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But City, boosted by a £200million summer spending spree, were ruthless in overcoming the stubborn Seagulls, with Sergio Aguero's goal after 70 minutes followed by Lewis Dunk's own goal.

The sight of Claudio Bravo on the City bench was a reminder of last season's goalkeeping calamities.

Glenn Murray was in fiery form last season and he will be hoping to continue the same against Manchester City. It was always going to be hard for us to score.

August 12, 2017 at 19:30, will close the program of the day of the first round of the Premier League of England duel in Brighton at the stadium "Amex" in which the local Brighton Albion will meet with Manchester City. "About who is the favourites or not, it's your (the media's) job, not ours".

"Guardiola has given the distinct impression that he is not wildly impressed with English football culture, nearly an air of disdain at times, and behind the scenes City have seen him be intense, irritable and demanding", says Matt Dickinson of The Times. What I can not control doesn't matter. "It's the same pressure as I had last season. I can handle that situation".

He added: "We spoke about that".

- Sergio Aguero has now scored against 30 of the 31 sides he has faced in the Premier League (only failing to score against Bolton Wanderers). Here every game is a battle.

Brilliant first half save from Jesus kept his side in the game and dealt well with balls into the box.

"We are here to win the games". And we did it.

As always Sane looked risky, but he would have preferred to have played from the start.

For all the time they had on the ball, it took until the half-hour mark for City to create a genuine chance.

"Six players were out of contract and in the last six or seven years, we didn't buy full-backs".

"When you're up against the quality that they've got - they have designs on Champions League; ours is to stay in this division next season".

There were 21 players in Brighton's half as early as the third minute and Aguero lashed fresh air from Walker's cut-back early on, before Kevin De Bruyne's set-piece sighter gave Ryan a comfortable first Premier League stop. But probably the first moment you allow yourselves to get really stretched as a team they capitalised. City's only concern has been the quality of their finishing in the pre-season games, but besides that, they have nothing to worry about.

Hughton, who will assess Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown's hamstring injury on Sunday, bemoaned his side relinquishing possession too easily, but felt there were "more positives than negatives".

Brighton, on the other hand, managed to secure a return to the top flight and will compete after an absence of 25 years. City's fearless new world has ushered in a new extravagance that makes the club's million pound purchases of the likes of Reeves, Steve Daley - who was once sent off at the Goldstone in 1981 - and Trevor Francis look like very small fry indeed. These days the propensity for gaffes and pratfalls has diminished at a club where professional rigour has taken the place of the old slapstick routines.

"Now it's about making sure we dust ourselves down". We have spent of course, but all the teams have spent.

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