LONDON – Manchester City kicked off its Premier League season with a 2-0 away victory Saturday over newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion at American Express Community Stadium.
After a scoreless first half, Sergio Aguero opened the scoring for Manchester City in the 70th minute.
The Citizens then padded their lead when Brighton’s Lewis Dunk scored an own-goal just five minutes later.
With the victory, City now is provisionally in second place in the Premier League standings with three points, while Brighton is in the 19th spot with none.
Earlier on Saturday, Burnley stunned defending champion Chelsea 3-2 in first-round Premier League action at Stamford Bridge.
Huddersfield Town provisionally leads the standings on goal differential after its 3-0 away victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Premier League kicked off in high-scoring fashion on Friday with Arsenal’s 4-3 win over Leicester City.