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De Bruyne in as Man City dominate Premier League team of the year

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London (AFP) – Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year revealed on Wednesday.

Right-back Kyle Walker, centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, midfielder David Silva and striker Sergio Aguero were also named in the XI.

City trio, Salah, Kane nominated for Player of the Year

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and David Silva lead a six-strong cast that also includes the prolific Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane for the 2017-18 Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is the other nominee.

Conte concedes ‘unstoppable’ City too good for Chelsea

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte conceded his side were powerless against an “unstoppable” Manchester City who opened up an 18-point Premier League lead with a 1-0 home win on Sunday.

Bernardo Silva scored the only goal of the match 35 seconds into the second half at the Etihad Stadium when he prodded home at the back post from David Silva’s low cross.

Conte concedes ‘unstoppable’ City too good for Chelsea

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte conceded his side were powerless against an “unstoppable” Manchester City who opened up an 18-point Premier League lead with a 1-0 home win on Sunday.

Bernardo Silva scored the only goal of the match 35 seconds into the second half at the Etihad Stadium when he prodded home at the back post from David Silva’s low cross.

Man City too good for cautious Chelsea

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City’s relentless run towards the Premier League title continued as they opened up an 18-point lead by inflicting more damage on Chelsea’s chances of a top-four finish with a 1-0 home win on Sunday.

Bernardo Silva scored the only goal of the match 35 seconds into the second half at the Etihad Stadium when he prodded home at the back post from David Silva’s low cross.

Man City too good for cautious Chelsea

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City’s relentless run towards the Premier League title continued as they opened up an 18-point lead by inflicting more damage on Chelsea’s chances of a top-four finish with a 1-0 home win on Sunday.

Bernardo Silva scored the only goal of the match 35 seconds into the second half at the Etihad Stadium when he prodded home at the back post from David Silva’s low cross.

Sky’s the limit for Pep’s Manchester City slickers

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s League Cup triumph against Arsenal could usher in an era of dominance for Manchester City but he had three veterans to thank for a comprehensive win at Wembley.

City were not at their best in a scrappy first half on a bitingly cold February day on Sunday, failing to hit the exalted heights of their football earlier this season.

Sky’s the limit for Pep’s Manchester City slickers

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s League Cup triumph against Arsenal could usher in an era of dominance for Manchester City but he had three veterans to thank for a comprehensive win at Wembley.

City were not at their best in a scrappy first half on a bitingly cold February day on Sunday, failing to hit the exalted heights of their football earlier this season.

Victory is for Man City, not me, says Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insisted his first trophy in English football was due to the skill and dedication of his players rather than his coaching magic touch after Sunday’s 3-0 romp past Arsenal in the League Cup final.

Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were all on the scoresheet as City lifted the trophy for the fifth time.

Victory is for Man City, not me, says Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insisted his first trophy in English football was due to the skill and dedication of his players rather than his coaching magic touch after Sunday’s 3-0 romp past Arsenal in the League Cup final.

Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were all on the scoresheet as City lifted the trophy for the fifth time.

Manchester City beat sorry Arsenal 3-0 to win League Cup

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London (AFP) – Manchester City won the first trophy of the Pep Guardiola era on Sunday, brushing Arsenal aside 3-0 in the League Cup final with the help of an old-fashioned route-one goal from Sergio Aguero.

It was an impressive statement of intent from Guardiola’s team at Wembley after a shock FA Cup defeat to lowly Wigan last week ended their bid for an unprecedented quadruple.

De Bruyne says relentless season taking toll on City players

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London (AFP) – Kevin De Bruyne admits he is struggling physically as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City chase glory on four fronts, hampered by a series of injuries to big-name players.

The midfielder has missed only three of City’s 39 games in all competitions and says he was feeling tired during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Burnley.

David Silva absence explained by prematurely-born baby boy

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London (AFP) – Manchester City’s Spanish international forward David Silva missed four matches recently because his prematurely-born baby son is fighting for his life, he revealed on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old - who returned to the runaway Premier League leaders starting line-up for Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Watford - thanked everyone for their support on his twitter account @21LVA.

City take express route as leaders sink Watford

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City bounced back quickly after their 18-game winning streak come to an end, beating Watford 3-1 on Tuesday to establish a 15-point lead in the Premier League.

After City were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace 48 hours earlier, prolific Raheem Sterling scored quickly and Sergio Aguero added another as City continued their unbeaten league campaign with the minimum of effort at Eastlands.

City take express route as leaders sink Watford

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City bounced back quickly after their 18-game winning streak come to an end, beating Watford 3-1 on Tuesday to establish a 15-point lead in the Premier League.

