Kompany sees improvement over last season for Manchester City

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City

But City, boosted by a
£200-million (S$355.5m) summer spending spree, were ruthless in overcoming the stubborn Seagulls, with Sergio Aguero's goal after 70 minutes followed by Lewis Dunk's own goal.

Wallace says the way City handled the challenge of Brighton suggests they are ready to make an assault on the title, with the Blues staggering array of talent describe as "jaw-dropping". "We have to win the games that we can do". Brighton survived exile, homelessness and being just a goal away from leaving the Football... "Big congratulations to all the people in Manchester City - we are a strong club".

"It's more a case for us to practice it a lot and get used to it and I think we have done tremendous so far".

That it took until the dying stages and TWO Brighton blunders for City to get over the line should be a minor cause for concern for the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.

Afterwards the manager was predictably delighted with all the riches at his disposal and promised that City will "improve the way we attack" this season.

"So whatever happens at the start of the season - and of course I hope we get off to a flier - we must stay calm and remember that it's where we are in the table after 38 games that matters, not the first few".

Walker's time at Spurs ended in hard circumstances after he was dropped for the final few games of the season, with Kieran Trippier taking his place at right-back.

"Like every club that's promoted to the Premier League, it's to finish 17th or higher. Today in the boxes we were ideal". You don't see one player on my team that doesn't run. It gives them the chance to wipe the slate clean and start all over again without the past weighing heavily on their future.

Arsenal were unconvincing in beating Leicester on Friday, Liverpool drew at Watford and holders Chelsea were beaten at home by Burnley on Saturday.