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?
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Southampton suffered their fourth defeat in the midweek, when they lost 2-3 at the hands of Aston Villa. It was incidentally their first defeat at home but most worryingly, it was their third consecutive defeat in the Premier League.
Manchester United could earn an extra £17m a year if they sold naming rights to Old Trafford, according to a new report into sponsorship rights.
The study from valuation experts American Appraisal has revealed just how much money each Premier League club could expect to bring in if they were to follow the examples of Manchester City and Arsenal who are the only two sides to take the plunge and sell off stadium naming rights.
There is always a heavy run of fixtures at this time of year and Arsenal are no different from any other team in that respect, apart from being in the Champions League group stages of course, but that is part and parcel of being a big and successful club. But I can understand perfectly why [...]
We've got four matches today in the Premier League involving six sides in the top 8. A win for any of those 6 teams will certainly do them a huge favor — Liverpool and Chelsea can both narrow the gap behind Arsenal to 4 points. Manchester United could leapfrog into fifth place. With a win today, Manchester City could move into second.
Arsenal fans must be wondering what has happened to Santi Cazorla. The little Spanish midfielder was the Gunners' Player of the Season last year, but we have seen precious little of the skills that earned him that award so far this season. With Arsenal not having the deepest and strongest of squads and still having [.
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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelottihas moved to quash rumours that Spanish defender Sergio Ramos is heading for the exit door in January; with Chelsea and City having to wait until the summer to launch their moves.
Manchester City's defensive record was the best in the Premier League each of the past three seasons. Under former Manager Roberto Mancini, the club may not have played the most attractive style of football but tactical shape and defensive organization were considered the keys to success. However this season under new Manager Manuel Pellegrini and without Captain Vincent Kompany for almost the entire campaign, the Blues are struggling at the back, conceding seemingly countless opportunities to the opposition.
There is no disguising what happened to Tottenham Hotspur at The City of Manchester Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Spurs' defeat at the hands of a Manchester City team that has otherwise blown hot and cold a little this season was as comprehensive as any in the Premier League this season, and it's not impossible to see both the result and the performance as having something of a symbolic feel to it.
On this week's podcast: Suarez is back and he is scaring defenders across the league, Kun Aguero's internal GPS system, looking long term on the Spurs spending project, and all the real and phantom red cards of the week.
Manchester City star David Silva could return from injury on Monday, according to Manuel Pellegrini. The Spain international picked up a calf injury during the Champions League game against CSKA Moscow at the start of November. He was expected to be out for four weeks, so he appears to be on course to reach that [.
Tenerife hotshot Ayoze Perez is reported to be a transfer target for Swansea, Liverpool and Manchester City. The 20-year-old has seven goals in 15 Segunda Division games so far this season. That return has alerted scouts across Europe. Representatives from the Swans, Reds and City have all been in Tenerife to watch Perez in action.
Manchester City are believed to be on the verge of tying up a deal to sign Polish youngster Milosz Kozak. The 16-year-old, currently with Lech Poznan, is widely expected to move to the Etihad Stadium in the near future. City are clearly quite confident that they have won the race for Kozak since their scouts [.
Manchester City could be without captain Vincent Kompany for tomorrow's game against Southampton as Manuel Pellegrini ponders whether to risk playing him for a second time in four days. The Belgian defender returned from his injury layoff for Wednesday evening's match at West Brom. While his comeback saw City secure their first away win of [.
John Guidetti must be starting to think Manchester City really hate him. Not only has been given little or no chance of established himself in the first-team, he's now been tasked with young All I Want For Christmas Is You. In fairness, the Swedish striker gives it his all, adopting a Bee Gees-esque falsetto for [.
The host of clubs hoping to coax former Manchester United youngster Paul Pogba back to the Premier League look set to miss out on their man. Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been linked with the midfielder, but he is reportedly on the verge of signing a contract extension at Juventus. The France international [.
