Minute-by-minute report: Will City continue their rise up the table or could Brighton pull off a shock? Join Nick Ames
7.51pm GMT19:51Full-time: Manchester City 1-0 Brighton
7.49pm GMT19:49Raheem Sterling misses from the spot!
7.48pm GMT19:48Penalty to Manchester City
6.46pm GMT18:46Half-time: Man City 1-0 Brighton
6.45pm GMT18:45Goal! Man City 1-0 Brighton (Foden 44)
6.00pm GMT18:00Peeeeeep! Away we go!
All of which means Spurs v Fulham is of big interest to both of these teams. Barry Glendenning has it especially for you:
File that one under “not a classic”. Brighton played well there, I thought, and all the more so given they were weakened somewhat. City rarely looked like putting them away, really, save for that little flurry before the hour mark and of course the penalty. But at the moment it’s more about getting the job done, I think. The win puts City third for the moment – provisionally second above Liverpool if they were to win a game in hand – and four points off leaders United.
Brighton need points, not plaudits, pretty soon: they are three points and one place off the drop zone and Fulham, directly beneath them, have *three* games in hand.
at 7.56pm GMT
Full-time: Manchester City 1-0 Brighton
Foden’s lovely goal wins it, and means Sterling won’t need to worry overly about that pretty horrible penalty miss at the end.
90+3 min: And the Seagulls have a late free-kick. Sanchez goes up for it! But City survive, if a touch scruffily.
Raheem Sterling misses from the spot!
Wow – he’s totally skied it! That was embarrassing. Brighton live to fight another minute or so.
Penalty to Manchester City
A loose header back by Dunk, from Brighton’s own throw-in, is pounced upon by De Bruyne and Sanchez brings him down near the byline.
90+1 min: We’ll see three added minutes, which feels right.
89 min: Nice run by Khadra down the right, but he can’t find a yellow shirt with his cutback. City are still worried though as we near stoppage time.
88 min: And it’s wasted again, Ederson collecting but it’d curled out of play anyway. Potter must be tearing his hair out. You have to make these count!
87 min: Can Brighton muster a late charge? They have a left-sided corner and the big guys are up there. March outswings it but it’s poor and doesn’t get beyond the near post. They do win another now though ...
86 min: Trossard, who has played well tonight, comes off and the 19-year-old Reda Khadra – a new name to me – is on.
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