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City need trophies to be ‘big club’ – Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City must match Manchester United and Liverpool by winning trophies in order to become one of the game’s giants - and dazzling football is not enough.

The runaway Premier League leaders maintained their relentless charge in four competitions by sweeping into the FA Cup fourth round at Burnley’s expense on Saturday.

Guardiola apologises to Dyche after touchline row

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola apologised to Burnley manager Sean Dyche for his behaviour after Manchester City equalised in their 4-1 FA Cup third round victory.

City boss Guardiola gestured angrily towards Dyche, making a ‘yapping’ gesture at his counterpart and the fourth official, as a furious row erupted between the two at Eastlands on Saturday following Sergio Aguero’s 56th-minute equaliser.

Manchester City manager Guardiola pleads for player protection

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London (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has demanded more protection for players after seeing Kevin De Bruyne narrowly avoid serious injury as his side’s 18-game winning streak came to an end.

De Bruyne was stretchered off after being hacked down by Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon as City broke in search of a late winner at Selhurst Park on Sunday following Ederson’s penalty save from Luka Milivojevic.

Manchester City manager Guardiola pleads for player protection

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London (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has demanded more protection for players after seeing Kevin De Bruyne narrowly avoid serious injury as his side’s 18-game winning streak came to an end.

De Bruyne was stretchered off after being hacked down by Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon as City broke in search of a late winner at Selhurst Park on Sunday following Ederson’s penalty save from Luka Milivojevic.

Guardiola fears New Year hangover

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has expressed concern that Manchester City could stumble significantly in the New Year as they chase success in four competitions.

The City manager is worried that he does not have the experence to cope with the kind of schedule his side are likely to face over the next couple of months.

Manchester City’s Guardiola says Aguero will decide own future

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola said Sergio Aguero had earned the right to determine his own Manchester City future after the Argentinian striker scored a brace in a 4-0 demolition of Bournemouth.

The build-up to Saturday’s contest was dogged by talk of Aguero’s supposed discontent at the Etihad Stadium as Guardiola continues to rotate his starting XI.

Manchester City’s Guardiola says Aguero will decide own future

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola said Sergio Aguero had earned the right to determine his own Manchester City future after the Argentinian striker scored a brace in a 4-0 demolition of Bournemouth.

The build-up to Saturday’s contest was dogged by talk of Aguero’s supposed discontent at the Etihad Stadium as Guardiola continues to rotate his starting XI.

Guardiola calls for refs to clamp down on dangerous play

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has suggested referees must do more to protect players from serious injury, even if it means red and yellow cards for his own players.

Guardiola was angered by challenges on Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling during City’s 4-1 Premier League victory over Tottenham last weekend.

Manchester City spurred by Spurs friendly, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes the seeds for Manchester City’s extraordinary season were sown during a 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in a pre-season friendly in the United States.

City crushed Tottenham again on Saturday, a 4-1 win at the Etihad Stadium giving Guardiola’s side a record 16th successive Premier League victory and keeping them 11 points clear at the top of the table.

De Bruyne is my Man City blueprint – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola said Kevin De Bruyne incarnated Manchester City’s future after the Belgian’s sublime display inspired his side to an emphatic 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

De Bruyne smashed in City’s second goal on Saturday and had a hand in their third, scored by Raheem Sterling, who went on to complete a brace as City registered a record-extending 16th successive Premier League win.

De Bruyne is my Man City blueprint – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola said Kevin De Bruyne incarnated Manchester City’s future after the Belgian’s sublime display inspired his side to an emphatic 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

De Bruyne smashed in City’s second goal on Saturday and had a hand in their third, scored by Raheem Sterling, who went on to complete a brace as City registered a record-extending 16th successive Premier League win.

Walker needs brains not just brawn, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Kyle Walker has been told by Pep Guardiola he is physically one of the best full-backs in the world, but needs to improve his football brain to maintain his form into his thirties.

The 27-year-old Manchester City full-back has enjoyed an excellent season since arriving from Tottenham Hotspur in July for a fee that could rise to £52million ($69million) with performance-related bonus clauses.

Walker needs brains not just brawn, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Kyle Walker has been told by Pep Guardiola he is physically one of the best full-backs in the world, but needs to improve his football brain to maintain his form into his thirties.

The 27-year-old Manchester City full-back has enjoyed an excellent season since arriving from Tottenham Hotspur in July for a fee that could rise to £52million ($69million) with performance-related bonus clauses.

