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‘Killer pitch’ and food poisoning haunt Asia football tours

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Shanghai (AFP) – There was the infamous Hong Kong “killer pitch”, an 11th-hour cancellation of a Manchester derby in Beijing and now Arsenal players struck down with food poisoning in Shanghai.

Add to that searing heat, tropical downpours and long-haul flights, and it is easy to see why Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was left wondering aloud this week whether pre-season tours of Asia are worth all the aggravation.

‘Killer pitch’ and food poisoning haunt Asia football tours

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Shanghai (AFP) – There was the infamous Hong Kong “killer pitch”, an 11th-hour cancellation of a Manchester derby in Beijing and now Arsenal players struck down with food poisoning in Shanghai.

Add to that searing heat, tropical downpours and long-haul flights, and it is easy to see why Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was left wondering aloud this week whether pre-season tours of Asia are worth all the aggravation.

De Bruyne shines in Manchester derby spotlight

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) The pre-match build-up was dominated by talk of Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Claudio Bravo, but Kevin De Bruyne stole the show in Saturday's Manchester derby.

The Belgian midfielder scored a coolly taken opening goal and had a big hand in Kelechi Iheanacho's second as City won 2-1 at Old Trafford to prolong their perfect start to the Premier League season.

De Bruyne shines in Manchester derby spotlight

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) The pre-match build-up was dominated by talk of Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Claudio Bravo, but Kevin De Bruyne stole the show in Saturday's Manchester derby.

The Belgian midfielder scored a coolly taken opening goal and had a big hand in Kelechi Iheanacho's second as City won 2-1 at Old Trafford to prolong their perfect start to the Premier League season.

Pep and Jose attempt to douse derby flames

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) United manager Jose Mourinho and his City adversary Pep Guardiola sought to deflect attention from their sulphurous personal rivalry on the eve of Saturday's mouthwatering Manchester derby.

Friends who became foes, the two men represent opposite ends of football's ideological spectrum andcame to be seen as sworn enemies during their time in Spain.

United and City make Manchester power play

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Featuring the rekindling of Pep Guardiola's rivalry with Jose Mourinho, an all-star supporting cast and a host of tantalising sub-plots, Saturday's Manchester derby could be the most feverishly anticipated ever.

The two clubs have competed on an even footing since around 2010, two years after Manchester City's acquisition by the Abu Dhabi United Group,but they have never hogged the limelight quite so selfishly.

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Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he plans to treat Thursday’s exhibition match against Manchester City as a training session as the two Premier League rivals prepare to clash in Houston.

The two teams meet at the NRG Stadium - home of the Houston Texans NFL team - in the first ever edition of the Manchester derby to be staged overseas.

Mourinho treating Manchester derby as training session

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he plans to treat Thursday’s exhibition match against Manchester City as a training session as the two Premier League rivals prepare to clash in Houston.

The two teams meet at the NRG Stadium - home of the Houston Texans NFL team - in the first ever edition of the Manchester derby to be staged overseas.

Man Utd and Man City to meet in Houston

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London (AFP) – Manchester United and Manchester City will face off in a friendly in Houston, Texas in July in the first Manchester derby on foreign soil, the two clubs announced on Tuesday.

Jose Mourinho’s United and Pep Guardiola’s City will meet at Houston’s NRG Stadium on July 20 as part of the International Champions Cup friendly tournament.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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It's derby day in both Manchester and the Basque region on Thursday, as the Premier League and La Liga take center stage on Thursday.

The Manchester derby between Manchester City and Manchester United highlights the day as both sides square off in a massive game with top-four implications. A win could move United into the top four, while a City victory moves them one step closer to a Champions League spot.

Lingard: Local lads like me know what the derby means

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Ahead of the Manchester derby, Jesse Lingard has spoken of knowing the importance of this game, having played for Manchester United since he was 7-years-old.

I played in the derby at their place last season and we got the win in a good, feisty game," said Lingard, in an exclusive pre-match interview with MUTV.

Football Art: Presenting, The Only PPV-Style Hype Poster You’ll Need Ahead Of The Manchester Derby (Photo)

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With the two Manchestergiants set to do battle in an apocalyptic battle for fourth place on Thursday night, the pre-match hype is already reaching a feverish pitch.

Indeed, City will be hosting United at the Etihad knowing full well that the winner will take their rightful place alongside Kazakhstan's finest in the preliminary stages of next season's Champions League.

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.

EFL Cup: Referee Mike Dean Sniffs His Assistant Ahead Of Manchester Derby (Video)

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Mike Dean has worked long and hard to foster his reputation as English football's most... shall we say... 'flamboyant' referee.

