Brighton vs Man City LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Brighton vs Man City LIVE: Latest Premier League updates
Follow all the live action from the Amex Stadium

Brighton host Manchester City on Saturday evening in the Premier League, a meeting of two clubs in the top four – one rather more surprising than the other at this stage. The Seagulls have impressed and lost just once so far in the league, though face a big task to keep the reigning champions at bay. Pep Guardiola’s outfit are third, just above their hosts, and have the top flight’s joint-best defensive record at this stage.

City were in action in midweek in the Champions League and produced what the manager termed one of their best European performances of his tenure, thrashing Club Brugge and scoring five goals in the process. Prior to that it was an easy win over Burnley in the league last week, making it seven unbeaten in that competition since the opening day of the campaign.

The two managers did clash last season, but Graham Potter says he apologised and doesn’t expect it to be a factor when they meet again, hoping for a “cuddle” from his opposite number. Follow all the live updates and action as Brighton host Manchester City below:


Brighton vs Man City

Raheem Sterling isn’t included in the Manchester City squad for today’s game and Pep Guardiola confirmed that this is down to a back problem for the England forward.

It’s a blow for City as Sterling has scored four goals in four Premier League starts against Brighton, netting a hat-trick on his last visit to the Amex Stadium in July 2020.

Michael Jones23 October 2021 17:21

Brighton vs Man City

Neal Maupay has scored four of the Seagulls’ eight league goals this season however he’s failed to register a single shot in his last three appearances against Manchester City.

Michael Jones23 October 2021 17:16

Brighton vs Man City

Manchester City have kept six clean sheets in their opening eight Premier League games for the first time. They’ve only conceded three goals so far which is the fewest in the league alongside Chelsea (also three).

Michael Jones23 October 2021 17:12

Brighton vs Man City

Manchester City have lost two of their last five away fixtures in the Premier League, winning two others and getting one draw. For Manchester City usual standards those stats may just give Pep Guardiola something to think about especially if they fail to beat Brighton at the Amex today.

Michael Jones23 October 2021 17:08

Brighton vs Man City

Brighton are unbeaten in five Premier League fixtures, although they have drawn their last three in a row.

The Seagulls have been involved in 19 goalless draws since their promotion to the Premier League in 2017-18, the most of any team in the division in the same period.

Michael Jones23 October 2021 17:04

Pre-match thoughts of Adam Lallana

Brighton’s Adam Lallana is expecting a tough game against the Premier League champions tonight but is relishing the challenge. Have a watch of his pre-game interview:

Michael Jones23 October 2021 17:00

Guardiola on Brighton

Pep Guardiola has a soft spot for Brighton and enjoys watching them play under Graham Potter. Whenever the two side meet Guardiola is full of superlatives for the Seagulls. During his pre-macth presser he said:

“I enjoy watching Brighton. They are an exceptional team. They are the same team [as last season. We are] absolutely not [looking for revenge]. In football, you win or lose.

“Last season, we were champions. We were preparing to play the final of the Champions League. Now, we are fighting to be champions – there is a big difference.”

Michael Jones23 October 2021 16:55

Potter on Manchester City

Graham Potter outlined the size of the task ahead of his Brighton team this evening during his programme notes for the game. He calls Man City the best team in the Premier League and say his players will have to play positively to beat them. He wrote:

Manchester City have consistently been amongst the best, if not the best, in the Premier League during my time as Brighton manager, and we know how good they are, and what the task in front of us is.

“They are a fantastic group of players, and with a manager and staff held in the highest regard. We know that we will need to be at our very best to keep our recent good run going, and the players will approach the game with the same positive attitude they have shown all season.”

Michael Jones23 October 2021 16:51

Pep Guardiola not thinking about revenge as Man City prepare for Brighton

Pep Guardiola insists there will no thoughts of revenge in his head when he takes his Manchester City to Brighton on Saturday.

City blew a 2-0 lead to be beaten 3-2 at the Amex last season after having Joao Cancelo sent off just 10 minutes into the match, in which Guardiola confronted Brighton boss Graham Potter who subsequently apologised for some over-zealous celebrations of his side’s opening goal.

The defeat was a setback for City in the final weeks of their build-up to the Champions League final, but Guardiola said it had not been part of his thinking this week.

Pep Guardiola not thinking about revenge as Man City prepare for Brighton

City surrendered a 2-0 lead to lose at the Amex last season in a match which saw Guardiola confront Brighton boss Graham Potter

Michael Jones23 October 2021 16:47

Head-to-head: Brighton vs Man City

Brighton came from 2-0 down to beat Manchester City 3-2 in this fixture last season so will be confident that they can challenge the champions this evening.

That win ended a run of seven straight defeats for the Seagulls against Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League.

Michael Jones23 October 2021 16:43