Brighton 0-2 Manchester City: Premier League – as it happened

| August 12, 2017
2.22pm EDT14:22 Full time: Brighton 0-2 Manchester City Peep peep! It’s a great day for Brighton, despite the result. They are a Premier League team, and did enough to suggest they will pick up their share of points against teams outside the top six. The self-inflicted manner of the goals will irritate them though. City were smooth, if a bit one-paced for a Pep Guardiola team, and fully deserved to win. Thanks for your company, goodnight! Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.17pm EDT14:17 88 min BT Sport’s Man of the Match is Kyle Walker. He’s been excellent, though I’d have given it to De Bruyne. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.16pm EDT14:16 87 min Both sides have done their work for the day. Brighton will be happy to have avoided a pasting, and to have defended so well for large parts of the game. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.13pm EDT14:13 84 min City are now playing a freestyle 3-1-6-0 formation. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.12pm EDT14:12 83 min Aguero is replaced by the new boy Bernardo Silva. Updated at 2.12pm EDT Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.11pm EDT14:11 82 min Sterling is booked for a cynical foul on Glenn Murray. Updated at 2.12pm EDT Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.10pm EDT14:10 81 min Knockaert runs onto a brilliant long pass from Dunk, tries to wriggle between two defenders and falls over. No penalty. Anthony Knockaert falls over Nicolas Otamendi. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Updated at 2.27pm EDT Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.07pm EDT14:07 78 min The superb Gabriel Jesus is replaced by Raheem Sterling. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.07pm EDT14:07 77 min Just before that second goal, De Bruyne played a lofted pass – a golf shot, really – of extraordinary precision onto the head of Silva. He nodded it across the face of goal and it was half cleared, before Brighton lost the ball and City scored the second. It’s worth looking out for on the highlights, because it was the touch of a genius. Updated at 2.07pm EDT Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.05pm EDT14:05 76 min Brighton have brought on Anthony Knockaert for March. Updated at 2.05pm EDT Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.05pm EDT14:05 Brighton again gave the ball away, this time to Aguero. It went wide to Fernandinho, who curled a cross onto the six-yard line. Dunk challenged for it with Jesus and unwittingly headed it into his own net. Lewis Dunk reacts after City’s second. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images Updated at 2.14pm EDT Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.04pm EDT14:04 GOAL! Brighton 0-2 Manchester City (Dunk own goal 75) That’s it. Lewis Dunk heads in an own goal. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters Updated at 2.13pm EDT Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.03pm EDT14:03 72 min It’s such a cliche, but good Premier League teams can be ruthless at punishing little mistakes. One moment Stephens dithered on the halfway line, the next moment Aguero scored. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.02pm EDT14:02 71 min “With Brighton defending with 10 men in their half,” says Phil Podolsky, “it feels like City could use the calm, elegant midfield presence of a Yaya Toure to give the clever pass, no?” They are definitely short of clever passers. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 2.00pm EDT14:00 GOAL! Brighton 0-1 Manchester City (Aguero 69) City break Brighton on the counter-attack. It came from a mistake by Stephens, who gave the ball to De Bruyne on the halfway line. He played it into Silva, who slipped a killer first-time pass to put Aguero clear on goal. He took a touch, looked up and crashed the ball past Ryan. Sergio Aguero fires the ball past goalkeeper Ryan. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters Updated at 2.07pm EDT Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.57pm EDT13:57 68 min A City substitution: Leroy Sane replaces Danilo. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.57pm EDT13:57 67 min De Bruyne thrashes a drive that hits the hand of Dunk in the area. Michael Oliver ignores City’s penalty appeals. Dunk was a fair way from the original shot and, although he was trying to pull it away from the ball, it was in an unnatural position. That could easily have been given. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.55pm EDT13:55 65 min De Bruyne wins a corner with a terrific run down the right. He plays ballboy for himself, grabbing the ball before running over to take the corner. He is the most admirable, brilliant footballer. Updated at 1.55pm EDT Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.54pm EDT13:54 64 min De Bruyne’s imaginative scoop is too far in front of Walker and goes through to Ryan. City look frustrated. Leroy Sane is about to come on. