Aguero on target as Man City down promoted Brighton

Aug 14, 2017, 00:40
Aguero on target as Man City down promoted Brighton

"We had chances in the first minutes".

For Brighton, it was a disappointing top-tier return after 34 years, ironically against the same opponents who they faced in their final game before relegation in 1983.

"We are going to see at the end of the season what happens", he indicated.

Hailed as the Brazilian prodigy most likely to hit the heights reached by his compatriot Neymar, the driven Jesus says: "I'm always training, playing or even playing video games, something connected with football".

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"I want to continue with what we did in the last three games of pre-season", said Guardiola. He pushed away a shot from Aguero and then from Kevin De Bruyne as the Seagulls worked hard to soak up the relentless City pressure. We controlled the game.

"So we have to disregard most of it, because it's something that we can't affect".

Manchester City will travel to Brighton at 16:30GMT.

"So yes we'll look at as many good experiences as we can do, and that's for the whole of the season, not just the start". But then we won at Nottingham Forest (who were then European champions), gained some confidence, put some runs together, and finished well clear of the relegation zone. The Sky Blues are big favourites to pick up all three points given the gulf in class between the two sides, let alone how travel-happy City were last season.

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Pep Guardiola's side, for all their riches, took time to get into their groove in a 2-0 win at the Amex Stadium. It is weird because as defensively fragile as they looked at times a year ago.

"Everybody expected him [Guardiola] to come and work his magic but I thought that he was the manager that had the biggest job and the biggest task in front of him".

"I am pleased with the business City have done in the transfer window so far". City have spent over 200 million pounds ($259.62 million) on full-backs Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo, goalkeeper Ederson and midfielder Bernardo Silva.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he is looking for new players but, as Chelsea and Leicester showed in the past two campaigns, there are benefits to having a consistent line-up.

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