Defending champions Manchester City have taken a big step towards their fourth championship in a row.

Coach Pep Guardiola’s team won at Brighton

Looking at the rest of the program, there is a lot to be said for a successful defense of the title. Of the three away games, the game at Tottenham Hotspur poses the most danger of stumbling for Man City. But Arsenal also still have to play against Spurs and are also guests at record champions Manchester United.

Kevin De Bruyne (17th minute), Phil Foden twice (17th and 26th) and Argentine world champion Julian Alvarez (62nd) made Man City’s victory perfect. The dethroned Champions League winner was also able to cope with the absence of striker Erling Haaland (muscular problems). Former Bielefeld goalkeeper Stefan Ortega was on the bench at City. On the other side, German international Pascal GroƟ was in the starting line-up.