Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

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City tied up moves for Bernardo Silva and Ederson before July, with Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo following swiftly after.

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The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager's arrival at the Etihad Stadium was greeted by plenty of fanfare last season but Guardiola's first season in England ended trophyless.

"I was very happy with the new players".

Guardiola says he is pleased to have avoided a fraught transfer scramble close to deadline day by being decisive in the market - but refused to rule out the possibility of more arrivals before the window slams shut at the end of August.

"But what the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City can do, they can do that and good luck to them".

"We have to learn to attack better", Guardiola said.

"We are so satisfied for the first game, the way we played".

"The season is going to be long, but today was an improvement on what we did last season".

What they saidBrighton manager Chris Hughton: "For 70 minutes we played the game that we had to play".

"In the next three or four years Manchester City will buy one, two, maybe three players". "We have huge players with lots of talent".

"We were stable, we concede just one shot after one corner and after that nothing happened". Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus ran back, and Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva.

Brighton was successfully repelling City's potent strike force until a costly lapse.

"Because I don't think last season the players he had were the type of players that he wanted so you have to rebuild the team around his project and the way he wants to play - it's a tough job for him".

"We need more offensive opportunities".

They have won their opening league match in each of the past six seasons, with Sergio Aguero scoring a total of five goals in those games. A pre-match film on the stadium's big screens reminded of the club's unbelievable journey after the coastal city had been awash with replica shirts.

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