Manchester City look to bounce back from their defeat at Anfield last week as they welcome Brighton to the Etihad this afternoon. That narrow loss to Liverpool ended the unbeaten start Pep Guardiola’s side had made to the season, and they will be looking for a swift and emphatic response against the Seagulls.
With Arsenal taking advantage of that defeat, City are now four points behind the Gunners but can close the gap with victory over Brighton before Mikel Arteta’s side are in action on Sunday. With no match in midweek, the likes of Erling Haaland go into this clash rested and raring to go.
Goals continue to be a problem for Roberto De Zerbi’s side, who have not scored in their last three matches. Brighton have had 54 shots in that period, with a lack of a clinical edge in front of goal letting them down. Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!
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Kick-off: 3pm BST, Etihad StadiumHow to watch: Not on TV in UKMan City team news: Stones back in trainingBrighton team news: Colwill in contentionEvening Standard prediction
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Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Manchester City vs Brighton!
Pep Guardiola’s side are looking to bounce back from their defeat to Liverpool last time out, their first of the season, while Brighton need to find an answer to their problems in front of goal.
We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 3pm BST from the Etihad.