Five minutes later, Dunk thundered a header past Ryan in challenging Jesus to put the result to bed, but the centre-back's place on the scoresheet was unjust after a fine display.
Pep Guardiola's side have spent big during the summer transfer window with a number of new faces expected to make their league debut.
"In the next few years City will buy one, two, maybe three players". However they have stepped up from their finishing their tour with their wins over Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur, before heading to Iceland to take on West Ham United.
Brighton, meanwhile, started £10m Dutch midfielder Davy Propper - their club record signing until the deal to capture Colombian Jose Izquierdo from Club Brugge is completed.
Lewis Dunk's own-goal soon after gave City a comfortable margin of victory in an opening weekend that has seen Arsenal concede three at home to Leicester, Liverpool draw at Watford and champions Chelsea lose to Burnley. "We have to win the games that we can do".
But now Silva can seemingly add impressions to that list.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates. I'm going to be brave and say the game will finish 4-0.
Selling Nasri won't be easy, though, not when City are asking suitors to "meet the club's £10 million plus asking price in addition to footing his £9.6 million-per-year wages", per James Ducker of the Daily Telegraph.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Jesus revealed he was honoured that Ronaldo had said the youngster reminded him of himself. Even so, City may have to lower their demands if they want to move the Frenchman on.
"I think Manchester City be right up there challenging for the title", said Hughton. Brighton were forced back in front of their own penalty area and unable to break out, Walker almost a full-time attacker.
The youngster still made his mark, netting seven goals in 12 hours of football and earning the nickname 'the King' among City fans.
Dressed rather like an American college student in beige trousers, a black top and white pumps, he cut a relaxed figure on the touchline, knowing, perhaps, that there would be tougher tests ahead.
"Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we have this season".
"I scored a goal in that game against Venezuela and it was the first time that I celebrated with a gesture for my mother".