Julio Enciso of Brighton showcased his brilliance by scoring an extraordinary equalizer, securing Europa League qualification for the Seagulls in a thrilling 1-1 draw against reigning champions Manchester City.
The opening goal came from Phil Foden of City, who skillfully maneuvered the ball past Jan Paul van Hecke, a Brighton defender stationed on the goal line. Erling Haaland provided the assist, leaving goalkeeper Jason Steele stranded.
Deserving their equalizer, Brighton found the back of the net through the 19-year-old sensation Enciso. His remarkable strike from 25 yards found its way into the top corner with pinpoint accuracy.
However, Haaland’s goal was disallowed in the 79th minute after a video assistant referee review determined that he had committed a foul on his marker.
Brighton held on to secure the draw, thereby ending City’s impressive 12-match winning streak in the Premier League.
Brighton’s hard-fought point not only guarantees them a place in the top six but also solidifies their spot in next season’s Europa League group stage.