Manchester City v Brighton – story of the match

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Yaya Toure bade farewell to the Etihad Stadium as champions Manchester City set a hat-trick of Premier League records in a routine 3-1 win over Brighton.

Veteran midfielder Toure was made captain for his final home appearance as a City player on a night that Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho got on the scoresheet for the hosts. Leonardo Ulloa’s header had cancelled out Danilo’s opener.

Records tumbled as City took their goals tally for the campaign to 105, their points total to 97 and their number of wins to 31.

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Star man – Leroy Sane

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In with the crowd

Yaya Toure is leaving Manchester City at the end of the season after eight years with the club (Martin Rickett/PA).
Yaya Toure is leaving Manchester City at the end of the season after eight years with the club (Martin Rickett/PA)

Data point

The new records set by City in this game saw them surpass Chelsea in all three categories. They jumped ahead of Chelsea’s 2004-05 points haul of 95 and goals tally of 103 from 2009-10. The 30 wins they had prior to this game was level with the amount the west London club achieved last season.


Manchester City: Claudio Bravo 5, Danilo 7, Vincent Kompany 6, Aymeric Laporte 6, Oleksandr Zinchenko 6, Yaya Toure 7, Fernandinho 7, Ilkay Gundogan 7, Bernardo Silva 7, Gabriel Jesus 6, Leroy Sane 9. Substitutes: Benjamin Mendy (for Zinchenko, 76) 6, Brahim Diaz (for Jesus, 83) 6, Lukas Nmecha (for Toure, 86) 5.

Brighton: Mat Ryan 6, Bruno 6, Shane Duffy 6, Lewis Dunk 6, Gaetan Bong 5, Anthony Knockaert 6, Davy Propper 6, Dale Stephens 6, Jose Izquierdo 5, Pascal Gross 5, Leonardo Ulloa 6. Substitutes: Beram Kayal (for Gross, 73) 5, Jurgen Locadia (for Ulloa, 73) 5, Solly March (for Izquierdo, 79) 5.

Who’s up next?

Southampton v Manchester City (Premier League, May 13)

Liverpool v Brighton (Premier League, May 13)

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