Man City boss Guardiola willing to give Mangala fresh chance

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Gabriel Jesus 7 - City's most risky player in the first half, showed some fabulous touches but exhausted in the second.

"It is a smaller challenge than when we've on the brink in the past but it is still a huge challenge" Perret said.

Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester City at Vicarage Road on May 21, 2017 in Watford, England.

"I feel the same pressure as Barcelona when I arrived".

Eliaquim Mangala reportedly may not be sold by Manchester City this summer, with manager Pep Guardiola willing to give him a chance to rejoin the first team. "If the club decides [I am] not able, we are going to take a solution". Once again, Pep Guardiola's side created plenty of opportunities, but as was the case so often last season, his strikers failed to put the majority of them away. Play with intelligence as you are going to be playing against teams that are better than us.

"So we have to disregard most of it, because it's something that we can't affect", he said on Friday.

"We spoke and I saw last season how tough is this league". The middle of the park could see Toure or Gundogan partner David Silva in deeper roles just behind the Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne who would have license to roam behind Aguero and Jesus.

It was no more than he and man of the match new boy KyleWalker deserved, but you have to salute battling Brighton for denying them for so long.

"It's very hard against a top class side like Man City with the players they have got and the quality they have got. The one time we got stretched, they capitalised on it".

Hughton, who will assess Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown's hamstring injury on Sunday, bemoaned his side relinquishing possession too easily, but felt there were "more positives than negatives". "That's the quality that they've got".

The online bookmaker sent four pigs soaring high above the iconic Brighton landmark this morning to mark the Seagulls return to the top flight as the Brighton and Hove Albion team attempt to achieve the seemingly impossible.

Selling Nasri won't be easy, though, not when City are asking suitors to "meet the club's £10 million plus asking price in addition to footing his £9.6 million-per-year wages", per James Ducker of the Daily Telegraph. "If we get on top, we have got to make it count and get the fans right behind us", he said. The fact Man City were coming made it even bigger.

Brighton & Hove Albion are only without Sam Baldock (calf) and Beram Kayal (leg) for their debut Premier League fixture. After Conte took the premier league by storm last season with his 3 at the back, a lot of English clubs have slowly switched to this system.

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