Manchester City 4-1 Brighton: 5 players who won the Premier League for Pep Guardiola
- The whole team was exceptional, but Pep Guardiola will be extra pleased with these 5 men who were brilliant on the night
#4 Ilkay Gundogan
The German footballer was selected in place of the phenomenal Fernandinho and had big shoes to fill on the most important day of the season. Gundogan turned out to be quite adept at his job and was efficient in the center of the park for the City team.
He ensured that the Brighton midfield had no impact on the game and the only way the home side got into the game was through a set piece.
Gundogan was also crucial as City piled on the bodies forward. He kept the ball moving and tried to catch the forward runs of his players from the deep. However, it was in the 72nd minute that his most telling contribution in the game arrived.
After City won a free kick near the box, up stepped the German midfielder. Gundogan struck the perfect free kick, up above the wall and into the top right corner. It was the goal that finally allowed City to relax and start cruising.Published 12 May 2019, 22:05 IST