Guardiola says he's not moved by talk that Man City are favourites

Guardiola says he's not moved by talk that Man City are favourites

Before the game Guardiola spoke cryptically about not always playing Aguero and Jesus up front but on Saturday he gave Brighton the full double blast, which paid off - eventually.

Yet for all his struggles, Mangala still boasts the attributes of a dynamic defender.

Walker again crossed from the right, the ball going over the giant Duffy to leave the onrushing Brazilian a free header. With so much talent at his disposal, City's players know they have limited time to impress. But then we won at Nottingham Forest (who were then European champions), gained some confidence, put some runs together, and finished well clear of the relegation zone.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says his squad will not need huge changes in the future accepting this summer spending will not be sustainable.

Ronaldo, known as 'The Phenomenon' in Brazil, is considered one of the greatest centre forward's in the nation's illustrious footballing history.

"I want to continue with what we did in the last three games of pre-season", said Guardiola.

"For us there are some great examples of teams that have gone up and stayed up".

The scorer was all too familiar, with Sergio Aguero capitalising on a delightful pass from David Silva.

Guardiola spent around £200m this summer to bring in five players.

City will be hoping for a better 207/18 season, but face a potential banana skin in opponents Brighton.

Led by poker player and property investor Tony Bloom, the family took a gamble and invested millions in the club, including building the 30,000-seat Falmer stadium where they will host City on Saturday. The group of players are going to stay here for a long time.

The former Arsenal playmaker is blessed with close control, vision and guile.

Perhaps Guardiola will have to find the Frenchman something more constructive to do next week.

Gabriel made an immediate splash upon arriving from Palmeiras in January, scoring three goals in his first two Premier League starts and pushing the Argentina international to the bench.

Lewis Dunk turned Fernandinho's cross through goalkeeper Mathew Ryan grasp and into his own net soon afterwards as City prevailed after previously being frustrated.

"If we can keep (captain) Vincent Kompany fit and in the team alongside the new signings, then I think we have everything ready for a very successful 2017/18 campaign".

"I'm not sure if one day I could persuade him to come to England". But most of the strikers we have, with Sergio [Aguero], Rash [Raheem Sterling], Leroy [Sane], Gabriel [Jesus], Bernardo Silva, all of them are so, so young and are going to stay for the future.