Liverpool defender Kolo Toure believes champions Manchester United still pose a threat to his side's title ambitions. The former Manchester City centre-back says he and his team-mates are capable of winning the league, but he knows a lot of things can change between now and the end of the season including a United comeback.
Manchester City have reportedly won the race for highly-rated Argentinian midfielder Bruno Zuculini. The 20-year-old holding player was also wanted by Manchester United and Barcelona but is set to join City, according to reports in The Sun and Goal.com. Zuculini currently plays for Racing Club in his homeland, but will move to the Etihad for [.
Even though Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have already qualified for the knockout round of the UEFA Champions League, there's still plenty to play for today.
If Galatasaray beats Juventus, the Turkish club will qualify for the next round.
Roberto Mancini says he almost brought Paul Pogba to Manchester City on a free transfer and can't remember why he pulled out of the deal. The then Manchester United youngster ran down his contract after becoming frustrated at the lack of first-team football on offer under Sir Alex Ferguson. Pogba ended up moving to Italian [.
Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba have come under increasing pressure and scrutiny from the media due to the lack of goals they are contributing to the team. I am asking YOU what your view is on them at the moment?
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says is content with their league position despite yesterday's 3-2 defeat at Stoke. Although he is wary that Arsenal are building a considerable lead at the top of the table which could be extended to seven points with victory over Everton today he thinks his team are performing [.
For a club with so much money, Manchester City is at least spending it in the right places like high quality players and high quality YouTube videos. For Christmas they've got a YouTube advent calendar running with a new video each day and today, they're doing face swaps. Some combined photos of teammates, new and old, are whipped up with Joleon Lescott and Micah Richards quizzed.
Thanks for the support! For this great support id like to offer 20k of my own money to anyone who convinces me there charity needs it most. Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) December 11, 2013 Micah Richards has put a positive slant on the injury he sustained in the opening stages of last night's win over [.
Manchester United has been ripped by critics in the past week as being in a free-fall. But looking at the coming fixtures and anticipating the potential trouble ahead for the sides ahead of the Red Devils in the table, it is not unreasonable to believe David Moyes side can still mount a serious title challenge.
Based on their unpredictable form since Manuel Pellegrini took charge at the Etihad, only Manchester City could beat the reigning European champions on their own ground and then still only make headlines for failing to win the game 4-2 rather than 3-2.
You just never know quite what to expect from this current Manchester City side, whose progression under Pellegrini this season has been sufficiently inconsistent that few commentators have marked them out as potential Premier League champions let alone Champions League destroyers.
Bruno Zuculini, who is considered by many the top holding midfielder in the Argentine League, will sign for Manchester City next summer, despite interest from Manchester United and Barcelona, according to Goal. A fee has been agreed between Manchester City and Zucilini's current club Racing in Argentina according to the report.
Stop all the Arsenal negativity! by ThirdManJW First off, I'm all for freedom of speech, and it would be such a boring world if we all shared the same opinion. Having a difference of opinion leads to great debates in regards to the articles published on this site. But I'm absolutely amazed with the negative [.
After Arsenal were pegged back by Everton yesterday to only come away with a point, Arsene Wenger was clearly frustrated. He bemoaned the referee's leniency with Everton's spoiling tactics and suggested that Deulofeu's leveller should not have stood. But hindsight is a wonderful thing, and after a bit of time to think, the Frenchman seems [.
Why we shouldn't be content with the draw yesterday by KJ Arsenal had the opportunity to go seven points clear at the top yesterday but failed to take that opportunity thanks to a brilliant strike by Deulofeu five minutes before the game ended. Many seem to be content with the result because Everton were very [.
Bayern Munich vs Man City: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Up & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City will face European champions Bayern Munich on Tuesday in the Champions League Group D match at the Allianz Arena. Both the teams have qualified to the knock out rounds, but Pep Guardiola, whose side has won all the five matches so far, is still wary of the threat City can pose.
Not getting the 3 points at home could cost Arsenal dearly by KM Although it's not the end of the world, Arsenal needed to win the game against Everton. People say the fixture list was kind to Arsenal but whats coming up is consecutive games against our main title rivals. The position Arsenal takes after [.
Chelsea want £10m defender in January, Barcelona target Aguero & Van Persie - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho's second stint with Chelsea hasn't been a smooth ride so far with strike problem remains a major thorn in flesh for the Blues. The cause for frustration further stems out from the fact that defence, which was Mourinho's major strength in his first spell, hasn't provided enough safety at the back, as Chelsea continue to leak in goals at an alarming rate.
