It took them 70 minutes to unlock Brighton’s defence, but they did, they won their opening game in the new Premier League season, something though not enough to impress their manager.
Before the Sergio goal we had chances in the first half and the second half and in these sort of games when teams defend with 10 players, deeper, deeper it’s so important to score the first goal
Pep Guardiola told reporters after City’s 2-0 win, referring to Sergio Aguero’s goal in the 70th minute.
After the first one it was a little bit easier but the first game is always a little bit complicated. We saw what happened in many other games. Especially with a newly promoted team when they have the passion, the fans and no pressure. It was difficult but we did it
the Catalan said, before focusing on what exactly he didn’t like about City’s game.
We attacked too slowly, we have to be a little bit quicker and a little bit more precise with more accuracy in our passes. Last season we did run a lot and we did many good things but we weren’t good in the boxes. Today our box was perfect and in the opponents box we scored two goals but we created more. Hopefully in the future we can be more accurate in those terms
Guardiola also said. City’s second goal at Brighton was scored by a player of the hosts, Lewis Dunk, who inadvertently sent the ball into his own goal in the 75th minute.