for Sane, but it goes straight out for a goal-kick.
2' There's a scramble in the box as Silva sends a low cross into the box. However, the visitors do just enough to keep City at bay.
1' We're underway at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City receive the guard of honour as they enter the pitch from the visitors.
MANCHESTER DOUBLE? The Seagulls beat Manchester United in their last match – the only team to beat both Manchester clubs in consecutive Premier League matches are Tottenham (4-1 v Man Utd, 1-0 v Man City in January 1996).
STAT! In seven previous league visits to Man City, the Seagulls have failed to win any (D2 L5), although this is their first visit to the Etihad.
HISTORY! Manchester City haven’t hosted Brighton in a league game since September 1988, a 2-1 win at Maine Road with goals from Ian Brightwell and Paul Moulden.
Brighton have made one change from their side that beat United. Murray drops to the bench and is replaced up front by Ulloa, who leads the line supported by Knockaert and Izquierdo.
City have made eight changes to the side that drew against Huddersfield last time out. Bravo gets a rare start in goal in the Premier League, while Danilo, Kompany, Laporte and Zinchenko come into the back four. Toure and Gundogan start in the middle of the park alongside Fernandinho, while Bernardo Silva gets the nod to start in the three-man attack.
Brighton subs: Beram Kayal, Glenn Murray, Connor Goldson, Solly March, Ezequiel Schelotto, Jurgen Locadia, Tim Krul.
BRIGHTON (4-3-3): Mat Ryan; Bruno, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk, Gaetan Bong; Pascal Gross, Dale Stephens, Davy Propper; Anthony Knockaert, Leonardo Ulloa, Jose Izquierdo.
City subs: Kevin De Bruyne, Bernard Mendy, Tosin Adarabioyo, Ederson, Lukas Nmecha, Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Claudio Bravo; Danilo, Vincent Kompany, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan; Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane.
Let's take a look at the two teams this evening.
Brighton secured their safety with their win over Manchester United last time out. It was a fine performance from the Seagulls, displaying passion and quality to get over the line. They will need a similar outing to match City this evening, while a win could take them into the top half of the table.
City lifted the Premier League trophy on Sunday following their draw against Huddersfield. The club had secured the crown long before after Manchester United's defeat to West Brom, but their status as champions was rubber stamped by their coronation. Pep Guardiola's men were not at their best against the Terriers and the Spaniard will be looking for a response from his side this evening. A win for City will secure a record points tally in the Premier League.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Brighton at the Etihad Stadium.