City in cruise control with 2-0 away victory

Toure has repaired his relationship with the Spaniard after falling out at the start of last season

Toure has repaired his relationship with the Spaniard after falling out at the start of last season

We can play good and we can win games.

"There are a lot of positives to take out of this game, building on what we did in preseason".

Chris Hughton took the positives after Brighton's first Premier League match ended in defeat to Man City on Saturday. Keeping four central defenders around would also prevent the City boss from having to deploy full-backs and midfielders his back line, something common last season, when Aleksandar Kolarov and Fernandinho occasionally played as makeshift centre-backs.

After a relatively disappointing debut season at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has gone big in this summer's transfer market.

"You've got to be able to overcome those hard experiences that are going to come in this league". Another good question that can be answered in the match against Brighton is does Aguero play the majority of matches including the matches against the top 6 or does Jesus start up top against the lesser teams and plays with Aguero against the top 6 teams giving Manchester City an added attacking threat. But we can not forget that when we do something better than last season it's because we've been one year together.

"Last season I was sitting here after the Sunderland game and you said you are the favourites, most lovely handsome and nice guys in the league", Guardiola said.

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

But when they did it was a hint of what was possible as Aguero converted after a slick move with Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva.

Manager Guardiola's focus on bringing in quality wide players on either flank has been crucial to City's strategy of stretching opponents in pre-season.

"That moment in the 70th minute, when we allowed ourselves to be stretched, was the only moment until then that they capitalised on".

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Guardiola confirmed Mendy and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan are recovering well but neither would be available for selection for City's weekend clash at the Amex Stadium.

"Today was very much a club day. They need to make sure they're up for it and ready for it". Unfortunately, the 30-year-old has fallen foul of managers and team-mates during his time with City, according to Nick Ames of the Guardian, despite winning two Premier League titles with the club. Another trophy-less season will likely be deemed another failure and expectations, as such, are high in the Premier League, with an eye too on the Champions League semi-final at the very least.

Even so, the signs are that City are still adjusting to it themselves.

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