Manchester City 1-0 Brighton: Player ratings as Phil Foden strike proves decisive

Manchester City recorded their seventh win on the bounce with a 1-0 victory over Brighton at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Phil Foden’s goal on the stroke of half time proved decisive, the City youngster drifting past Adam Webster with a fabulous first touch and passing the ball into the corner of the net.

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Raheem Sterling blazed a spot kick over in stoppage time after Kevin De Bruyne had been brought down by Robert Sanchez – the only mistake the Seagulls goalkeeper made all game, having thwarted City with a number of fine saves.

Let’s get into some player ratings.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Dias started at the back for City | James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images
De Bruyne captained City | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

3. Forwards

Foden opened the scoring for City | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Brighton Ratings

Sanchez made two good first half saves | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

6. Midfielders & Wingbacks

Bernardo started out wide for Brighton | CLIVE BRUNSKILL/Getty Images
Mac Allister started in Brighton’s front three | Pool/Getty Images

8. Substitutes

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