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Manchester City cruise into FA Cup semi-finals

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Middlesbrough (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 victory at Middlesbrough on Saturday as Pep Guardiola showed he is taking the competition seriously.

Goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero were scant reward for City as they easily out-classed Middlesbrough, who must have feared such an outcome when they witnessed the team named by Guardiola.

Jesus saves Man City with last-gasp winner

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Gabriel Jesus scored two goals including an injury-time winner as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City recorded a dramatic 2-1 victory over struggling Swansea City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The home side looked in complete control during a dominant first-half showing only to surrender an 81st-minute equaliser to Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Chelsea can only lose title now, says Guardiola

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London (AFP) Pep Guardiola claimed Premier League leaders Chelsea have nothing to fear from Manchester City despite his side's 4-0 demolition of West Ham.

Guardiola's team delivered a swaggering display at the London Stadium on Wednesday as goals from Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Yaya Toure secured City's biggest league win since October.

Guardiola makes his point as City crush West Ham

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London (AFP) Manchester City gave the perfect response to Pep Guardiola's ruthless team selection as they demolished West Ham with a swaggering 4-0 victory on Wednesday.

Guardiola underlined to his spluttering side that nobody is safe from the axe as he surprisingly left star striker Sergio Aguero and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo on the bench at the London Stadium.

After £161m spending are Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City ready to compete?

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Manchester City have spent more than any Premier League club this summer, but is their squad-building actually complete and ready to roll? Tarutr Malhotra assesses Pep's 2016/17 squad......

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Man City Reveal New 2016/17 Home Kit Complete With New Club Crest (Photos)

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That man there is Pep Guardiola. He is Manchester City's new manager and he is sat in front of the brand new strip his team will be wearing as of the start of the 2016/17 Premier League season.

In-keeping with the general theme, the kit will be the first to feature City's brand new badge which, you may notice, looks an awful lot like their old badge in many ways.

‘Normal’ that Spain are Euro favourites: Silva

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Saint-Martin-de-Ré (France) (AFP) Manchester City midfielder David Silva believes it is "normal" that two-time defending champions Spain have been made the bookies' favourites after a scintillating start to their Euro 2016 campaign.

Vicente del Bosque's men have already secured their place in the last 16 after sweeping aside Turkey 3-0 on Friday after opening with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.

‘Normal’ that Spain are Euro favourites: Silva

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Saint-Martin-de-Ré (France) (AFP) Manchester City midfielder David Silva believes it is "normal" that two-time defending champions Spain have been made the bookies' favourites after a scintillating start to their Euro 2016 campaign.

Vicente del Bosque's men have already secured their place in the last 16 after sweeping aside Turkey 3-0 on Friday after opening with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Friday Kickoff: Kante, Silva, Ronaldo and more

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One of the Premier League's breakout players could be on the move, while another of the league's superstars is set for a spell on the sidelines.

Manchester United is reportedly interested in signing Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kante and the club is reportedly set to approach the Premier League leaders when the two sides collide this weekend at Old Trafford.

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney tops list of 10 richest young sportsmen in Britain

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Wayne Rooney is Britain's richest young sportsman with a fortune of £82 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2016 – the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland – to be published...

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Superb Manchester City have quarter-finals in sight after beating Kiev

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Manchester City may be toiling domestically at the moment but they produced a superb European away performance to beat Dynamo Kiev 3-1 in Ukraine in their Champions League last 16, first leg on Wednesday.

Manuel Pellegrini's side did enough to win the game in the first half with Sergio Aguero and David Silva both scoring to underline their importance to City.

Superb Manchester City have quarter-finals in sight after beating Kiev

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Manchester City may be toiling domestically at the moment but they produced a superb European away performance to beat Dynamo Kiev 3-1 in Ukraine in their Champions League last 16, first leg on Wednesday.

Manuel Pellegrini's side did enough to win the game in the first half with Sergio Aguero and David Silva both scoring to underline their importance to City.

Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur combined XI – who makes the final cut?

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Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in game that could be extremely pivotal in the Premier League title race.

We pick the available combined eleven of the two teams, based on form.

The Best Bits: Arsenal 2-1 Man City (Photos)

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Arsenal moved to withing two points of league leaders Leicester City, after a hard-fought but overall deserved win against fellow title-chasers Manchester City at the Emirates on Monday night.

The visitors, with Sergio Aguero leading the line, started well.

Capital One Cup preview: Manchester City and Liverpool headline quarterfinal field

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Manchester City and Liverpool head the list of teams coveting a berth in the League Cup semifinals this week as the competition reaches the quarterfinal stage without several major names. With Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and holders Chelsea having fallen by the wayside, City and Liverpool will already have designs on the Feb.

