Find out everything you need to know ahead of City's Premier League clash with Brighton and Hove Albion.


Ederson, Josko Gvardiol and Mateo Kovacic all return to the starting XI for this evening’s clash with Brighton.

Making way are Stefan Ortega Moreno, John Stones and Jack Grealish.

Pep Guardiola has resisted the temptation to make more changes to the side that beat Chelsea 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final, but will have a strong bench to turn to should he feel the need.


BRIGHTON XI: Steele, Veltman, Van Hecke, Dunk, Barco; Gross, Baleba, Lallana, Moder, Joao Pedro, Welbeck.

Subs: Verbruggen, Julio, Webster, Enciso, Adingra, Fati, Buonanotte , Offiah, O’Mah

CITY XI: Ederson, Walker (C), Akanji, Aké, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Kovačić, De BruyneBernardoFoden, Alvarez

Subs:  Ortega Moreno, Dias, Stones, Grealish, Doku, Gomez, Nunes, Bobb, Lewis


We travel to the American Express Stadium in the Premier League on Thursday 25 April with the game scheduled for kick-off at 20:00 (UK).

The game will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Ultra HD, and you can keep across all of the action via and the official app, as well as the key moments on X: @ManCity.

Supporters living around the world can find out how they can tune in via our global listings, courtesy of

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Asked about Phil Foden, Erling Haaland and John Stones in his pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Pep Guardiola said: “Erling is not ready for tomorrow. The other two are ready.”

“It’s not a big issue but he’s not available,” he continued on Haaland.

On Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi, he said: “Admiration is growing every season. He has important players, we saw it.

“They lost Colwill, Mac Allister and they have a lot of injuries. The way they play they are always there. What he has done is an incredible job.”


Our official app allows you to follow all of the action from Brighton in one place.


Minute-by-minute text updates will begin in our Matchday Centre two hours before kick-off, while our Matchday Live show will begin at 19:00 (UK). 

We will have guests Paul Dickov and Keith Curle on the latest Matchday Live show, offering their expert insight before, during and after the action. 

They will also answer viewer questions throughout the broadcast, with audience participation actively encouraged on Matchday Live. To get in touch, send a WhatsApp to: +447537186538.

During the game you can also listen to live audio commentary from Alistair Mann and Michael Brown while our text commentary continues.

Make sure to have push notifications turned on as well, so you can be alerted to key moments in the action, including goals, red cards and the team news.

Highlights from the match, as well as a full-match replay [available on CITY+] can be accessed from midnight.



Pep Guardiola will be facing the media at his pre-match press conference from 13:30 (UK) on Wednesday 24 April, where the City boss will provide all the latest team news updates and you can follow it live on and our official app.

Don’t worry if you are unable to watch Pep’s press conference as it happens as we’ll have a written review and video recap soon after it has concluded.


In our last trip to the AMEX, the Premier League title was already secured in May 2023. We extended our unbeaten in all competitions to 25 matches with a 1-1 draw, thanks to a Phil Foden goal.

In the reverse fixture earlier this season, first half goals from Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland helped 10-man City return to action in winning style as we overcame Brighton 2-1 at the Etihad to regain top spot in the Premier League table.

The victory also saw us set another new Premier League record as it was our 21st consecutive win at the Etihad – beating the previous best run of 20 set by Manchester United.


Our last league encounter was our comfortable 5-1 victory over Luton Town in at the Etihad.


Since then, we’ve narrowly missed out on progressing into the Champions League semi-finals with a penalty shoot-out defeat to Real Madrid.

Last Saturday, we progressed into the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Wembley Stadium, thanks to Bernardo Silva’s 84th minute winner.

As for Brighton, their last league fixture saw them secure a point away to Burnley in a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.


Referee: Jarred Gillett.

Assistants: Darren Cann, Neil Davies.

Fourth official: Graham Scott.

VAR: John Brooks. Assistant VAR: Akil Howson.


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