Here's the draw for the 3rd round of the 2013-14 FA Cup:
Ipswich Town v Preston North End; Derby County v Chelsea; AFC Bournemouth v Fleetwood or Burton Albion; Birmingham City v Bristol Rovers or Crawley Town; Grimsby Town v Huddersfield Town; Everton v QPR; Brighton & Hove Albion v Reading; Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur; Sunderland v Carlisle Utd; Bolton Wanderers v Blackpool; Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City; Norwich City v Fulham; Aston Villa v Sheffield Utd; Macclesfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday; Charlton Ath v Wrexham or Oxford Utd; Manchester Utd v Swansea City; Port Vale v Plymouth Argyle; Newcastle Utd v Cardiff City; Rochdale v Leeds Utd; Wigan Ath v MK Dons; Doncaster R v Stevenage; Stoke City v Leicester City; Southampton v Burnley; Middlesbrough v Hull City; West Brom v Crystal Palace; Kidderminster H v Peterborough; Nottingham Forest v West Ham; Bristol C v Watford; Southend U v Millwall; Barnsley v Hartlepool U or CoventryC; Yeovil Town v Leyton Orient; Liverpool v Oldham A or Mansfield T;
Matches will be played over the weekend of 4 and 5 January 2014.
Hoping Arsenal have a better end to 1st half of the season by Uma Like every football match, the 1st half shows your intent to the game and whether you are in it for a win, loss or draw. How you approach the game in the 1st half determines to a great extent the result [...]
The happiest man in England on Saturday was probably Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, as he saw title contenders Chelsea and Manchester City both drop points. The second happiest was Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, as he saw his side move up to second in the table after beating West Ham 4-1 at Anfield.
When Arsenal played earlier than their Premier League rivals last weekend, they had a chance to increase the pressure and they ensured that is exactly what happened with an assured and confident performance and win in a difficult away clash with Cardiff City. The roles were reversed this week, with Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool [.
Liverpool or should that be Luis Suarez handed out a hammering to Norwich mid-week, while West Brom could only muster one shot on target in their 3-2 defeat to Manchester City also mid-week so maybe a bore draw is in the offing. However I'd go for a Baggies win myself given Norwich's abysmal form of late.
Something has got to give in this tie between Southampton and Manchester City given Southampton haven't lost 4 on thetrot since the beginning of last season, while City haven't had back to back away wins since way back in January. Maybe a draw is in the offing?
We cannot prove for certain that the Champions League match between FC Bayern and Manchester City was criminalised because we are not able to access the particular betting market where any insider trading from the Bavarian club surfaces.
But, structurally, there are numerous reasons to be fearful.
Manchester City's incredible 2-3 win at Bayern Munich was overshadowed slightly by what appears on the surface to be some staggering incompetence from manager Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean boss seemed to shut up shop when City took the lead at the Allianz Arena, taking off forward Edin Dzeko and replacing him with holding midfielder Jack [.
With both Bayern Munich and Manchester City already through to the last 16 of this competition, to-nights match-up will be more about pride than the actual result as City look to end Bayern's record 10 game winning streak in the Champions League.
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he will pick a team to face Bayern Munich tonight conscious of the fact that his side have a tough game against table-topping Arsenal coming up on Sunday. Both side have already qualified for the knockout stages, so tonight's game will only decide who goes through as group winners.
Post by Manchester City FC. Manchester City have been training at the Allianz Arena this evening ahead of tomorrow's game against Bayern Munich. Spanish midfielder David Silva took part in the session as he prepares to make his comeback from injury in the game. Post by Manchester City FC. Post by Manchester City FC.
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has warned his side that Manchester City will be dangerous opponents. City face the reigning European champions tomorrow evening in Germany, and Guardiola is wary about the quality of City's squad. He said: "Tomorrow will be a very dangerous team and game. Manchester (City) have unbelievable players.
BAYERN v CITY: @aguerosergiokun beats the queue and checks in ahead of time! #mcfc pic.twitter.com/tZMeeTccjf Manchester City FC (@MCFC) December 9, 2013 Manchester City have travelled to Germany for their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. Among the party was Spanish midfielder David Silva, who is set to make his comeback from injury in [.
Ya se conocen los siete primeros equipos clasificados para octavos de final.
Finalmente el Bayern fue primero pese a que el City acarició ser el campeón de grupo. El Olympiakos de Míchel hizo los deberes en un partido marcado por las expulsiones y los penaltis. El Leverkusen venció en Anoeta y superó a un Shakhtar que cayó en Old Trafford.
U.S. Under-17 head coach Richie Williams has named a 20-man squad for the annual Nike International Friendlies, where the U.S. will face Portugal, England, and Brazil in their first real tests as part of the current cycle.
Five players in the squad including top prospects Haji Wright (LA Galaxy), George Braima (Columbus Crew and Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls) come from MLS academies, while another two, Luca de la Torre (Fulham FC) and Joe Gallardo (Monterrey) currently ply their trade abroad.
18 HOURS TO GO: Can Gareth Barry add a Merseyside triumph to his Birmingham and Manchester derby wins? #EFCLFC pic.twitter.com/NHuWA7kSvO Everton (@Everton) November 22, 2013 Gareth Barry says he nearly joined Arsenal rather than Everton in the summer. The Manchester City midfielder claims the Gunners had been in touch to discuss a possible deal, [.
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PRESS CONFERENCE: Manuel Pellegrini talks to the media ahead of tomorrow's game at Southampton. Updates to follow... pic.twitter.com/ZHVZuDKOg6 Manchester City FC (@MCFC) December 6, 2013 Sergio Aguero is a better player than Luis Suarez, according to Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean believes City's Argentinian star's all-round play gives him the edge over [.