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Good news or bad news? Ozil available for Arsenal v Man City

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Mesut Ozil features for the majority of Germany's 4-1 win over Azerbaijan last night, and is expected to be available to start for Arsenal next weekend. The midfielder has been absent through illness and injury since March 11, but in reality, he has somewhat been missing in action for much of 2017. Mesut Ozil's current [.

Bellerin’s comments point painfully towards Arsenal-Man City move…

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Arsenal star Hector Bellerin has been quoted in the press with nothing but positive words for Manchester City, their manager Pep Guardiola and assistant coach Mikel Arteta. The full-back has risen to prominence since making the step-up to the Gunners first-team back in 2014, and has even earned a call-up to the Spanish senior side, [.

Hugo Lloris, Bacary Sagna, N’Golo Kante and Arsenal stars report for France duty

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France's squad reported at their Clairefontaine training base yesterday to prepare for the upcoming friendly against Spain and World Cup...

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Wenger willing to sell star midfielder - Chelsea and Man City will consider bids

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Arsene Wenger is not only keen to stay at the club despite protests from disgruntled fans, he is also looking to rebuild his struggling side in the summer by selling two of his key players – Alexis Ssnchez and Mesut Ozil.

Both the players have rejected offers to extend their contracts, and Wenger is willing to offload them.

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Hart to captain England in Lithuania clash

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Enfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Gareth Southgate has named Torino goalkeeper Joe Hart as England captain for their World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

Hart, on loan at Torino from Manchester City, will lead England out at Wembley on Sunday instead of Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, who skippered the team in their midweek defeat against Germany.

Hart to captain England in Lithuania clash

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Enfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Gareth Southgate has named Torino goalkeeper Joe Hart as England captain for their World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

Hart, on loan at Torino from Manchester City, will lead England out at Wembley on Sunday instead of Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, who skippered the team in their midweek defeat against Germany.

Buffon reaches 1,000 as Italy and Spain cruise in World Cup qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – Italy kept pace with Spain in European World Cup qualifying as goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon played his 1,000th professional match in a 2-0 victory over Albania on Friday.

A first-half Daniele De Rossi penalty and late second from Ciro Immobile was enough to earn the Azzurri three points but they remain behind Spain on goal difference at the top of Group G after La Rioja downed Israel 4-1.

Manchester City charged with failing to control players: FA

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London (AFP) – Manchester City face a charge of failing to control their players by the Football Association for their surrounding the referee Michael Oliver when he awarded a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

Oliver, the same referee who was surrounded by Manchester United players in the fractious FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea last week and resulted in the club being fined £20,000 (23,000 euros, $24,700), awarded a penalty to Liverpool when he judged Gael Clichy to have fouled Roberto Firmino in the 50th minute.

First call-up for Monaco starlet Bakayoko

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Paris (AFP) – France coach Didier Deschamps on Monday called up highly rated Tiemoue Bakayoko for the first time, a week after the young Monaco midfielder played a major part in dumping Manchester City out of Europe.

The 22-year-old Bakayoko, who has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United, replaces United’s Paul Pogba for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg and the friendly with Spain after the world’s most expensive footballer suffered a hamstring problem.

Goals the missing ingredient for Manchester City: Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sharper finishing is all that is required to take Manchester City to the next level, manager Pep Guardiola said after his side’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Guardiola’s cavalier approach came under scrutiny after City fell to a 3-1 defeat at Monaco last week that saw them eliminated from the Champions League on away goals after a 6-6 aggregate draw.

Goals the missing ingredient for Manchester City: Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sharper finishing is all that is required to take Manchester City to the next level, manager Pep Guardiola said after his side’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Guardiola’s cavalier approach came under scrutiny after City fell to a 3-1 defeat at Monaco last week that saw them eliminated from the Champions League on away goals after a 6-6 aggregate draw.

Messi double edges six-goal thriller Barcelona’s way

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona closed to within two points of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Lionel Messi scored twice in a thrilling 4-2 win over 10-man Valencia at Camp Nou on Sunday.

Earlier, Antoine Griezmann scored a stunning free-kick as Atletico Madrid compounded a week to forget for Sevilla with a 3-1 at the Vicente Calderon.

Messi double edges six-goal thriller Barcelona’s way

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona closed to within two points of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Lionel Messi scored twice in a thrilling 4-2 win over 10-man Valencia at Camp Nou on Sunday.

