manchester

AFP

UK, Russian police team up to avoid World Cup trouble

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Ahead of a sell-out European football match, Manchester police tracked fans’ movements via CCTV and Russian security officials joined them in the control room to learn more about tactics.

Officers, tipped off about a group of potentially disruptive supporters in the hours before last week’s Champions League clash between Manchester United and CSKA Moscow, moved swiftly to intercept them.

De Bruyne is my Man City blueprint – Guardiola

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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 makes it sweet 16 for awesome Man City

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Kevin De Bruyne produced another virtuoso performance as Manchester City crushed Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 on Saturday to register a record-extending 16th consecutive Premier League victory.

The Belgian maestro scored City’s second goal, after Ilkay Gundogan had opened the scoring, and Raheem Sterling added two more in a thumping win that provisionally sent Pep Guardiola’s men 14 points clear at the summit.

Mourinho faces Ibrahimovic dilemma for West Brom clash

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho must decide whether now is the time to recall Zlatan Ibrahimovic to his starting line-up as Manchester United prepare to visit West Brom in the Premier League on Sunday.

The former Paris Saint-Germain striker has played 73 minutes in five substitute appearances since returning from cruciate knee ligament damage against Newcastle in November.

Mourinho ready to cut fringe United players

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho will allow any unhappy fringe player to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window, which will spark speculation over the futures of the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Mourinho adopted the same policy in the last winter transfer window when he agreed to requests from Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay to leave the club to pursue regular first-team football elsewhere.

Walker needs brains not just brawn, says Guardiola

World Cup Buzz at related • 1 view

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

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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.

Pochettino mulls tunnel re-think after derby brawl

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has joked the see-through tunnel at his club’s new stadium might need to be covered up following the fracas that marred Sunday’s Manchester derby.

England’s Football Association is investigating reports of a mass brawl that erupted in a corridor leading away from the Old Trafford tunnel following Manchester City’s 2-1 win at Manchester United.

Mourinho defiant, Guardiola sorry for derby ruck

World Cup Buzz at related • 1 view

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

EPL Talk at related • 1 view

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.

Arteta left bloodied after Manchester derby bust-up – report

EPL Talk at related • 1 view

London (AFP) – Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta was left with blood streaming down his face after a bust-up involving up to 20 players and members of staff following the Manchester derby, a report said on Monday.

Media reports on Sunday said Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho became involved in a physical confrontation with City’s players after complaining about their celebrations following a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

Arteta left bloodied after Manchester derby bust-up – report

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

London (AFP) – Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta was left with blood streaming down his face after a bust-up involving up to 20 players and members of staff following the Manchester derby, a report said on Monday.

Media reports on Sunday said Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho became involved in a physical confrontation with City’s players after complaining about their celebrations following a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

Guardiola says derby win a triumph of honesty

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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.

Man City players knocked over by wind – Mourinho

EPL Talk at related • 1 view

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has launched a pre-derby attack on Manchester City’s players by claiming it only takes a “little bit of wind” for them to go to ground.

Pep Guardiola’s City travel to Old Trafford on Sunday looking to extend their eight-point advantage over second-place United at the top of the Premier League table.

Mourinho says too early to predict Premier League winners

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says it is too early to say the Premier League title will end up at one of the Manchester clubs as he played down the hype ahead of Sunday’s showdown.

Pep Guardiola takes his table-topping Manchester City side to Old Trafford with a hefty eight-point lead over their rivals and United cannot afford to lose further ground.

Mourinho says too early to predict Premier League winners

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says it is too early to say the Premier League title will end up at one of the Manchester clubs as he played down the hype ahead of Sunday’s showdown.

Pep Guardiola takes his table-topping Manchester City side to Old Trafford with a hefty eight-point lead over their rivals and United cannot afford to lose further ground.

Mourinho and Guardiola ‘twinned’ in hunt for glory

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says he and Jose Mourinho’s obsession with winning trophies makes them “twins” despite the perceived difference in their styles as the two great rivals prepare for the Manchester derby.

Guardiola is renowned for his philosophy of possession-based, passing football, which has he slowly instilled at Manchester City since his arrival as coach in 2016.

Lukaku, Rashford send Man Utd into last 16

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford scored as Manchester United defeated CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League knockout rounds for the first time since 2013-14.

A contentious goal awarded to Vitinho gave CSKA a shock lead on half-time, but Lukaku and Rashford struck twice in two second-half minutes to send Jose Mourinho’s side into the last 16 as Group A winners.

Guardiola regrets Pogba’s derby absence

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says he wishes Manchester City could face Paul Pogba when the Premier League leaders bid to re-write the history books in their huge derby with Manchester United.

Guardiola watched his side equal a Premier League record by winning their 13th straight match on Sunday when David Silva’s late volley snatched a 2-1 win for City over West Ham on Sunday.

Guardiola regrets Pogba’s derby absence

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says he wishes Manchester City could face Paul Pogba when the Premier League leaders bid to re-write the history books in their huge derby with Manchester United.