Arsenal and Manchester City are both considering moves for midfielder Lassana Diarra. The 28-year-old previously played for both the Gunners and Chelsea, but failed to make an impression at either club. He moved to Portsmouth, where his form earned him a move to Real Madrid. He was a big-money signing for Anzhi Mackachkala in 2012 [.
Eight Premier League players and one recently departed homegrown star have been shortlisted for UEFA's team of the year. There are no English players on the shortlist, which makes Real Madrid's Gareth Bale the only British representative. He was a Tottenham player for most of the period in question and you might just have guessed [.
Barcelona have dismissed reports that they are preparing a £50m bid for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero. Speculation in the Spanish media claimed that the Catalan giants were ready to swoop for the Argentina international, but club officials have denied they are interested in signing him. Vice-president Josep Bartomeu said: "No we have had no [.
Porto are ready to offer defender Eliaquim Mangala an improved contract in an effort to ward off interest from his Premier League suitors. The 22-year-old has been linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City, as well as Catalan giants Barcelona. The Portuguese side are already protected by a £40m release clause in their French [.
Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Malaga youth team starlet Brahim Abdelkader Diaz. Reports in the Spanish media suggest that the 14-year-old will finalise his switch to the Etihad this week. City's boss Manuel Pellegrini's Malaga connections appear to have paid dividends after the Moroccan-born youngster opted to join the City academy.
Scouts from Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City are all due to scout Auxerre's Paul-Georges Ntep at Metz this evening, the Daily Mail reports The 21-year-old was tracked by Hull over the summer, but his form in Ligue 2 this season has attracted several more Premier League suitors.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has accused Tottenham counterpart Andre Villas Boas of showing "immaturity" in his handling of the media. The Spurs boss suggested that some of the coverage following his side's 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City last week had been agenda-driven. But Allardyce had criticised the Portuguese's handling of the situation.
Manchester City midfielder James Milner produced this lovely dinked finish over team-mate Joe Hart in training. The England international coolly lifted the ball over the under-fire keeper with that trademark James Milner flair...
Andre Villas Boas has denied reports of a dressing room rift at Tottenham and claims the rumours are the work of a creative mind. The Spurs boss is under-fire after Sunday's 6-0 defeat at Manchester City, with some pundits suggesting that Villas Boas' players didn't appear to be working for him. But the former Chelsea [.
Kolo Toure thinks Manchester City must regret allowing him to move to Liverpool in the summer. The centre-back has become a fan favourite at Anfield with some solid performances in his short time at the club so far. And with City experiencing some defensive problems in Vincent Kompany's absence, Toure reckons he is being missed [.
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Eric Harrison, the Manchester United coach credited with bringing through that fantastic team of 1992, has claimed that he owes his ability to establish a great youth team to Sir Alex Ferguson putting faith in the academy.
Harrison says that after a few weeks Ferguson spoke to him about his concerns regarding the youth team.
Patrice Evra believes Manchester United can not be written off as title challengers, but admits that the Reds can't afford to lose against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
United conceded a late equaliser in the corresponding fixture last season, but arrive in North London on the back of an 11-game unbeaten run in all competition and face a Tottenham side still smarting from the 6-0 shellacking they suffered at the hands of Manchester City last week.
When Manchester City sacked Roberto Mancini after defeat in the 2013 FA Cup Final, the club spoke of instituting a "holistic" approach to management. On Mancini's watch no former Elite Development Squad (EDS) player had been integrated into the first team at the Etihad Stadium. Despite the promise of many including John Guidetti, Denis Suarez, Abdul Razak and Karim Rekik, none had seen the pitch regularly.
Newcastle United was in "crisis" we were told before the season began. That "crisis" intensified after a 4-0 opening weekend drubbing at Manchester City. As time goes on I realize it is critical not to make snap judgments about teams. This season's Magpies squad fits squarely into that category.
Alan Pardew's position was undermined before the season by Mike Ashley's ill-advised hiring of the comical and inept Joe Kinnear as Director of Football.