Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City, 12 August 2017

Score2-0 to Manchester City
RefereeMichael Oliver
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAMEX Stadium
Attendance30,415
Kick-off: 5.30pm The AMEX Stadium became the 56th different stadium to host a Premier League game. This was Manchester City's first visit to the AMEX Stadium.

Goals:

Goals:

Sergio Agüero 70 G
Lewis Dunk own goal 75 OG

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan
Defender Bruno Saltor
Defender Markus Suttner
Defender/Centre back Shane Duffy
Defender/Midfielder Lewis Dunk
Defender/Midfielder Solly March
Midfielder Pascal Gross
Midfielder Davy Pröpper
Midfielder Dale Stephens
Midfielder/Forward Izzy Brown
Forward Tomer Hemed

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ederson
Defender Danilo
Defender John Stones
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender/Centre back Vincent Kompany
Midfielder David Silva
Midfielder Fernandinho
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Forward Sergio Agüero

Substitutions:

Jamie Murphy for Izzy Brown 24
Glenn Murray for Tomer Hemed 60
Anthony Knockaert for Solly March 77

Substitutions:

Leroy Sané for Danilo 68
Raheem Sterling for Gabriel Jesus 77
Bernardo Silva for Sergio Agüero 83

Cards:

Cards:

Gabriel Jesus 29 Y
Raheem Sterling 82 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Niki Mäenpää
Defender Uwe Hünemeier
Defender/Midfielder Liam Rosenior
Midfielder Steve Sidwell
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Knockaert
Midfielder/Forward Jamie Murphy
Forward Glenn Murray

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo
Defender/Midfielder Eliaquim Mangala
Midfielder Bernardo Silva
Midfielder Phil Foden
Midfielder Yaya Touré
Midfielder/Forward Leroy Sané
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling

Comments:

This was Brighton and Hove Albion's first-ever game in the Premier League. Their last home game in the top division was a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City on 7 May 1983 at the Goldstone Ground. Kevin Reeves' goal confirmed Albion's relegation and City followed them down to League Division Two a week later with Luton Town's famous win at Maine Road. The Seagulls had now won one of their last six opening league games (lost four). Lewis Dunk became the seventh player to concede an own goal on his Premier League debut. Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton: "It is disappointing but that is the quality Manchester City have got and we know that. We can take a lot of positives from the game. When you are playing Champions League-quality teams, you know that they can hurt you. It was always going to be difficult for us to score. We have to make sure that come the end of the transfer window, we have a squad that can do well enough in this division. We have to win the games that we can do."

Comments:

Manchester City had now won their opening game in each of the last seven Premier League seasons with Sergio Agüero scoring a total of six goals in those seven games. Sergio Agüero had now scored against 30 of the 31 Premier League opponents he had faced with Bolton Wanderers being the only exception. Captain Vincent Kompany made his sixth appearance for City in the last meeting with Brighton and Hove Albion in the the 2nd Round of the League Cup on 24 September 2008 at the Withdean Stadium. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said: "We had chances in the first minutes. We have controlled the counter-attacks and we didn't concede one chance. We are going to improve the way we attack. I was very happy with the new players. I want to say thank you to the club. We have huge players with lots of talent. Big congratulations to all the people in Manchester City. We are a strong club."