Brighton
Man city players celebrating during the match. Getty images

Brighton’s first Premier League game ended in defeat as two late Man City goals earned the visitors a 2-0 win at the Amex on Saturday evening.

City dominated possession but were made to wait until the 70th minute for their opener as Sergio Aguero finished smartly after a mistake by Dale Stephens.

Lewis Dunk’s own goal five minutes later sealed the victory for Pep Guardiola’s side, who also had a Gabriel Jesus goal ruled out for handball.

City failed to make their dominance count before the break as a fantastic save by Mathew Ryan denied Jesus, who struck the post on the follow-up under pressure from Bruno.

The visitors had the ball in the net again after the break but Silva was adjudged offside, while Aguero wasted another opening after Shane Duffy’s short back-pass put Brighton in trouble.

The hosts enjoyed a short spell of pressure shortly before Aguero’s opener, with Duffy’s deflected strike flying narrowly wide.

But they fell behind with 20 minutes to play and could not recover. Stephens surrendered possession cheaply in midfield and when Kevin De Bruyne played in David Silva, he picked out Aguero to finish.

City kept their foot down and got their second through Dunk, who headed past his own goalkeeper under pressure from Jesus.

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Olugbenga Ige is an AAUA alumnus. Gbenga loves watching Manchester United play at Old Trafford and you can catch him watching movies at the cinema. When he isn't listening to music, he is either reading or writing. Gbenga is an experienced reporter at Concise News and a new media enthusiast.

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