After City were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace 48 hours earlier, prolific Raheem Sterling scored quickly and Sergio Aguero added another as City continued their unbeaten league campaign with the minimum of effort at Eastlands.

Man City set win record, Lukaku lifts Man Utd

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London (AFP) – David Silva scored twice as runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City won 4-0 at Swansea City on Wednesday to set a new English top-flight record of 15 consecutive victories.

Pep Guardiola’s side, 2-1 winners at second-place Manchester United on Sunday, won comfortably at the Liberty Stadium to eclipse the mark of 14 successive wins set by Arsenal in 2002.

Man City set win record, Lukaku lifts Man Utd

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London (AFP) – David Silva scored twice as runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City won 4-0 at Swansea City on Wednesday to set a new English top-flight record of 15 consecutive victories.

Pep Guardiola’s side, 2-1 winners at second-place Manchester United on Sunday, won comfortably at the Liberty Stadium to eclipse the mark of 14 successive wins set by Arsenal in 2002.

Injury update from Manchester derby

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David Silva extends Man City contract

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London (AFP) – Spanish midfielder David Silva has extended his contract with Manchester City by one year to 2020, the Premier League leaders announced on Thursday.

Silva, 31, has become one of City’s most decorated players since joining in 2010 and has played a pivotal role this season as Pep Guardiola’s side have surged to the top of the table.

Pep Guardiola expects Manchester City to seal an agreement with this 'legend' soon

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Manchester City are close to agreeing to a new one-year deal with their Spanish playmaker David Silva.

The 31-year-old has been a sensational player for the Etihad outfit over the years and his new contract will keep him at City until 2020 when he will complete 10 years at the club.

As per the reports, Silva will earn around £160,000-a-week once the new deal is finalised.

Guardiola backs Silva to shine for years

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – David Silva has all the attributes to cement his place as one of Manchester City’s leading lights for years to come, according to his manager Pep Guardiola.

It is believed Silva, 31, is close to agreeing a new deal with the Premier League leaders as his current contract expires at the end of next season.

Guardiola backs Silva to shine for years

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – David Silva has all the attributes to cement his place as one of Manchester City’s leading lights for years to come, according to his manager Pep Guardiola.

It is believed Silva, 31, is close to agreeing a new deal with the Premier League leaders as his current contract expires at the end of next season.

David Silva, Alvaro Morata, Leighton Baines…Names of the Premier League, Week 11

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Gameweek 11 of the Premier League season wasn't exactly a thriller. Six of the ten matches ending with just one goal scored. There was still plenty of drama though with late comebacks, crucial games...

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Aguero on target as Man City sink Arsenal

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City’s newly-crowned record goalscorer Sergio Aguero was on the mark again, as his second-half penalty helped the Premier League leaders beat Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday and maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Aguero scored via the post after Nacho Monreal was judged to have brought down Raheem Sterling with a clumsy challenge in the 49th minute at the Etihad Stadium.

Aguero on target as Man City sink Arsenal

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City’s newly-crowned record goalscorer Sergio Aguero was on the mark again, as his second-half penalty helped the Premier League leaders beat Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday and maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Aguero scored via the post after Nacho Monreal was judged to have brought down Raheem Sterling with a clumsy challenge in the 49th minute at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal: Game in 10 Tweets as Guardiola’s men march on at the top of the league

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Guardiola hails City’s magnificent seven

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City produced the best performance of his reign in their swaggering 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City on Saturday.

Kevin De Bruyne was outstanding, producing two assists and playing a part in three more goals as City scored seven goals for the first time since Guardiola took charge in July 2016.

Man City: Citizens Go Two Points Clear After Seven-Goal Mauling Of Stoke (Video)

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Manchester City moved two points clear of rivals Man Utd at the top of the table after a magnificent display against Stoke at the Etihad.

Gabriel Jesus netted the first of his two goals on 17 minutes, netting from close-range from a Kyle Walker cut-back.

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City crush Stoke with magnificent seven, Palace stun Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Manchester City maintained their blistering start to the season as the Premier League leaders demolished Stoke City 7-2, while champions Chelsea crashed to a shock 2-1 defeat at lowly Crystal Palace on Saturday.

With second-placed Manchester United settling for a drab stalemate at Anfield earlier in the day, it was their Manchester rivals who provided the thrills as City moved two points clear at the top.

City crush Stoke with magnificent seven, Palace stun Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Manchester City maintained their blistering start to the season as the Premier League leaders demolished Stoke City 7-2, while champions Chelsea crashed to a shock 2-1 defeat at lowly Crystal Palace on Saturday.

