Guardiola admits double injury blow ahead of Brighton clash

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

City kicked off the season with a 2-0 win at newly promoted Brighton but they were left frustrated when they couldn't find a breakthrough in the opening 70 minutes.

"We had a five-minute spell where we were under pressure". We bought three and the market is so demanding not just for Manchester City. It was always going to be hard for us to score.

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Solly March reveals his delight after making his Premier League debut against Manchester City.

"It's going to be tough, very tough".

The last time Brighton played a home top-flight game, back in 1983, Manchester City were also the visitors.

Pep Guardiola can not fault the work rate of his Manchester City side, but wants more precision in their play.

"We have Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan is coming back, with Kevin De Bruyne, with David Silva, with Raheem Sterling, who can play in that position".

Belatedly, Trump declares opioid crisis a "national emergency"
The commission that recommended the emergency declaration also plans to explore issues of youth opioid use, its preliminary report said.

"I think soon [they will be back] but not for this game". We are strong defensively and I predict 1-1. We try to make a good build-up, try to do high pressing, monopolise the ball, move the team through the ball, attack outside and inside.

"We run a lot", he said. "It will not be easy but we travel to win the game".

With the start of the new English Premier League season this weekend, every one of the 20 teams including the newly promoted sides (Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield) would have set a target for the upcoming season. "That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that".

Hughton was proud of the way his players stepped up to the challenge, but acknowledged Albion need to strengthen further to give them a chance of survival. "We are looking forward to next week", March told reporters.

He said: "Last season we were favourites too and finished 15 points behind and, from my experience as a manager, always in the beginning of the season, the new teams are the toughest ones".

"I would like to be generous to the guys who train good but he knows that is just the first game and there are a lot of games".

Related News:

  • Wall Street lower as investors weigh rising North Korea tensions

    It has weakened 1.9 percent against the dollar this week, making it the worst performer among global emerging-market currencies . Wall Street saw a stock sell-off on Thursday as rising tensions between the US and North Korea filled investors with worry.
    Local science organizations offer help to prepare for the solar eclipse

    Local science organizations offer help to prepare for the solar eclipse

    Looking at the sun directly, even just the sliver of sun visible before the total eclipse, can cause permanent eye damage. Free solar eclipse viewing glasses will be given out to participants, while supplies last.
    Usain Bolt falls with injury in last career race; fans devastated

    Usain Bolt falls with injury in last career race; fans devastated

    The Jamaica legend seemed to pull his hamstring on the final stretch at the London Stadium . Talbot added: "2012 didn't go our way and we have been working hard since then.
  • Back channel could defuse North Korea crisis

    Back channel could defuse North Korea crisis

    The Associated Press has learned that the Trump administration has quietly engaged in back-channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months.
    Why did the carnage in Charlottesville happen? Because we lie to ourselves

    Why did the carnage in Charlottesville happen? Because we lie to ourselves

    She said she was cat-sitting for her son, who she thought was attending a peaceful "All Bright" rally, instead of "Alt-Right". He said that if he was still working in the White House, he would not have recommended Trump make the statement he did.
    Neymar to make debut from the start at Guingamp

    Neymar to make debut from the start at Guingamp

    Falcao scored twice before the break and once after to take his tally to four goals in two games while Jemerson netted another. Radamel Falcao netted a hat-trick while Kylian Mbappe watched from the bench as champions Monaco won 4-1 at Dijon .
  • Watch Kyle Larson's Three-Wide Pass To Win NASCAR Pure Michigan 400

    Larson won the Pure Michigan 400 Sunday at Michigan International Speedway for his third consecutive win at the Irish Hills track. Keselowski led nearly the entire way through the 60-lap first stage, only giving up the top spot briefly during a pit cycle.
    Investors move to safe havens as USA  and North Korea trade threats

    Investors move to safe havens as USA and North Korea trade threats

    Euro zone stocks and blue-chips also dropped 0.7 percent, while the miner-heavy FTSE underperformed and was down 0.8 percent. The local currency closed at 1,142.00 won against the USA dollar, down 6.80 won from the previous session's close.
    Odisha records second dengue death in Cuttack

    Odisha records second dengue death in Cuttack

    So far, 84 patients have tested positive for the disease in the state, with 13 cases reported on Thursday. On Sunday a total of 28 samples from different hospitals across the state were sent for test.
  • Manchester United should not target Danny Rose

    Manchester United should not target Danny Rose

    None of the last nine winners of the Championship have won their first match in the Premier League after promotion (D2 L7). Florian Lejeune and Paul Dummett have suffered injuries in Newcastle United's season-opener against Tottenham Hotspur.

