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Pep Guardiola claims Premier League spending is 'unsustainable'

13 August 2017, 11:54 | Erica Roy

Brighton boss Hughton positive despite Manchester City defeat

Brighton boss Hughton positive despite Manchester City defeat

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager's arrival at the Etihad Stadium was greeted by plenty of fanfare last season but Guardiola's first season in England ended trophyless.

Guardiola says he is pleased to have avoided a fraught transfer scramble close to deadline day by being decisive in the market - but refused to rule out the possibility of more arrivals before the window slams shut at the end of August.

For both Manchester City and Manchester United, last season was a disappointment.

Man City defender Kyle Walker: "We needed the win and it was good to get off to a good start, so we are happy". We saw this weekend what happened in many games. But we had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League and we decide to put energy and new players for the next four, five, six years.


Pep Guardiola can not fault the work rate of his Manchester City side, but wants more precision in their play.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton was proud of his side but felt they exhausted towards the end as City's class showed in the final 20 minutes. We tried to make it a young squad and we did it earlier and we are lucky because it would be more expensive now in the last weeks. So yes, we'll look at having as many good experiences as we can, and that goes for the whole season, not just the start. Perhaps we've got to ensure that all our players give their all and hope that City are off-colour, but it can happen that way.

Kevin De Bruyne won the ball on the halfway line before feeding David Silva who passed to Aguero for Aguero to fire home from eight yards.

After a frustrating first half, which highlighted City's failures up front from last season, change was always going to come, and the breakthrough arrived within minutes of the introduction of Leroy Sane in the 68th minute. We were stable. We controlled the game and the game was in our hands. Hopefully the work we did last season - when being champions was not possible - we can see it this season because the work is done.



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