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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.

Manchester United

Mourinho demands consistency from Pogba

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has ordered Manchester United’s record-signing Paul Pogba to show consistency on the training ground, as well as in competitive action, following his stunning display against Premier League leaders Manchester City last weekend.

The France international scored two goals - the first time he has done so in the Premier League - in a remarkable second-half recovery from United as they won the Manchester derby 3-2 to deny City a win that would have seen Pep Guardiola’s men clinch the title.

Mourinho demands consistency from Pogba

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has ordered Manchester United’s record-signing Paul Pogba to show consistency on the training ground, as well as in competitive action, following his stunning display against Premier League leaders Manchester City last weekend.

The France international scored two goals - the first time he has done so in the Premier League - in a remarkable second-half recovery from United as they won the Manchester derby 3-2 to deny City a win that would have seen Pep Guardiola’s men clinch the title.

Thirteen points clear but Guardiola fears City title collapse

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has made the extraordinary suggestion that Manchester City could suffer a stunning Premier League title collapse.

“Of course it can happen, I assure you,” said Guardiola.

Guardiola is concerned about the psychological effect that three defeats in a week might have on his players as they look to secure the trophy.

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This Saturday kicks of six straight days of Premier League action, with 14 matches through Thursday, April 19. League-leaders Manchester City come off a 3-2 loss to rivals Manchester United in a thrilling Manchester Derby, but can still clinch the 2017-18 Premier League title with a win over Tottenham on Saturday (2:45 p.

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This Saturday kicks of six straight days of Premier League action, with 14 matches through Thursday, April 19. League-leaders Manchester City come off a 3-2 loss to rivals Manchester United in a thrilling Manchester Derby, but can still clinch the 2017-18 Premier League title with a win over Tottenham on Saturday (2:45 p.

Guardiola unsure over length of Aguero injury absence

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted he does not know how long he will be without star striker Sergio Aguero.

Aguero will miss City’s trip to Tottenham on Saturday after a challenge by Ashley Young in last weekend’s Manchester derby aggravated a problem in his knee.

Guardiola unsure over length of Aguero injury absence

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted he does not know how long he will be without star striker Sergio Aguero.

Aguero will miss City’s trip to Tottenham on Saturday after a challenge by Ashley Young in last weekend’s Manchester derby aggravated a problem in his knee.

Analysis of how Manchester United upset City in terrible week for Cityzens

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Manchester City failed to win the title at the Etihad against their crosstown rivals but the highly anticipated Manchester Derby did not fail to disappoint. Some could say Man United showed glimpses of the glory days under Sir Alex Ferguson as they clawed their way back from 2-0 down portraying great tenacity and drive.

Analysis of how Manchester United upset City in terrible week for Cityzens

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Manchester City failed to win the title at the Etihad against their crosstown rivals but the highly anticipated Manchester Derby did not fail to disappoint. Some could say Man United showed glimpses of the glory days under Sir Alex Ferguson as they clawed their way back from 2-0 down portraying great tenacity and drive.

Reports: Man Utd Scrapper Ander Herrera Faces Possible Charge For ‘Deliberately Spitting’ On Man City Club Crest During Derby (Video)

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While it's likely unenforceable, it's being mooted that Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera could face a disciplinary charge for spitting on Man City's club crest.

The incident was caught on camera as the two teams disppeared down the Etihad tunnel at half-time, with Herrera disgorging a globule of saliva as he walked over a large floor mat which takes the shape of the City badge.

Mourinho plays down Guardiola’s ‘mistake’ in Pogba claim

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola, but believes his counterpart made a mistake in claiming he had been offered the chance to sign Paul Pogba by the player’s agent on the eve of Saturday’s Manchester derby.

Mourinho plays down Guardiola’s ‘mistake’ in Pogba claim

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola, but believes his counterpart made a mistake in claiming he had been offered the chance to sign Paul Pogba by the player’s agent on the eve of Saturday’s Manchester derby.

Man City 2-3 Man Utd: Paul Pogba Sparks Lightning Turnaround As United Roar Back To Take Derby Spoils (Photo & Video)

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Three goals in the space of 16 second-half minutes saw Manchester United come roaring back to take the spoils, thus rubbing Man City of the chance to seal the Premier League title against their rivals.

Indeed, the celebrations have been stowed for the time being after City tasted a league defeat at the Etihad for the first time in 16 months despite a home victory looking inevitable at half-time.

Manchester City go for title against United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City can become English champions for the fifth time if they beat Manchester United on Saturday - and Pep Guardiola’s claim he was offered Paul Pogba has added to the occasion.

A City side that has lost just once in the league all season will seal their third Premier League title in seven seasons unless Jose Mourinho’s side can throw a spanner in the works in what promises to be a memorable Manchester derby.

Jose confirms only 1 absentee for Manchester derby

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4-3-3: Man Utd predicted XI to face Man City

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City’s Mendy targets return for Manchester derby

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London (AFP) – Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has set his sights on returning from his lengthy injury lay-off in next month’s derby against Manchester United.

Mendy has been sidelined since sustaining knee ligament damage in the Premier League leaders’ win over Crystal Palace in September.

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.

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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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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.

English Premier League

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 3-8, 2018

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Saturday’s Manchester Derby set a record for Premier League viewership in the United States with a total of 1.659 million people tuning their television to the match broadcast on NBC and Telemundo combined. NBC delivered 1.35 million viewers, its highest viewership for a Premier League match since Liverpool took on Man City on New Year’s Eve 2016.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 3-8, 2018

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Saturday’s Manchester Derby set a record for Premier League viewership in the United States with a total of 1.659 million people tuning their television to the match broadcast on NBC and Telemundo combined. NBC delivered 1.35 million viewers, its highest viewership for a Premier League match since Liverpool took on Man City on New Year’s Eve 2016.

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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.

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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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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.