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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.

Aguero on target as Man City sink Arsenal

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City’s newly-crowned record goalscorer Sergio Aguero was on the mark again, as his second-half penalty helped the Premier League leaders beat Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday and maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Aguero scored via the post after Nacho Monreal was judged to have brought down Raheem Sterling with a clumsy challenge in the 49th minute at the Etihad Stadium.

Aguero on target as Man City sink Arsenal

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City’s newly-crowned record goalscorer Sergio Aguero was on the mark again, as his second-half penalty helped the Premier League leaders beat Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday and maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Aguero scored via the post after Nacho Monreal was judged to have brought down Raheem Sterling with a clumsy challenge in the 49th minute at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal: Game in 10 Tweets as Guardiola’s men march on at the top of the league

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Man City looking to seal agreement for world class midfielder, ready to pay him £250k-a-week

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Kevin De Bruyne has been in sensational form this season and Manchester City are willing to reward him for his contributions with a bumper new deal.

According to Daily Mirror, Manchester City are prepared to make him the best-paid player in the club’s history.

Apparently, the Premier League giants are worried that the likes of Barcelona could be tempted to move for their key player and therefore they want the Belgian to commit his long-term future to the club.

Surging Manchester City eye title charge, Chelsea need a lift

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London (AFP) – Manchester City will be aiming to continue their recent scintillating form when the free-scoring Premier League leaders host Burnley on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s side are two points clear of second-placed Manchester United as they chase a first English title since 2014.

Kevin De Bruyne, Wilfried Zaha, Deeney… Names of the Premier League, week 8

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Guardiola hails City’s magnificent seven

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City produced the best performance of his reign in their swaggering 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City on Saturday.

Kevin De Bruyne was outstanding, producing two assists and playing a part in three more goals as City scored seven goals for the first time since Guardiola took charge in July 2016.

Man City: Citizens Go Two Points Clear After Seven-Goal Mauling Of Stoke (Video)

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Manchester City moved two points clear of rivals Man Utd at the top of the table after a magnificent display against Stoke at the Etihad.

Gabriel Jesus netted the first of his two goals on 17 minutes, netting from close-range from a Kyle Walker cut-back.

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The Top 5 Contenders for Premier League Player of the Year

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We look at the players who are likely to be on the Player of the Year shortlist later on this season

We're a few weeks into the 2017-18 Premier League season and the usual suspects are forming an orderly queue at the top of the table.

Indeed, it would already be a major surprise if one of Manchester City, Manchester United or Chelsea failed to land the title this season, although it's much harder to predict who will land the coveted Player of the Year award.

Harry Kane, Kevin De Bruyne, James Tarkowski…Names of the Premier League, Week 7

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The final weekend of Premier League football before the international break didn't disappoint with late goals, battling displays and a clash between two of the teams expected to be challenging for...

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Man City: Kevin De Bruyne Nets Cracker As Sizzling Citizens Prove Too Hot For Chelsea (Video)

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Manchester City produced an outstanding display at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with the Citizens deservedly beating the Premier League champions 1-0, a result which flattered the below-par hosts.

City were without Sergio Aguero, who was injured in a car crash in Amsterdam earlier in the week.

Man City: Sergio Aguero Nets Hat-Trick As Citizens Batter Watford In Ominous Win At Vicarage Road (Video)

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Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as a rampant Manchester City put six past Watford at Vicarage Road.

The goalfest got underway just before the half-hour mark, with Aguero heading home a Kevin De Bruyne free-kick.

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Manchester City hit Watford for six as Aguero bags treble

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A Sergio Aguero hat-trick helped Manchester City to record their highest victory under Pep Guardiola as they crushed Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Aguero was in sublime form to help City move to the top of the Premier League and avoid a hangover from European success at Feyenoord in midweek.

Manchester City hit Watford for six as Aguero bags treble

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A Sergio Aguero hat-trick helped Manchester City to record their highest victory under Pep Guardiola as they crushed Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Aguero was in sublime form to help City move to the top of the Premier League and avoid a hangover from European success at Feyenoord in midweek.

Harry Kane, Jamaal Lascelles, De Bruyne… Names of the Premier League, week 4

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Rampant Manchester City ready to march on Feyenoord

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The Hague (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s rampant Manchester City will be keen to keep the momentum going as they open the hunt for Champions League glory against a diminished Feyenoord in Rotterdam on Wednesday.

After mauling Liverpool 5-0 in the Premier League on Saturday, City now travel to face the Dutch champions - who face a daunting prospect after a 15-year absence from the group stage of the competition.

Rampant Manchester City ready to march on Feyenoord

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The Hague (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s rampant Manchester City will be keen to keep the momentum going as they open the hunt for Champions League glory against a diminished Feyenoord in Rotterdam on Wednesday.

After mauling Liverpool 5-0 in the Premier League on Saturday, City now travel to face the Dutch champions - who face a daunting prospect after a 15-year absence from the group stage of the competition.

From Mesut Ozil to Kevin de Bruyne: The Top 10 Most Creative Players in the Premier League 2016/17

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With the Premier League 2016/17 season done and dusted, the summer is a time for reflection. With the new season lying in wait, who were the most creative players in the Premier League...

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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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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.

Man City: New 2017/18 Home Kit Will Go Down A Storm With Fans Of ‘Engineered Knit Zones’ (Photos & Video)

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Man City have unveiled their new home kit for 2017/18 and, quite honestly, we'd forgive you for not noticing.

Nike have proffered forth alargely generic, plain blue template (with a return to white shorts) that is supposedly inhomage to the strip of City'sleague-winning team of 1967/68.

European Soccer

Wednesday Kickoff: Edinson Cavani willing to work with Neymar, Keylor Navas unfazed by speculation and more

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While two teammates appear set to work together for the good of the club, one big-name goalkeeper isn't looking over his shoulder despite rumors indicating he should be.

Edinson Cavani says that he and Neymar don't have to be friends as long as they play like professionals and lead the PSG attack.

Tuesday Kickoff: Rafa Marquez back with Atlas, Man City offer Kevin de Bruyne new deal and more

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Despite his recent issues, Rafa Marquez is back with his club.

Rafael Marquez is back with Atlas over a month afterU.S. Treasury Department named him on a list for alleged drug trafficking connections in Mexico. (REPORT)

Manchester City is reportedly set to offer Keivn de Bruyne a new contract.

The Rest

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.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/1/17

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New month, new links, and new Union game.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders FC
The reigning MLS champions make the 3,000 mile journey to Philadelphia to face the Union on national television.

Three questions with Sounder At Heart
We spoke with Dave Clark of Sounder At Heart SB Nation's Seattle Sounders blog, about the upcoming match between the Union and Sounders.

The decline of VfL Wolfsburg: From Bundesliga champions to the brink of doom despite Arsenal influence

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Champions of Germany less than 10 years ago, VfL Wolfsburg nearly slipped down the trapdoor of relegation this season. So what went wrong exactly? Volkswagen must be casting envious glances at Red...

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