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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Guardiola revels in ‘astonishing’ Manchester City win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised the “heart” of his players after Raheem Sterling’s 96th-minute goal saw the Premier League leaders snatch a 2-1 win at home to Southampton on Wednesday.

It had seemed as if what became City’s 12th successive league victory would end in a draw after Oriol Romeu’s 75th-minute equaliser for the Saints cancelled out a goal from Kevin De Bruyne early in the second half.

Guardiola revels in ‘astonishing’ Manchester City win

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised the “heart” of his players after Raheem Sterling’s 96th-minute goal saw the Premier League leaders snatch a 2-1 win at home to Southampton on Wednesday.

It had seemed as if what became City’s 12th successive league victory would end in a draw after Oriol Romeu’s 75th-minute equaliser for the Saints cancelled out a goal from Kevin De Bruyne early in the second half.

Sterling’s latest late show sees Manchester City stun Saints

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling’s latest late goal kept Manchester City well in front at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at home to Southampton on Wednesday.

It had looked as if what became City’s 12th successive league victory would end in a draw after Southampton’s Oriol Romeu cancelled out a goal scored by Kevin De Bruyne early in the second half.

Sterling’s latest late show sees Manchester City stun Saints

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling’s latest late goal kept Manchester City well in front at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at home to Southampton on Wednesday.

It had looked as if what became City’s 12th successive league victory would end in a draw after Southampton’s Oriol Romeu cancelled out a goal scored by Kevin De Bruyne early in the second half.

Sterling rescues Manchester City, Rooney lifts Everton

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London (AFP) – Raheem Sterling scored a stunning 96th-minute winner as Manchester City dramatically edged Southampton 2-1 on Wednesday to preserve their eight-point lead at the Premier League summit.

Pep Guardiola’s side looked set to drop points after Oriol Romeu cancelled out Kevin De Bruyne’s opener, only for Sterling to give City a 19th straight win in all competitions and a club-record 12th successive win in the league.

Sterling rescues Manchester City, Rooney lifts Everton

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London (AFP) – Raheem Sterling scored a stunning 96th-minute winner as Manchester City dramatically edged Southampton 2-1 on Wednesday to preserve their eight-point lead at the Premier League summit.

Pep Guardiola’s side looked set to drop points after Oriol Romeu cancelled out Kevin De Bruyne’s opener, only for Sterling to give City a 19th straight win in all competitions and a club-record 12th successive win in the league.

Man City: Kevin De Bruyne Bags Beauty As Citizens Cruise To Victory Against Leicester (Video)

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A player at the top of his game, Kevin De Bruyne topped off another fine display for Manchester City with a thumping goal against Leicester on Saturday.

Picking up the ball outside the Foxes' box on 49 minutes, De Bruyne switched the ball onto his left foot before firing home a magnificent effort to put his side 2-0 up.

Manchester City well ahead as Chelsea beat Manchester United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City were left with a healthy eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League after second-placed Manchester United suffered a 1-0 loss away to champions Chelsea hours after the leaders saw off Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday.

United manager Jose Mourinho, a former title-winning boss with Chelsea, saw his latest visit to Stamford Bridge end in defeat courtesy of Alvaro Morata’s 55th-minute header that ended a run of six game without a goal for the Spain striker.

Manchester City well ahead as Chelsea beat Manchester United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City were left with a healthy eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League after second-placed Manchester United suffered a 1-0 loss away to champions Chelsea hours after the leaders saw off Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday.

United manager Jose Mourinho, a former title-winning boss with Chelsea, saw his latest visit to Stamford Bridge end in defeat courtesy of Alvaro Morata’s 55th-minute header that ended a run of six game without a goal for the Spain striker.

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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.

Man City Stars Aguero, De Bruyne, Ederson And Otamendi Have Crack At Professional Make-Up Artistry (Photos & Video)

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Man City big-hitters Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne might be dab hands when it comes to cleaving Premier League defences in twain, but it's fair to say their talents don't really extend to the make-up chair.

As part of a link-up with Wix, Aguero, De Bruyne and a light smattering of other City players were introduced to professional make-up artist Marihen Gimenez and immediately put to work with brushes and blushers.

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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.

Guardiola hails ‘fantastic’ Sterling’s self-belief

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola highlighted Raheem Sterling’s growing self-belief after his remarkable run of late goals continued with a superb stoppage-time winner in the 2-1 victory over Southampton.

City’s quest for a 12th successive league victory seemed to be over when Oriel Romeu’s 75th-minute equaliser for the Saints cancelled out Kevin De Bruyne’s goal early in the second half at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

Guardiola hails ‘fantastic’ Sterling’s self-belief

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola highlighted Raheem Sterling’s growing self-belief after his remarkable run of late goals continued with a superb stoppage-time winner in the 2-1 victory over Southampton.

City’s quest for a 12th successive league victory seemed to be over when Oriel Romeu’s 75th-minute equaliser for the Saints cancelled out Kevin De Bruyne’s goal early in the second half at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

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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.

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.