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.52pm EDT13:52 63 min It’s not happening for City, despite the purposeful probing of De Bruyne in particular. I’m surprised Guardiola hasn’t changed anything because at the moment they don’t look like scoring. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.51pm EDT13:51 62 min “Completely agree that the judgement over a handball is open to interpretation,” says Ben Paul. “What I’m puzzling over is whether a handball can be deliberate enough to warrant a free-kick, but at the same time accidental enough that a yellow card is harsh. Is it not one or the other? And if it’s deemed accidental then the goal should have stood, no? I know this is one of this instances where the law is often applied in a rather loose way, but it seems odd that the law should be explicit about the deliberate nature of a handball offence for referees to then interpret it based on the situation. I remember in the Barcelona – Inter Milan UCL semi-final, Iniesta scored a very late goal that would have seen Barcelona go through only to see it ruled out for a handball that was clearly accidental. Rankles me to this day that that goal should have stood.” I remember that, and was surprised how little fuss there was about it at the time. Didn’t suit the story I suppose. It’s hard to say without checking the law but I think there are three tiers of handball, at least in the way the law is enforced: cynical and bookable, accidental but sufficiently reckless and/or significant to be a foul, and then accidental and no foul. I agree though, it’s a bit strange. I suspect if we all read the laws we’d find all kinds of things we didn’t know, or that don’t quite make sense. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.49pm EDT13:49 59 min Another Brighton change: Glenn Murray replaces Tomer Hemed up front. Updated at 1.49pm EDT Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.47pm EDT13:47 57 min Ederson is all over the place from the corner. He palms it straight to Dunk, whose shot is blocked by the feet of Ederson. His follow-up is blocked again, this time by a defender, and ricochets to Propper, who thrashes a superb low shot from 25 yards that goes just wide. Ederson didn’t look good there. Lewis Dunk’s shot is blocked by Kompany. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Updated at 2.00pm EDT Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.46pm EDT13:46 56 min The corner is half cleared to Duffy, whose snapshot goes fractionally wide of the post with Ederson beaten. Another corner is given, so maybe it took a deflection. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.45pm EDT13:45 55 min A good attack from Brighton. Suttner swings a deep cross that tempts Ederson from his line. He’s stuck in no man’s land and Danilo, under pressure from Propper, heads onto the roof of his own net for a Brighton corner. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.43pm EDT13:43 53 min Aguero misses a sitter! It was gifted to him by Duffy, whose blind backpass was woefully short of the keeper Ryan. Aguero intercepted it, opened up his body to place it in the far corner – and instead sliced it well wide. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.41pm EDT13:41 52 min Jesus has another goal disallowed, this time for offside against Silva in the build up. It was the right decision, though it was much closer than it looked at first sight. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.40pm EDT13:40 50 min A long, slow build-up from City, lasting two minutes or so, until Fernandinho rakes a low drive from distance that is comfortably held by the sprawling Ryan. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.37pm EDT13:37 48 min The second half has started as the first ended, in the Brighton half. It’s been a strange game so far, with City enjoying a total yet harmless domination. The Manchester City fans shield their eyes from the evening sun. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images/Reuters Updated at 1.57pm EDT Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.35pm EDT13:35 47 min Sane, Sterling and Silva (B) are already warming up for City. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.35pm EDT13:35 46 min Peep peep! Brighton begin the second half. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.31pm EDT13:31 Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) Tomer Hemed not doing enough work up front for Brighton. Needs to quicken up. Bruno, Duffy and March have been good. 0-0 ht. August 12, 2017 Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.28pm EDT13:28 More importantly… “Pep has basically dressed as Larry David today,” says Jeremy Dresner. “Beige trousers sensible normcore sweater and white ‘soccer shoes’. Pretty pretty good!” LOL. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.18pm EDT13:18 Half time: Brighton 0-0 Manchester City Brighton will be very pleased with that. They have hardly touched the ball, it’s true, but far more important is that the keeper Matt Ryan has hardly touched the ball. Aside from one terrific save from Jesus, he hasn’t had much to do. And although City have been bright and busy, the 3-1-4-2 formation hasn’t quite worked as they would have hoped. See you in 10 minutes for the second half. