This season, it could be strongly argued — statistics aside — that Samir Nasri has been the most influential attacking player at Manchester City. While some fans and journalists outside the club seems to have missed many of his contributions, many supporters are nervous about his long-term absence.
Man City 6-3 Arsenal: Player Ratings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Man City sent another deafening message to the rest of the Premier League with a merciless display of attacking prowess at the Etihad, coming out 6-3 winners over leaders Arsenal. Fernandinho grabbed a super brace as City gave another example of their ability to dominate the top sides in Manchester.
Post by Manchester City FC. Manchester City have been training at the Allianz Arena this evening ahead of tomorrow's game against Bayern Munich. Spanish midfielder David Silva took part in the session as he prepares to make his comeback from injury in the game. Post by Manchester City FC. Post by Manchester City FC.
BAYERN v CITY: @aguerosergiokun beats the queue and checks in ahead of time! #mcfc pic.twitter.com/tZMeeTccjf Manchester City FC (@MCFC) December 9, 2013 Manchester City have travelled to Germany for their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. Among the party was Spanish midfielder David Silva, who is set to make his comeback from injury in [.
Manchester City star David Silva could return from injury on Monday, according to Manuel Pellegrini. The Spain international picked up a calf injury during the Champions League game against CSKA Moscow at the start of November. He was expected to be out for four weeks, so he appears to be on course to reach that [.
Lionel Messi could move to the Premier League if he gets "bored" of La Liga, Manchester City‘s Alvaro Negredo claims.
Just 26 years-old, Messi has been named the best player in the world four years in a row, is Barcelona's record goalscorer with 327 goals in just 394 games and has already won six Liga titles, two Copa del Reys medals and a hat-trick of UEFA Champions Leagues.
Heading into their Super Sunday match at Stamford Bridge, David Silva and Sergio Aguero are in good form and that usually bodes well for Manchester City. In the past, the Spanish midfielder and Argentine striker have combined to be a dangerous partnership. Last season, both players endured injuries, battled fatigue from international duty and adjusted to managerial decisions while Manchester City struggled to regain the form from their championship season.
Group play continues this week in the UEFA Champions League. There are a bunch of great matchups, but Manchester City versus Bayern Munich is arguably the best. City have had their customary up and down start to this season, while Bayern have been exceptional under new manager Pep Guardiola. They meet Wednesday in what is sure to be an exciting contest.
Samir Nasri has been in top form for Manchester City in recent weeks since he has been granted the chance to stake a new claim to the first team due to an unfortunate injury to David Silva. While the Spaniard has been gone, former Arsenal man Nasri has been doing more than just filling his boots as the French international is flying high.
David Silva, Martin Demichelis and Gael Clichy all remain absent from the Manchester City first team while Micah Richards is expected to make his return to action against Wigan Athletic on Tuesday.
Samir Nasri, Joe Hart, Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany and Aleksander Kolarov are expected to retain their places while James Milner, Joleon Lescott, Javi Garcia, Stevan Jovetin and Edin Dzeko are expected to join Richards in his return to the first team.
Manchester City are set to take on Manchester United in the first Manchester derby of the season on Sunday but City manager Manuel Pellegrini will most likely not be starting attacker David Silva or defender Micah Richards, according to Sky Sports.While both are now healthy enough to be on the bench for the crucial early season match between the two title contenders, both are unlikely to see first half action.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that the Citizens will be missing five players due to injury tomorrow. The Premier League runners-up are set to take on Stoke City at the Britannia tomorrow afternoon, but will be without the services of defenders Micah Richards, Gael Clichy, Martin Demichelis, and Vincent Kompany in addition to midfielder David Silva.
PRESS CONFERENCE: Manuel Pellegrini has arrived for his pre-match press conference at Carrington. #stokevcity pic.twitter.com/bLgp6z6ydW Manchester City FC (@MCFC) September 13, 2013 Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Micah Richards, David Silva, Gael Clichy and Vincent Kompany will all miss Manchester City's game against Stoke.
Influential Manchester City attacking midfielder David Silva returned from international duty with Spain this week after picking up a minor injury to his thigh, according to the official website of Manchester City. Although the injury does not appear to be serious, the club will be assessing the damage in order to determine if the Spaniard will be able to feature for the club during their match away to Stoke City this Saturday.
Cardiff City pulled off the first major upset of the Premier League season as they beat Manchester City 3-2. Fraizer Campbell was the match-winner, scoring twice in the last 11 minutes to give Malky Mackay's men victory after Aron Gunnarsson had cancelled out Edin Dzeko's fine 52nd-minute opener for Manchester City.
Manchester City attacker David Silva has hailed his personal and the club's great start on his Twitter account after theCitizensromped Newcastle 4-0 on Monday. The attacker was happy with his personal performance after scoring the club's first goal just six minutes into the match.
Great start to the season, both on a personal level with a goal and as a team with a great victory #MCFC #EPL
- David Silva (@21LVA) August 19, 2013
City were quite dominant in their 4-0 victory over the Magpies, with Silva a central part of the club's attack before being substituted in the 80th minute for new signing Alvaro Negredo, who joined the club this summer from Spanish side Sevilla.
Manuel Pellegrini got off to a winning start as Manchester City manager with a 4-0 victory over Newcastle that took his side straight to the top of the table. City totally outclassed the Magpies, even before Steven Taylor had been sent-off for a forearm swipe across Sergio Aguero's head. David Silva gave City the lead [.
