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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?

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.

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.

Pies’ 10 Most Impressive Players Of The 2017/18 Premier League Season

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With the season nearly done and dusted, Pies thought it timely to present unto you a list of the players we've been most impressed by over the course of the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.

Remember, we're not necessarily talking about the best players here, but those instead who have been good enough to make indelible marks in our wider consciousness.

‘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.

Evaluating Mo Salah, Harry Kane and Kevin de Bruyne for Player of the Year

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Three players can reasonably lay claim to winning the award. Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, and Tottenham’s Harry Kane. Each player presents a compelling argument.

Kane has been a model of consistency for Tottenham over the past four seasons. Salah has transformed from a bust at Chelsea to Lionel Messi comparisons.

Evaluating Mo Salah, Harry Kane and Kevin de Bruyne for Player of the Year

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Three players can reasonably lay claim to winning the award. Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, and Tottenham’s Harry Kane. Each player presents a compelling argument.

Kane has been a model of consistency for Tottenham over the past four seasons. Salah has transformed from a bust at Chelsea to Lionel Messi comparisons.

Real Madrid prepare £177m bid for Manchester City’s £200k-per-week star

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According to Don Balon, Real Madrid are planning to make Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne their club record signing in the summer. Gareth Bale is Real’s most expensive purchase at £95m, but the Belgian could surpass that in the coming months.

With Luke Modric turning 33 later this year, a world-class midfield reinforcement is needed in the transfer market, and few deep-lying players are better than City’s Belgian international.

Aguero hits four for rampant City, Kane returns to haunt Arsenal

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero scored four second-half goals as Manchester City’s march towards the Premier League title continued unabated with a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester on Saturday to move 16 points clear of Manchester United.

Aguero now trails Harry Kane by just two goals in the race for the golden boot, but just one from Kane was enough to win the North London derby as the Tottenham striker’s seventh goal in as many games against Arsenal secured a 1-0 win.

Aguero hits four for rampant City, Kane returns to haunt Arsenal

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero scored four second-half goals as Manchester City’s march towards the Premier League title continued unabated with a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester on Saturday to move 16 points clear of Manchester United.

Aguero now trails Harry Kane by just two goals in the race for the golden boot, but just one from Kane was enough to win the North London derby as the Tottenham striker’s seventh goal in as many games against Arsenal secured a 1-0 win.

Mahrez makes Leicester return at Manchester City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez finally got his wish of an outing at Manchester City’s Etihad stadium, but only as a second-half substitute for Leicester a day after ending his standoff with the Foxes by returning to training.

Mahrez, 26, had missed Leicester’s last two Premier League matches after not reporting for training for nine days in protest at Leicester’s refusal to accept a bid from runaway leaders City before the January 31 transfer deadline.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Silva frustrated over rough treatment

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva have revealed the frustration in the squad at being targeted by overly aggressive tackles in recent matches.

City’s players are nursing their bumps and bruises ahead of Saturday’s trip to Burnley after suffering from the gruelling physical approach of opposition sides.

Man City seal Laporte deal, Aubameyang arrives at Arsenal

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London (AFP) – Manchester City completed the signing of Aymeric Laporte on Tuesday as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reportedly arrived at Arsenal’s training ground to finalise his transfer from Borussia Dortmund, with clubs scrambling to beat Wednesday’s deadline.

Premier League leaders City are reported to have paid a club record £57 million ($80 million, 65 million euros) for Athletic Bilbao defender Laporte, eclipsing the £55 million they paid for Kevin De Bruyne.

Man City keep quadruple dream alive, Chelsea also through

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London (AFP) – Kevin De Bruyne starred as Manchester City stayed on course for an unprecedented quadruple of major trophies in the one season with a 2-0 win at Cardiff on Sunday that saw the runaway Premier League leaders into the last 16 of the FA Cup.

City, 12 points clear at the summit of English football, are bidding to bring the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League titles to the Etihad.

