Foden’s clinical finish just before halftime on a sodden night at the Etihad Stadium proved enough for City to claim a fourth successive league win, but it was far from comfortable.
City had chances in the second half to stretch their lead with keeper Robert Sanchez and the woodwork coming to Brighton’s rescue but the visitors finished strongly.
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The hosts could have eased the tension in stoppage time but substitute Raheem Sterling blazed a penalty over the crossbar.
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City held on, however, to move into the top four with 32 points from 16 games, four behind leaders Manchester United and one behind champions Liverpool having played one match less.