Manchester City v Brighton: Seagulls may limit the extent of their defeat

Manchester City v Brighton: Seagulls may limit the extent of their defeat

Manchester City v Brighton: Seagulls may limit the extent of their defeat

Brighton hadn't beaten Manchester City since 1989 when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister but Pep Guardiola's side are a different animal nowadays to the Ian Brightwell era.

The Belgium worldwide sustained a lateral collateral ligament lesion in his right knee in training and has not played since his substitute role in City's 2-0 victory over Arsenal in their first Premier League match of the season.

Guardiola's men are in need of three points in Germany this week after losing their European opener at home to Lyon.

'With our spirit, the way we play, I believe so much in our guys.

Kevin De Bruyne looks set to hand Pep Guardiola a huge boost in the Champions League after reporting back for training on Monday morning. They have to drop their kids at school.they should be here and he knows it. "I watched their game at Liverpool and they were very unlucky not to take a point", he said.

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"Sometimes you have the feeling with Leroy's body language that it is all the same whether we win or lose".

Brighton manager Chris Hughton on playing Manchester City: "Along with playing Liverpool away, I would say that this is the toughest game". It's a long time ago Man City was able to win at Anfield. Now we have two games left before the global break.

The Belgian worldwide was pivotal last season as they won the Premier League and EFL Cup, contributing 12 goals to Pep Guardiola's side. "No-one expects us to get anything from it, so that's normal and that pressure is taken off, but we want to do as well as we can". They lost the first game in the Carabao Cup [against Chelsea last week] but at Anfield they score a lot of goals, they don't concede. "That's what happened. We were lucky he scored a goal in that moment".

In addition, Guardiola warned his side about Saturday's visitors to the Etihad Stadium. "We are going to try again".

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