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Brighton 3-2 Manchester City: Champions throw away two goal lead after Joao Cancelo dismissal as Leandro Trossard, Adam Webster and Dan Burn seal stunning second-half comeback for hosts

Brighton put forward a brilliant performance to deliver a comeback win over Manchester City in their Premier League clash this evening.

Ilkay Gundogan put City ahead, although they were then reduced to 10 men after Joao Cancelo was dismissed for denying Danny Welbeck a goalscoring opportunity.

Phil Foden got that one and it was excellent; City should have had enough quality to close the door.

However, goals from Leandro Trossard, Adam Webster and Dan Burn flipped the script and handed Graham Potter’s side their first win over City in the Premier League.

Leandro Trossard was able to reduce the lead with a superb solo goal and Adam Webster headed an equaliser a short while later.

Dan Burn’s winner had these fans going berserk for a win from a game that didn’t matter, which is quite lovely when you think about it.

And that is a worry. Not a massive concern because, again, dead rubbers.

But it is worthy of consideration when they creep past a team like Newcastle by the odd goal in seven and then get beaten from 2-0 up against Brighton, 10 days after losing a lead in defeat at home to Chelsea.

City’s standards make that a blip. City’s status as a team playing a Champions League final in under two weeks means you have question if they are reaching a high enough speed on the runway.

Joao Cancelo was sent off when the contact appeared to come from the other party, Danny Welbeck.

That was rough, both on Cancelo, who is one of those trying to make a case for a start in the final, and also rough on City in the context of the game.

For Pep Guardiola, only Everton await before the big one. The hope will be for a sharp improvement, because there can be no excuse on the grounds of a weakened team here.

Brighton finish their Premier League campaign on the road to Arsenal on Sunday.

City will be presented with the Premier League trophy on Sunday in their home match against Everton.

John NM
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