City avoids early strain of title rivals by beating Brighton

Postado Agosto 13, 2017

The 23-year-old's £35m transfer fee surpasses the previous world-record £32.6m paid by Juventus to Parma in 2001 to bring Gianluigi Buffon to Turin.

Pep Guardiola will have been disappointed with his first season in England as it was his first season without a piece of silverware for the first time in his managerial career, and the Catalan has looked to rectify by breaking the bank with the likes of Bernardo Silva, Ederson, Kyle Walker, Danilo and Benjamin Mendy joining the cause thus far.

Wenger has bolstered his squad with two more signings so far this summer after wrapping up deals for both Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette. "I'm calm and I'm ready to help my team".

Guardiola will hope goalkeeper Ederson, acquired from Benfica for £34.9 million, is less error prone than Claudio Bravo, whose dismal season was a major factor in City's failed title challenge.

"Just a year ago, the only question about Toure was how long it would take for Guardiola to move him on but there has clearly been a meeting of minds and that shows that Guardiola's influence and control is working well".

No wonder Guardiola was so relieved at the start of his second season in charge. I'm very excited to see what pace looks like from a fullback and surely he will provide it. "So, I didn't think twice when I got the proposal from City".

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that he was "very happy with the new players" in Saturday's 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League. "We are going to improve the way we attack", Guardiola told BBC Sport.

Man City captain Vincent Kompany: "We had to patient the first half, they were defending well and they had a clear game plan, but we have quality in the team". He will be rotated a lot more this season but remains an important part of this team. "It will not be easy but we travel to win the game".

"There will be bigger scorelines than this in some Man City games because of the quality that they have got", Brighton manager Chris Hughton said. He also finished the season strongly after that double assist against Watford, which ultimately made him the Premier League's Assist King.

"We were stable", Guardiola said.

"We probably have to concentrate on the levels that we can affect". We have spent of course, but all the teams have spent.

"You've got to be able to overcome those hard experiences that are going to come in this league".