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Brighton boss Potter accepts Man City thumping

Brighton boss Graham Potter had no complaints after their 5-0 home thrashing by Manchester City.

The scoreline was dominated by a hat-trick for Raheem Sterling.

Potter said, "Man City were too good tonight. We were well beaten by the better team. First half, we were in it a bit and had a couple of opportunities but they have got players that can hurt you everywhere.

"We are disappointed with how we petered out in the second half but it's a big ask to play Liverpool and Man City in the space of four days.

"The manner and timing of the second goal was disappointing. To get in at 1-0 having had a few moments was the aim but that was a killer one. We tried to get a foothold but we couldn't find the answers to them.

"Better teams than us will find it difficult to live with Man City. It's no disgrace from our perspective but we want to put it to bed as quickly as we can and get as many points as we can from the last three games.

"Our job is to improve our team and players as best we can. We've done some things quite well this season but clearly got a lot more to do as well."

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