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.16pm EDT13:16 45 min “Just a quick point, but if the Jesus handball was (as you say) accidental and not deserving of a yellow card, then shouldn’t the goal have stood?” says Ben Paul. “By the laws of the game, a handball is only a handball if it’s a deliberate act. An accidental handball should result in continuation of play, even if what follows might be deemed an unfair outcome for the opposition team. I know it would seem harsh to concede a goal in that way, but isn’t that the law?” Isn’t It partly an issue of interpretation? I can’t be sure as I haven’t done my revision but I thought the law didn’t specify what constituted ‘deliberate’. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.15pm EDT13:15 45 min Brighton win a free-kick on the right wing, their first set piece in a decent position. Gross curls it onto the head of the backpedalling Dunk, whose looping header is easily held by Ederson. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.12pm EDT13:12 41 min That was a chance for Brighton. Stephens drives an excellent angled pass over the defence for Murphy, who gets the wrong side of Walker but miscontrols the ball in the area. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close 1.08pm EDT13:08 38 min Brighton break four against four, but March overhits his pass and it goes out for a goalkick. Facebook Twitter Google plus Share Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus close Peep peep! It’s a great day for Brighton, despite the result. They are a Premier League team, and did enough to suggest they will pick up their share of points against teams outside the top six. The self-inflicted manner of the goals will irritate them though. City were smooth, if a bit one-paced for a Pep Guardiola team, and fully deserved to win. Thanks for your company, goodnight! 88 min BT Sport’s Man of the Match is Kyle Walker. He’s been excellent, though I’d have given it to De Bruyne. 87 min Both sides have done their work for the day. Brighton will be happy to have avoided a pasting, and to have defended so well for large parts of the game. 84 min City are now playing a freestyle 3-1-6-0 formation. 83 min Aguero is replaced by the new boy Bernardo Silva. 82 min Sterling is booked for a cynical foul on Glenn Murray. 81 min Knockaert runs onto a brilliant long pass from Dunk, tries to wriggle between two defenders and falls over. No penalty. Anthony Knockaert falls over Nicolas Otamendi. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images 78 min The superb Gabriel Jesus is replaced by Raheem Sterling. 77 min Just before that second goal, De Bruyne played a lofted pass – a golf shot, really – of extraordinary precision onto the head of Silva. He nodded it across the face of goal and it was half cleared, before Brighton lost the ball and City scored the second. It’s worth looking out for on the highlights, because it was the touch of a genius. 76 min Brighton have brought on Anthony Knockaert for March. Brighton again gave the ball away, this time to Aguero. It went wide to Fernandinho, who curled a cross onto the six-yard line. Dunk challenged for it with Jesus and unwittingly headed it into his own net. Lewis Dunk reacts after City’s second. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images That’s it. Lewis Dunk heads in an own goal. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters 72 min It’s such a cliche, but good Premier League teams can be ruthless at punishing little mistakes. One moment Stephens dithered on the halfway line, the next moment Aguero scored. 71 min “With Brighton defending with 10 men in their half,” says Phil Podolsky, “it feels like City could use the calm, elegant midfield presence of a Yaya Toure to give the clever pass, no?” They are definitely short of clever passers. City break Brighton on the counter-attack. It came from a mistake by Stephens, who gave the ball to De Bruyne on the halfway line. He played it into Silva, who slipped a killer first-time pass to put Aguero clear on goal. He took a touch, looked up and crashed the ball past Ryan. Sergio Aguero fires the ball past goalkeeper Ryan. Photograph: Hannah Mckay/Reuters 68 min A City substitution: Leroy Sane replaces Danilo. 67 min De Bruyne thrashes a drive that hits the hand of Dunk in the area. Michael Oliver ignores City’s penalty appeals. Dunk was a fair way from the original shot and, although he was trying to pull it away from the ball, it was in an unnatural position. That could easily have been given. 65 min De Bruyne wins a corner with a terrific run down the right. He plays ballboy for himself, grabbing the ball before running over to take the corner. He is the most admirable, brilliant footballer. 64 min De Bruyne’s imaginative scoop is too far in front of Walker and goes through to Ryan. City look frustrated. Leroy Sane is about to come on. 63 min It’s not happening for City, despite the purposeful probing of De Bruyne in particular. I’m surprised Guardiola hasn’t changed anything because at the moment they don’t look like scoring. 