Kriralok Desk: Manchester City’s winning streak finally stopped in the English Premier League. After winning 12 matches in a row, Brighton and Hove Albion held the Citizens to a 1-1 goal. However, it was City who were ahead in the beginning of the match. But in the end, with a valuable point, Brighton confirmed playing in the Europa League next season.
Brighton & Hove Albion host champions Manchester City at their home ground at the American Express Community Stadium. Brighton, who attacked from the beginning of the match, could have taken the lead in the 20th minute. But Danny Welbeck’s free kick hits the crossbar. City went ahead five minutes later.
Erling Haaland advanced after Riyad Mahrez’s pass from the midfield. The Norwegian forward passed the ball to Phil Foden at the other end as the goalkeeper came forward. The English midfielder’s shot bounced off the leg of a Brighton defender and into the net. Guardiola’s students lead 1-0.
But after a while, Kaoru Mitoma sent the ball into the City net, and Brighton celebrated, but the ball hit Mitoma’s hands and the goal was missed. However, in the 38th minute of the match, Enciso equalized the hosts with a great goal. His powerful right-footed shot from 25 yards found the net into the top corner of the far post. Both teams went into the break with a 1-1 goal tie.
Brighton started well in the second half. In the 65th minute, Mitoma’s attempt was blocked by goalkeeper Stefan Ortega. City survived when Pervis Estupinan’s shot from outside the box hit the post in the 72nd minute. In the 78th minute of the match, Holland celebrated the goal by sending the ball into the net with his head. However, the referee did not give a goal after seeing the replay on the VAR monitor. Brighton’s Levi Colwill pulled on the jersey before Haaland took the header.
In the end, the two teams left the field with a 1-1 draw. Champion City has 89 points in 37 matches, Brighton is in sixth place with 62 points in equal matches. Whatever happens in the last round, their position will not change.