Phil Foden scored for Manchester City to beat struggling Brighton 1-0 and earn all three points on Wednesday night Premier League game.
Foden scored the only goal at half time when he collected Kevin de Bruyne’s pass, created space and fired into the bottom corner.
City had more chances to extend the lead with Riyad Mahrez shooting just wide, Ilkay Gundogan seeing an effort saved by Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez and Bernardo Silva hitting the crossbar. Raheem Sterling sent an injury-time penalty over the bar after Sanchez had fouled De Bruyne.
City are now third after four straight wins in Premier League and fourteenth in all competitions this season. While Brighton have lost nine straight games and are just two points ahead of 18th-placed Fulham.
In another fixture, Ivan Cavaleiro scored a late header to earn Fulham a hard fought draw at Tottenham Hotspur.
Cavaleiro’s header cancelled out Harry Kane’s first-half diving header and came just minutes after Son Heung-min hit.
Spurs thought they had a late winner after Sergio Reguilion netted Son Heung-min’s cross but it was cancelled after the Korean was spotted offside.
Cavaleiro’s equaliser was a remarkable one for Fulham whose manager Scott Parker had earlier complained that it was “scandalous” to be given just two days’ notice to face Jose Mourinho’s men after Spurs’ game at Aston Villa was postponed because of a Covid-19 outbreak in the Villa camp.
Spurs manager wasn’t also happy about the game which was fixed on short notice.
But it didn’t deter the quality and intensity of the match which was very high and both sides went away with a point each.