Man City keep quadruple dream alive, Chelsea also through

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London (AFP) – Kevin De Bruyne starred as Manchester City stayed on course for an unprecedented quadruple of major trophies in the one season with a 2-0 win at Cardiff on Sunday that saw the runaway Premier League leaders into the last 16 of the FA Cup.

City, 12 points clear at the summit of English football, are bidding to bring the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League titles to the Etihad.

Aguero treble gets Manchester City back on track as Manchester United eye Sanchez

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City restored their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win at home to Newcastle United on Saturday.

City’s 30-match unbeaten run in the league came to a dramatic end with a 4-3 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield last week and their advantage at the top of the table was cut to single figures, for a few hours at least, when second-placed Manchester United beat Burnley 1-0 earlier on Saturday.

Wednesday Kickoff: Sanchez will 'add something' to Man City, Vidal focused on Bayern and more

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A Premier League star dropped a major transfer hint to headline Wednesday's news.

Kevin de Bruyne says Alexis Sanchez will "add something" to Manchester City when he signs with the club. (REPORT)

Despite rumors linking the midfielder to Chelsea, Arturo Vidal insists that he is only focused on winning trophies with Bayern Munich.

Man City’s winning run ended as Wenger overtakes Ferguson

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London (AFP) – Manchester City survived late penalty drama at Crystal Palace on Sunday but saw their 18-match Premier League winning run halted as Arsene Wenger overtook Alex Ferguson’s record for games in charge.

Pep Guardiola’s men travelled to their match in London with a 13-point lead over second-placed Chelsea and strongly fancied to match Bayern Munich’s record for the big five European leagues of 19 straight victories.

Man City’s winning run ended as Wenger overtakes Ferguson

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London (AFP) – Manchester City survived late penalty drama at Crystal Palace on Sunday but saw their 18-match Premier League winning run halted as Arsene Wenger overtook Alex Ferguson’s record for games in charge.

Pep Guardiola’s men travelled to their match in London with a 13-point lead over second-placed Chelsea and strongly fancied to match Bayern Munich’s record for the big five European leagues of 19 straight victories.

Manchester City’s winning run ended as Wenger overtakes Ferguson

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London (AFP) – Manchester City survived late penalty drama at Crystal Palace on Sunday but saw their 18-match Premier League winning run halted as Arsene Wenger overtook Alex Ferguson’s record for games in charge.

Pep Guardiola’s men travelled to their match in London with a 13-point lead over second-placed Chelsea and strongly fancied to match Bayern Munich’s record for the big five European leagues of 19 straight victories.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 21

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NBC Sports Group’s Premier League packed holiday season of 40 “festive fixtures” in 14 days continues this week, as Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City enter the weekend on an 18-match Premier League winning streak, the longest streak in top-flight history. Manchester City, who are 15 points clear at the top of the table, next visit Crystal Palace this Sunday, December 31, at 7 a.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 21

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NBC Sports Group’s Premier League packed holiday season of 40 “festive fixtures” in 14 days continues this week, as Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City enter the weekend on an 18-match Premier League winning streak, the longest streak in top-flight history. Manchester City, who are 15 points clear at the top of the table, next visit Crystal Palace this Sunday, December 31, at 7 a.

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.

Otamendi gives Manchester City derby delight, Rooney denies Reds

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London (AFP) – Manchester City took a giant step towards the title as the leaders beat Manchester United 2-1 to clinch a record-equalling 14th successive Premier League victory, while Wayne Rooney’s late leveller gave Everton a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Sunday.

City drew level with Arsenal’s previous record winning streak, set between February and August 2002, thanks to Nicolas Otamendi’s second-half winner.

Otamendi gives Manchester City derby delight, Rooney denies Reds

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London (AFP) – Manchester City took a giant step towards the title as the leaders beat Manchester United 2-1 to clinch a record-equalling 14th successive Premier League victory, while Wayne Rooney’s late leveller gave Everton a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Sunday.

City drew level with Arsenal’s previous record winning streak, set between February and August 2002, thanks to Nicolas Otamendi’s second-half winner.

