Manchester City restored their one-point advantage over Liverpool at the top of the Premier League with victory over a resolute Brighton.
Needing a win to reclaim top spot after Liverpool’s win over Manchester United, City were frustrated in the first half.
But Riyad Mahrez’s finish soon after the break eased the growing tension.
And a deflected strike from Phil Foden and neat effort from Bernardo Silva ensured City top spot with six games to go.
The next round of fixtures are at the weekend, with City hosting Watford on Saturday before Liverpool take on Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Sunday.
Brighton leave with no points but can take heart from another competitive away display, coming after victories at Champions League-chasing Arsenal and Tottenham.