The American Express Community Stadium, Sussex, England
75′ Dunk (OG)
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FT: The result means that Manchester City moved up to second in the league on three points behind Huddersfield on goal-difference, while Brighton dropped to 19th on goal-difference, without a point, before the rest of the weekend’s matches.
FT: Brighton created some good chances and went close when Duffy fired an effort just wide via a deflection, following a corner before Pröpper fired an effort just wide from-range from the resulting-corner.
FT: Manchester City created some good chances and went close when Fernandinho tested Ryan from-range before Agüero somehow fired wide after a poor back-pass from Duffy. Agüero then fired home to put City ahead before a Dunk own-goal doubled City’s lead.
FT: So Manchester City defeat Brighton to get Pep Guaridola’s second Premier League season underway as Brighton lost their debut Premier League game.
90’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90′ The corner is cleared.
90′ Suttner concedes a corner.
90′ There will be three additional minutes.
88′ Sané is penalised for a foul on Bruno.
82′ Final Manchester City change sees Bernardo Silva replace Agüero.
81′ Sterling is booked for a cynical foul on Murray.
79′ Ederson claims the delivery.
79′ Fernandinho concedes a corner.
78′ Sané is penalised for a foul on Knockaert.
77′ Second Manchester City change sees Jesus replaced by Raheem Sterling.
76′ Groß is caught offside.
75′ Final Brighton change sees Anthony Knockaert replace March.
75′ Goal!! A teasing delivery from Fernandinho is headed past his own-keeper by Dunk under-pressure from Jesus.
73′ A De Bruyne freekick is deflected behind for a corner.
70′ Goal!! De Bruyne wins possession off Stephens before finding D. Silva, whose first-time-pass finds Agüero, who fires home into the top-corner.
67′ First Manchester City change sees Leroy Sané replace Danilo.
66′ The corner is cleared.
66′ Dunk concedes a corner.
65′ The corner is cleared.
65′ The delivery is cleared behind for another corner.
64′ Brighton concede a corner.
59′ Second Brighton change sees Glenn Murray replace Hemed.
56′ Close!! The delivery is spilled by Ederson and City scramble the danger away before Pröpper fires an effort just wide from-range.
55′ Close! The delivery isn’t dealt with and the ball eventually pin-balls into the path of Duffy, who fires inches wide via deflection.
54′ Pröpper heads an effort that deflects onto the roof of the net for a corner.
52′ Chance!! A poor Duffy back-pass falls to Agüero, who looks set to make the net bulge but the Argentine fires wide.
51′ D. Silva is caught offside.
49′ Close!! Fernandinho fires an effort from-range that Ryan saves comfortably.
45′ Brighton get the second-half underway.
HT: So will Manchester City make their dominance count or will Brighton frustrate the Premier League favourites and produce an upset? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: The visitors will need to be more clinical in the final third. They have got into a number of promising positions but have been wasteful from good chances and won’t want to rue their missed opportunities. Brighton haven’t really created anything. They have managed to get the better of the City defence on a couple of occasions but have lacked the cutting-edge in the final-third. They know chances will be few to come by against City but they will need to be more clinical in the second-half if they are to produce a memorable upset.
HT: Brighton didn’t create many chances, but the closest they went was when Dunk met a March freekick with a header that produced a comfortable save from Ederson.
HT: Manchester City created some good chances and went close when a De Bruyne freekick tested Ryan before Jesus had a goal disallowed for handball. Jesus then struck the post after Ryan palmed away his header from an Agüero cross.
HT: So we’re goalless at the break with nothing to separate the two sides.
45’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45′ There will be three additional minutes.
44′ Jesus fires an effort wide from-range.
44′ Close!! The delivery is met by Dunk with a header that Ederson saves comfortably.
43′ D. Silva is penalised for a foul.
43′ Otamendi is penalised for a foul on March.
40′ Jesus is penalised for a foul.
37′ March is penalised for a foul on Danilo.
33′ Chance!! Agüero exchanges passes with D. Silva before sending a cross that Jesus meets with a header that Ryan brilliantly palms away instinctively before the striker fires the rebound against the post under-pressure from Bruno.
30′ Stephens is penalised for a foul on D. Silva.
Disallowed goal!! A cross-field pass from De Bruyne finds Jesus, who chests the ball onto his hand with it ricocheting into the back of the net. The striker is down after clashing with the keeper and is receiving treatment before receiving a very harsh yellow card.
24′ Groß is caught offside.
23′ The corner is dealt with by the hosts.
23′ The corner is initially cleared before Stephens concede another corner.
23′ First Brighton change sees Jamie Murphy replace Brown due to an injury.
21′ Slight delay in the match as Brown is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.
20′ Agüero wins a corner.
18′ Stones is penalised for a foul on Hemed.
16′ Close!! De Bruyne’s effort clears the wall but Ryan makes a comfortable save.
15′ D. Silva wins a freekick after a foul from Stephens.
15′ Groß is caught offside.
13′ D. Silva’s delivery is headed wide by Fernandinho.
12′ Duffy concedes a corner.
8′ Danilo cut-inside before firing an effort wide from-range.
7′ The corner is cleared.
6′ Duffy concedes a corner.
5′ The corner is cleared.
5′ Duffy concedes a corner.
0′ Manchester City get the game underway.
Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.: Mathew Ryan (GK), Markus Suttner, Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy, Bruno, Izzy Brown, Davy Pröpper, Dale Stephens, Solly March, Tomer Hemed, Pascal Groß
Manchester City F.C.: Ederson (GK), Nicolás Otamendi, John Stones, Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho, Danilo, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Agüero