But then there was in 2008 when we were a League One side, City were newly-crowned the 'world's richest club' already with many star players - and we beat them in the League Cup at our humble Withdean Stadium home.
"Anthony Knockaert seems to be one of Brighton's better players".
It helps when you have the luxury of resources to bring a trio of attacking players worth a combined $175 million off the bench, with Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, and Bernardo Silva helping to wear down Brighton.
"Last season we finished 15 points behind".
There was some intricate build-up play and Gabriel Jesus twice found the Brighton net only for the strikes to be ruled out, once for handball and once for offside.
"I was very happy with the new players". "If Guardiola doesn't win the league it will be his fault and his fault alone".
Guardiola, a former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager, has yet to win a trophy since taking charge of City at the start of last season.
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Brighton may have conceded large swathes of possession to Pep Guardiola's men, but Albion clung on for over an hour before City finally broke the deadlock.
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Since his public complaints, Benitez has taken his spending to £30 million, but that will not be enough to satisfy the demanding Spaniard as he bids to re-establish Newcastle as a top-flight force.
"It is a smaller challenge than when we've on the brink in the past but it is still a huge challenge" Perret said.
Manchester City confirmed their status as Premier League title favourites with a professional 2-0 win at promoted Brighton and Hove Albion in their opening game on Saturday. "We tried to improve, to attack more fluently, a little bit quicker, a little more precise, a little more accuracy in our passes".
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.
Walker again crossed from the right, the ball going over the giant Duffy to leave the onrushing Brazilian a free header. So it is so complicated. "It was going to be a big occasion whoever it was, but I think the fact that Man City were coming made it even bigger". The odds are against us staying up. My responsibility is to make sure we are a Premier League team next season.