Published: Wed, January 13, 2021
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Gabriel Jesus On Bench - Manchester City Team vs Brighton Confirmed

Gabriel Jesus On Bench - Manchester City Team vs Brighton Confirmed

Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester City to make it four wins in a row in the Premier League by claiming a 3-0 home victory over Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday night.

Pep Guardiola's men will now be looking to get their Premier League campaign back on track as they bid to get towards the top of the table and continue their title push.

But Guardiola said he was not entertaining thoughts of dethroning champions Liverpool.

City began the season in indifferent form but have gained momentum in recent weeks, compiling a 13-game unbeaten run in all competitions and winning their past six fixtures in succession. He's a guy whose physicality is incredible, he could play again the day after a game and this is so important us to have players consistently fit. "I said to the players we have to be at a high standard to beat them".


The Spaniard said City face a tough challenge against Graham Potter's Brighton, who are 17th with 14 points after 17 games.

They will also miss up to five players for the clash, led by striker Sergio Aguero, who has been forced to self-isolate after someone close to him tested positive for Coronavirus.

But after a goalless extra-time, both Steele and Webster redeemed themselves with Steel's brilliant saves and then Webster converting the decisive spot kick to send Graham Potter's team into the fourth round draw. "When you see them, you are concerned about the quality".

"Bernardo is so intelligent, he can play everywhere", said Guardiola.

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