    Facts About North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un

    McMaster, Trump calmed the charged rhetoric of the last week and simply claimed "hopefully it will all work out". The Hill reported Friday evening that after a meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, U.N.
    Central Intelligence Agency  head expects more Nth Korea missile tests

    Central Intelligence Agency head expects more Nth Korea missile tests

    He conducted two in July, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test, ' Pompeo said on Fox News Sunday. Who said it: Trump or Kim? "I've seen no intelligence to indicate we're in that place today", Pompeo said.


Most liked

Justin Bieber Looked for Love on a Gym's Instagram-Here's What Happened
Bieber's representative did not respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. "Did this actually just happen?" she wrote. At any rate, Gober was quick to reply (very publicly) that she's off the market.

The World Reacts to Trump's Military Threat Against Venezuela
Peru, one of Maduro's fiercest critics, led the charge in criticising Trump's threat, saying it was against United Nations principles.

Trott in West Ham squad
In the last five matches of West Ham United in English Premier League and Friendly matches, they have won two matches, lost two matches and another match ended in a draw.

Illegal immigrants found locked in hot trailer in Edinburg, Texas
This news comes less than a month after more than 30 people were found inside a trailer in San Antonio. He reported that the trailer was getting too hot inside for them, according to reports.

Walcott says 'animal' Kolasinac will be incredible for Arsenal
However, the Arsenal manager admitted disclosing details of any negotiations could do more harm than good. Undermining Wenger's quest for harmony is the uncertainty surrounding several first-team players.

Seven Gators suspended for season opener
Florida has announced that seven players, including WR Antonio Callaway , have been suspended for the season opener against MI . Last season, he led the team in receptions (54) and receiving yards (721), and also was a co-leader in receiving touchdowns (3).

Faldo slams "crazy" Day decision at PGA
He was happy as well obviously, to be able to finish and not have to wake up at 5.30". It took him back to level par , seven shots adrift of the lead.

CIA Chief: Not Surprising If N. Korea Tests Another Missile
He said the US has a "pretty good idea" of North Korea's intentions, but Pompeo declined to provide specifics. Asked if the United States was prepared to handle a hostile act by North Korea, Mattis said: "We are ready".

Record Chelsea signing Morata not ready to start opener - Conte
We have been shocked a few times but the target this time is to start in a strong way against a very hard team in Leicester . Sanchez joined the team late this summer, following an extended tour of duty with Chile in the Confederations Cup.

Tech companies lead worst day for USA stock market since May
Seven of the 11 major S&P 500 sectors were higher, with the technology's 0.36 percent rise leading the advancers. The U.S. equity market is hovering near record levels and volume has been tepid following the onset of summer.

Southeast Asia foreign ministers deliver message to North Korea: Let's talk
When opening the meeting with his North Korean counterpart on the sidelines of the ASEAN events in Manila on Monday, Lavrov said. The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S.

California to pay $85000 to Muslim woman over forcibly removing hijab
She had explained she wore it as part of her religious beliefs but they still took it off. The religious head covering would then be delivered back to the inmate.

Tom Cruise reportedly injured in 'Mission: Impossible 6' stunt
The extent of the star's injuries are unknown, as his representatives could not immediately be reached by the Daily News. The latest part of the franchise is now being filmed in London and is expected to arrive in cinemas on July 27, 2018.

Nobody more pained than me: Adityanath on Gorakhpur tragedy
Talking to media in Gorakhpur , senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "We are deeply saddened by the incident". The issue of settlement of the pending money is what costed the lives of little ones.

Jason Witten condemns domestic violence, still supports Ezekiel Elliott
I wanted to play last week obviously. "I feel great, just getting out there running, just getting carries and getting warmed up". It would make sense for Rams' starting quarterback Jared Goff to get a few snaps in the team's first preseason game .