Earlier, Antoine Griezmann scored a stunning free-kick as Atletico Madrid compounded a week to forget for Sevilla with a 3-1 at the Vicente Calderon.

English Premier League

Manchester City hit with UEFA fine, accept FA charge

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London (AFP) – Manchester City have been fined 18,000 euros by UEFA for three offences during their Champions League tie with Monaco at the Etihad Stadium last month, European football’s governing body said on Friday.

City were found guilty of three charges concerning a pitch invasion, the throwing of objects from the crowd and a delayed kick-off during the last-16 first leg match on February 21.

NBC Sports scores more than 1 million viewers for Man City-Liverpool game

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Sunday’s Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool averaged 1.022 million viewers on the NBC over-the-air network.

The 1-1 draw was shown live on NBC network television from 12:30 to 2:30pm ET. The later than usual kickoff time for a high profile Premier League game on a Sunday was a result of the US moving to Daylight Saving Time last week, while the UK doesn’t recognize DST until March 26.

NBC Sports scores more than 1 million viewers for Man City-Liverpool game

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Sunday’s Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool averaged 1.022 million viewers on the NBC over-the-air network.

The 1-1 draw was shown live on NBC network television from 12:30 to 2:30pm ET. The later than usual kickoff time for a high profile Premier League game on a Sunday was a result of the US moving to Daylight Saving Time last week, while the UK doesn’t recognize DST until March 26.

Mourinho set to land Man City target, mega-money Man Utd transfer a formality now

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Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is expected to complete his move to Manchester United in the summer.

The Red Devils have been linked with the Frenchman for a while now and Manchester Evening News are reporting that the transfer is close to completion.

Manchester City announces 2017 summer tour of United States

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Manchester City has announced that they’ll be playing three friendlies in the United States this summer, but with no indication that they’ll be adding any additional games at this time.

All three matches will be in the International Champions Cup including the first-ever Manchester derby played outside of England in addition to friendlies against Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid.

Manchester City announces 2017 summer tour of United States

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Manchester City has announced that they’ll be playing three friendlies in the United States this summer, but with no indication that they’ll be adding any additional games at this time.

All three matches will be in the International Champions Cup including the first-ever Manchester derby played outside of England in addition to friendlies against Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid.

Man Utd pre-season fixtures and dates: Mourinho's men set to face PL rivals during US tour

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Manchester United are all set to take on Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City during their pre-season tour of the United States.

The Premier League giants will be a part of the International Champions Cup this summer.

Carli Lloyd to feature in live stream of Manchester City Women’s Champions League game

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Carli Lloyd’s game for the Manchester City women’s team in the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarterfinal between Manchester City and Fortuna Hjørring will be streamed live to viewers in the United States and around the world on the legal streaming site mycujoo.

The first leg will stream live at 2pm ET on Thursday, March 23 from this web page.

Carli Lloyd to feature in live stream of Manchester City Women’s Champions League game

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Carli Lloyd’s game for the Manchester City women’s team in the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarterfinal between Manchester City and Fortuna Hjørring will be streamed live to viewers in the United States and around the world on the legal streaming site mycujoo.

The first leg will stream live at 2pm ET on Thursday, March 23 from this web page.

Manchester United confirm United States tour

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London (AFP) – Manchester United confirmed on Monday they will tour the United States during pre-season.

Jose Mourinho’s side, currently fifth in the Premier League, will play in five American cities including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Santa Clara and Washington DC.

Dates and opponents for the matches have not been announced, but some of the games are likely to form part of the International Champions Cup friendly tournament.

Tweets and Photos: Man City and Liverpool players react to 1-1 draw

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Players from Manchester City and Liverpool took to Twitter to give their reaction to yesterday's 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium. The overriding...

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The Spuds’ Secret

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As an avid fan of soccer who has played and coached at various levels, I am a keen student of what is reported by the always trustworthy British sports dailies. In particular, I read with a discerning eye about managers. I ask myself: how do they manage so well?

And how can I imitate them?

Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool: Game in 12 Tweets as Klopp and Pep share spoils of lively game

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Ahead of the Manchester City vs. Liverpool game in the Premier League, both Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp had been dealing with the unfamiliar feeling of being under pressure. Guardiola's men...

