Norwegian forward, Erling Haaland scored a brace to increase his goal total to 17 as Manchester City defeated Brighton at the Etihad Stadium.
The forward outworked defender Adam Webster to give his team the lead.
The former Borussia Dortmund striker smashed in a goal from the spot after the video assistant referee determined that Lewis Dunk had fouled Bernardo Silva.
Leandro Trossard’s long-range goal helped Brighton close the gap after the break.
The opposition played better as Alexis Mac Allister, Tariq Lamptey, and Trossard all posed a threat of an equaliser.
However, City captain Kevin de Bruyne secured the victory by bending a magnificent effort into the top corner from 25 yards just seconds after Ederson denied Trossard.
Pep Guardiola’s men have narrowed the gap with Arsenal with a point behind the Gunners and three points ahead of Tottenham