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.
Manchester United remain 15 points clear of Manchester City after they both won today, while the pressure is again mounting on Rafa Benitez after Chelsea suffered a blow in their bid for a Champions League position.
As time counted down at the Stadium of Light, Man United fans were singing "We're having a party on derby day" as United moved three points closer to their 20th league title.
Santi Cazorla of Arsenal (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
With just over two months left of the Premier League season, Manchester United checked another fixture off their calendar this weekend, easing QPR to one side and temporarily moving 15 points clear at the top of the table.
However, there was more action than what was witnessed at Loftus Road and although the chase for top spot is always tempting to focus upon, the English top flight offered up its usual portion of division-wide drama.
David Silva of Manchester City-Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images
Mirror Football has recently reported that Real Madrid President Florentino Perez is planning a lavish spending spree that could see the Spanish side make moves for David Silva, Edinson Cavani, and Gareth Bale. Real Madrid is a publicly owned commodity whose owners are made up of Madrid supporters and with elections for president of Real Madrid coming this June, Perez is keen to add some superstar talent and remind the owners that he's the right man for the job.
It's an early match for East Coasters in the United States (7:45 AM K/O), but that shouldn't deter Manchester City or Stoke fans from watching this weekends FA Cup tie. In fact, for Americans there are several reasons to watch. Namely, U.S. National Team defender Geoff Cameron and an opportunity to explore the offensive prowess of Stoke that could be bolstered by the coming of Brek Shea in the summer.
Second-placed Manchester City closed the gap on leaders Manchester United, who play Tottenham tomorrow, to four points thanks to David Silva's two goals against Fulham. The Spanish midfielder opened the scoring after less than two minutes and made it 2-0 in the 69th minute before missing a golden chance for a hat-trick.
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Man City vs Fulham 2-0 Highlights 2013 David Silva Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Man City vs Fulham 2013 ( Manchester City Fulham VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Manchester City vs Fulham 2-0 ( Silva*2) Etihad Stadium, Manchester- 19 January, 2013- 15.
Hours after the man who led Chelsea to hoisting the Champions League was tossed out onto the streets in London, Roberto Mancini had the small task of saving Manchester City from crashing out of the Champions League trophy with a win against Real Madrid.
Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Manchester City and Real Madrid will face each other in their second meet in the UEFA Champions League group stages. While the big star of the clash is Real's Cristiano Ronaldo, who will be in Manchester for the first time since leaving United in 2009 and who has scored five times against the Citizens in their last four games, other players on both sides could be just as dangerous.
The Rise of the Hybrid Formation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Fluidity and momentum go hand in hand in modern day football. Penning the opposition into their own half and keeping hold of the ball is key to emerging victorious particularly at the very top end of the game these days, which is why in the past decade teams have begun to move away from the rigid 4-4-2, and towards formations with more positional and tactical interchangeability.
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday 11th November, Eithad Stadium, 1.30pm kick off SS1, HD & Sky 3D
So after a moral boasting and much needed victory Thursday night against Slovenian champions Maribor in the Europa League, we turn our attention back to the domestic league with a hard trip to current Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City.
Will he or won't he? Manchester City midfield maestro David Silva was originally ruled out of Wednesday night's Champions League match against Ajax. But now the Manchester Evening News is reporting that he could indeed return from...
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When Santi Cazorla first heard about the interest from Arsenal this summer, he was flattered but wanted some advice about the wisdom of the move. His team mate at Villareal before he moved to Malaga was the one and only Robert Pires, so who better to call.
"Robert told me not to think twice, that I'd enjoy it, that it's the perfect club for me, that Arsenal has aspirations to win the title and go far.
David Silva of Manchester City (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
As I sit here tonight reflecting on the match between Manchester City FC and Borrusia Dortmund there's a lot going through my head. I will try to keep them aligned and short but as a City fan there's a lot to be worried about.
Manchester City's approach against Arsenal hasn't multiplied much in relation to their spending over the seasons. Roberto Mancini has assembled a talented group of attacking players but he knows the best way to counteract Arsenal is through defensive resolution. "When you play against Arsenal and they play better than you," Mancini said two seasons ago, "you must defend.
David Silva has revealed that the primary factor behind his recent contract extension with Manchester City was the confidence he has in the English champions' ability to win the elusive Champions League trophy as well.
Silva, 26, claimed European glory with Spain at the international stage this summer and although his City side has started the Premier League campaign somewhat slowly, the winger had no hesitation to sign on for another five years at the Etihad Stadium.
David Silva has agreed a new five-year contract with Manchester City that will pay him a reported £200,000-a-week.
Silva has been outstanding since arriving at the Ethiad, winning a hat-trick of player of the month awards in his first season at the club and also being runner-up in last season's Player of the Year awards as voted by his peers.
When Manchester City works with their footballers and staff to sign contracts, they don't do it on small-term agreements. Today, Manchester City announced that they've signed David Silva to a new five-year deal, which will keep him at City until...
Mark Schwartzer presented an early present to David Silva early in this tie as he pushed the ball back in play instead of deflecting it out for a corner from a Dzeko shot which Silva took with aplomb. Before scoring a second with a quite magnificent finish from the Spaniard which puts City just 4 points behind United who play Spurs at White Hart Lane tomorrow.
Manchester City 5-0 Aston Villa Premier League 17th November 2012
A brace from both Carloz Tevez and fellow countryman Sergio Aguero helped Man City to a five-goal romp against Aston Villa at the Etihad on Saturday, a result that sees the Citizens go top of the table.
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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 [..
The Spanish national team have arrived in Madrid to prepare for their decisive World Cup qualifiers against Finland and France. The 24 players called up by Vicente del Bosque were required to turn up at the headquarters at 10:30am this morning and the "early birds" were Barcelona's Victor Valdes, Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta, who arrived half an hour before the stipulated time.
For the first four games of the season, no Chelsea fan could stop drooling over the form of Eden Hazard. His performances at the beginning of the premier league, contributing directly to 7 of 8 goals, had many fans, including this one, comparing him to the form of David Silva at the beginning of last year for Man City.