Guardiola backs flying Man City to keep improving

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Friday warned the rest of the Premier League that his runaway leaders still have room to get even better.

City set a new English top-flight record on Wednesday with a 16th successive win as they beat Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

Guardiola backs flying Man City to keep improving

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Friday warned the rest of the Premier League that his runaway leaders still have room to get even better.

City set a new English top-flight record on Wednesday with a 16th successive win as they beat Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

Guardiola tells City history men to keep at it

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has demanded no let-up from his history-making Manchester City side after they recorded a record-breaking 15th straight Premier League win.

Guardiola paid tribute to his table-topping team after they brushed aside Swansea City 4-0 on Wednesday to set a new English top-flight record for successive victories.

Mourinho defiant, Guardiola sorry for derby ruck

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims his Manchester United players were in the wrong during the chaotic post-match confrontation that overshadowed Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

England’s Football Association is investigating claims around 15 people were involved in a physical altercation after Mourinho complained about the volume of Manchester City’s dressing-room celebrations.

Mourinho defiant, Guardiola sorry for derby ruck

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims his Manchester United players were in the wrong during the chaotic post-match confrontation that overshadowed Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

England’s Football Association is investigating claims around 15 people were involved in a physical altercation after Mourinho complained about the volume of Manchester City’s dressing-room celebrations.

Guardiola defends Manchester City celebrations after derby win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has defended Manchester City’s celebrations after the Premier League leaders beat fierce rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford, saying they were “definitely not” over the top.

United boss Jose Mourinho was unhappy with City’s reaction after their 2-1 win on Sunday and made his feelings known outside the visitors’ dressing room on the way to his post-match interviews.

Guardiola says derby win a triumph of honesty

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola said Manchester City’s triumph in the Manchester derby was a victory for the honesty of his players and their football following criticism from Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Set-piece goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi earned City a 2-1 win at a snow-flecked Old Trafford on Sunday that propelled Guardiola’s side a yawning 11 points clear of United at the Premier League summit.

Guardiola fears Mourinho rope-a-dope in derby dust-up

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London (AFP) – The eyes of the football world will turn to a wintry corner of northwest England on Sunday when Manchester United tackle Manchester City in a mid-season Premier League title showdown.

City, the leaders, are gunning for a 14th successive league win - which would equal the all-time record in the English top flight - and can put a huge 11 points between themselves and second-place United if they prevail.

Guardiola fears Mourinho rope-a-dope in derby dust-up

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London (AFP) – The eyes of the football world will turn to a wintry corner of northwest England on Sunday when Manchester United tackle Manchester City in a mid-season Premier League title showdown.

City, the leaders, are gunning for a 14th successive league win - which would equal the all-time record in the English top flight - and can put a huge 11 points between themselves and second-place United if they prevail.

No blame for Stones blow, says Guardiola

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola refused to blame England manager Gareth Southgate for John Stones’ injury absence from Manchester City’s Premier League title charge until the New Year.

Stones is expected to be out of action for up to six weeks after damaging a hamstring in City’s 2-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday, leaving Guardiola with some defensive concerns.

Guardiola wary of Gunners repeating FA Cup triumph

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Unbeaten Manchester City’s season shows no sign of losing momentum with 15 wins from 16 in all competitions after Wednesday’s 4-2 Champions League victory at Napoli.

City have not lost a competitive match anywhere since April, but that defeat came in the FA Cup semi-finals against Arsenal, the team who visit the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.

Guardiola wary of Gunners repeating FA Cup triumph

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Unbeaten Manchester City’s season shows no sign of losing momentum with 15 wins from 16 in all competitions after Wednesday’s 4-2 Champions League victory at Napoli.

City have not lost a competitive match anywhere since April, but that defeat came in the FA Cup semi-finals against Arsenal, the team who visit the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.

Klopp in dreamland over title claim, says Guardiola

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes it is totally unrealistic to believe Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Manchester City will have the title won in January despite their 3-2 victory at West Bromwich Albion.

But he is convinced his team have learned from last season and can bridge the gap after the Spaniard’s side maintained their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Klopp in dreamland over title claim, says Guardiola

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes it is totally unrealistic to believe Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Manchester City will have the title won in January despite their 3-2 victory at West Bromwich Albion.

But he is convinced his team have learned from last season and can bridge the gap after the Spaniard’s side maintained their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

City have found killer instinct, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have found a more ruthless streak after they overcame stubborn Burnley 3-0 to earn a club record equalling 11th consecutive victory.

