Manchester City vs. Brighton & Hove Albion – Football Match Report – October 22, 2022
Haaland appealed for a penalty on 19 minutes when he was brought down by goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, but his pleas were dismissed by referee Craig Pawson and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
It delayed Haaland only by a matter of minutes, though, as he shouldered Brighton defender Adam Webster aside and slotted home into an empty net to break the deadlock. The Norway striker added another on 43 minutes, this time from the penalty spot, as he continued to toy with the Brighton defence.
Brighton began the second half well and were rewarded on 54 minutes when Leandro Trossard pulled one back with a rifled shot from the edge of the box.
Roberto De Zerbi’s side pushed for an equaliser but the game was put beyond doubt on 75 minutes when De Bruyne netted a superb curled effort from 25 yards.
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