Mon. Aug 2nd, 2021

Brighton claimed all three points as Dan Burn smashed home the winner to give them a superb 3-2 victory over Manchester City at the Amex.

The defender followed up his initial shot to send the home faithful into raptures on the south coast. Ilkay Gundogan gave City the lead in just the second minute before Joao Cancelo was sent off.

Phil Foden’s superb solo effort made it 2-0 after the break but Leandro Trossard pulled one back. Adam Webster made it 2-2 on 72 minutes before Burn’s late heroics.

Graham Potter made just one change from the draw with West Ham as Alexis Mac Allister replaced Trossard. But Pep Guardiola opted for six changes from the win over Newcastle.

Ederson, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Riyad Mahrez and Foden returned to the starting line-up.

With fans back at the Amex Stadium, the Seagulls fans were hoping for big night but fell behind in just the second minute. And it was Gundogan who added another to his impressive tally.

From their first attack Riyad Mahrez delivered a superb cross and Gundogan beat Ferran Torres to the ball to head home from close range. Albion were given a boost when Cancelo was sent off on nine minutes.

Mac Allister’s long ball over the top forced Cancelo to turn and, under pressure from Danny Welbeck, brought the striker down. VAR confirmed an early bath for the Portuguese.

Burn the hero

Welbeck was forced off through injury on 28 minutes and City were good value for their half-time lead. Three minutes after the interval Phil Foden made it 2-0 with a superb solo effort.

Picking up the ball in his own half, the youngster just kept going before drilling his shot past Robert Sanchez. But two minutes later Brighton were back in it as Trossard squeezed his shot home inside the box.

Leandro.Trossard.2021.TEAMtalk11

Gundogan then had to be substituted after taking a knock to the knee – worrying with the Champions League final so close.

Brighton’s pressure told as Webster levelled affairs with 18 minutes left to go. He rose highest to head home to the delight of the home fans.

And the supporters were in dreamland five minutes later as Burn notched the winner. His first effort was saved by Ederson but he smashed home to rebound to send the fans into a frenzy.

Full report to follow…

The post Burn strike completes comeback as Brighton down 10-man Man City appeared first on TEAMtalk.