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Phil Foden’s attack gives Manchester City a narrow victory over Brighton

Phil Foden’s strike delivers Manchester City narrow victory over Brighton, pushing Pep Guardiola’s side to third in the Premier League table as Raheem Sterling misses a late penalty

Manchester City climbed back into the top four of the Premier League on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Brighton.

The hosts took control from the opening substitution and Kevin De Bruyne had a good chance, but Robert Sanchez put away the Belgian’s attempt.

Phil Foden gave Pep Guardiola the lead just before half-time with an excellent finish after his first touch took him away from the Brighton defenders.

Riyad Mahrez and Joao Cancelo had golden opportunities to double City’s advantage, but they were unable to convert. Raheem Sterling had a golden opportunity to add to his number in injury time, but the winger shot his penalty over the crossbar.

More to follow.

Manchester City climbed back into the top four of the Premier League with a 1-0 victory

Manchester City climbed back into the top four of the Premier League with a 1-0 victory

Phil Foden scored the decisive goal just before half-time with a beautiful finish from 20 meters

Phil Foden scored the decisive goal just before half-time with a beautiful finish from 20 meters

Phil Foden scored the decisive goal just before half-time with a beautiful finish from 20 meters

Kevin de Bruyne caused problems for Brighton in the game but could not beat Robert Sanchez

Kevin de Bruyne caused problems for Brighton in the game but could not beat Robert Sanchez

Kevin de Bruyne caused problems for Brighton in the game but could not beat Robert Sanchez

Relive Sportsmail’s Ieuan Ivett’s coverage of the EPL match between Man City and Brighton including score, lineups and construction.

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