Date: 9th May 2018 at 12:58pm
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The Champions have two league fixtures before everyone disappears into the sunset, and therefore two chances to enter new Premier League records.

Brighton visit the Etihad later this evening following a gutsy win against a lackluster Manchester United at the weekend. That result ensured their Premier League status is assured for a second season in a row. (Well done Brighton!)

One thing City showed against Huddersfield – it has been a long season – 78% possession in front of a packed stadium in the Manchester sun, it was Huddersfield who fought and battled to keep the Blues from etching their name into the PL history books.

Chris Hughton, Brighton’s boss, has done a brilliant job keeping the club from an immediate Championship return and in doing so managed to secure some notable scalps during their epic campaign (all three promoted sides have managed to stay up) and so he and his staff deserve a pat on the back.

Amazingly, this will only be the 16th time the two clubs have played one another during a league campaign.

Did you know?

Famous Brighton supporters 

Fat Boy Slim and Des Lynham.

Head to head

Played – 15

City wins – 9

Draws – 5

City defeats – 4

Goals for (City) – 26

Goals against – 17

Team news 

Brighton are without Brown and Sidwell.

City – We know about Sergio Aguero while Vinnie Kompany is a massive doubt with a vague muscle injury.

Officials

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I wonder if Pep will allow Phil Foden to make his fifth Premier League appearance of the season and in doing so allow the 17-year-old to collect his champions medal?

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Come on CITY!

 

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