Manchester City 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 0
Albion unsurprisingly lost at the home of the Premier League champions, as goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero saw City run out comfortable winners
Albion boss Chris Hughton certainly knows how to pick his battles though, dropping Glenn Murray to the bench and giving the largely ineffectual £15 million signing Jurgen Locadia a chance to impress up front on his own.
Albion shipped far fewer goals to City than those so far in the bottom three.
Sterling goal was a tap in and Aguero’s a superb piece of skill. Anthony Knockaert even had a chance to equalise at 1-0.
Come May this could be seen as a tactical victory in staying up.
Albion entertain West Ham at the Amex next Friday (5 October) at 8pm.