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Analysis of how Manchester United upset City in terrible week for Cityzens

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Manchester City failed to win the title at the Etihad against their crosstown rivals but the highly anticipated Manchester Derby did not fail to disappoint. Some could say Man United showed glimpses of the glory days under Sir Alex Ferguson as they clawed their way back from 2-0 down portraying great tenacity and drive.

Analysis of how Manchester United upset City in terrible week for Cityzens

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Manchester City failed to win the title at the Etihad against their crosstown rivals but the highly anticipated Manchester Derby did not fail to disappoint. Some could say Man United showed glimpses of the glory days under Sir Alex Ferguson as they clawed their way back from 2-0 down portraying great tenacity and drive.

Man City: Sergio Aguero Scores Four As Citizens Crush Leicester At Etihad (Photos & Video)

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Sergio Aguero was the star of the show for Manchester City on Saturday, with the Argentinian hitman netting four in his side's 5-1 win against Leicester at the Etihad.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for the hosts on three minutes, courtesy of a Kevin De Bruyne assist.

Man City: Pablo Zabaleta Says Adios As Citizens Stroll To Victory Over West Brom At The Etihad (Video)

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Manchester City enjoyed a comfortable 3-1 home win against West Brom on Tuesday night, a result which sees them need just a point from their final day clash with Watford to book a place in next season's Champions League.

On a night which saw Pablo Zabaleta bid farewell to the Etihad faithful, the hosts were much the better side, with the in-form Gabriel Jesus opening the scoring on 27 minutes.

Man City v Arsenal is now even more crucial – I’ll take a draw!

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This weeks game at the Etihad was always expected to be extremely crucial, but not so long it ago it was supposed to be a title decider between Arsenal and Man City. Pelligrini's side lost to Southampton last week, probably because their minds were on last night Champions League decider against Real Madrid with a [.

Why Coquelin Is Key for Arsenal Against Barcelona

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Just over a year ago, Arsenal visted the Etihad stadium to face Manchester City in a hugely important Premier League game and were in need of an excellent defensive performance to keep out the star-studded City attack. While the Gunners produced a collective effort to keep a clean sheet, one player who really stood out [.

REACTION: Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea: Lampard strikes to deny Chelsea!

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Chelsea took a point from the Etihad this afternoon as a late strike from Frank Lampard (of all people!) levelled the scores after Andre Schurrle had given Chelsea the lead. On the whole, a draw is the right result.
It was always going to be a tight, tense game with the stakes being so high, despite it being this early in the season.

Soccer Football Festival Comes To Manchester

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Started in 2005, the Soccer Football Festival has visited various cities including Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro, and in September 2014 it comes to Manchester (the Club Capital of the World).

The free two-day event hosted at Manchester City's Etihad stadium between the 6th and 7th of September will deliver an extravaganza of football, entertainment, youth tournament, football legends, prize draws, football freestylers, competitions, activations and much more!

Scott Sinclair Could Follow Jack Rodwell’s Lead And Leave Manchester City

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Another promising young English footballer is considering his future at Manchester City as reports in England today are saying Scott Sinclair is 'considering his future' at the Etihad.

Last week, Jack Rodwell joined Sunderland on a five-year deal after spending the past two seasons in the blue half of Manchester.

Chelsea’s Matić and Willian Win Midfield Battle Against Under Strength Manchester City Side

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Chelsea's 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night gave Jose Mourinho's side the inside track on the Premier League title. With a much more favorable run-in than their title rivals, Mourinho's men have put themselves in an advantageous position to win the title. The match at the Etihad was won by Chelsea midfield, most particularly Mourinho signings Willian and Nemanja Matić.

Manchester City Facing Defensive Crisis: Will Dedryck Boyata Get the Call?

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Manchester City's defense has been so creaky away from the Etihad this season that some, myself included, wrote off the Blues as title contenders. But following a strong spell of thirteen out of a possible fifteen points, City find themselves once again within earshot of the top of the table.

On Tuesday night in Leicester, City progressed to the semifinals of the League Cup but it was at a great cost.

It's FCBarcelona vs Manchester City in 2013-14 Champions League Round of 16

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FC Barcelona has been drawn to face Manchester City in the Round of 16 of UEFA Champions League 2013-14 Season. Of all the possible opponent we got the most difficult one, especially considering that Manchester City has successfully managed to change their fortunes on the road. I would have definitely preferred as Olympiakos, but that went for Manchester United.

Can Arsenal continue their stunning defensive record at the Etihad on Saturday?

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When Arsenal run out to take on Manchester City on Saturday, the team have an opportunity to make a...

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Unpredictable City flying under the radar

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Based on their unpredictable form since Manuel Pellegrini took charge at the Etihad, only Manchester City could beat the reigning European champions on their own ground and then still only make headlines for failing to win the game 4-2 rather than 3-2.

