27 minutes into the game, Brighton broke the deadlock as murray heads home. A delivery from Gross was perfect towards the near post, allowing Murray to get ahead of his man to convert with a close-range header.
But Aguero responded quite immediately. David Silva turn the ball around the corner into the left inside channel. Aguero holds his nerve, drilling a low left-footed strike between Ryan’s legs into the net.
10 minutes after Aguero equalizer, City took the lead through Laporte. Mahrez lifted a pinpoint delivery into the box and another mistake by Murray handed the visitors an opening. The Brighton striker failed to track Laporte, who was afforded a free header and he powers his header into the net from close range.
63 minutes on, Mahrez fired a 3rd for City. The Algerian raced to the edge of the box and beat one challenge with a neat piece of skill. The space was there for him to fire at goal on his right foot. He connects with his effort and found the top corner as the ball beats the hand of Ryan.
72 minutes on the clock, Gundogan scores City’s fourth of the afternoon with a brilliant free-kick from 25 yards. He curled his effort over the wall and it had enough bend to travel inside the post to nestle into the back of the net beyond the despairing dive of Ryan.
Liverpool netting 2 goals past Wolves wasn’t enough to help the Reds snatch the trophy from Pep Guardiola and his men as they reigned and retained.