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STATS: Best Manchester XI

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Ahead of this weekend's Manchester derby, statistics released by EA SPORTS FIFA 15 Ultimate Team have put paid to fan arguments across the country and revealed the best combined starting XI of the two clubs.

Much has been made of the supposed shift in power in Manchester and the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the official player rating index of the Barclays Premier League, has revealed that the blue half DO now have the edge.

David Silva believes it will be tough for Chelsea to win the Premier League.

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David Silva has been speaking while away with Spain and about Chelsea's lead in particular. He believes that despite the five point gap between the sides, it's going to be difficult for us to win it.

He said:

"Chelsea have made great transfers, they have a great team, a great squad, But it doesn't mean things are going to be easy, especially in England.

Jamie Carragher is Wrong, David Silva is Not ‘Two or Three Levels Above’ Juan Mata

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Juan Mata has rather surprisingly split opinion since his January transfer to Manchester United for what was then a club record £37.1million and this week former Liverpool defender turned Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Carragher, has labelled Manchester City's David Silva 'two or three levels above' Mata.

Weaknesses of Premier League Exposed at 2014 FIFA World Cup

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The Premier League is lauded by its proponents as the best league in the world. While many do not believe the World Cup is the best competition this sport has to offer (the UEFA Champions League is arguably a higher quality), it is a high-level indicator as to a league's strength. What we have seen from the World Cup is that the Premier League simply isn't measuring up to the hype.

Liverpool Take Control Of Title Race

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Liverpool took control of the Premier League title race with a thrilling 3-2 win over third-placed Manchester City at Anfield today.

In an emotional day at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers side once put pressure on the opposition early and the game was just six minutes old when Luis Suárez outmuscled Gaël Clichy and released Raheem Sterling, who passed the ball into an empty net after selling Vincent Kompany and Joe Hart and delightful dummy

City were wobbling and looked done for in the 26th minute when Martin krtel headed home from a Steven Gerrard's corner in front of the Kop.

MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 CHELSEA: TO A MAN SECOND BEST.

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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.

Manchester City

Massive boost for United as City miss out on star player for Manchester derby

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Massive boost for United as City miss out on star player for Manchester derby - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City have suffered a massive blow after their manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed star midfielder David Silva will be out of action for the next three weeks.

The Spain international picked up an injury early in the game during City's Capital One Cup defeat to Newcastle United at the Etihad earlier this midweek.

Man City star David Silva out of Man Utd game, plus a further three weeks

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Manchester City star David Silva has reportedly been ruled out of Sunday's clash against Manchester United with a knee injury with...

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David Silva says Man City cannot afford to lose to Chelsea tomorrow

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David Silva says his Manchester side cannot afford to lose to Chelsea in the crunch match between the sides tomorrow. The west Londoners currently...

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Premier League Tactics Corner – Round 3

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In this week's edition of Premier League Tactics Corner, we analyze Diego Costa's movement and pressing, as well as Stoke City's defensive tactics against Manchester City.

Chelsea's Costa

Costa does three things really well. He presses, he uses his speed, and he finishes.

Manchester City vs Liverpool Predicted Lineups

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Liverpool and Manchester City go again in Premier League play on Monday when the Reds travel to the Etihad to battle the Sky Blues. The two outfits played to a 2-2 draw at Yankee Stadium over the summer with the Reds winning on penalty kicks, but now spectators will see the two sides take each other on in a competitive match.

That Was A Big Away Win For Man City

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After last weekends disastrous performance at Wembley against Arsenal, more than a few pundits were expecting Manchester City to come unstuck again today as they made the always difficult trek to Newcastle.

And they left St. James Park with all three points after David Silva gave the defending champions the lead in the 38th-minute when he made the most of Edin Dzeko's intelligent back-heel.

New Five-Year Deal For Man City Superstar

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Manchester City playmaker David Silva has signed a five-year extension on his deal, the club have confirmed on their official website. This will keep him at the Etihad till 2019 at least. He becomes the third player after Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov to sign extensions on their contracts ahead of the new season.

Man City’s David Silva signs new five-year deal

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Manchester City playmaker David Silva has signed a new five-year deal with the club. The Spaniard signed for City in 2010 from Valencia for £26m and...

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Manchester City Reveal 27-Man Squad For International Champions Cup

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Premier League champions Manchester City have revealed its 28-man squad for the 2014 International Champions Cup, where the English side will play at least 3 matches across the United States this summer.

Among the stars featured that will feature in the second-annual tournament are Yaya Toure David Silva, Edin Dzeko and Joe Hart, as well as new signings Fernando and Willy Caballero.

Liverpool v Chelsea - You ALL know if anyone can beat them it's Chelsea!

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Credit Liverpool for the fantastic run of form they are currently in, sitting top of the Premier League with the destiny of the title in their own hands. In two weeks time however, that will all change because they know, you know and the rest of the world knows that if there is one team that can go to Anfield and beat them in their own backyard, it's Chelsea!