You just never know quite what to expect from this current Manchester City side, whose progression under Pellegrini this season has been sufficiently inconsistent that few commentators have marked them out as potential Premier League champions let alone Champions League destroyers.

UEFA Champions League: Manchester City Projected Lineup Against CSKA Moscow

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Manchester City failed to defeat Bayern Munich in their first major showdown of the UEFA Champions League, but they did however dispatch CSKA Moscow in their first encounter with the Russian side and will hope for the same results when the Etihad plays host to their fourth round tie Tuesday evening.

Quandry for Pellegrini as City back line needs re-assessment

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As 90 minutes ticked over at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, both Chelsea and Manchester City seemed destined to share the spoils. But then suddenly and not for the first time this season the City defence was thrown into disarray with a moment of miscommunication and panic, allowing Fernando Torres to steal in and snatch the points for Jose Mourinho's side.

Manchester City Confirm Sale of Youngster to Anzhi

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Manchester City have been working hard over the last few seasons to really step up their academy's output of new young players that can make a difference at both the Etihad as well as around the world.

Over the past few years, the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Vladimir Weiss, John Guidetti and Karim Rekik have all become recognizable names along with multiple others in the past several seasons.

Manchester City vs. Bayern Munich Preview

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A mouth-watering clash awaits as Manchester City take on Bayern Munich in the group stage of the Champions League.

With the game taking place at the Etihad, Manchester City will be confident of getting a result. City are a different team at home, the team are more organized and play with more tempo.

Manchester City v Manchester United: The Best Photos

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Nobody expected such a one-sided affair at the Etihad on Sunday, but it was Manchester City who came out 4-1 winners over Manchester United in the Manchester Derby.

Robin Van Persie missed out on the action and was spotted in the crowd and United seriously could have done with him in the side.

Stoke target Manchester City striker John Guidetti

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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is planning to raid former club Manchester City to sign striker John Guidetti. The Potters are being linked with a £5.5m bid for the Swedish youngster. The 21-year-old was, and perhaps still is, considered one of City's brightest talents. But now into his early twenties and yet to play for [.

Stoke join Everton, West Brom and Newcastle United in race for Man City’s Scott Sinclair

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Stoke City have joined the host of Premier League clubs battling for Scott Sinclair's signature. Potters boss Mark Hughes wants to raid his former club Manchester City for the 24-year-old winger. Everton, West Brom and Newcastle have already emerged as potential destinations for the £6m-rated former Swansea man.

Barcelona set to bid for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany

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Manchester City fear Barcelona will attempt to prise captain Vincent Kompany away from them. The Catalan giants are preparing to make a bid for the Belgium international, according to reports in the Manchester Evening News. Barca are known to be in the market for a centre-back. They were criticised for the lack of depth in [.

City propose stadium expansion

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Premier League runners-up Manchester City are currently busy putting together plans to expand the Etihad Stadium. According toThe Independent, the blue half of Manchester could see their stadium expand to 60,000 seats, propelling them among the largest stadiums in England.

The stadium currently seats around 47,000 supporters for domestic matches, and the Citizens enjoyed an extremely impressive 99.

Manchester City and Manchester United battle for £27m Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic

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Manchester United could be set to pip rivals Manchester City to the signing of Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic. Reports in both The Mirror and The Sun suggest that City boss Manuel Pelligrini is in the box seat and that the Etihad remains the Montenegro international's most likely destination. But both newspapers also agree that Manchester [.

Manchester City launch Tardis style programme kiosks

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Has Doctor Who's TARDIS had a #MCFC makeover or are these the new Etihad Stadium programme kiosks? Manchester City FC (@MCFC) July 5, 2013 Manchester City have unveiled their new programme kiosks outside the Etihad Stadium and the club's official Twitter account has decided to get the Tardis jokes in before everyone [.

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Reports: Man Utd Scrapper Ander Herrera Faces Possible Charge For ‘Deliberately Spitting’ On Man City Club Crest During Derby (Video)

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While it's likely unenforceable, it's being mooted that Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera could face a disciplinary charge for spitting on Man City's club crest.

The incident was caught on camera as the two teams disppeared down the Etihad tunnel at half-time, with Herrera disgorging a globule of saliva as he walked over a large floor mat which takes the shape of the City badge.

A Perfect Match Football Gifts For Valentine's Day

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With Valentine's Day fast approaching, Andy Greeves takes a look at the best gifts you can treat your football-loving partner to this February 14th.

Build a Home Together

There is nowhere football supporters are happier than at the home ground of their beloved club, so why not make a special place for their 'special place' in your house.

PICTURE: City’s stand of United banners

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A picture emerged from the Etihad this evening during City's home defeat against Chelsea.