Indeed, right from the early days, Dean has fully devoted himself to the pageantry of top-level officiating, with his ostentatious mannerisms and intrinsicsense of drama quickly becoming woven into the very fabric of the game.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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European Cup action headlines Wednesday afternoon before the MLS playoffs kick off in the evening.

A Manchester Derby serves as the main event, as Manchester United hosts Manchester City in the EFL Cup. The match is a virtual must-win for Man United, who have struggled for form under Jose Mourinho.

Mancunian Asda Staff Carve Brilliant Pumpkin Likenesses Of Pep Guardiola And Jose Mourinho (Photo)

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With the second Manchester derby of the season set to crack off in the EFL Cup tonight, the staff at a local supermarket have been busy geeing themselves up with a special Halloween-themed tribute.

Indeed, derby day is always a big deal for the workforce at the Asda store in Eastlands situated literally across the road from the Etihad Stadium with half of the staff hailing from the redside of the Mancunian divide and half from the blue.

Why Paul Pogba hasn’t fit in yet at Manchester United

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In August, Paul Pogba became the most expensive player in football history when Manchester United paid nearly £90 million to bring him back to the club after four years at Juventus. He was seen as the final piece of Jose Mourinho’s puzzle, but after a difficult start to his time at Old Trafford, it seems like the Special One may need to find another way to fit the midfielder into his team.

Mind The Gap: Man City Defender Aleksandar Kolarov Looses Tooth During Manchester Derby (Photo)

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They say you should never leave anything out on the pitch, especially in the big games, but unfortunately for Aleksandar Kolarov he had no choice in the matter during yesterday's lively Mancunian derby.

The Man City defender put in another impressively stoic shift at the back, but finished the game with one of his teeth missing after being caught by surprise, surprise a flailing Marouane Fellaini elbow.

Man Utd 1-2 Man City: Pep Guardiola Takes The Spoils In Thoroughly Entertaining Mancunian Derby (Photos & Highlights)

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Mercifully, the first Mancunian derby of the season managed to take pass without any tedious inter-manager shenanigans, instead proving to be a rather enjoyable ding-dong of a match.

It was Man City whocame out on top, winning 2-1 to bring up their half-century of derby victories, maintain their winning start to the Premier League season and extend Pep Guardiola's statistical superiority over Jose Mourinho the Manchester United boss having won just 3 of his 17 games against Guardiola-led teams.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 4

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Live Premier League match coverage continues this week with a blockbuster Manchester Derby, as unbeaten clubs Manchester United and Manchester City face off this Saturday, September 10, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. For the second time in league history, both Manchester City and Manchester United have won their first three league games in the same season, the first being the 2011-12 season, when Manchester City won the Premier League title and Manchester United finished second (on a goal difference tiebreaker).

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 4

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Live Premier League match coverage continues this week with a blockbuster Manchester Derby, as unbeaten clubs Manchester United and Manchester City face off this Saturday, September 10, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. For the second time in league history, both Manchester City and Manchester United have won their first three league games in the same season, the first being the 2011-12 season, when Manchester City won the Premier League title and Manchester United finished second (on a goal difference tiebreaker).

Injury update of Manchester United star prior to Manchester Derby against City

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Manchester United attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is likely to miss the Manchester Derby of 10th September against Manchester City through injury, going by statement released by Armenian Football Association.

The Armenian international suffered the injury owing to an off the ball collision with Czech Republic defender Marek Suchy, when the two countries locked horns in their international friendly fixture, which saw Armenia getting defeated 3-0 to Czech Republic.

Is Manchester Big Enough For Mourinho v Guardiola?

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They are the two best managers in world football. They don't like each other. And now will be separated by just over four miles apart as Jose and Pep collide in Manchester.

The two have been feuding since 2008 when Mourinho was in charge at Inter Milan and Guardiola was at Barcelona. Then the rivalry reached a new level (or low depending on how you viewed it) when Mourinho moved to Real Madrid.

Mata: Derby win has left a very good taste

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Juan Mata has reflected on Manchester United's 1-0 win over Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday.

These three points are very important for all of us. The Manchester derby is one of the games shown in red in our calendar, and when you win at your rival's stadium it leaves a very good taste, but especially for the millions of fans that Manchester United has all over the world.

Monday Kickoff: Man United, Mourinho, Barcelona and more

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An 18-year-old Manchester United striker is still shining, while the Jose Mourinho-to-Man United rumors continued to swirl over the weekend.

Man United defeated Man City, 1-0, in their derby match on Sunday, thanks to a first-half goal from Marcus Rashford. (REPORT)

Eleven arrests were made at the Etihad Stadium during the Manchester derby.

