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Mourinho escapes FA sanctions for pre-derby comments

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London (AFP) – The English Football Association said Thursday that Jose Mourinho will face no sanctions following an investigation of comments he made before the recent Manchester derby.

The FA said it has decided to take “no formal action” after reviewing evidence provided by Mourinho’s club Manchester United, understood to be relating to suggestions that Manchester City players make “tactical fouls” to break up opponents’ attacks.

Mourinho escapes FA sanctions for pre-derby comments

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London (AFP) – The English Football Association said Thursday that Jose Mourinho will face no sanctions following an investigation of comments he made before the recent Manchester derby.

The FA said it has decided to take “no formal action” after reviewing evidence provided by Mourinho’s club Manchester United, understood to be relating to suggestions that Manchester City players make “tactical fouls” to break up opponents’ attacks.

Mourinho defiant, Guardiola sorry for derby ruck

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims his Manchester United players were in the wrong during the chaotic post-match confrontation that overshadowed Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

England’s Football Association is investigating claims around 15 people were involved in a physical altercation after Mourinho complained about the volume of Manchester City’s dressing-room celebrations.

Mourinho defiant, Guardiola sorry for derby ruck

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims his Manchester United players were in the wrong during the chaotic post-match confrontation that overshadowed Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

England’s Football Association is investigating claims around 15 people were involved in a physical altercation after Mourinho complained about the volume of Manchester City’s dressing-room celebrations.

‘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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Manchester Derby: Daily Mail Produce Stunning Play-By-Play Infographic Of Old Trafford Tunnel Skirmish (Photo)

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Two days on and details of the wee bout of fisticuffs that followed Sunday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford are still filtering through as the finger of blame continues to be wafted around willy-nilly.

The skirmish was allegedly sparked when Jose Mourinho went wading into the Man City dressing to reprimand goalkeeper Ederson about having the gall to celebrate his side's victory.

Arteta left bloodied after Manchester derby bust-up – report

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London (AFP) – Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta was left with blood streaming down his face after a bust-up involving up to 20 players and members of staff following the Manchester derby, a report said on Monday.

Media reports on Sunday said Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho became involved in a physical confrontation with City’s players after complaining about their celebrations following a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

Arteta left bloodied after Manchester derby bust-up – report

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London (AFP) – Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta was left with blood streaming down his face after a bust-up involving up to 20 players and members of staff following the Manchester derby, a report said on Monday.

Media reports on Sunday said Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho became involved in a physical confrontation with City’s players after complaining about their celebrations following a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

Man City: Citizens Enjoy Record-Breaking 14th Consecutive Top-Flight Win After Deserved Victory At Old Trafford (Video)

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Manchester City secured a previous 2-1 away win at Old Trafford, a result which sees the Citizens go 11 points clear at the top of the table, as well as becoming the first top-flight side to register 14 consecutive victories in a single season.

City dominated the game in the first period, with David Silva opening the scoring on 42 minutes after a corner.

Mourinho: No manager wants to win more than me today

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Ahead of the Manchester derby this afternoon, Jose Mourinho claims that despite not being a Manc, that no manager wants to be on the winning side today more than him,

I don't know. I was not born in Manchester, I was not born a Manchester United supporter but no way, no way any manager wants to win more than I want to.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 16

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Top-flight history is at stake this Sunday, December 10, as second-place Manchester United host first-place Manchester City in the Manchester Derby at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo. Raheem Sterling and Manchester City look to win their 14th straight Premier League match when they face Romelu Lukaku and Manchester United in a matchup of the top-two teams in the Premier League.

Mourinho and Guardiola ‘twinned’ in hunt for glory

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says he and Jose Mourinho’s obsession with winning trophies makes them “twins” despite the perceived difference in their styles as the two great rivals prepare for the Manchester derby.

Guardiola is renowned for his philosophy of possession-based, passing football, which has he slowly instilled at Manchester City since his arrival as coach in 2016.

Where will the Manchester derby be won?

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London (AFP) – Old Trafford will be at the centre of the football universe on Sunday when Manchester United face Manchester City in a crucial top-of-the-table Premier League clash.

Second-placed United trail leaders City by eight points and must win to have a realistic chance of overhauling their fierce local rivals.

United fancied to grab Manchester bragging rights

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The Manchester derby is one of the highlights of the sporting calendar and Sunday's clash between the two sides could go a long way in determining who wins this season's Premier League title. United trail City by eight points going... Continue Reading →

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).

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Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City: Fallout from the Derby

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Manchester United lost 2-1 at Old Trafford to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the Derby for the second straight season and contributing writer, Nathan Quao, of Citi Sports, Accra, points out the major talking points from the encounter.

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What a way for your first Premier League derby day to go!

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.

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Conte insists Chelsea’s target is to finish in the top 4

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Manchester City grabbed another three points after registering a win in the Manchester derby courtesy goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi.

Meanwhile, Chelsea succumbed to their fourth loss this season after Marko Arnautovic’s early goal on Saturday secured David Moyes his first victory as West Ham United manager.

THE MANCHESTER DERBY – United vs City

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Cantona: My heart will forever be beating for United

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Ahead of the Manchester derby, Eric Cantona has spoken about which side he will be supporting. No prizes for guessing who.

The Manchester derby. On one side, my heart was, is, and will forever be beating for United. On the other side, there is this bald guy whose vision of " total football " gives me a fucking hard on.

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.