Manchester United

Another lazy attack on Pogba from a former red

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Former Manchester United defender, Paul Parker, has launched in to a lazy attack on Paul Pogba today, as the queue to have a dig at our midfielder grows. He rightly points out that Kevin De Bruyne is better than Pogba, which is hardly breaking news.

De Bruyne, who is two years older than Pogba and has played 60 more games in England, is a favourite to be named Player of the Year this season.

Swapsies: Alexis Sanchez Unveiled By Man Utd As Henrikh Mkhitaryan Officially Signs For Arsenal (Photos & Video)

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That's it. The two tediously interlinked January transfer sagas that threatened to bury us all are both done and dusted, with Manchester United unveiling Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal officially announcing their signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan concurrently this evening.

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Man City one win from title, Salah sinks Palace

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London (AFP) – Manchester City are one win away from being crowned Premier League champions after a swaggering 3-1 victory over Everton, while Mohamed Salah was Liverpool’s hero yet again as the Egypt star clinched a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s side maintained their 16-point lead at the top thanks to a scintillating first half display at Goodison Park.

Man City one win from title, Salah sinks Palace

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London (AFP) – Manchester City are one win away from being crowned Premier League champions after a swaggering 3-1 victory over Everton, while Mohamed Salah was Liverpool’s hero yet again as the Egypt star clinched a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s side maintained their 16-point lead at the top thanks to a scintillating first half display at Goodison Park.

Manchester City target Laporte announces Bilbao departure

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Madrid (AFP) – Aymeric Laporte on Monday announced he was leaving Athletic Bilbao with Premier League leaders Manchester City primed to break their transfer record to sign the French defender.

Bilbao posted a leaving message from Laporte on their Twitter feed, saying his 65 million euros ($80 million) release clause had been paid.

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.

Spain and Portugal thrown together in 2018 World Cup

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Moscow (AFP) – The 2010 World Cup winners Spain were placed in the same group as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, while England will face a talented Belgium side.

Spain’s clash with reigning European champions Portugal in Sochi on June 15 was an early highlight thrown up by the glitzy draw in the Kremlin.

Spain and Portugal thrown together in 2018 World Cup

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Moscow (AFP) – The 2010 World Cup winners Spain were placed in the same group as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, while England will face a talented Belgium side.

Spain’s clash with reigning European champions Portugal in Sochi on June 15 was an early highlight thrown up by the glitzy draw in the Kremlin.

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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: Crystal Palace Halt Citizens’ 18-Game Winning Streak After Dramatic Draw At Selhurst Park (Video)

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Manchester City's record-breaking 18-game Premier League winning streak came to an end at a rainy Selhurst Park on Sunday, with the Eagles almost pulling off an unlikely victory.

City saw Gabriel Jesus forced off by injury in the first-half, after an awkward landing.

Man City: Citizens Extend Winning Streak To 16 Games After Etihad Masterclass v Tottenham(Video)

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Manchester City moved 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League after cruising to victory at the Etihad against a disappointing Tottenham.

With David Silva sidelined, City started with Ilkay Gundogan in midfield and it was the German who would open the scoring on 14 minutes, after some truly abysmal marking from Tottenhan at a corner.

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‘I’m Okay With It, I Don’t Give A Sh*t’ – Kevin De Bruyne Not Fazed By Hostile ‘Welcome Party’ Laid On For Man City By Liverpool Fans Outside Anfield

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Just as they promised they would, Liverpool fans laid on an acrimonious welcome party for Man City ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first leg at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Shrouded by squalls of red flare smoke, droves of supporters lined the streets outside the stadium to greet the City team bus, which was subsequently pelted and ravaged by a deluge of projectiles hurled by the baying crowd as the vehicle made its approach.

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.

World Cup Draw: England Face Belgium, Tunisia And Panama In Intriguing Group G Selection

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England will play Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in the group stages of next summer's World Cup in Russia.

The typically star-studded draw was made in Moscow on Friday and threw up an intriguing Group G for England.

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Currently fifth in FIFA's rankings, Belgium will provide a big challenge to the Three Lions, with a squad crammed full of world-class stars, from Eden Hazard to Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku to Dries Mertens.