Manuel Pellegrini could not have asked for a better start to life at Manchester City, as he watched his new side demolish Newcastle United 4-0 to wrap up the opening weekend of the new Premier League season in style. David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri were all on the scoresheet at The Etihad Stadium in a game which saw Newcastle's Steven Taylor sent off on the stroke of half-time to add to the visitors woes.
There were not too many good performances from Newcastle players tonight, but let us know who you think played best for Newcastle in the 4-0 defeat at Manchester City. David Silva turns away after heading City into the lead after 6 minutes Comments welcome but please keep them civil. Follow us on Twitter, like [.
Argentine striker Sergio Aguero has been named in new manager Manuel Pellegrini's first ever Manchester City starting eleven, as he'll be pairing with Edin Dzeko up front. There are few surprises in the Chilean's starting eleven, with Yaya Toure partnering up with new summer signing Fernandinho. David Silva will provide width along with another summer signing, Jesus Navas, as the club look to pick up all three points against Newcastle United.
Stevan Jovetic's importance to Manchester City's title challenge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With two quality attacking purchases in the last few days – Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic – Manchester City have not only sounded out their intentions loud and clear, but are likely to be a major force once again in the Premier League, as they look to regain the title from the clutch of their bitter rivals.
It's time for your Weekly Dose of Gossip! In this week's column, Pato celebrates the Campeonato with a special message for Barbara, The Rooneys welcome a new baby boy to the pack, Irina Shayk attends Cannes and Man City players get turned away from a popular hotspot in New York City!
Despite not being called up to Brazil's Confederations Cup squad, AlexandrePato was grinning from ear-to-ear as his Corinthians side defeated Santos to win the prized Paulistao championship in Brazil on Sunday.
Sunday is massive and without question, the biggest game of the season. Without being disrespectful to Millwall or Wigan and their supporters, whoever comes through this one will be installed as odds on favourite with the bookies to go on and lift the 2013 FA CUP!.
FA Cup semifinal weekend is always big football news and will fill plenty of pages in the written media.
In an interview with French TV channel, Canal+, Juan Mata has spoken about settling in to life at Manchester United.
"I've already had a tour around the city," he said. "The other day I was having dinner with David Silva and he recommended a couple of places to me. I think there are several beautiful places in this city and now I get to discover another city in England.
What ho, and welcome to 2013/14. With our season now literally minutes away this seems as appropriate a juncture as any to push away the second helping of kippers, retire to the favoured reading chair, stuff a pipe and consider the (by no means exhaustive) AANP Towers Eight-Points Wishlist for the new season.
Spain may have handed out a footballing lesson to Tahiti in the form of a 10-0 demolition (thankfully, La Furia Roja didn't take it any further it would have been a tad rude!) at the Confederations Cup last night. However, as opposed to drowning in a pool of negativity, Tahiti are choosing to learn from this experience.
As Brazil continues to host the Confederations Cup, Premier League teams will have a number of their scouts in the country searching for new players to sign, while also keeping an eye on their own players. Ten years ago, there were hardly any Brazilians and Spaniards in the Premier League, but nowadays almost every team in the top four has at least a Spaniard in their ranks.
Twelve days ago, Chelsea travelled to City with a focus, determination, organisation and played City off the pitch as to a man, they were all outstanding. Last night in the FA Cup I'm afraid I couldn't say the same.
To a man, City were better in this game and if anything Chelsea looked leggy.
Carlos Tevez, David Silva, Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure scored the goals that demolished Newcastle today and in truth it could have been even worse if City had taken more of the chances they had in the first half. Davide Silva smashes in second goal just seconds before half time As it was, it [..
In which Man City stars Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero, Joe Hart, David Silva,Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, James Milner, Matija Nastasic and Paddy Vieira cheerfully nick a small child's football and then proceed to play a gigantic game of keepy-uppies around various bits of New York in a promo viral for the club's imminent New York City FC tie-in MLS venture thing.
United: David de Gea, Chris Smalling, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidić (c), Patrice Evra, Nani, Michael Carrick, Anderson, Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck. United substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, Phil Jones, Rafael, Jonny Evans, Park Ji-Sung, Tom Cleverley and Dimitar Berbatov.
City: Joe Hart, Micah Richards, Vincent Kompany (c), Joleon Lescott, Aleksandar Kolarov, Nigel de Jong, James Milner, Yaya Touré, David Silva, Mario Balotelli and Edin Džeko.
Manchester City will have three players participating in Spain's friendly against Ecuador next week ahead of the start of the Premier League season. City attacking midfielder David Silva will be one, with new signings Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas making up the remaining two.
The three will travel to Ecuador for the Spanish side's match next Wednesday inGuayaquil.
Spain plays Italy today in the second semi-final of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. The winner will face Brazil in the final on Sunday, while the losing team will play against Uruguay in the third-place match scheduled earlier on Sunday.
Between Spain and Italy, the pressure is on Spain to win the semi-final.
Real Madrid's first big signing is just around the corner. The Merengues have reportedly agreed with Malaga over a fee that will send Isco to Madrid. The bid for Isco is set to be around £25million. Earlier this week Isco had stated that he preferred a move to Manchester City to be reunited with his "footballing father," Manuel Pellegrini.