Man City: Slick Citizens Battle To Victory Against New-Boys Brighton (Video)

Alan Duffy

13th, August 2017

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Title favourites Manchester City battled to victory against Premier League new-boys Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

The Citizens, not surprisingly, totally dominated throughout the game, but came up against an organised, hard-working Brighton side.

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Gabriel Jesus started up front in tandem with Sergio Aguero, and the Brazilian produced some moments of pure class during the game.

Jesus also had a great chance to score, only to see his header saved by Mat Ryan.

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The Seagulls did have a couple of chances to open the scoring themselves, with centre-halves Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk both going close.

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After the break, City continued to dominate without managing to break down the Brighton backline, prompting Pep Guardiola to send on Leroy Sane for Danilo on 68 minutes.

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Just two minutes after that switch, City finally made the breakthough, with Aguero firing home after being set up by David Silva.

With Brighton tiring, the visitors pushed for a second goal and it would come on 75 minutes, with Dunk heading into his own net from a Fernandinho centre.

The game would end in a deserved victory for Guardiola’s star-studded side, who had to work for the three points.

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As for Chris Hughton, the Brighton boss can be proud of his side’s diligent display. And anyway, they won’t face many better sides in the top-flight this season.

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