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Townsend backing promoted Brighton to survive then thrive in Premier League


Curiously, Brighton's last home game in the top division of English football was against City in 1983.

City are among the sides that have spent the most this summer, shelling out over €200m on five new players, but Guardiola made it clear such lavish activity was a one-off. "Here when I get the ball, I always have options of passes, so it gets easier". In the 34 years since we have experienced highs and very many lows.

His display in the first leg was one the the best any opposition player has delivered at the Etihad in recent seasons, with his ability to retain possession and create chances for his teammates carving City open on a number of occasions. "It's going to be a tough game".

The Seagulls host Manchester City in their first top-flight match for 34 years this afternoon and Hughton is urging his players to be ready for the tough challenge that lies ahead. There's a gulf between Albion and City.

"Of course now the full-backs are younger, they have energy in their legs and we are going to use them".

However, while Distin supports the signing of players with league familiarity, like Kyle Walker, he admits you never know how long it takes new arrivals to adapt to the Premier League style.

"I think what will be crucial will be their home form". We are strong defensively and I predict 1-1.

It is a theory that could be put to the test with Clyne set to miss the start of the season through injury.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has prioritised signing a first-choice left back this summer, with Tottenham's Danny Rose one of his targets.

"Everybody expected him [Guardiola] to come and work his magic but I thought that he was the manager that had the biggest job and the biggest task in front of him". I will do my best like I did last season.

De Boer's brief management career has been spent entirely at top clubs, winning the Dutch league four years in a row with Ajax and then taking charge at Inter Milan for an ill-fated spell.

Guardiola said the current spike in football transfer spending, which culminated in Neymar's recent world record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million (£200 million, US$260 million), had been building for some time.

"For us there are some great examples of teams that have gone up and stayed up. We've tried to buy good defenders but also creative players and strikers to score more goals". I'm going to be courageous and say the game will finish 4-0.

"We needed to do that because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe". I think we're in for plenty of goals and a decent City win. I know that the manager is the same and that I will learn a lot from Guardiola and the other players.

City were many bookmakers' favourites for the title last season but finished 15 points behind champions Chelsea and Guardiola said he gives little attention to such labels and claimed he felt under no more pressure despite a trophyless debut campaign.

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