Thursday, August 13, 2020

Raheem Sterling nets hat-trick as five-star Manchester City thrash Brighton & Hove Albion

’s side are now assured of finishing runners-up to runaway leaders Liverpool but whether they will qualify for next season’s Champions League remains another matter.

In-form  hit a hat-trick as  began a potentially turbulent few days by blowing away to secure second place in the Premier League.

Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva were also on target to help City emphatically end a run of three successive top-flight defeats on the road with a thumping 5-0 victory.

Outclassed Albion repeatedly afforded their dominant visitor’s oceans of space and offered little resistance. The Seagulls remain eight points clear of the relegation zone following a second home defeat in just four days.

Ahead of kick-off in Sussex, there was a poignant minute’s silence following the death of England World Cup winner Jack Charlton at the age of 85.

City became champions for a second successive season on their last visit to the Amex Stadium but almost 14 months on things have turned slightly sour.

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