Manchester City

Riyad Mahrez is on the scoresheet as Manchester City overcomes a resilient Albion at the Etihad Stadium

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League as a dominant second-half performance helped them beat a stubborn Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City

The home side struggled for a breakthrough in a frustrating first half, before taking the lead in the 53rd minute through Riyad Mahrez.

In his 300th match for the club, Kevin De Bruyne made a surging run from the halfway line. Before his pass was deflected to Mahrez, whose shot also took a deflection into the net.

Phil Foden doubled the lead with a 20-yard shot, again thanks to a deflection. Later Bernardo Silva made sure of the points with a curling finish after good work by substitute Oleksandr Zinchenko.

City have 77 points, one clear of Liverpool. Brighton are 10th on 40 points, ahead of Newcastle United on goal difference.

By Prachyaprachetah Sarkar

Trying to travel the journey of life via the game of football.

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