MANCHESTER CITY returned to the highest of the desk because of objectives from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero.
The champions took nearly half an hour to interrupt the cussed resistance of Chris Hughton’s Seagulls – however as soon as they did the consequence was by no means doubtful.
And it units up Metropolis completely for a key week once they have vital away video games at Hoffenheim and Liverpool.
Brighton got here with a plan to frustrate Metropolis and for the primary 25 minutes it labored nicely.
However the champions started to search out some house and Leroy Sane’s goalbound effort was blocked and looped onto the bar.
Simply earlier than the half hour, the breakthrough arrived as Sergio Aguero opened up the defence to ship Sane away down the left.
His low cross was met by the sliding Sterling who scored his third Premier League aim of the season.
The England man might have added a second quickly afterwards as he weaved into the field however his shot was fantastically pushed away by Mathew Ryan.
Quickly after the re-start Sterling tried to repay the praise by crossing for Sane however the German’s header into the turf looped up over the bar.
Albion had been hanging in there however simply after the hour a beautfiully labored aim that was began and completed by Aguero killed the sport.
The Argentine weaved via the visiting defence and swapped passes with Sterling earlier than effortlessly beating Ryan.
That was Aguero’s job carried out for the day as he was changed by Gabriel Jesus – prepared for a difficult week forward.
That aim put him stage with Alan Shearer in third place on the record of Premier League objectives for a single membership with 148.
Solely Wayne Rooney and Thierry Henry are above him.