The first banner was of David Moyes, the second of Phil Jones and the third of Sir Alex Ferguson.

So City fans have as many banners for our previous and current manager as we do. Nice one.

Striking partnership pleases team-mates

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Ahead of Sunday's first derby of the season at the Etihad, Michael Carrick and David De Gea have expressed their belief that Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie are on course to develop into a fearsome partnership.

Van Persie and Rooney were both on target against Crystal Palace on Saturday and they delivered again on Tuesday, as United put four past Bayer Leverkusen in their opening Champions League match of the season.


‘At That Moment, It Felt Like I Weighed 20kg’ – Emmanuel Adebayor Fondly Recalls Infamous Pitch-Length Sprint Goal Celebration Against Arsenal

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The year was 2009, and Emmanuel Adebayor had just left Arsenal in acrimonious circumstances following a prolonged (and now familiar) spell of half-arsing it.

As these things tend to pan out, Adebayor then scored against his former club the very next time they visited the Etihad Stadium just a couple of months later.

West Ham v Arsenal stats prove the Gunners domination

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THE STATISTICS THAT PROVED THAT ARSENAL WERE THE BETTER SIDE AGAINST WEST HAM UNITED. The Hammers were beaten 1-5 at home in one of the most highly anticipated games of the week along with the Manchester City and Chelsea meeting at the Etihad earlier on. It was Arsenal who pulled the strings away from home [.

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Palace Preview: Making Up For Lost Ground

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It would be nice to say that last Sunday's derby defeat had been completely forgotten about but unfortunately that isn't the case. The defeat at the Etihad can however be looked back upon for some positive reasons despite the Reds leaving empty handed and a further two defenders down for the visit of Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Time to support another club?

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In many ways, yesterday's was arguably United's worst performance of the David Moyes era, perhaps with the exception of the 4-1 shellacking the Reds suffered at the Etihad earlier last month.

Granted, United showed the fighting spirit of old in 10 spirited minutes and managed to turn a game on its head with two late goals but however welcome the win was, it was yet again a case of papering over the cracks.

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Newcastle Need More Players Signed In The Next Two Weeks

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In what must be one of Newcastle's worst ever opening day displays at the Etihad tonight, there was very little manager Alan Pardew could take out of this game, and in particular our back four looked very poor. Mike Ashley must work with Kinnear to get three new players through the door The only [...

Newcastle United vs Manchester City: Preview and Predicted Lineups

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Make no mistake about it, Newcastle United are going to have a better season this time around.

Last year's travails were related to The Europa League, nothing else, as Swansea will find out in due course, perhaps already are looking at yesterday's result.

Can Newcastle spring a surprise at The Etihad?

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Argentina: Lionel Messi Pays Surprise Visit To Man City Academy Under-7 And Under-8 Teams (Photos)

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With Argentina in town to play Italy in a friendly at the Etihad on Friday night, Lionel Messi took time out from his pre-match preparations to make a group of young kids' day.

After training at the Etihad Campus, Sergio Aguero escorted Messi to the indoor facility, where the five-time Ballon d'Or winner met and posed for photos with City's Under-7 and Under-8 academy teams.

‘I Pray He Heals Fast’ – Sadio Mane Offers Facebook Apology To Ederson After Mashing Studs Into Man City Keeper’s Face

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As you may have heard, Sadio Mane was shown a straight red card during Liverpool's heavy defeat to Man City on Saturday for leaving an imprint of his studs in Ederson's left (facial) cheek.

A seemingly lifeless Ederson received almost 10 minutes of treatment on the pitch before being administered gas and air and being carted away on a spinal board and rushed to City's on-site medical facility to check for fractures, only for the Brazilian 'keeper to return to the dugout after half-time with a sticking plaster on his face.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Man City Install ‘VIP Catwalk’ For When Players Arrive At Etihad Stadium (Photo & Video)

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Pies were so mesmerisedby Man City's bonkers 5-3 win over Monaco in the Champions League, that we failed to keep you abreast of modern football's latest nadir, witnessed outside the Etihad on the very same night.

City used the match to debut their fantastic new "player walkway" i.

Man City: Etihad Stadium Was Evacuated Before Barcelona Clash Because Of ‘Burnt Chips’

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Not that it hindered Man City in any way, but the Etihad Stadium actually had to be temporarily evacuated shortly before Man City's Champions League triumphover Barcelona last night.

The entire stadium was emptied by security after an alarm went off at around 5pm. Feel free to add you're own 'how could anybody tell?

David Moyes Explains Why His Side Lost the Manchester Derby

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The Manchester Derby has become a goal-scoring spectacle in recent seasons. Score lines with at least five goals seem common now when the blue and red sides of Manchester clash and Sunday's fixture at the Etihad was no exception.


Manchester City jumped out to an early lead and made things even worse for United when they grabbed a second before the half.