62 min “Completely agree that the judgement over a handball is open to interpretation,” says Ben Paul. “What I’m puzzling over is whether a handball can be deliberate enough to warrant a free-kick, but at the same time accidental enough that a yellow card is harsh. Is it not one or the other? And if it’s deemed accidental then the goal should have stood, no? I know this is one of this instances where the law is often applied in a rather loose way, but it seems odd that the law should be explicit about the deliberate nature of a handball offence for referees to then interpret it based on the situation. I remember in the Barcelona – Inter Milan UCL semi-final, Iniesta scored a very late goal that would have seen Barcelona go through only to see it ruled out for a handball that was clearly accidental. Rankles me to this day that that goal should have stood.” I remember that, and was surprised how little fuss there was about it at the time. Didn’t suit the story I suppose. It’s hard to say without checking the law but I think there are three tiers of handball, at least in the way the law is enforced: cynical and bookable, accidental but sufficiently reckless and/or significant to be a foul, and then accidental and no foul. I agree though, it’s a bit strange. I suspect if we all read the laws we’d find all kinds of things we didn’t know, or that don’t quite make sense. 59 min Another Brighton change: Glenn Murray replaces Tomer Hemed up front. 57 min Ederson is all over the place from the corner. He palms it straight to Dunk, whose shot is blocked by the feet of Ederson. His follow-up is blocked again, this time by a defender, and ricochets to Propper, who thrashes a superb low shot from 25 yards that goes just wide. Ederson didn’t look good there. Lewis Dunk’s shot is blocked by Kompany. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images 56 min The corner is half cleared to Duffy, whose snapshot goes fractionally wide of the post with Ederson beaten. Another corner is given, so maybe it took a deflection. 55 min A good attack from Brighton. Suttner swings a deep cross that tempts Ederson from his line. He’s stuck in no man’s land and Danilo, under pressure from Propper, heads onto the roof of his own net for a Brighton corner. 53 min Aguero misses a sitter! It was gifted to him by Duffy, whose blind backpass was woefully short of the keeper Ryan. Aguero intercepted it, opened up his body to place it in the far corner – and instead sliced it well wide. 52 min Jesus has another goal disallowed, this time for offside against Silva in the build up. It was the right decision, though it was much closer than it looked at first sight. 50 min A long, slow build-up from City, lasting two minutes or so, until Fernandinho rakes a low drive from distance that is comfortably held by the sprawling Ryan. 48 min The second half has started as the first ended, in the Brighton half. It’s been a strange game so far, with City enjoying a total yet harmless domination. The Manchester City fans shield their eyes from the evening sun. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images/Reuters 47 min Sane, Sterling and Silva (B) are already warming up for City. 46 min Peep peep! Brighton begin the second half. Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) Tomer Hemed not doing enough work up front for Brighton. Needs to quicken up. Bruno, Duffy and March have been good. 0-0 ht. August 12, 2017 More importantly… “Pep has basically dressed as Larry David today,” says Jeremy Dresner. “Beige trousers sensible normcore sweater and white ‘soccer shoes’. Pretty pretty good!” LOL. Brighton will be very pleased with that. They have hardly touched the ball, it’s true, but far more important is that the keeper Matt Ryan has hardly touched the ball. Aside from one terrific save from Jesus, he hasn’t had much to do. And although City have been bright and busy, the 3-1-4-2 formation hasn’t quite worked as they would have hoped. See you in 10 minutes for the second half. 45 min “Just a quick point, but if the Jesus handball was (as you say) accidental and not deserving of a yellow card, then shouldn’t the goal have stood?” says Ben Paul. “By the laws of the game, a handball is only a handball if it’s a deliberate act. An accidental handball should result in continuation of play, even if what follows might be deemed an unfair outcome for the opposition team. I know it would seem harsh to concede a goal in that way, but isn’t that the law?” Isn’t It partly an issue of interpretation? I can’t be sure as I haven’t done my revision but I thought the law didn’t specify what constituted ‘deliberate’. 45 min Brighton win a free-kick on the right wing, their first set piece in a decent position. Gross curls it onto the head of the backpedalling Dunk, whose looping header is easily held by Ederson. 41 min That was a chance for Brighton. Stephens drives an excellent angled pass over the defence for Murphy, who gets the wrong side of Walker but miscontrols the ball in the area. 38 min Brighton break four against four, but March overhits his pass and it goes out for a goalkick.

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