• 2nd Half
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Manchester City
  • WalkerDanilo
    88'
  • KompanyOtamendi
    86'
  • Bruno SaltorMontoya
    84'
  • SilvaDe Bruyne
    78'
  • Gündogan
    72'
  • MurrayAndone
    68'
  • JahanbakhshLocadia
    67'
  • Mahrez
    63'
  • 1st Half
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Manchester City
  • Laporte
    38'
  • Agüero
    28'
  • Murray
    27'
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Brighton & Hove Albion - Manchester City
Premier League - 12 May 2019

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Man City come from a goal down to retain their title in style. It's taken 14 straight wins to do it but they finish a point ahead of Liverpool in a remarkable title race.

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FULL TIME! MANCHESTER CITY ARE PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!!

90'

Only two minutes will be added on... City fans, are you ready for a party?

89' 

BLOCK! Aguero, searching for goal number 22 of the season, sees his shot blocked inside the box. He's still a goal shy in the race for the Golden Boot.

  • Danilo
    OffKyle WalkerManchester CityWalker is jeered by the home supporters, who still haven't forgiven him for the FA Cup semi-final, as he makes way for Danilo.
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  • Danilo
    OnDaniloManchester City
87'

Walker is jeered by the home supporters, who still haven't forgiven him for the FA Cup semi-final, as he makes way for Danilo.

  • Nicolás Otamendi
    OffVincent KompanyManchester CityKompany leaves to a rousing reception and then shares a huge with Pep and Arteta. He is replaced by Nicolas Otamendi.
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  • Nicolás Otamendi
    OnNicolás OtamendiManchester City
86'

Kompany leaves to a rousing reception and then shares a huge with Pep and Arteta. He is replaced by Nicolas Otamendi.

85' 

The supporters are enjoying themselves in the sun and so now are the City players. One-touch football, keeping control of the ball and playing out the final five minutes of a monumental Premier League campaign in style.

  • Martín Montoya
    OffBruno SaltorBrighton & Hove AlbionA standing ovation for Bruno, who hugs a couple of team mates before leaving the pitch on his final appearance for Brighton. He is replaced by Martin Montoya.
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  • Martín Montoya
    OnMartín MontoyaBrighton & Hove Albion
84'

A standing ovation for Bruno, who hugs a couple of team mates before leaving the pitch on his final appearance for Brighton. He is replaced by Martin Montoya.

 
Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City
82' 

GOAL UPDATE: It matters little now, but Sadio Mane has grabbed his brace to put Liverpool two ahead against Wolves.

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80' 

City's hunger for more goals is admirable. Gross makes a last-ditch tackle to deny Aguero who was through.

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David Silva makes way for the Belgian.

76' 

Kevin De Bruyne is preparing to come for City now.

75' 

"Are you watching Merseyside?", sing the City supporters.

73' 

City are on cloud-nine now. Guardiola may have been appointed to deliver a Champions League but a domestic treble would be more than a comforting consolation. City will look to finish the job when they play Watford in the FA Cup final later this month.

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    GoalIlkay GündoganManchester CityGOAAAAALLLLL! Brighton 1-4 Man City: They're retaining their title in some style now! Gundogan bends a wonderful free-kick over the wall and into the top corner. The City fans can really start to enjoy their afternoon now!
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72'

GOAAAAALLLLL! Brighton 1-4 Man City: They're retaining their title in some style now! Gundogan bends a wonderful free-kick over the wall and into the top corner. The City fans can really start to enjoy their afternoon now!

  • Florin Andone
    OffGlenn MurrayBrighton & Hove AlbionA double change for Brighton, as Florin Andone and Jurgen Locadio replace Murray and Jahanbakhsh.
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  • Florin Andone
    OnFlorin AndoneBrighton & Hove Albion
69'

A double change for Brighton, as Florin Andone and Jurgen Locadio replace Murray and Jahanbakhsh.

 
Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's third goal
68' 

Scenes in Manchester...

67'

CLOSE! City's pressure is relentless now. Gundogan's side-footed effort drifts just wide of the post.

