Goals are met. Manchester City, the champion of the Premier League, drew 1-1 in the visit of Falmer to recover from the 32nd match. As a result, Brighton & Hove Albion finished sixth and qualified for the UEFA Europa League for the first time in their history.
Who was going out and coming back. The teams of Pep Guardiola and Seagull show great football in the competition between the champion and one of the great surprises of the season, in which they shared the points, but at least they were able to achieve their goal.
The provincials had their first with a superb free kick from Danny Welbeck that hit the post. In response, the Citizens had their feet in front of Erling Haaland, who lost one-on-one with Jason Steele and could not break the tie on the scoreboard.
However, a great help from Riyad Mahrez allowed Haaland to be the goalkeeper again, but instead of deciding, he decided to open to his left so that only Phil Foden could make it 1-0 in front of Jan- Paul van Hecke, which he could not deny.
Roberto De Zerbi’s men equalized with Karou Mitoma, but the goal was blocked. Then Facundo Buonanotte tried a great personal move and shot with his left foot following that he missed only from Stefan Ortega on his left until the best of the night came.
Julio Enciso took it from a distance, adjusted and shot a strong shot with the boot of his left foot, which was attached to the top left corner of the metaphor, who did not care to clear the danger and could only take the ball inside the goal. to kick again from half court.
Shortly after, Pervis Estupiñán attacked a cross that went wide and went high. Later, Welbeck managed to convert, but the goal was blocked. And almost in the closing stages, Foden missed another to visit the head with a cross, which left near the left post.
To finish, Guardiola’s men came out somewhat better. They first warned a shot from Ilkay Gündogan that went close, just as Cole Palmer conceded, who required a good reaction from Steele to deflect a corner kick at the near post.
Evan Ferguson is also in good spirits as Ortega cleans up a good shot for the locals. Like Mitoma, who controlled a cross from Estupiñán with his chest, but the goalkeeper anticipated his arrow and covered his intention. Although he asked both, the stories were different.
Haaland almost turned from his left foot and went close. Estupiñán also took a short clearance and attempted from mid-range, although it went to the right post. Haaland himself then used a header, but was choked due to a foul celebration.
The result didn’t change despite constant searching and they had to settle for one point in the side, although Brighton more than celebrated as they achieved a great goal. He faces Aston Villa last season, while Manchester City’s champions visit Brentford.