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Vincent Kompany: Man City rewarded for their patience at Brighton

Vincent Kompany: Man City rewarded for their patience at Brighton
From ESPN - August 12, 2017

Vincent Kompany was pleased to see Manchester City's patience rewarded as their major players came to the fore to defeat Brighton 2-0.

Sergio Aguero's finish and Lewis Dunk's own goal secured the three points for Pep Guardiola's men against the Premier League newcomers.

"We had to be patient, in the first half they were well organised, we could see they had a clear game plan,"Kompany told BT Sport. "But we have got quality in the team and eventually it made the difference.

"The season is going to be long, we had a five-minute spell under pressure but we put our bodies in and made important tackles.

"There are a lot of positives to take out of this game, building on what we did in preseason."

City boss Guardiola was not getting carried away but was happy to see his side break down stubborn opponents.

"We are here to win games and we won the first one -- but it's just the first one," he said. "Against newly promoted teams it's always complicated -- they defend so deep, with 10 players -- but we were able in the end to win the game.

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