For Brighton, it was a disappointing top-tier return after 34 years, ironically against the same opponents who they faced in their final game before relegation in 1983.
It's based on the top six from last season so you're the gaffer of either Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool or Manchester United.
"It's going to be tough, very tough".
"It was an fantastic feeling to score against Manchester City". There's a gulf between Albion and City.
"We know it's going to be a special day because it's the first Premier League game at the Amex, and the first Premier League game for the club". "But we were not able to achieve what we were looking for". I think it will be a draw.
"It's important, but it's not absolutely essential to get the season off to a winning start". We didn't have full-backs so we had to buy full-backs. Last season we were a humble team and an honest team.
"We run a lot", he said.
"So yes we'll look at as many good experiences as we can do, and that's for the whole of the season, not just the start".
"Like every club that's promoted to the Premier League, it's to finish 17th or higher. I want to have 100 more moments like that in my career", Lookman said.
"The big teams have to handle all situations".
Guardiola plumped for a 3-5-2 system, with Aguero and Gabriel Jesus paired in attack, while Kyle Walker and Danilo provided wide support from wing-back. They've got to get to know the team, while we have a strong team base together and all know each other's game.
The 20-year-old looks ready for the challenge after scoring 26 goals while on loan at Championship side Bristol City last season.
"Anthony Knockaert seems to be one of Brighton's better players".
City are the pick of many to lift the Premier League trophy after an impressive window, but Pep was cautious about their chances.
A rousing atmosphere greeted the Brighton players at a packed stadium but Chris Hughton's side, which included five new signings, had little opportunity to show what they could do. I always cheer for him.
"Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we have this season".
"We gave a really good account of ourselves".