Manchester City scored three goals in the second half to secure a 3-0 victory over steadfast Brighton and return to the top of the English Premier League table.
Brighton won their last two Premier League games, against Arsenal and Tottenham, and in the entire first half, they frustrated Pep Guardiola’s team.
Despite the frustration, the hosts dominated possession, but were unable to create a clear opportunity in the first 20 minutes.
After a frustrating and tense 45 minutes, City finally took the lead eight minutes into the second half and it was none other than Riyad Mahrez.
The winger came to the end of a quick counterattack to stab the house, although his shot helped deflect Louis Dunk.
Things went from bad to worse for “The Seagull” after 12 minutes when Phil Foden’s effervescent shot veered from outside the penalty area and fired past Robert Sanchez for a 2-0 lead.
Bernardo Silva then wrapped up the win eight minutes before the end of the match, netting from close range to take a 3-0 lead.
The win ensured City’s return to the top of the table, one point behind Liverpool, who beat Manchester United 4-0 on Tuesday evening.
City’s next game will be at home against Watford on Saturday.