Brighton & Hove Albion v Man City - as it happened
FT: Brighton 0-5 Man City!!! All over at the AMEX in a simple win for Man City. Sterling completed his hat-trick in comical fashion while Jesus and B Silva also scored. It could have been many more in all honesty. Brighton were outplayed from the off. Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you again soon!
Two added minutes.
Lamptey puts a good cross in, but City clear.
The game has been quiet in the last five minutes, but the Sterling goal was very interesting indeed. You'll hear a lot more about that.
Sterling gets his hat-trick!!! A long pass forward finds Sterling, he chips the ball up in the air over the defender, Webster then heads the ball up in the air, Sterling then falls down on the floor, the ball hits Sterling on the back of the head, megs the goalie and goes in!! Absolutely comical!!!
Chance for Mahrez!!! He is played in and goes round the keeper, but then hits wide! I think Mahrez took too long over that.
City are cruising here, Little to report in the last few minutes.
City double sub: Rodrigo and Garcia off, Stones and Fernandinho on.
Brighton sub: Trossard off, Jahanbakhsh on.
Another chance for City which is saved by Ryan. This is one of the most one sided games of the season.
Man City triple sub: Foden, Zinchenko and D Silva on, Jesus, Mendy and KDB off. Jesus doesn't seem too happy about going off.
De Bruyne combines with Walker and the latter's cross is held by Ryan.
Sterling hits well over the goal!
Brighton triple sub: Propper, Montoya and Connolly off, Lamptey, Stephens and Maupay on.
And another! B Silva scores this time!! B Silva's shot is saved by Ryan, but he can't hold onto it, Sterling gets in there as Montoya and Ryan try and clear and the ball breaks back to B Silva who scores.
Sterling makes it 0-3!! Game, set and match! Montoya is dispossessed in his own half, City move the ball through KDB and then Mahrez crosses for Sterling to head home completely unmarked. No chance now for the Seagulls.
Off the post!!! KDB's free-kick strikes the post and then the rebound is turned towards goal by Sterling and it's saved. Man City still dominating here.
Free-kick for Man City just outside the box after KDB is brought down by Bissouma.
Ederson sends a fabulous long punt forward, but Mahrez goes too early and the offside flag is up.
Man City attack down the far side, but Mendy's pass along the ground into the area is terrible. It goes straight to a defender.
Brighton get us going again!
HT: Brighton 0-2 Man City! Half-time at the AMEX and City have dominated. Sterling made it 0-1 after 21 minutes and then Jesus doubled City's lead just before half-time. Jesus hit the bar at 0-1 and Guardiola's side have had many opportunities to score. Back for more in a bit!
Connolly attacks for Brighton, but Walker stops him by the by-line.
Two extra minutes.
Jesus makes it 0-2! KDB's corner is flicked on by Rodrigo and Jesus runs onto the ball at the back post to fire in!
Man City win a corner.
Brighton are doing some attacking now and there have been plenty of chances here.
Gross' cross is headed over by Trossard!
Great play again by City!!! Jesus runs and then passes to Mahrez whose effort across goal goes narrowly wide of the far post.
Off the bar!!! KDB wins the ball from a Brighton throw, he passes to Jesus and the Brazilian's shot is deflected off Dunk onto the bar!
Jesus heads over!!! Brighton lose the ball easily, Mahrez passes to KDB and his chipped pass is headed over the goal!
E Garcia's header from the corner finds Ryan.
Man City win a corner.
Sterling passes to Jesus and his shot is blocked!
Trossard hits one wide of the goal!
And now Mendy hits the side netting after being played in by Mahrez! Time for drinks!
Sterling gives Man City the lead!!!! A long pàss by Mahrez, is flicked on by Jesus' head to Sterling and he controls before picking out the far corner! Brilliant strike.
KDB threatens now and Brighton defend well.
How did E Garcia miss that?? Rodri flicks on the corner at the near post, Garcia doesn't expect the ball to reach him and the ball strikes his leg before going wide.
Mendy shoots and his effort is deflected behind for a corner.
Brighton win a corner, it's taken by Gross, but the Seagulls are caught offside later in the move.
City are dominating here so far and a goal doesn't look far away.
B Silva looks for Jesus at the back post and the cross is headed behind by Bernardo.
Connolly is flagged offside.
A ball into the box is knocked away by Bernardo.
The visitors have started this one brightly.
Jesus wins a corner for Guardiola's side.
Mendy sends a cross in from the near side and Jesus heads wide of the goal!
Mahrez tries to get past a Brighton man in the box, but he is stopped.
Dunk is caught offside for the hosts.
Montoya sends a cross in from this near side and Garcia heads behind for a corner.
Man City get us going from right to left in the black! Brighton in their usual kits.
The players are out here!
So six changes for Man City: Cancelo, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko (the whole back four), D Silva and Foden out, Laporte, Garcia, Mendy, Walker, B Silva and Sterling all come in.
Man City won 5-0 versus Newcastle last Wednesday. They field a much changed team from that match. Only Ederson, KDB, Rodrigo, Mahrez and Jesus remain from that team.
Brighton lost 1-3 at home to Liverpool last Wednesday. Lamptey, Burn, Stephens, MacAllister and Maupay are replaced by Bernardo, Montoya, Bissouma, Mooy and Connolly. Five changes.
Man City won 4-0 when they met at the Etihad earlier in the season.
Graham Scott is the referee for this one while Peter Bankes is the VAR.
19 degrees and sunny in Brighton this evening.
15th v 2nd. 36pts v 69pts. Brighton are eight points clear of the drop with four games left so they will basically be safe with a win here. Even if they don't, they should be ok. Man City will secure Champions League football with a win providing they win their appeal against the UEFA ban this Monday.
Man City XI: Ederson (GK); Mendy, Laporte, Garcia, Walker; B Silva, Rodrigo, KDB; Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez.
Brighton XI: Ryan (GK); Bernardo, Dunk, Webster, Montoya; Trossard, Propper, Mooy, Bissouma, Gross; Connolly.
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