Brighton wins to ease relegation fears
place, have contributed to City’s downfall more than most and, after winning 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium in October, they celebrated a top-flight double over the Manchester club for the first time since 1960-61.
The only blemish for Wolves were the missiles thrown from the stands when City celebrated their second goal, an incident that prompted the Football Association to launch a probe.
It was a bitter night for Guardiola, whose team has lost five league games this season after being beaten just four times in the whole of last term.
City had looked closer to their best in recent wins over Arsenal and Leicester, but it could not have made a worse start at Molineux. When Diogo Jota escaped with a well-timed run behind the City defence, Ederson rashly raced out of his area.
The Brazilian misjudged the bounce of the ball and clipped Jota, earning a red card.
Guardiola then replaced Sergio Aguero with reserve keeper
City responded by snatching the lead in controversial fashion in the 25th minute.
Riyad Mahrez made an incisive run that ended with Leander Dendoncker stepping on the Algerian’s foot, leading VAR to award a penalty.
That was not the end of the drama as Sterling’s spot-kick was saved by Rui Patricio, only for VAR to intervene again as the penalty was retaken for encroachment.
Sterling shot to the same side
London, UK - Brighton eased fears of being dragged into a relegation battle as a well-deserved 2-0 win over Bournemouth lifted the Seagulls five points clear of the Premier League drop zone.
Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Aaron Mooy scored their first goals for the club as Graham Potter’s men secured just a second win in nine league games to move 13th.
Bournemouth meanwhile remain precariously placed just two points above the bottom three and could even end the day in the relegation zone if West Ham and Aston Villa win later on Saturday.
Jahanbakhsh has struggled to make an impact on the south coast since a big money move from AZ Alkmaar at the beginning of last season.
However, the Iranian was moved to tears when he opened the scoring with his first Premier League goal less than three minutes into his first league start of the season.
Brighton’s Aaron Mooy (right) celebrates with Neal Maupay