Man City edge past spirited newcomers Brighton

14 August, 2017, 03:54 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Pep Guardiola is more than happy with how City are shaping up ahead of the trip

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Guardiola, a former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager, has yet to win a trophy since taking charge of City at the start of last season.

"Probably a draw would have been good result for them but we needed a win".

While Walker is no longer a worry for the London club, they have had to deal with dissent from another full-back, with Danny Rose recently slamming the club's wage structure and their lack of summer signings.

"I want to continue with what we did in the last three games of pre-season", said Guardiola.

Stuart Brennan, writing in the Manchester Evening News, was particularly taken by Kyle Walker's display, giving the defender 8/10 in his post-match player ratings.

"To attack ten guys in the box you need players who move well in little space". They were organised and you could see they had a clear game plan, but we've got quality and eventually it made the difference.

After finishing a disappointing 15 points behind champions Chelsea last term, City embarked on a spending spree to freshen up their squad.

The scorer was all too familiar, with Sergio Aguero capitalising on a delightful pass from David Silva. It's the Premier League.

Despite a wall of noise from the home fans, the Seagulls spent most of the game on the back foot, content to concede possession and setting up a compact defensive unit deep in their own half. "We have huge players with lots of talent".

"So although it will be hard to get a point or three against Manchester City, it's not impossible".

Guardiola said: "It is not just us".

However, other teams have also gone on a recruitment drive over the past two months and look to add a few more before the summer transfer window closes on Aug 31 in hopes of strengthening their final league standing by May next year.

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