Tim Sherwood says he expects Chelsea to fall short in the title race ahead of his Tottenham side's visit to Stamford Bridge this evening. The Spurs boss believes Manchester City will ultimately have too much for Jose Mourinho's team, although he expects the Blues to be in contention until the end of the season.
Before Daniel Sturridge had finessed his dancing goal celebration to its now familiar routine, it used to be a bit more up tempo. And slightly crazed. Here's the proto-celebration in action during Sturridge's time at Manchester City. We like the bemused team-mate wondering if there's any chance of a hug when Sturridge has quite finished.
Fernandinho and Oscar were both on the scoresheet as Brazil beat South Africa 5-0 in a friendly. Barcelona's Neymar scored all three of the World Cup hosts' other goals. Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho scored his first international goal with a spectacular long-range effort after Chelsea playmaker Oscar had opened the scoring with this dinked effort.
If there's one thing you don't want to take the credit for at the moment it's being the manager of Manchester United. But that's exactly what Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini did after yesterday's Capital One Cup victory over Sunderland. Falling into the familiar trap that's already caught out the likes of former City executive [.
Samir Nasri Amazing Goal ~ Manchester City vs Sunderland 2-1 ( Capital One ) 02-03-2014 HD by AllGoalsHD
Less than two minute after Yaya Toure's stunning equalizer, Samir Nasri stakes his claim on goal of the game with this curling screamer which gives Manchester City the lead and quite possibly the first piece of silverware of the season.
Striker Sergio Aguero is fit to play in this weekend's Capital One Cup final, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed. The Chilean will be able to call upon his star striker as he seeks to secure his first trophy in English football. But he will wait until tomorrow before deciding whether Aguero is fit [.
English football historian, author and researcher Gary James has published a new paper that examines the history of the sport in Manchester and reveals, for the first time, that there was another football club operating in the area during the 1860s, making that team the oldest in the region, not Manchester City (founded in 1880 asSt.
Samir Nasri may not be the most loved former Arsenal player around, but he still has some close ties to the club, especially with his compatriot and former boss Arsene Wenger. He may have left Arsenal because of the lack of silverware, although a huge increase in wages might have helped as well, but he [.
These days, it is common to hear soccer fans saying something like "of course, soccer is just like any other business now." It is a phrase intended to establish the speaker as a hard-nosed realist, puncturing idealistic delusions about the beautiful game with a knowing appreciation of the forces of profit and commerce that are now said to underpin the sport.
There are just ten games to go in the Premier League (that's right, just ten games!) and as the "games remaining" figure ticks into single figures for a host of teams this weekend, it really is the time of the season to make an impression. And that applies for plenty of sides.
This season is rather unique in that respect, because aside from Newcastle United and Southampton both of who are somewhat marooned in mid-table every team has something to fight for as the end of the campaign draws close.
Well Arsenal fans, we are into the last 10 Premier League games of the season. The Gunners had a fantastic first half of the campaign but have dropped off a bit in recent weeks. We are sitting in third place, four behind current leaders Chelsea and behind second placed Liverpool on goal difference. Man City [.
Many Manchester City fans have created a frequent scapegoat in Martín Demichelis. Yet the Argentine defender has been solidly unspectacular this season helping the Blues stay in the title race to claim the first piece silverware this season — the Capital One Cup. When Demichelis's name comes up, three points are always made by critics:
There is still plenty of football to be played but it looks increasingly likely that the Premier League title is returning to Stamford Bridge. The decision to rehire Jose Mourinho in the summer is now looking like the most crucial moment in this season's title race. Chelsea's 3-1 win over Fulham at the weekend and Arsenal's loss to Stoke saw the gap at the top rise to four points, with Liverpool now looking a more realistic challenger than the Gunners.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes that Sunday's Capital One Cup title will be the first of many this season.
Heading into the final three months of the season, Man City are still contenders to win the FA Cup, English Premier League, and UEFA Champions League, though their task to come back against Barcelona won't be a simple one.
With Manchester City involved in the Capital One Cup Final at Wembley this weekend, London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal have a chance to move six and five points respectively ahead of the Manchester side.
Chelsea will make the short trip trip the road to local rivals Fulham expecting to pick up all three points given Fulham's position at the bottom of the Premier League and Chelsea's seven-game unbeaten record at Craven Cottage.
Brazil take on South Africa in Johannesburg on Wednesday in their last friendly before Luiz Felipe Scolari names his World Cup squad on May 7th. Chelsea's David Luiz and Oscar, Tottenham's Paulinho and Manchester City's Fernandinho are expected to start.
Following Man City's Capital One Cup win yesterday, which saw them defeating Sunderland 3-1, a giant trophy was put up overnight outside the Etihad stadium to celebrate the club's victory. Goals from Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas were enough to seal the deal on Sunday.
1. One down, four to go for Manuel Pellegrini in his challenge to win five trophies in five years for Manchester City. 2. That was probably the best possible result for Sunderland in the long-term. They played well, weren't humiliated but didn't end up with the trophy that often results in teams clocking off in [.
American fans woke up on Sunday morning hoping to see one of their favorites potentially lift a trophy, but by the time the Capital One Cup Final was over, those fans were only left with questions about one of the U.S. Men's National Team's most important players.
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Video- Yaya Toure goal vs Sunderland League Cup Final 2014 Man City is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This stunning Yaya Toure goal vs Sunderland (VIDEO BELOW) was the standout goal of the 2014 League Cup final between Man City and Sunderland.
We'll have a full report up shortly, but for now we'd just like to congratulate Manchester City for securing the first silverware of the season beating Sunderland 3-1 at Wembley to win the 2013/14 League Cup...
We'd also personally like to thank Vincent Kompany for providing us with what must undoubtedly go down as the photo of the final.
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho probably shouldn't be playing football today given that he's taking part in his first cup final in English football tomorrow, but Manuel Pellegrini will probably excuse him as long as he doesn't pick up an injury. The Brazilian star got himself ready for tomorrow's trip to Wembley by having a driveway [.
The 53rd League Cup final will take place at Wembley this Sunday, with Manchester City taking on Sunderland. Manchester City have had a relatively straight forward route to the final, with their 2-0 win away at Newcastle the toughest test before they went on to beat West ham 9-0 on aggregate in the semi-final.
Liverpool and Manchester City are vying to sign Feyenoord youngster Rodney Kongolo, who has been dubbed the 'new Patrick Vieira'. The 16-year-old is touted as one of Europe's most promising midfielders and has been widely linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months. City were believed to be the front-runners.
Ex-Manchester City centre-back Stefan Savic is rumoured to be a surprise target for Manchester United as David Moyes seeks to bolster his defence this summer. United are likely to need at least two new centre-halves, with Nemanja Vidic expected to join Inter Milan at the end of the season and Rio Ferdinand also likely to [.
We all know that money is a huge factor in the success of a club football team. Sides like Barcelona, Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid are able to buy the very best players, helping them compete at the highest level. But the same is true about international sides too, in a different way.
We can calculate the value of an international team and then use those numbers to determine which national teams are most likely to succeed in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Con goles de Yaya Touré (55'), Nasri (56') y Jesús Navas (90'), Manchester City venció (3-1) a Sunderland en Wembley y se coronó campeón de la Capital One Cup, conocida como Copa de Liga (la segunda copa más importante de Inglaterra después de la FA Cup).
Wenger wants to take the Premier League chase right to the end! by Ash You may be a little confused to hear that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants the Premier League title chase to last right until the end because surely if the Gunners could run away with it then that would be better, however [..