Follow all the action as Manchester City host Burnley in the Premier League this afternoon.
Pep Guardiola’s side strolled into the Champions League knockout stages during the week thanks to a 1-0 victory against Olympiacos. However, City have endured a somewhat of an indifferent start to their domestic season, taking just 12 points from their opening eight games, leaving them in 14th place. A victory today, though, would see them surge back into the top half of the table.
Meanwhile, Burnley finally brought their disastrous run of form to an end, securing their first win of the campaign against Crystal Palace. Sean Dyche’s side have still accumulated just five points, though, and seem destined for a grinding relegation battle after a disappointing summer transfer window sold the manager short. Follow all the action below live at the conclusion of Brighton vs Liverpool:
Brighton 1-1 Liverpool: Neal Maupay missed a penalty, Diogo Jota scored for the Reds who had two ruled out by VAR - then a second stoppage-time spot-kick was netted by Pascal Gross
Liverpool do move to the top of the Premier League table, but they will be overtaken by one of Tottenham and Chelsea tomorrow. Leicester could also climb above them, and it’s looking increasingly likely that this season’s title race will be a close one.
Brighton stay in 16th, but the point will be a welcome one for them, taking them six clear of the bottom three.
That’s it! Liverpool are denied what would have been a valuable victory by that injury-time penalty. VAR will be a talking point again, despite the purpose of its introduction being to reduce controversy.
BRIGHTON 1-1 LIVERPOOL (90+7’)
Jahanbakhsh gets a shot off from the edge of the box and it deflects just wide. From the corner, Webster rises highest but heads over the bar.
GOAL! BRIGHTON 1-1 LIVERPOOL (GROSS 90+3’)
Gross drills his penalty down the middle and Alisson dives to his right. Brighton have a late, late equaliser.
BRIGHTON 0-1 LIVERPOOL (90+2’)
Penalty for Brighton! Robertson is adjudged to have fouled Welbeck. Klopp is furious. A huge chance for the home side to earn a late point.
BRIGHTON 0-1 LIVERPOOL (90+1’)
The referee is going to take a look at the monitor. Nervy moments for Liverpool…
BRIGHTON 0-1 LIVERPOOL (90’)
There’s a VAR check for a possible penalty as Robertson catches Welbeck’s foot with an attempted clearance. There’ll be five added minutes.
BRIGHTON 0-1 LIVERPOOL (88’)
Phillips is almost caught out by Welbeck, who nearly escapes on the left of the box. But the young centre-back recovers, getting a crucial foot in. A corner is then swung into the middle and hacked clear as it drops in the box.
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