Liverpool-Manchester City combined XI – Who makes the lineup?

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Liverpool-Manchester City combined XI Who makes the lineup? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City will face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, a match that will have a major sayon who wins the Premier League title.

A win would take Liverpool seven points clear of Manchester City, though they have played two games more, while a win for City will make them clear favourites for the title.

Video and GIF: Edin Dzeko gives Man City the lead at Man Utd after 45secs

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Manchester City have made a quick-fire start at Manchester United, with Edin Dzeko giving them the lead after just 45secs. David Silva almost waltzed through the United defence a few seconds earlier. The ball broke to Nasri, whose shot hit the post, and Dzeko was free at the back post to apply the finish.

Two Red Cards Change Premier League Title Race

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The title race in England was blown open on Saturday as Manchester City overcame an early red card to captain Vincent Kompany to beat Hull City 1-0 while 9 man Chelsea lost 1-0 at Villa Park.

After two consecutive cup defeats Manchester City were under a lot of pressure when Kompany was sent off 10 minutes into the game against Hull for bringing down Nikica Jelavic who was through on goal.

Under the Lens: Mesut Ozil, Eden Hazard and David Silva compared

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It certainly is the tightest Premier League title race for many a year, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all battling relentlessly for the right to be crowned champions of England.

With Samir Nasri Injured, Manchester City Have 3 Tactical Options to Consider

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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

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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.

Photos: Man City training ahead of Bayern Munich clash

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Photos: Man City squad (including David Silva) travel to Germany

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Video: Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini says David Silva could be back on Monday

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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 [.

Could we see Lionel Messi in the Premier League?

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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.

Manchester City News: Citizens Projected Lineup Against Sunderland

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Manchester City continue to turn around several poor results from earlier in the campaign and they will be hoping three points for themselves at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland have struggled all season but their change in management with Gus Poyet now calling the shots could see them be a more assembled bunch when City come to the North East.

Man City’s David Silva out for up to four weeks

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Manchester City midfielder David Silva will be out of action for up to four weeks, manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed. More to follow.

Manchester United

RoM reads

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Scott talked about the derby for ESPN.

Scott wrote for The Metro about Luis Suarez's lies.

The Mirror reports that David Silva is out of the derby.

The Guardian reports that Luke Shaw is on the Golden Boy shortlist.

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Mata: Manchester is beautiful

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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.

Videos

Spanish Maestro David Silva’s Super Goal v West Ham

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It may only have been a consolation goal but David Silva's goal against West Ham today was something special as he weaved his magic before dispatching his shot into the left hand corner of the net with a sublime curler.

Sublime David Silva Goal v Hull

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David Silva gives Manchester City the lead with this sublimely struck curler which gives Marshall no chance in the Hull goal.

And it could not have come at a better time just minutes after captain Vincent Kompany was deservedly Sent-Off.

Man City Stars Play Giant Game Of Keepy-Uppy Around New York To Promote Their NYCFC Venture (Video)

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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.

Spain

Luxembourg vs Spain 0-4 Highlights 2014 Alcacer Bernat Costa David Silva Goal Video

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Xavi Hernandez – Spain’s Greatest Ever Midfielder

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If you where to take a casual stroll past one of the many Plaza's that you could come upon in any one of the Spanish cities, or towns across the length and breadth of the nation. You would no doubt find a group of small children, set upon an impromptu football match in said Local Square.

Dutch Delight: Marveling At Netherlands’ Masterclass Performance Against Spain

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Historic. Shocking. Amazing. Unbelievable.

It's no exaggeration that all of these words are applicable when talking about the Netherlands-Spain game especially because the whole of the Netherlands had virtually written off their chances of even getting out of the group.

Soccer. This wonderful, crazy and inexplicable game turns on moments.

Spain – 2014 World Cup squad

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Spain coach Vincente Del Bosque has remained loyal to the players who have brought the country so much success over the last 6 years, with Fernando Torres and David Villa both selected in this rather familiar Spanish squad.

World Cup 2014

Predicted Starting Lineups For Spain v Netherlands: World Cup Group Stage

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It will be an epic tactical showdown between two of the most prominent managers in the world, not to mention how exhilarating it sounds to have a remake of the 2010 World Cup final on day one. The Group B opening clash would witness some quality matchups, with the likes of Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie on stage.

Top Contenders for the FIFA World Cup 2014 Golden Ball Trophy

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The World Cup is inching ever nearer, and there are plenty of betting markets for punters to get involved with over the month long tournament. A lot of focus will be on the Golden Ball winner (player of the tournament) with the best players in the world vying to join a list of winners that includes the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Pele and Bobby Charlton.

The Rest

If The World Cup Were Set In The World of Harry Potter…

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Aragog – Fellaini. Incredibly awkward on his feet. But, can hurt you with his size.

Sirius Black – Mascherano. A hero for his team. Will be appreciated more after he's done.

Barty Crouch Junior – Janujaz, underestimated by those around him until it's too late.

Cedric Diggory – Stevie G.