Brighton 3-2 Manchester City: Seagulls come back from 2-0 down to beat Premier League champions

Report and highlights as Graham Potter’s men roar back from 2-0 down; Ilkay Gundogan had opened scoring before Joao Cancelo was dismissed; Phil Foden netted a majestic solo effort but goals from Leandro Trossard, Adam Webster and Dan Burn turned the game

Tuesday 18 May 2021 21:14, UK

Brighton came roaring back from 2-0 down to beat 10-man Manchester City 3-2 in front of 8,000 fans at a bouncing Amex Stadium.

Brighton afforded champions City a guard of honour in the pre-match preliminaries but maintained that friendly welcome in the opening stages as Ilkay Gundogan headed the visitors in front (2).

However, the complexion of the game changed when Joao Cancelo was adjudged to have denied Danny Welbeck a clear goalscoring opportunity after failing to deal with a long ball and was given his marching orders.

City were defending their box with great authority and sensationally doubled their lead when Foden scored with a fine run and finish that started inside his own half (48).

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But a quick response from Leandro Trossard (50) breathed life back into the contest before Adam Webster rose heroically to head home a Pascal Gross cross to level it up (72).


Roared on by their home fans, Brighton kept up the intensity and sensationally took the lead when Dan Burn scored his first goal for Brighton (76) on his 60th appearance for the club.

More to follow…

What’s next?

Brighton’s final game of the season is against Arsenal on Sunday, while Manchester City will celebrate their title with their returning fans as Everton are the visitors. Both games kick-off at 4pm.

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