Manchester City started their season with a 2-0 opening victory away to Brighton & Hove Albion at The Amex Stadium. Sergio Agüero opened the scoring with a great finish, with Lewis Dunk adding an own goal to clinch the victory for the Blues.
After the match, plenty of City players took to social media to react to the win:
We had control of the ball and patience to find the goal. Always good to start with a victory. C'mon, City!— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) August 12, 2017
Well done boys. Good way to start the season. 3 points and a clean sheet pic.twitter.com/Qymx9NV7T6— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) August 12, 2017
City manager Pep Guardiola spoke to the media after the game, and here are the highlights from his post-match press conference:
"We saw all the games in the Premier League today and yesterday, how complicated it was for everybody. We knew that Brighton are a newly-promoted side, with enthusiasm, also with their crowd.
"But we had chances in the first minutes and after the game was quieter, it's not easy to attack 10 guys in the box.
"We controlled the counter-attacks, we conceded just one chance in 90 minutes away from home and that's not easy in the Premier League.
"We are so satisfied for the first game, the way we played. It was quite similar level to preseason in terms of working without the ball, and we are going to improve.
"I want to say thank you to the Club, for the next four, five years we have young players with huge talent.
"Last season with Leroy and Gundogan, this season with Bernardo, Danilo, Mendy and with Kyle - they are young enough to play four, five years. So big congratulations to all people working with City, we are a strong Club.
"We were stable, we have to try to improve, but what's important in the first game is to win."