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Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard slam Mendy for tweet about Brighton's own goal

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Manchester City's charge for the Premier League title is underway following their 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday night.

It took the Citizens 70 minutes to break the deadlock, but when David Silva played Sergio Aguero through on goal, there was no doubt where the ball would end up.

The Argentine produced a typically clinical finish to beat Mathew Ryan and open up his account for the new season.

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An own goal from Lewis Dunk in the 75th minute then gave City a 2-0 lead and eventually all three points to move up to second in the table.

City are hot favourites to win the Premier League amidst a summer where Pep Guardiola has spent well over £200 million on new recruits.

Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy both joined for fees in the region of £50 million, while Ederson, Bernardo Silva and Danilo have also arrived.

It was Walker who drew particular praise from Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on BT Sport after the game, with both pundits praising the right-back for how he's progressed over the years.

Walker proved a handful for Brighton's defence with his pace and power down the right flank, which is exactly what Guardiola signed him for.

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However, it was fellow signing Mendy - who didn't even play against Brighton - that Gerrard, Lampard and host Jake Humphrey spoke about most in the studio.

When Dunk powered a header past his own goalkeeper to give City a 2-0 lead, Mendy mocked the defender on Twitter by tweeting: "Bullet header 😭😂😭."

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Humphrey brought up Mendy's tweet to Gerrard and Lampard, who proceeded to slam the France international for publicly mocking a fellow professional.

Check out the former midfield duo's rant in the videos below.

Gerrard said: "To be honest I don't like to see that, there's no need for it. There will be a time this season when Mendy makes a mistake and he's going to be wide open to criticism.

"There's no need for it. They've won the game, a lot of positives as far as City's concerned, for me it's a cheap shot."

To which Lampard responded: "I agree with Stevie there. Why don't you just have a few seconds to double check that that's the right thing to send?

"Steve is exactly right. He's got to play this season and he might get done at some stage, someone else might want to tweet about him."

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Gerrard then added that he would have pulled over one of his former Liverpool teammates if they had done the same thing as Mendy.

"I would," he continued. "Being captain of the team, if that happened there, I'd just say be careful moving forward because you'll leave yourself wide open.

"I think it's disrespectful to a fellow professional and I think there's totally no need for it at all."

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