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Sterling misses three consecutive penalties

Thu 14 January 2021 | 6:56

The English winger stepped up to double the Citizens’ lead against Brighton after the Seagulls goalkeeper, Robert Sanchez, brought down Kevin De Bruyne in the box, but blazed over the bar.

Phil Foden’s

44

th

-minute goal proved to be the game’s only goal and his eighth goal of the season, Wednesday’s 1-0 victory lifted

Manchester

City

to the third place of the table, four points away from league leaders and their city rivals,

Manchester

United

, but with one game in hand.

Raheem

Sterling

became the first player to miss three consecutive Premier League penalties since

Saido

Berahino

, who missed the same amount between April 2016 and September 2017. Also, it was Manchester City’s seventh missed penalty over the last two seasons.

On the other end,

Brighton

slipped further into relegation trouble, sitting 17

th

in the Premier League’s table.

However, the Seagulls’ boss,

Graham

Potter

, claims he is happy with his side’s performance during the defeat against

Manchester

City

.

"We are disappointed to come away with nothing,"

Potter told the BBC

. "We met a top team. I’m so proud of the players. You have to suffer here, that’s how it is. We tried to attack.

"You’re always on the stretch because they have fantastic players. They’re so good, they drive you back. Our intention was to be on the front foot and play and attack when we could.

"The boys defended well when they had to and left everything on the pitch which is all you can ask. You need everything to go your way if you’re going to get anything here.

"Second half was really good, really spirited. We pushed a very good team all the way."


source: SportMob
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