September 29, 2018 / 4:00 PM / 8 months ago

Soccer-Blues cruise as Aguero and Sterling strike

* Manchester City beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 to go top ahead of late kickoff

* City have dropped only four points from past 13 league games

* Raheem Sterling opened scoring with simple first-half tap-in

* Sergio Aguero added the second after linking well with Sterling

* Argentine has scored seven goals this season

* City away to Liverpool next; Brighton home to West Ham MANCHESTER CITY 2 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0

Sept 29 (Reuters) - A stunning Sergio Aguero goal capped Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium as Pep Guardiola’s champions served further notice that they will again be the side to beat in the Premier League this season. Although City had lost their previous home game to Lyon in the Champions League, there was never much chance of a repeat against a Brighton side who have never beaten them away. City have now dropped just four points from their past 39 in the league.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring with a simple tap-in for his fourth goal of the season after excellent work from Leroy Sane on the left. Sterling was also involved in City’s second, exchanging a superb one-two with Aguero after the Argentine had burst forward from the halfway line, beating three players on his way.

Aguero kept his cool to slot home for the win that returned City to the top of the table ahead of the late kickoff between Chelsea and Liverpool. (Reporting by Neil Robinson, Editing by Neville Dalton)

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