Just before half-time, when he collected Kevin de Bruyne’s pass, Phil Foden caught the only goal, produced space and fired into the bottom corner.
Riyad Mahrez shooting just wide, Ilkay Gundogan seeing an effort saved by Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez and Bernardo Silva hitting the crossbar, the hosts had the opportunity to widen the lead. Raheem Sterling sent an injury-time penalty over the bar, most guilty of all, after Sanchez had fouled De Bruyne.
Perhaps Alexis Mac Allister had the best chance for the Seagulls to equalise but fired over the top. In the league, City’s fourth straight win pushed them up to third. Meanwhile, Brighton has not won in nine league matches now and is just two points ahead of 1
Source: BBC Sport