Capital One Cup preview: Manchester City and Liverpool headline quarterfinal field

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Manchester City and Liverpool head the list of teams coveting a berth in the League Cup semifinals this week as the competition reaches the quarterfinal stage without several major names. With Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and holders Chelsea having fallen by the wayside, City and Liverpool will already have designs on the Feb.

International, Break: Manchester City and Newcastle among clubs hit hardest by international injuries

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The international break tends to get a mixed response from fans. A disruption to domestic football is nothing more than an irritating inconvenience for some, whilst others appreciate the chance to...

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Progress report for Manchester City’s first four games of the Premier League season

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Manchester City havemade an excellent start to the season. Three points clear at the top of the Premier League, the Blues are also eight points clear of last year's title winners Chelsea. However, with just one month in the book and Chelsea adding more firepower in the form of three-time Champions League winner Pedro, the title race is far from settled.

Progress report for Manchester City’s first four games of the Premier League season

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Manchester City havemade an excellent start to the season. Three points clear at the top of the Premier League, the Blues are also eight points clear of last year's title winners Chelsea. However, with just one month in the book and Chelsea adding more firepower in the form of three-time Champions League winner Pedro, the title race is far from settled.

Squad Analysis: Manchester City’s Summer Transfer Window Reviewed

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by Neil Quinn After overseeing another feeble title defence, Manuel Pellegrini's position at Manchester City seemed untenable at the end of the 2014-15 campaign. An eight-point gap to champions...

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Pedro, David Silva, Coloccini… Names of the Premier League, week 3

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We're into week three of the new Premier League season, and whilst you might expect form to be starting to settle down there have been plenty of intriguing twists and turns so far, not least...

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Why it’s time to consider David Silva amongst the Premier League greats

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It's not often home supporters come out of their stadium after a poor result in awe of an opposition player.

Usually, your own side's unsatisfactory performance, a dubious refereeing decision or any kind of subsequent emotional veneer clouds judgement. But Manchester City's David Silva managed to achieve the aforementioned rare feat after his virtuoso effort against Everton in his team's comprehensive 2-0 victory at Goodison Park.

Why it’s time to consider David Silva amongst the Premier League greats

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It's not often home supporters come out of their stadium after a poor result in awe of an opposition player.

Usually, your own side's unsatisfactory performance, a dubious refereeing decision or any kind of subsequent emotional veneer clouds judgement. But Manchester City's David Silva managed to achieve the aforementioned rare feat after his virtuoso effort against Everton in his team's comprehensive 2-0 victory at Goodison Park.

How Manchester City can beat Chelsea and get ahead in title race

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How Manchester City can beat Chelsea and get ahead in title race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There is never a quiet week in the English Premier League, with the big games coming thick and fast. This weekend only sees the second game-week of the season, but features a match that could throw up some big questions.

Tuesday News: Chelsea to seal £20m transfer, Pedro told to reject Man Utd

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Manchester City dominate the British press on Tuesday morning after their mightily impressive 3-0 away win over West Brom on Monday night.

Manuel Pellegrini's men romped to victory at the Hawthorns, with David Silva and Yaya Toure the chief protagonists for the 2013-14 Premier League champions.

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Guardiola faces FA Cup selection headache

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Middlesbrough (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola faces a selection headache in Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough as the Manchester City manager juggles the demands of competing for silverware on two fronts.

Guardiola must decide how many of City’s best players to risk for at the Riverside Stadium as they have a crucial Champions League last 16 second leg clash with Monaco four days later.

Guardiola faces FA Cup selection headache

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Middlesbrough (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola faces a selection headache in Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough as the Manchester City manager juggles the demands of competing for silverware on two fronts.

Guardiola must decide how many of City’s best players to risk for at the Riverside Stadium as they have a crucial Champions League last 16 second leg clash with Monaco four days later.

Costa double leads eight-goal start for Lopetegui’s Spain

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Madrid (AFP) Newly-appointed Spain coach Julien Lopetegui enjoyed a perfect competitive debut as Diego Costa, David Silva and Alvaro Morata all hit doubles in an 8-0 drubbing of Liechtenstein in Leon on Monday.

Costa scored his first Spain goal since 2014 after just 10 minutes, but despite complete domination of the game the hosts had to settle for just a one-goal lead at half-time.

Silva double blasts Spain past Belgium

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Brussels (AFP) Spain earned a World Cup qualifying boost by beating Belgium 2-0 in an international friendly on Thursday thanks to a David Silva double.

