BRIGHTON: WELBECK MISSING FOR BIG DEFEAT
Danny Welbeck was a major absentee as Brighton and Hove Albion were convincingly beaten by holders Manchester City in their Premier League clash at the weekend. Without Danny Welbeck in their squad, Brighton lost 4-1 to the Premier League champions.
Brighton have been without Danny Welbeck since he sustained an hamstring injury last month.He picked up the injury in the last quarter of the M23 Derby clash at Crystal Palace. Welbeck left the game with Palace leading 1-0 thanks to a first half penalty from Ivorian winger WilfriedZaha after Leandro Trossard was penalised for a foul on Chelsea loaneeConor Gallagher. England junior international Gallagher is on loan at Palace from London rivals Chelsea for the season. Brighton rescued a point with virtually the last kick of the game thanks to the strike from Frenchman Neal Maupay.
Danny Welbeck has now missed the last three games including the Manchester City game as a result of the injury picked up during the game with the Eagles.
Manchester City showed their class against the Seagulls as they had established a three-goal lead around the half hour mark. German international IlkayGundogan was making his first start in the Premier League for one month following his recent layoff due to injury and he gave the English champions the lead on 13 minutes.
England international Phil Foden has been the man in the lone striker role at Manchester City in recent games and he scored twice in three minutes to take the game beyond their opponents in the first half. Foden scored the second Manchester City goal on 28 minutes before he completed his brace shortly after the half hour mark. His goals gave City a three-goal advantage at the break.
Zambian midfielder EnockMwepu came off the bench to win a penalty off Manchester City goalkeeper EdersonMoraesnine minutes from time and Argentine player Alexis Mac Allister was able to pull one back via the said spot kick. Manchester City substitute RiyadMahrez ensured that the game ended 4-1 deep into stoppage time with his goal off the assist from the impressive Foden.