With second-placed Manchester United settling for a drab stalemate at Anfield earlier in the day, it was their Manchester rivals who provided the thrills as City moved two points clear at the top.

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Hard To Disagree: No Less Than Five Man City Players Get The Nod As PFA Name 2017/18 Team Of The Year (Photo)

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There is it. The PFA Team of the Year for 2018, brought to us in conjunction with Panini stickers.

Quite honestly, it's difficult to pick fault with any of the selections, though the crowbarring of players into a contrived formation still baffles us. Why not just pick the 11 best players, regardless of position?

Harry Kane Makes Both Shortlists (Again) As PFA Announce Nominees For 2018 Players’ Player And Young Player Of The Year Awards

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As we hurtle toward the end of the season at a frightening rate of knots, the PFA have released their shortlists for the 2018 Players' Player and Young Player of the Year Awards.

Neither of the 2017 winners N'Golo Kante and Dele Alli have made the cut this time round, while Harry Kane, at age 24, has found himself included on both shortlists for the third consecutive year.

‘I Couldn’t Choose Anybody Else’ – Kevin De Bruyne Votes For Mohamed Salah As His Premier League Player Of The Year

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As far as the PFA Player of the Year award is concerned, it looks like being a two-way dogfight between Liverpool goal-extruder Mohamed Salah and Man City's orchestral conductor in chief, Kevin De Bruyne.

Of course, both have presided over fabulous Premier League campaigns and are fully deserving of the trinket in their own right a fact that obviously hasn't eluded De Bruyne.

Mourinho: Lingard is becoming a very good player

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Jesse Lingard scored Manchester United's second in our 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park as his great form continues.

In the league this season, Lingard has made a total of 18 appearances but just nine of those have been starts. Regardless, he's scored seven goals and assisted a further four, working out at a goal or assist every 84 minutes on the pitch.

David Silva Dazzles As Man City Set New Premier League Record With 4-0 Trolleying Of Swansea (Photos & Video)

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Man City became the proud proprietors of a new Premier League record on Wednesday night when a 4-0 drubbing of Swansea saw Pep Guardiola's men rustle a 15th consecutive win.

The result at the Liberty Stadium saw City set a new outright record after drawing level withArsenal's 14-victory run (between February and August of 2002) in their previous outing.

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Man City Run Roughshod Over Stoke As David Silva Serves Up Double Helping Of Pure Gold (Photos & Video)

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Two goals from the majesterial David Silva saw Man City bulldoze Stoke City on their own patch in the Premier League's Monday night fixture.

It took just nine minutes for Pep Guardiola's team to cleave the Potters' defence in twain as a smooth passing sequence culminated in Raheem Sterling gliding an inch-perfect ball into the box for Silva to steer past Jack Butland.

David Silva double takes Man City one step closer to title

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – David Silva scored two magnificent goals as Manchester City moved a step closer to their first Premier League title under Pep Guardiola with a comfortable 2-0 victory at struggling Stoke on Monday.

After re-establishing a 16-point lead at the top of the table, the latest victory leaves City still with the potential to clinch the title at the start of next month when they host second-placed local rivals United in the Manchester derby.

‘He Is Fighting Day By Day’ – David Silva Reveals Son’s Premature Birth As Reason For Recent Man City Absences

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Having played a pivotal part in a near-flawless start to the season, David Silva was been notable by his absence for Man City's recent outings against Newcastle and Crystal Palace.

While details were scant, Silva was known to be on personal leave after requesting that his family's privacy be respected before returning to the fold for Tuesday's win over Watford.

Man City: Citizens Enjoy Record-Breaking 14th Consecutive Top-Flight Win After Deserved Victory At Old Trafford (Video)

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Manchester City secured a previous 2-1 away win at Old Trafford, a result which sees the Citizens go 11 points clear at the top of the table, as well as becoming the first top-flight side to register 14 consecutive victories in a single season.

City dominated the game in the first period, with David Silva opening the scoring on 42 minutes after a corner.

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Snapshot: Man City Crowned 2018 Carabao Cup Winners After Pitiful Arsenal No-Show Final At Wembley…

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Arsenal graciously decided to no-show the 2018 Carabao Cup Final to hand Pep Guardiola his first trophy as Man City manager.

City were barely forced to get out of second gear on their way to a 3-0 victory at Wembley, with goals from the old guard Sergio Aguero (his first in a cup final), Vincent Kompany and David Silva (his first ever goal in the League Cup sealing the deal against minimal resistance.