Manchester City take on Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday, looking for the goals and the win that will finally break the two pending records.
City faced Brighton on the opening day of the season and came away with a 2-0 victory, but both have had vey differing fortunes over the season, with the blues winning the Premier League, while Brighton secured their Premier League status on Friday by beating Manchester United
City and Brighton have met just fifteen times in the league, twice in the FA Cup winning one, and once in the League Cup which ended in defeat for the blues. City have never lost a home game to Brighton since their first league meeting in August 1979. The blues have won five and drawn two of the seven matches played, the most recent coming in 1988, which City won 2-1.
Including that win, the blues have won the last three at home, 4-0 in November 1983 and 2-0 in February 1985. Brighton’s only points at City came courtesy of 1-1 draws in March 1981 and December 1982.
The blues biggest winning margin is 4-0, achieved in seasons of 1981/82 and 1983/84, while the smallest margin is by one goal, 3-2 in August 1979 and the 2-1 in 1988. City have scored 17 goals in this fixture, and conceded just 5 in total.
Wednesday’s match will be only the fifth time the two teams have met in the top flight in Manchester, with the other three coming in the old second division.