Both sides were on the rebound from disappointing Euro 2016 campaigns with new coaches Roberto Martinez for Belgium and Basque Jolen Lopotegui for Spain.

Silva double blasts Spain past Belgium

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Brussels (AFP) Spain earned a World Cup qualifying boost by beating Belgium 2-0 in an international friendly on Thursday thanks to a David Silva double.

Both sides were on the rebound from disappointing Euro 2016 campaigns with new coaches Roberto Martinez for Belgium and Basque Jolen Lopotegui for Spain.

Euro 2016: Cech keeps Czechs level with Spain at half-time

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Toulouse (France) (AFP) European champions Spain were frustrated by goalkeeping heroics from Czech Republic captain Petr Cech to go in 0-0 at half-time of their Euro 2016 Group D opener in Toulouse on Monday.

David de Gea's selection ahead of captain Iker Casillas in the Spain goal dominated headlines before kick-off.

Euro 2016: Cech keeps Czechs level with Spain at half-time

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Toulouse (France) (AFP) European champions Spain were frustrated by goalkeeping heroics from Czech Republic captain Petr Cech to go in 0-0 at half-time of their Euro 2016 Group D opener in Toulouse on Monday.

David de Gea's selection ahead of captain Iker Casillas in the Spain goal dominated headlines before kick-off.

Champions Spain kick off Euro 2016 preparations

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Madrid (AFP) Two-time defending champions Spain kicked off preparations for Euro 2016 on Monday with a first gathering which included just eight of the 25 players called up by coach Vicente del Bosque for next month's tournament, with the others still tied by club commitments.

Among those attending the session at the Spanish federation's Las Rozas sports complex near Madrid were Chelsea players Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Cesar Azpilicueta, Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz and Mikel San Jose, Manchester City's David Silva, Villarreal's Bruno Soriano and Celta Vigo's Nolito.

Champions Spain kick off Euro 2016 preparations

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Madrid (AFP) Two-time defending champions Spain kicked off preparations for Euro 2016 on Monday with a first gathering which included just eight of the 25 players called up by coach Vicente del Bosque for next month's tournament, with the others still tied by club commitments.

Among those attending the session at the Spanish federation's Las Rozas sports complex near Madrid were Chelsea players Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Cesar Azpilicueta, Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz and Mikel San Jose, Manchester City's David Silva, Villarreal's Bruno Soriano and Celta Vigo's Nolito.

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Football Art: Young Russian Artist Creates Stunning Pencil Drawings Of Football’s Great And Good (Photos)

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New pencil drawing of Arsenal hero and legend @officialdennisbergkamp. #DennisBergkamp #Bergkamp #Arsenal #AFC #ArsenalFC #COYG #VCC #gooners #gunners #EPL #drawing #art #arsenalskaya P.S.: Guys, please, tag him and @arsenal

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What you're looking at here is the work of a Russian artist by the name of Daira Isaeva, who spends her free time sketching these amazing pencil drawingsof football's great and good.

Player Analysis: Is Mesut Ozil living up to expectations at Arsenal?

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Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla thriving in deeper role for the Gunners

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While Premier League midfielders such as Mesut Özil, Eden Hazard, and David Silva constantly receive praise for their outstanding play, Arsenal's Santi Cazorla seems to fly under the radar, despite his superb play since arriving from Spain back in 2012. Cazorla has managed to rack up more assists than any other Premier League player since joining the Gunners.

Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla thriving in deeper role for the Gunners

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While Premier League midfielders such as Mesut Özil, Eden Hazard, and David Silva constantly receive praise for their outstanding play, Arsenal's Santi Cazorla seems to fly under the radar, despite his superb play since arriving from Spain back in 2012. Cazorla has managed to rack up more assists than any other Premier League player since joining the Gunners.

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Perisic fires late to lead Croatia past Spain in Group D decider

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Spain needed just one point to win their Euro 2016 group,but Ivan Perisic had other ideas.

Having amassed fivepoints heading into Tuesday's clash,Spain fell to second in Group D with a 2-1 loss to Croatia on Tuesday. Led by an 88th minute Perisic goal, the result sees Croatia leap to the top of Group D, sealing a much more favorable route through the knockout stages.

Wednesday Kickoff: Platini; Nainggolan; Sakho and more

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The head of UEFA expects to return to the game in the very near future, while one of Serie A's top midfielders may be on the move.

Michel Platini's lawyer believes the Frenchman will be cleared to resume his duties as UEFA president before Euro 2016. In February, Platini and former FIFA president Sepp Blatter had their bans reduced from eight to six years.