Brighton were no match for Manchester City, who crowned themselves Premier League champions for the second season running. This game served as a prime example of how we will remember most of the domestic matches by Guardiola’s City: demolishing an opponent that sits back in a low block with positional play, quick combinations and dribbles […]
Liverpool struggled to find a consistent way of breaking down Brighton’s medium block, giving Chris Hughton’s side hope in the first half. However, a cheaply conceded penalty allowed Mohamed Salah to score the game’s only goal, leaving Brighton with an uphill battle against a defense that never really looked like conceding.
Unai Emery’s 4-4-2 diamond system dominated early on, but Arsenal’s post-goal game-management cost them dearly in the end. Emery’s second half changes made matters worse, because they killed the connection between defense and attack. Brighton capitalized and took a deserved point against a top six team. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. […]