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Brighton v Man City, LIVE: All the Premier League action

Pep Guardiola’s second season in charge at Manchester City begins with a visit to Brighton & Hove Albion, who make their Premier League bow at the AMEX Stadium.

City finished third in Guardiola’s first campaign but will be hoping for better this time around, following a summer spending spree which has seen them invest £220million in the likes of Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva.

Guardiola’s side will be looking for a fast start to lay the foundations for a title challenge so follow all the action as it happens here.

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The warm ups are coming to a close at the AMEX Stadium

Can Manchester City take advantage of Liverpool and Chelsea’s early slip ups, while also taking a warning from Huddersfield’s result at Crystal Palace to not write off Premier League new boys?

Manchester City's Kyle Walker warms up before the match ahead of his debut for the club

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne (right) and Fernandinho (left) prepare to take on Brighton

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Brighton players walk onto the pitch

What a feeling for these players. #BHAFC#BHAMCIpic.twitter.com/9W5WHc07I9

— BHAFC ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) August 12, 2017

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola arriving at the AMEX

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After the heartache of so many near misses, Brighton captain Bruno made a deal with himself and God that he would climb a mountain if the Seagulls ever soared to promotion.

When Chris Hughton’s men finally achieved that monumental feat in May, the charismatic, bearded full back headed to the top of Montserrat, a 1.25km-high mountain range in his native Catalonia.

The way the defender explains it at Brighton’s plush training complex, it was a walk in the park compared to the 42 league games he put his legs through last season.

READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE

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Brighton team to face Manchester City

#BHAFC team v #MCI: Ryan; Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Suttner; Brown, Propper, Stephens, March; Gross; Hemed. #BHAMCI

— BHAFC ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) August 12, 2017

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Manchester City’s team to face Brighton

CITY XI | Ederson, Walker, Kompany (c), Otamendi, Stones, Danilo, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, D Silva, G Jesus, Aguero #bhafcvcity#mancitypic.twitter.com/4yFubrFJqB

— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 12, 2017

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