Manchester, England: Days after lifting the English Premier League (EPL) trophy, Manchester City defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 to establish new tournament records for points (97) wins (31) and goals (105).
City marked Yaya Toure’s final match at the Etihad Stadium here on Wednesday night with a comfortable victory over a Brighton side already assured of staying in the EPL for another season, reports EFE news agency.
Danilo put the hosts ahead 1-0 in the 16th minute, but Leo Ulloa equalized for Brighton four minutes later.
The deadlock endured only until the 34th minute when Bernardo Silva made it 2-1 for City, while Fernandinho added a third goal in the 74th minute. Leroy Sane assisted on all three of City’s goals.
Toure, who is leaving Man City after eight seasons and three Premier League titles, was named team captain for the match and treated to a guard of honor at the conclusion of play.
A victory Sunday over Southampton in the final match of the season would make Manchester City the first team in the English top-flight to reach 100 points.