Sergio Aguero made his own piece of history, becoming the joint-top scorer in City’s history, with his 177th goal for the club, a first-half penalty awarded after goalkeeper Nick Pope was judged to have tripped Bernardo Silva.

Guardiola proud to beat ‘best opponents’ Napoli

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola described his side’s 2-1 victory over Napoli in the Champions League group phase as one of the proudest moments of his storied career.

City took a quick-fire 2-0 lead in Tuesday’s game through Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, but Amadou Diawara’s penalty - after Dries Mertens had squandered an earlier spot-kick - made for a nervy finale.

Pochettino slams ‘disrespectful’ Guardiola over Kane jibe

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino accused Pep Guardiola of being disrespectful after the Manchester City manager claimed Harry Kane’s prolific form is the only reason for Tottenham Hotspur’s success.

Kane has scored 11 goals in his last six appearances for Spurs to keep Pochettino’s side in touch with Premier League leaders City.

Pochettino slams ‘disrespectful’ Guardiola over Kane jibe

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino accused Pep Guardiola of being disrespectful after the Manchester City manager claimed Harry Kane’s prolific form is the only reason for Tottenham Hotspur’s success.

Kane has scored 11 goals in his last six appearances for Spurs to keep Pochettino’s side in touch with Premier League leaders City.

Aguero has done nothing wrong, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero has nothing to apologise for after going to Amsterdam for a pop concert on his day off from Manchester City, according to Pep Guardiola, even though he had no idea he was there.

The 29-year-old Argentina striker broke a rib after being involved in a car crash on his way back to the airport in the Dutch capital on Thursday night and will be sidelined for two-four weeks.

Aguero has done nothing wrong, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero has nothing to apologise for after going to Amsterdam for a pop concert on his day off from Manchester City, according to Pep Guardiola, even though he had no idea he was there.

The 29-year-old Argentina striker broke a rib after being involved in a car crash on his way back to the airport in the Dutch capital on Thursday night and will be sidelined for two-four weeks.

Guardiola says won’t clamp down despite Aguero crash

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he isn’t concerned by his players’ off-field activities just hours after Sergio Aguero was involved in a car crash in the Netherlands.

City were forced to rule out Aguero for Saturday’s clash at Premier League champions Chelsea after the Argentina forward was a passenger in a taxi that crashed on its way to the airport in Amsterdam on Thursday evening.

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World class Man City star frustrated with Guardiola, club chairman aware of the concerns

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Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero is thought to be frustrated with the management of Pep Guardiola so far.

The 29-year-old has been a key player for the club ever since he joined them from Atletico Madrid. However, the former Barcelona boss has been reluctant to use the Argentine in the big games over the last year.

Man City player admits he could leave in January, Guardiola cannot afford to lose him

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Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala has hinted that he could leave the club in January.

The former Porto star is not a key part of Guardiola’s plans and he has played just five matches for City this season.

At 26, he needs to play more often in order to maintain his fitness and form.

World class star ready to seal Man City agreement, Guardiola says he is one of the best

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Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is expected to extend his stay at Etihad by signing a new deal.

The Brazilian international is out of contract next summer and Guardiola is keen on keeping him at the club. The former Barcelona boss is a huge fan of the midfielder and he believes that Fernandinho is one of three best defensive midfielders in the world right now.

4-3-3 v Chelsea: Major blow for Guardiola, Man City without these 3 top class stars for vital game; Injury Updates & Predicted Lineups

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Chelsea host Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend and the Blues will be looking to add to their impressive run of form with another win.

The defending champions were excellent against Atletico Madrid in their last game and they will cause all sorts of problems for Guardiola’s team.

Devastating blow for Guardiola, Man City star ruled out for a few weeks after car accident

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has suffered a broken rib in a car accident and will be sidelined for a few weeks.

The news has been confirmed by journalists Fabrizio Romano and Roy Nemer. The Argentine international will miss his country’s upcoming World Cup Qualifier as well.

Car accident for Sergio #Aguero.

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Why Carragher got his Guardiola versus Mourinho analysis wrong

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Jamie Carragher's column in The Telegraph this week rips Jose Mourinho apart and more or less hails Pep Guardiola as football's modern day messiah.

Mourinho is by no means perfect. Maybe arguments about his methods being outdated have some truth to them. United fans aren't enamoured by him.