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Brighton Stun Manchester City to Secure Europa League Qualification

Brighton and Hove Albion held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday, securing a top-six finish and a place in next season’s Europa League.

Phil Foden opened the scoring for City in the 23rd minute, but Julio Enciso equalized for Brighton in the 55th minute.

The draw ends City’s 12-match winning run in the Premier League and means they will finish the season with at least 90 points for a record fourth time.

Brighton, meanwhile, are guaranteed to finish sixth, their highest ever top-flight finish.

The Seagulls were the better team for long periods of the game and could have won it, but they will be content with a point that secures European football for next season.

Enciso’s goal was the highlight of the game. The 19-year-old Paraguayan midfielder picked up the ball on the edge of the City penalty area and fired a stunning shot into the top corner.

It was a deserved goal for Brighton, who had created the better chances in the first half.

City responded well after going behind and created a number of chances of their own, but they were unable to find a winner.

City may have already wrapped up the title and have their sights set on the FA Cup and Champions League finals, but their line-up against Brighton was experienced and full of attacking talent.

For Brighton, the draw is a major achievement and they will be looking to build on their success next season.

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