65' 

Eyebrows were raised that Mahrez was even selected today, given how inconsistent the Algerian has been this season. But he has made amends for THAT penalty miss against Liverpool in the early stages of the season with this fine, fine goal.

64' 

The jubilant City fans respond with chants of championes! They're almost there.

  • Riyad Mahrez
    GoalRiyad MahrezManchester CityGOAAAAALLLL! Brighton 1-3 Man City: THAT SHOULD DO IT! Mahrez scores a fantastic goal to give City breathing space in the game! The Algerian drops a shoulder to leave his marker to dead and fires a lovely shot into the top corner. Ryan got a hand to it but couldn't keep it out.
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GOAAAAALLLL! Brighton 1-3 Man City: THAT SHOULD DO IT! Mahrez scores a fantastic goal to give City breathing space in the game! The Algerian drops a shoulder to leave his marker to dead and fires a lovely shot into the top corner. Ryan got a hand to it but couldn't keep it out.

60' 

Sterling's shot is comfortably saved by Ryan and the longer this stays at 2-1 the more agitated Pep will become. The grey cardigan has come off which means big business!

58' 

How City would love a third goal to kill off this tie and ultimately seal the league title. Brighton are still in this at the moment.

57' 

CHANCE! Sterling gets in behind the City defence and rolls it across to Aguero, but he can't quite sort his feet out and doesn't connect with his volley.

54'

CHANCE! A rare foray forward from Brighton in this second period. Knockaert whips one to the far post, Dunk towers above Zinchenko but heads over the bar.

50' 

Brighton just haven't came out for the second-half and I'm hearing that Liverpool aren't having things their own way at Anfield. So far, so good for City.

49' 

Oh, that is nasty.

48' 

City have made a lightning start to the second-half and Mahrez forces another corner here. It comes to nothing, however.

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47' 

Mahrez cuts in from the flank but sees his shot blocked. But Brighton can't clear convincingly and the visitors are back on the hunt for what would be a killer third goal.

  • 2nd Half
46'

The second-half begins. Is there one final twist in this fascinating Premier League campaign?

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Well that was entertaining, to say the least. News had just been flooding in at the Amex that Sadio Mane had given Liverpool the lead when Glenn Murray stunned City with a headed finish at the near post from a corner delivery and Ederson all at sea.

Before the full implications of that Murray goal had set in for the City faithful, Pep Guardiola's side had levelled. Just 88 seconds later, in fact, Sergio Aguero - so often the man for the big occasion - popped up with a crucial equaliser.

City then made a slight change in formation, with Riyad Mahrez moved to the right flank and Raheem Sterling on the left, and within 10 minutes they were ahead. Aymeric Laporte wriggled free of Murray to steal in unmarked and convert with a bullet header.

  • End of 1st Half
HT

HALF-TIME: Dunk curls the ball over the wall, forcing Ederson into a one-handed stop! But Brighton won't have time to take the corner as the referee Michael Oliver blows the whistle for half-time.

 
Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City celebrates with teammates
45'+1 

FREE-KICK! Bissouma is hauled back by Kompany and Brighton have a free-kick in a dangerous position, around 25 yards out in a central area...

45'

One minute of added time to play at the end of the first half.

43' 

Manchester United are a goal down to Cardiff now. As if City's day (so far) couldn't have got any better.

42' 

Zinchenko slips through Sterling on the left but his low cross is cleared. Moments later, Mahrez lets fly with a shot from distance but it's caught easily by Ryan.

41' 

A view from Anfield...

40' 

No one can question the character of this City side. They have shown what champions are made of with this turnaround. But it's far from over. Five minutes to the break.

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39' 

It seems the best thing that happened to City was conceding that opener. That prompted Guardiola into a change of formation and has resulted in two goals.

 
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates
  • Aymeric Laporte
    GoalAymeric LaporteManchester CityGOAAAAALLL! Brighton 1-2 Man City: CITY ARE AHEAD! Laporte wriggles free from his marker Murray to steal un unmarked to head home from the resulting corner!
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38'

GOAAAAALLL! Brighton 1-2 Man City: CITY ARE AHEAD! Laporte wriggles free from his marker Murray to steal un unmarked to head home from the resulting corner!