Van Gaal hails fantastic derby win

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Louis Van Gaal hailed the atmosphere in the dressing room as "fantastic" after Manchester United secured an unexpected 1-0 win in the Manchester derby.

Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game, netting after just 16 minutes, and United looked in control for an hour but were forced to cling on their slender lead in the final 30 minutes.

VIDEO: Rashford and Lingard celebration

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Manchester boy, Marcus Rashford, scored the winner in Manchester United's 1-0 win over Manchester City. He has become the youngest scorer ever in the Manchester derby.

At half-time, as Jesse Lingard and Rashford came off the pitch, there was an acknowledgement from the former over the youngster taking his chance.

City v United preview: the final battle of a lost season

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It's Derby day in Manchester on Sunday, with both City and United looking to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

City currently lie fourth in the table, four points ahead of their local rivals in sixth, and both teams desperately need a victory to boost their chances of a top-four spot.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC, Gameweek 31

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NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage this weekend is highlighted by one of the most anticipated matches of the season, when fourth-place Manchester City host rivals sixth-place Manchester United in the 171st Manchester Derby this Sunday, March 20, at Noon ET on NBC.

NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the Manchester Derby, joined at the Etihad Stadium by analyst Graeme Le Saux.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC, Gameweek 31

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NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage this weekend is highlighted by one of the most anticipated matches of the season, when fourth-place Manchester City host rivals sixth-place Manchester United in the 171st Manchester Derby this Sunday, March 20, at Noon ET on NBC.

NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the Manchester Derby, joined at the Etihad Stadium by analyst Graeme Le Saux.

Lingard: I’ve grown up watching the Manchester derby

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Manchester United drew 0-0 with Manchester City earlier this season, in what was one of the worst derbies ever. The first shot on target came after 82 minutes, when a tame effort from Jesus Navas went straight to David de Gea, before Chris Smalling forced a good save from Joe Hart. These were the only shots on target.

4-2-3-1 vs City: LvG's weak starting lineup, Man Utd could be without 7 stars; Streaming info & Possible teams

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Manchester City vs Manchester United

English Premier League

20th March 2016, Sunday

Kick off: 16:00 pm BST

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Live Stream: Watch Manchester City vs Manchester United live online

The second Manchester Derby of the season is upon us and both sides will be looking for the three points for very different reasons.

Three reasons why Manchester United will win the Manchester Derby

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Manchester United and Manchester City go head to head in a crunch Premier League clash this weekend and there will be a lot to lose for both sides.

Manchester City are well behind the likes of Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspurs in the Premier League title race and cannot afford to drop points.

Guardiola and Mourinho rivalry to renew in July with Manchester sides meeting in China

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Manchester City will take on Manchester United in Chinain a pre-season game this summer which effectively means Pep Guardiola's rivalry with José Mourinho could renew as early as July.

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Major League Standings Week 3: It is not really that bleak

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A recap of the week across MLS, not a great week because we lost again.

I'm going to try and keep the anti-Geiger comments to a minimum and just talk about other games but if I come off bitter it's because screw Geiger.

Friday 3/18-

NYCFC 0 - Orlando City 1: Manchester City lost twice this weekend once in the Manchester Derby (Sunday) and once in the MLS Last-Two Expansion Derby, which is the more important one in all honesty.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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The Manchester derby takes center stage on Sunday.

Man City hosts Man United at Etihad Stadium, and both sides will be looking for all three points to stay atop the English Premier League table. Currently in sixth place, and four points behind fourth place Man City entering the match, the Red Devils will also be hoping to end their winless run.

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Herrera: Derby day will be our game of the season

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The Manchester derby is always a big occasions for both clubs but this Thursday will be one of the biggest ever. A win in this game could decide which team plays Champions League football next season, a situation not lost on Ander Herrera.

It's going to be the game of the season.

Manchester Derby Statistical Preview

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It's the biggest Manchester derby for many a year, so will United make home advantage count in their favour and draw first blood against Guardiola's new look city side?

Both teams have perfect records so far this season, with three wins in three. But the clear subtext to this encounter is the renewal of hostilities between Mourinho and Guardiola.

Rojo: I’ve got fire in my belly for derby day

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Marcos Rojo put in a great performance in the last Manchester derby, keeping Kevin De Bruyne quiet all game in the 0-0 draw at the Etihad.

Ahead of today's derby, Rojo has discussed the importance of keeping a cool head, while also having fire in your belly.

We came in on Friday and started to work on the City game straight away.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Manchester Derby

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