Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola was happy with the performance of his squad in Saturday’s late Premier League clash as the club defeated Brighton 2-0 away from home.
Despite the dominate play from Manchester City, the club failed to breakdown Brighton until Sergio Aguero’s 70th minute goal. Even then, Brighton looked likely of getting a goal of their own. However, Manchester City put things away just five minutes after their first strike thanks to a Lewis Dunk own goal.
David Silva’s assist for Aguero’s goal helped the Spaniard receive man of the match honours. Silva posted a 93% pass success rating.
After the match, Guardiola spoke about Manchester City’s preparation and performance in Saturday’s win.
“I want to say thank you to the club, for the next four, five years we have young players with huge talent,” he said.
“Last season with Leroy [Sane] and [Ilkay] Gundogan, this season with Bernardo, Danilo, Mendy and with Kyle – they are young enough to play four, five years. So big congratulations to all people working with City, we are a strong club.
“I want to continue with what we did in the last three games of pre-season. We were stable but we have to try to improve. The most important thing was to win the first game.
“We are here to win games, we won but it is just the first one
“We have to learn to attack better. The big teams have to handle all situations. I am satisfied, especially with the second half.”
Manchester City will host Everton in English Premier League week 2. The club’s strong start have many believing this could be their year to win another league title.
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