Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion highlights (3-1)

Manchester City skipper Kevin de Bruyne, speaking to BBC Match of the Day, on seeing off a spirited Brighton display: "It is very difficult the way they defend, it is almost man for man.

"Not a lot of space and if you beat an opponent you get a chance. For them it is all or nothing defending.

"When you beat a press it gets dangerous. When we play one v one, we knew Erling was alone and they take that risk. In the end it paid off for us [for the first goal]."

On his superb goal which sealed the win: "It was a really good goal but the important thing was getting the two-goal difference.

"At that moment it was tight and gave us breathing space.

"It is always good to show a good reaction after a loss. We showed we are always ready to go again and we've shown that for years and years."

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion . Score: 3-1.

Tags: Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester City, Premier League

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