Brighton 0 – 1 Southampton

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Southampton 1


Southampton moved five points clear of the relegation zone as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored the only goal against Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

The Saints captain latched on to Nathan Redmond’s pass to poke the ball past Mat Ryan and give the visitors a second consecutive league victory.

Nathan Redmond produced the only shot on target in a disappointing first half, but Hojbjerg’s strike sparked the game into life.

Martin Montoya came closest to the equaliser, and a first league goal for Brighton, but his fierce effort struck the Saints’ crossbar.

The visitors held on to claim their fourth away win of the season and move level with their hosts on 33 points.

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Pep Guardiola’s side quickly established their superiority in the west London sunshine, with Bernardo Silva’s 20-yard drive finding the bottom left corner inside five minutes.

Manchester City, who had 10 shots in the first 15 minutes, added their second when Sergio Aguero sublimely lifted the ball over home goalkeeper Sergio Rico from close range.

Some woeful defending from Fulham – who have now conceded 72 goals, the worst record in the top flight – contributed to both goals, with Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Joe Bryan both guilty of gifting the ball to City near their own goal.

Manchester City
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Scott Parker’s side also struggled to make an impression at the other end of the pitch and failed to register a shot on target.

City, who are chasing an unprecedented quadruple, move one point above Liverpool, who host Tottenham on Sunday (16:30 BST kick-off). continue reading…

Source – BBC Sport

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