- City won 2-0
- Aguero scored for City
- Dunk scored an own goal
Brighton defended admirably on their Premier League debut but eventually succumbed to Sergio Aguero’s strike and a Lewis Dunk own goal at the Amex Stadium. After spending 230m over the summer, the expectations from Pep Guardiola’s side are huge and they lived up to them after a convincing performance on the night. Striker Sergio Aguero slotted in handsomely to get the first for City before a Lewis Dunk own goal saw City cruise to a comfortable 2-0 victory.
City have the power to be monstrously good this season and they put in a dominant performance against a Brighton side who committed error after error on the day. Goal keeper Enderson and defenders Danilo and Kylie Walker were handed their debuts for City, as they boasted of a 203m worth bench, 10 times more expensive than the Brighton starting 11.The match was incredibly one-sided at times with City creating slew after slew of chances and not letting Brighton into the game at all. Guardiola paired Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero, with Jesus shining and having the two decent chances of the first half but failing to convert either of them. City’s quality came out on top in the second half as Sergio Aguero produced a clinical finish to fire his side into the lead and net his 170th goal for the club. Brighton defender Lewis Dunk then headed the second goal into his own net to seal the match for City.
The ease with which City opened their opponents has surely rung out warning bells for the rest of the challengers for the Premier League title .Expect City to battle till the end this season in all competitions.