Man City boss Hughes: Zabaleta looking good
"In defeat you learn more than when you win," he told City's website, "so we'll take it all on board and look at what positives there were. I thought that Pablo Zabaleta outstanding again and really tried to force the issue with the manner of his performance. We needed a few more performances like his to win.
"It was important to give some of the guys game time, but I picked a team that was strong enough to win at Brighton, but it was not to be."