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country flag Premier League Round 4
Manchester City 4 - 0 Brighton and Hove Albion
Sat 31 August 2019 15:00 View team —Āomparison
Shots On Target
  • 6
Shots Off Target
  • 8
Woodwork
  • 0
Possession
  • 54%
Shots On Target
  • 2
Shots Off Target
  • 1
Woodwork
  • 0
Possession
  • 46%
Unused Substitutes
Player. Rat. Pos. No.
Claudio Bravo 1
Phil Foden 47
Joao Cancelo 27
Angelino 12
Player. Rat. Pos. No.
Alireza Jahanbakhsh 16
Aaron Mooy
David Button 27
Shane Duffy 4
Shots On Target
  • 2
Shots Off Target
  • 1
Woodwork
  • 0
Possession
  • 46%
Substitutes
Unused Substitutes
Player. Rat. Pos. No.
Alireza Jahanbakhsh 16
Aaron Mooy
David Button 27
Shane Duffy 4

Game Report

Highlights

Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City eased past Brighton with a comprehensive victory. The visitors hopes were virtually ended when Kevin De Bruyne scored inside the opening two minutes and Aguero added his double before Bernardo Silva came off the bench to round off the scoring.

Detail

Brighton's entire gameplan and any realistic chance of getting something from the game went straight out the window in the opening seconds. Davy Propper allowed David Silva to get goal-side of him too easily and the Spaniard squared for De Bruyne to convert.

Manchester City didn't go for the jugular as expected and there was concern for Pep Guardiola as Aymeric Laporte went off with an injury.

The champions did double their tally just before half-time. Riyad Mahrez and De Bruyne combined superbly to tee up Aguero who inevitably finished.

Fernandinho had been brought on to replace Laporte in defence and the Brazilian midfielder proved a capable deputy. He made a good block on Leandro Trossard's effort - in what was a rare dangerous attack by the Seagulls.

Aguero displayed his full repertoire in the closing stages. The Argentine striker produced another stunning finish for his second before playing in Bernardo Silva for City's fourth.

Summary

Manchester City got the early goal and it was just a case of how many they would rack up after that. Brighton needed to keep it as tight for as long as possible but failed quickly and were well beaten.

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Round 1
Liverpool - Norwich City 4 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester City 0 - 5
Bournemouth - Sheffield United 1 - 1
Burnley - Southampton 3 - 0
Crystal Palace - Everton 0 - 0
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur - Aston Villa 3 - 1
Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Arsenal 0 - 1
Manchester United - Chelsea 4 - 0
Round 2
Arsenal - Burnley 2 - 1
Aston Villa - Bournemouth 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Ham United 1 - 1
Everton - Watford 1 - 0
Norwich City - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Southampton - Liverpool 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Sheffield United - Crystal Palace 1 - 0
Chelsea - Leicester City 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 1 - 1
Round 3
Aston Villa - Everton 2 - 0
Norwich City - Chelsea 2 - 3
Brighton and Hove Albion - Southampton 0 - 2
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Sheffield United - Leicester City 1 - 2
Watford - West Ham United 1 - 3
Liverpool - Arsenal 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Manchester City 1 - 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Burnley 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Round 4
Southampton - Manchester United 1 - 1
Chelsea - Sheffield United 2 - 2
Crystal Palace - Aston Villa 1 - 0
Leicester City - Bournemouth 3 - 1
Manchester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 0
Newcastle United - Watford 1 - 1
West Ham United - Norwich City 2 - 0
Burnley - Liverpool 0 - 3
Everton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 2
Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Round 5
Liverpool - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Burnley 1 - 1
Manchester United - Leicester City 1 - 0
Sheffield United - Southampton 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Crystal Palace 4 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Chelsea 2 - 5
Norwich City - Manchester City 3 - 2
Bournemouth - Everton 3 - 1
Watford - Arsenal 2 - 2
Aston Villa - West Ham United 0 - 0
Round 6
Southampton - Bournemouth 1 - 3
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Burnley - Norwich City 2 - 0
Everton - Sheffield United 0 - 2
Manchester City - Watford 8 - 0
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 0
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester United 2 - 0
Arsenal - Aston Villa 3 - 2
Chelsea - Liverpool 1 - 2
Round 7
Sheffield United - Liverpool 0 - 1
Bournemouth - West Ham United 2 - 2
Aston Villa - Burnley 2 - 2
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Crystal Palace - Norwich City 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 2 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford 2 - 0
Everton - Manchester City 1 - 3
Leicester City - Newcastle United 5 - 0
Manchester United - Arsenal 1 - 1
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 0
Burnley - Everton 1 - 0
Liverpool - Leicester City 2 - 1
Norwich City - Aston Villa 1 - 5
Watford - Sheffield United 0 - 0
West Ham United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Arsenal - Bournemouth 1 - 0
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 2
Southampton - Chelsea 1 - 4
Newcastle United - Manchester United 1 - 0
Round 9
Everton - West Ham United 2 - 0
Bournemouth - Norwich City 0 - 0
Aston Villa - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Chelsea - Newcastle United 1 - 0
Leicester City - Burnley 2 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Watford 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Southampton 1 - 1
Crystal Palace - Manchester City 0 - 2
Manchester United - Liverpool -
Sheffield United - Arsenal -
Round 10
Southampton - Leicester City -
Manchester City - Aston Villa -
Brighton and Hove Albion - Everton -
Watford - Bournemouth -
West Ham United - Sheffield United -
Burnley - Chelsea -
Newcastle United - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Arsenal - Crystal Palace -
Liverpool - Tottenham Hotspur -
Norwich City - Manchester United -
Round 11
Bournemouth - Manchester United -
Arsenal - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Aston Villa - Liverpool -
Brighton and Hove Albion - Norwich City -
Manchester City - Southampton -
Sheffield United - Burnley -
West Ham United - Newcastle United -
Watford - Chelsea -
Crystal Palace - Leicester City -
Everton - Tottenham Hotspur -
Round 12
Norwich City - Watford -
Chelsea - Crystal Palace -
Burnley - West Ham United -
Newcastle United - Bournemouth -
Southampton - Everton -
Tottenham Hotspur - Sheffield United -
Leicester City - Arsenal -
Manchester United - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Aston Villa -
Liverpool - Manchester City -