37'

SHOT! Twisting and turning, Mahrez creates space for an angled shot, which Ryan saves with his feet. City have a corner now.

34' 

Sterling has moved to the left flank with Mahrez on the right. Aguero slides in Bernardo, who cuts back towards Mahrez, but Brighton defence firmly.

32' 

Incredible drama on the final day of the Premier League - but what else did you expect? Remember, as it stands, Liverpool currently top the standings. Long, long way to go, however.

 
Shane Duffy of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates
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SAVE! City nearly turn the tie around in a couple of minutes. There are six City players at the back post to contest Zinchenko's cross but Bernardo heads straight at Ryan.

 
Bernardo Silva of Manchester City battles for possession
  • Sergio Agüero
    GoalSergio AgüeroManchester CityGOAAALLLLL! Brighton 1-1 Man City: AGUERO LEVELS! FOOTBALL! Dear me. Magnificent from David Silva to let a ball through his legs and the man of the moment Aguero pounces, slotting the ball past a helpless Ryan.
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28'

GOAAALLLLL! Brighton 1-1 Man City: AGUERO LEVELS! FOOTBALL! Dear me. Magnificent from David Silva to let a ball through his legs and the man of the moment Aguero pounces, slotting the ball past a helpless Ryan.

  • Glenn Murray
    GoalGlenn MurrayBrighton & Hove AlbionGOALLLLLLLL! Brighton 1-0 Man City: YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS! BRIGHTON ARE AHEAD! Ederson comes for a corner delivery and gets nowhere near it, allowing Murray to head in at the near post. Incredible!!!
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GOALLLLLLLL! Brighton 1-0 Man City: YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS! BRIGHTON ARE AHEAD! Ederson comes for a corner delivery and gets nowhere near it, allowing Murray to head in at the near post. Incredible!!!

26' 

City don't deal with a Bruno long throw-in very well and now they concede a corner...

25' 

According to Sky Sports, City's background staff all know the score-line at Anfield, but Pep doesn't. Some visiting supporters have their heads in their hands - already. Tense times.

24' 

Much better from City now, as they play through the lines. It's worked to Mahrez on the left, he delivers a cross and Ryan gets a strong hand to it and punches clear.

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22' 

City have lacked their usual rhythm so far. Could this be Liverpool's day?

21' 

Gundogan spots the run of Aguero behind the City defence, but he can't execute the pass. The Argentine looks frustrated with the lack of service he has been provided with.

20' 

Brighton are sitting deep. Every man is behind the ball. They're happy to frustrate City and wait for an opportunity to hit them on the break. The longer this stays goalless, the more anxious City will become.

19' 

Sterling gets in behind the Brighton defence but his cross is too close to Ryan, who punches it clear. City keep the attack alive, with Gundogan's shot from the edge of the box charged down.

18' 

GOAL UPDATE! Sadio Mane has put Liverpool ahead against Wolves. This means that, as it stands, The Reds are top of the table. City have to respond now.

17' 

Zinchenko whips a cross behind the Brighton defence - but there's no City player prepared to gamble at the far post and it rolls out harmlessly for a Brighton goal-kick.

15'

SHOT! The ball is worked to Mahrez who cuts in and shoots left-footed but it takes a deflection and ends up in the arms of Ryan.

14' 

This is better from City. The ball is rapidly switched to Zinchenko whose cross is blocked behind for a corner. The resulting set-piece, delivered by Gundogan, is headed clear with ease, however.

12' 

Sterling lifts a cross into the box from the right but it's an inch too high for Aguero who just can't climb high enough. Bruno takes it down and clears.

11' 

Brighton are enjoying themselves in the opening stages of this contest and some of their football has been really neat and tidy.

9'

CLOSE! Here come Brighton on the counter. The ball is switched to Jahanbaksh on the left. He cuts inside and fires a decent effort just wide of Ederson's post. Pep is down on his knees - he can barely watch!

