Publicado: Sol, Agosto 13, 2017
Deporte | By Armando Espinosa

Fans' View: Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City

Fans' View: Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City

Pep Guardiola paired Gabriel Jesus and Aguero in attack, with new arrivals Kyle Walker and Danilo providing support from the flanks in a 3-5-2 system.

And the City players know that they must improve on their third-place finish last season - especially as boss Pep Guardiola has spent more than £200million on new players this summer. 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 match against Manchester City, our debut in the Premier League, will also be one of the club's greatest-ever occasions.I want to see my club competing against the best in the land, and to see some of the best players in the world gracing the turf of the Amex Stadium".

Brighton's Goldstone Ground was indeed sold but very little of the money went to the club, ushering in a period of uncertainty on and off the pitch that lasted for the best part of two decades.

Manchester City will be looking to start their Premier League 2017/18 season on a high when they take on newcomers Brighton on Saturday.

De Bruyne's probing almost paid off in the 27th minute when a measured ball over Brighton's defence was bundled in by Jesus, but referee Michael Olivier spotted the Brazilian's hand making the crucial final touch and the goal was ruled out. Below is a ratings form for you to fill out with how you rate each Manchester City player's performance. We needed to do that because there were four or five players at the end of their contract and we try to make a younger, deeper squad.

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Selling Nasri won't be easy, though, not when City are asking suitors to "meet the club's £10 million plus asking price in addition to footing his £9.6 million-per-year wages", per James Ducker of the Daily Telegraph.

But a broken foot stopped the Brazil No. 9's early momentum and saw Aguero re-assert himself in his absence.

"We probably have to concentrate on the levels that we can affect".

Dressed rather like an American college student in beige trousers, a black top and white pumps, he cut a relaxed figure on the touchline, knowing, perhaps, that there would be tougher tests ahead.

"He's learning all the time, and I don't think anybody can dispute what a brilliant manager he is", said Hughton of Guardiola.

City, as expected, dominated possession and hemmed Brighton into their own half.

Guardiola will be hoping City's big transfer spend will help Manchester United's noisy neighbours to glory after a disappointing campaign last season.

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