Guardiola watched his side equal a Premier League record by winning their 13th straight match on Sunday when David Silva’s late volley snatched a 2-1 win for City over West Ham on Sunday.

City boss Guardiola regrets Redmond rage

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has admitted he regrets his extraordinary post-match exchange with Southampton’s Nathan Redmond that has brought him to the attention of the disciplinary department of the Football Association.

The FA have asked Guardiola for his observations after he was pictured in what looked like an angry exchange with the player following Premier League leaders Manchester City’s dramatic late win against the Saints on Wednesday.

City boss Guardiola regrets Redmond rage

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has admitted he regrets his extraordinary post-match exchange with Southampton’s Nathan Redmond that has brought him to the attention of the disciplinary department of the Football Association.

The FA have asked Guardiola for his observations after he was pictured in what looked like an angry exchange with the player following Premier League leaders Manchester City’s dramatic late win against the Saints on Wednesday.

Guardiola hails ‘fantastic’ Sterling’s self-belief

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

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

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

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 backs Silva to shine for years

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – David Silva has all the attributes to cement his place as one of Manchester City’s leading lights for years to come, according to his manager Pep Guardiola.

It is believed Silva, 31, is close to agreeing a new deal with the Premier League leaders as his current contract expires at the end of next season.

Guardiola backs Silva to shine for years

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – David Silva has all the attributes to cement his place as one of Manchester City’s leading lights for years to come, according to his manager Pep Guardiola.

It is believed Silva, 31, is close to agreeing a new deal with the Premier League leaders as his current contract expires at the end of next season.

Sharpshooter Sterling sets sights on Southampton

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling is looking to add to his best-ever goal-scoring tally as Manchester City attempt to improve on their own record-breaking Premier League start.

Pep Guardiola’s dazzling side host Southampton on Wednesday having already accumulated an unprecedented 37 points from their opening 13 games.

Sharpshooter Sterling sets sights on Southampton

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling is looking to add to his best-ever goal-scoring tally as Manchester City attempt to improve on their own record-breaking Premier League start.

Pep Guardiola’s dazzling side host Southampton on Wednesday having already accumulated an unprecedented 37 points from their opening 13 games.

Guardiola backs City to avoid winter blues

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola is confident Manchester City are better equipped to cope with the gruelling winter schedule this season than they were 12 months ago.

The Premier League leaders face a hectic December in which they must play nine games in the Premier League, League Cup and Champions League.

Ibrahimovic inspires United to narrow win

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s introduction as a second-half substitute proved crucial as Manchester United finally discovered a way to beat newly-promoted Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The goal came from a 67th-minute corner, conceded by Solomon March but hotly disputed by the visitors, and their anger increased when Marcus Rashford’s cross was headed out to Ashley Young whose shot took a cruel deflection off defender Lewis Dunk on its way into the net.

Manchester United

Injury update from Manchester derby

Red Rants at related • 0 views
Manchester United suffered an injury in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Manchester City in the derby. Centre-back Marcos Rojo suffered a nasty cut to his head just before half-time following a clash with David Silva. The Argentine temporarily left the pitch... Continue Reading →

Lingard: Let’s make Manchester red

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views

Jesse Lingard has been in the academy since he was seven-years-old, so knows better than most how important it will be for Manchester United to get a result against Manchester City today.

Lingard, who has a goal or assist every 78 minutes he's been on the pitch this season, is likely to start behind Romelu Lukaku this afternoon, and is confident of us getting a result.

Mourinho: No manager wants to win more than me today

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views

Ahead of the Manchester derby this afternoon, Jose Mourinho claims that despite not being a Manc, that no manager wants to be on the winning side today more than him,

I don't know. I was not born in Manchester, I was not born a Manchester United supporter but no way, no way any manager wants to win more than I want to.

United fancied to crank up the pressure on City

Republik Of Mancunia at related • 0 views

This weekend's eagerly anticipated Manchester derby has been dubbed a 'must-win' game for United, and there's every reason to believe they can do just that.

The Red Devils head into the match eight points behind City, but a victory on Sunday would give Jose Mourinho's side a big psychological advantage heading into the second half of the season.

Spurs must use January transfer window to get ahead of rivals, says Pochettino

SoccerLens at related • 0 views

Pochettino admits the need to do early transfer business this January, to avoid interest from Premier League rivals Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea. The manager has suggested that Tottenham have suffered because their transfer business has not been efficient.

“We need to sign players in January and bring them in six months before,” Pochettino said.

United fancied to grab Manchester bragging rights

Red Rants at related • 0 views
The Manchester derby is one of the highlights of the sporting calendar and Sunday's clash between the two sides could go a long way in determining who wins this season's Premier League title. United trail City by eight points going... Continue Reading →

The Rest

News roundup: Expansion draft, MLS Cup, and Stanford wins (again)

The Philly Soccer Page at related • 0 views
Also: Ayuk on the move, new financial rules for 2018, and interesting moves in a half-day trade window.