Sunday, June 4, 2023

Champion City’s chariot stopped at Brighton

Manchester City secured the league title by taking advantage of Arsenal’s failure at the end of the season. This time, Brighton stopped the joy of that city. Pep Guardiola’s men drew 1-1 with Brighton in the English Premier League on Wednesday night. Phil Foden scored for City and Julio Nciso scored one each for Brighton.

The draw did not change the position of any team in the points table. Brighton is at number six in the table with 62 points in 37 matches. On the other hand, City is at the top with maximum 89 points in 37 matches. Meanwhile, Arsenal is second with 81 points and Manchester United is fourth with 70 points.

From the beginning of the match held at Falmer Stadium, Manchester City dominated possession of the ball. But hosts Brighton were ahead in attack. On this day, the City footballers kept the ball under themselves for 62 percent of the entire match. And four shot along the opponent’s goal.

On the other hand, Brighton, who are behind in possession, managed to keep the ball under their control for 38 percent of the entire match. However, the host footballers had a lot of edge in the attack. Man City managed to take a total of seven shots on goal.

Man City took the lead at Brighton in the 25th minute with Phil Foden’s goal. But the hosts did not have to stay behind for long. Brighton equalized with Julio Enchiso’s goal in the 38th minute of the match. If there are no more goals in the first half, the two teams have to go to the break with a 1-1 margin.

Both teams were desperate for a goal in the second half. Brighton attacked the opponent’s goal one after another. On the other hand, CTO has made a goal attempt. But in the end, neither team scored. As a result, the match ended with a goal difference of 1-1.

(05 May/MM)


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