Matchday report

Brighton 0-4 Man City: Pep Guardiola Insists That Man City May Drop Points

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Man City may drop points just like Liverpool did against Everton on Wednesday. Therefore, the title race is not between his side and Arsenal because what happened to Liverpool may happen to any club.

The Cityzens have five remaining fixtures in the league this season following a commanding triumph over Brighton and Hove Albion, reducing the gap between themselves and the league-leading Arsenal, while also surpassing Liverpool in the standings.

Pep Guardiola’s men were at their best against Brighton as they scored three goals in the first 45 minutes. Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring in the 17 minutes of the match with a fantastic flying header.

The Belgian midfielder displayed impeccable timing as he propelled himself towards Kyle Walker’s delivery from the right flank. With precision, he observed as his inaugural Premier League headed goal went into the top corner, evading the Brighton goalkeeper’s best attempts to stop it.

Phil Foden extended the lead shortly thereafter. The English international was brought down at the edge of the Brighton penalty area following a minor challenge by Lewis Dunk. Subsequently awarded a free kick, Foden’s strike deflected off Pascal Gross’s back and found its way past Jason Steele.

The City academy alumnus secured his second goal of the day following Bernardo Silva’s exploit on the defensive lapse of the home team. The ball landed at the feet of Phil Foden, who executed flawlessly by slotting the ball into the back of the net.

Julian Alvarez capped off the scoreline with his first goal in the Premier League since January. Kyle Walker once again served as the provider, he skillfully play the ball off Jason Steele’s hand and delivering it to the Argentine who magnificently secured the pivotal victory.

After the match, Pep Guardiola was asked if he felt that the league title is between Arsenal and Man City, the City manager said without a doubt Liverpool are much more in the race just like other teams.

“What happened to Liverpool, two defeats in a row, it can happen to Arsenal, it can happen to us. Nobody is safe from that,” he said added that a win for his team is the most important thing right now.

“What is important is that still we are there. There is a lot of games to play. Many things can happen. We have to rest. Now it is just recover and go on to the next one.”

Toba Atoyebi

A seasoned sports journalist with extensive experience in the field, having contributed to numerous news outlets worldwide.
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