8' 

Bernardo has been lively in the opening stages and the Brighton players are having to double up to contain the flying flanker.

5'

OFFSIDE! Brighton force their first corner of the game. City can only partially clear, Knockaert swings it back in and Murray heads wide. Wouldn't have counted anyway, as the Brighton forward was in an offside position.

4' 

PENALTY APPEAL! Bernardo wins the ball back for City in midfield and dances his way into the penalty area where he goes down. The referee Michael Oliver tells him to get to his feet.

3' 

Sterling is robbed by Bissouma but it's not long until City have possession back, as they continue to probe.

2' 

Bruno, making his final appearance in a Brighton shirt, makes a lovely tackle on Mahrez on the flank, prompting the home supporters to wildly sing his name.

  • 1st Half
1'

KICK-OFF! Brighton get the ball rolling on a monumental final day in the Premier League.

14:55 

Here come the players... we're only five minutes away from kick-off.

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14:50 

City have been scoring later and later in recent games. It took them until the 70th minute to break the deadlock against Leicester and it wasn't until the 63rd-minute they breached Burnley's defence. An early goal would settle the nerves today.

14:45 

Pep has been explaining his decision to select Mahrez - "He's quality, has a lack of fear. We need good play in small spaces." It is a certainly a surprise that the Algerian has been given the nod ahead of Sane and Foden, but it's a wonderful opportunity for him to make amends for missing THAT penalty against Liverpool earlier in the season.

14:40 

Manchester City have won their last four meetings with Brighton in all competitions, including two this season. Good omen for Pep?

14:37 

It has been an absolutely fascinating season and we're all set for a thrilling finale. If Liverpool score first against Wolves, City supporters will grow increasingly anxious and that is bound to transfer to the players on the pitch. But this team has conquered pressure all season. In truth, both clubs deserve the title. Imagine if Liverpool get to 97 points and yet don't claim the trophy at the end of the season. It would be utter heartbreak.

14:35 

Hughton: "The message to my players on Sunday will be about the respect for this division. It's a home match for us which we want to win - it so happens there's big meaning. The top two can't be split - they've both been outstanding. One won't win the title, whoever doesn't will come second with an incredible amount of points."

14:30 

Guardiola: "First of all, it's a dream to be here. I didn't expect it, when we were seven points behind against this Liverpool, to be in the position we are now. We've shown many things but now is not the moment to say how well we've done. We have the chance to be champions if we win our game and that's what we have to do."

14:25 

Cast your mind back to February when Liverpool were seven points clear at the top of the table. Did you imagine City would have the title in their hands coming into the last game of the season? Their record of 12 wins in a row has been incredible, given the pressure and their fixture list. Liverpool have been sensational, too, but Guardiola's side would be fully deserving of a second consecutive title victory.

14:20 

A LOOK AT LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Origi, Salah, Mane.

So, Andy Robertson has recovered from the injury he picked up against Barcelona, while Mo Salah is back in the team. Divock Origi again leads the line, with Roberto Firmino still injured.

14:15 

Chris Hughton will be the toast of Liverpool if he can bring City's 12-game winning streak to an end this afternoon. He makes two changes to the side that held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw, with Anthony Knockaert and Beram Kayal returning for Solly March and Dale Stephens.

14:10 

One change to City's XI from the side that edged past Leicester City on Monday night. Phil Foden drops out of the match day squad, with Riyad Mahrez taking his place in midfield. The Algerian hasn't started a league game since April 3, so this is a surprise. Leroy Sane is, again, left on the bench.

14:05 

On this monumental day in the Premier League, let's start with the team news...

14:00 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the final day Premier League clash between Brighton and Manchester City.

After 37 games spread over nine months, it all comes down to this. Pep Guardiola's side are just one victory from retaining their league title and become the first side to do so since Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United in 2009.

After a week of enthralling football, who knows what can happen today. We will be keeping a close eye at Anfield where Liverpool are waiting to pounce on any City slip-up. The Reds play host to Wolves, knowing a win could hand them the title, if The Citizens have a wobble at the Amex.