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Photo: Jurgen Klopp refusing to watch James Milner’s penalty at Man City

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He never changes. Jurgen Klopp when Milner took the penalty. #lfc pic.twitter.com/R9LvoeCcIn Kristof Terreur

Video: Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp’s touchline high-five

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That high-five! pic.twitter.com/yaHNh4nqLO 9GAG Football ⚽ (@9GAGFootball) March 19, 2017 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Liverpool...

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Confirmed Team News: Man City vs Liverpool lineups

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Man City team to play Liverpool TEAM NEWS with @haysworldwide #cityvlfc #mcfc pic.twitter.com/Ags5Fob4Zt Manchester City (@ManCity) March 19,...

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Manchester United

When do International Champions Cup tickets go on sale?

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Now that we know who the eight teams are that are playing in the 2017 International Champions Cup, the prospect of seeing many of these in action across the United States will be top of mind for most soccer fans in the United States. But when do tickets for the International Champions Cup go on sale, and how can you make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to see teams such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham Hotspur, Juventus and AS Roma in action?

Gundogan: We aspire to match Manchester United

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You would be forgiven for thinking that Ilkay Gundogan has passed away, given the bizarre reaction from the Manchester City team when he picked up an injury earlier this season.

However, he's alive and well.

Gundogan plays for the blues but once came close to signing for United, although he didn't get what he wanted.

The International Champions Cup is on for 2017

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Wednesday's soccer news starts with the announcement for this summer's International Champions Cup. The 2017 edition brings Juventus, Spurs, Roma, Manchester United, Manchester City, PSG, Real Madrid, and Barcelona to NFL stadiums, Orlando's Camping World Stadium, and Red Bull Arena. It's yet another chance to see the giants of European soccer without having to sit through an eight-hour plane ride.

Man Utd confirmed summer 2017 tour plans

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Barcelona ✅Man City ✅Real Madrid ✅LA Galaxy ✅Real Salt Lake ✅ Full details of #MUTOUR, presented by @Aon_plc: https://t.co/qGQjvFWlHb...

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Video: Man City player shows off his awkward handshake with Man Utd man

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#threelions pic.twitter.com/Ak083qO5Ca England (@England) March 21, 2017 Convoluted handshake routines are all the rage in football at the...

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Liverpool

Visualized: Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City

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Previous Match Infographics: Burnley (a), Arsenal (h), Leicester (a), Tottenham (h), Hull (a), Chelsea (h), Swansea (h), Manchester United (a), Sunderland (a), Manchester City (a), Stoke (h), Everton (a), Middlesbrough (a), West Ham (h), Bournemouth (a), Sunderland (h), Southampton (a), Watford (h), Crystal Palace (a), West Brom (h), United (h), Swansea (a), Hull (h), Chelsea (a), Leicester (h), Tottenham (a), Burnley (a), Arsenal (a)


All match data from Stats Zone and Who Scored.

Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City

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Goals:
Milner 51' [pen]
Agüero 69'

I don't understand how two good teams can play so well and so bad at the same time but this is Liverpool and this is Manchester City.

It seems an insufficient summary, but that game was dumb. Enthralling, wide open, seemingly in 2x fast forward and fun, but still dumb.

Photos: James Milner gives Liverpool the lead at Man City

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❄ [0-1] pic.twitter.com/iS5RaWtNF7 Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 19, 2017 Liverpool have taken the lead in this afternoon's Premier League...

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Photo: Man City fans protest against The Sun in solidarity with Liverpool

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Hillsborough could've happened to anyone. The lies could have been about us. Some things are bigger than football pic.twitter.com/cmUWDFc3IC...

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The Rest

AS Roma, Monaco and Manchester City starlets shine in our #JF70 young talents of week 15

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Bored of the international break? Never fear, dear reader: occupy yourself with a look at how our #JF70 best young players around Europe got on this week. After Kylian Mbappé won our #JF70 young...

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Manchester City ready to spend £40m to sign 20-year-old French winger

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The upcoming summer transfer window will be massive for Manchester City. If reports are to be believed, Pep Guardiola will be handed a massive £200m transfer war-chest.

As many as 15 players are likely to leave the club, while plenty of new faces are expected to arrive, as Guardiola is preparing to sculpt the squad to his own taste.