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Pellegrini threatens Hebei shake-up

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Shanghai (AFP) Ex-Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini threatened a shake-up at big-spending Hebei China Fortune after two defeats in his first two games in charge.

The Chilean cut a frustrated figure as Hebei lost 3-2 away to Yanbian Fude on Saturday, a week after slumping 3-0 to Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.

Pellegrini threatens Hebei shake-up

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Shanghai (AFP) Ex-Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini threatened a shake-up at big-spending Hebei China Fortune after two defeats in his first two games in charge.

The Chilean cut a frustrated figure as Hebei lost 3-2 away to Yanbian Fude on Saturday, a week after slumping 3-0 to Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.

Arsenal

Why Arsenal want Man Utd to beat Man City into 4th

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One of the main reasons why a large number of Arsenal fans and almost all of the football media have been so hard on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players for not maintaining the Premier League title challenge this season, apart from the 12 year gap since the Gunners were last champions of course, is [.

Man Utd win keeps pressure on – Man City or Arsenal to feel it more?

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Anyone concerned with either Arsenal or Man City will also have been a temporary fan of Norwich City this weekend, and not just in the hope of hearing a 'tired and emotional' Delia Smith drunkenly cajoling the Norwich fans with a microphone. If the Canaries had managed to take any points off Manchester United it [.

Is Manuel Pellegrini the obvious successor to Wenger?

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Should Gazidis get on the phone to Manuel Pellegrini? By Twig Although he initially denied it, it has recently emerged that Arsene Wenger might have taken a walk had Arsenal failed to beat Hull City in the FA cup final 2 years ago. The pressure on the boss leading up to the FA cup final [...]

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Which of these three should replace Wenger as Arsenal boss?

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There is a growing sense that the tenure of Arsene Wenger as the manager of Arsenal is growing short and whether the Frenchman gets another season and runs down his current contract or leaves at the end of the current campaign is probably as much down to him as the board and could be determined [.

Man City star worried they are handing Arsenal EPL title

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Arsenal have plenty of injury problems of our own to worry about at the moment and they are important players that Arsene Wenger is having to cope without as well. The likes of Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky may not always be guaranteed starters but they do have a significant impact for Arsenal, [.

New FFP rules will make it HARDER for Arsenal this summer

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Can Arsenal even get our targets this Summer? by Galen In the last two years, the FFP rules seemed to be shaping up nicely, with many clubs such as Arsenal, Atletico de Madrid and Lyon closing the gap on the so-called Chelsea's, PSG and Madrids of this world. UEFA had agreed on a set of [...]

Penalty WAS soft but Arsenal deserve some luck!

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The fact that it was Mike Dean that awarded Arsenal the penalty that allowed us to take a vital lead in the hugely important away win over Man City yesterday made it even more remarkable, because Arsenal fans will remember that we have usually been on the wrong end of decisions when that particular referee [.

Do Arsenal fans agree with Thierry Henry (and me) on Alexis Sanchez?

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I would love to think that Thierry Henry had read what I had to say on the matter the other day, but somehow I doubt it even though it was published on one of the big sports websites. But the former Arsenal and France international striker has been talking about the same issue, as reported [...]

Manchester City

Our Cup Final.

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This is a game to get the blood coursing through the veins. It is almost winner takes all and possibly our most important game of the season (huge exaggeration but you get the drift!).

If I am honest I am not optimistic. I know we won there last season, I know City have just lost an important game, I know that they have a few injuries and those who are fit are misfiring and for City this could be "After the Lord Mayor's Show" .

Sergio Aguero’s lack of player honors baffles Pellegrini

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Manuel Pellegrini said it was "strange" Sergio Aguero has never been player of the year in England after the Manchester City star's hat-trick secured a 3-0 win at Chelsea.

Despite being one of the Premier League's most consistent goalscorers in recent seasons, Aguero has yet to win either the Football Writers' player of the year award or the equivalent honor from his peers in England's Professional Footballers' Association.

Sergio Aguero’s lack of player honors baffles Pellegrini

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Manuel Pellegrini said it was "strange" Sergio Aguero has never been player of the year in England after the Manchester City star's hat-trick secured a 3-0 win at Chelsea.

Despite being one of the Premier League's most consistent goalscorers in recent seasons, Aguero has yet to win either the Football Writers' player of the year award or the equivalent honor from his peers in England's Professional Footballers' Association.

Manchester City can win Champions League, says Pellegrini

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini backed his players to go on and win the Champions League after they overcame Paris Saint-Germain to reach the semi-finals for the first time.

Having procured two away goals in last week's 2-2 first-leg draw, City went into Tuesday's home leg in a position of strength, but it was not until Kevin De Bruyne struck in the 76th minute that their passage to the last four was secure.

Manchester City can win Champions League, says Pellegrini

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini backed his players to go on and win the Champions League after they overcame Paris Saint-Germain to reach the semi-finals for the first time.

Having procured two away goals in last week's 2-2 first-leg draw, City went into Tuesday's home leg in a position of strength, but it was not until Kevin De Bruyne struck in the 76th minute that their passage to the last four was secure.

Pellegrini getting the most out of his broken Man City squad as a lame duck manager

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Escaping narratives is difficult. They're ever-present and often times inescapable. So is the case with Manchester City's 2015-16 campaign, and particularly their departing manager Manuel Pellegrini. He won the League Cup and Premier League in his first campaign, dropped quite a bit in form last season, and will be exiting stage right after this season with some City fans and onlookers wanting more.

Pellegrini getting the most out of his broken Man City squad as a lame duck manager

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Escaping narratives is difficult. They're ever-present and often times inescapable. So is the case with Manchester City's 2015-16 campaign, and particularly their departing manager Manuel Pellegrini. He won the League Cup and Premier League in his first campaign, dropped quite a bit in form last season, and will be exiting stage right after this season with some City fans and onlookers wanting more.

Manchester City must cut out mistakes, says Pellegrini

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted his side must not repeat the defensive errors that marred their Champions League quarter-final, first leg with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday despite the 2-2 draw giving them the edge.

Away goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho at the Parc des Princes mean City have the upper hand ahead of next Tuesday's return, but those strikes sandwiched a farcical goal gifted to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and an Adrien Rabiot effort for PSG.

Manchester City must cut out mistakes, says Pellegrini

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted his side must not repeat the defensive errors that marred their Champions League quarter-final, first leg with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday despite the 2-2 draw giving them the edge.

Away goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho at the Parc des Princes mean City have the upper hand ahead of next Tuesday's return, but those strikes sandwiched a farcical goal gifted to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and an Adrien Rabiot effort for PSG.

Pellegrini banks on Manchester City experience to advance in Champions League

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Manuel Pellegrini backed his Manchester City team to make a mark on the Champions League's latter stages after they overcame Dynamo Kiev to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

City fell to Barcelona in the last 16 in both of the past two seasons, but they will take their place in Friday's draw for the last eight after Tuesday's drab 0-0 stalemate completed a 3-1 aggregate success.

Pellegrini banks on Manchester City experience to advance in Champions League

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Manuel Pellegrini backed his Manchester City team to make a mark on the Champions League's latter stages after they overcame Dynamo Kiev to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

City fell to Barcelona in the last 16 in both of the past two seasons, but they will take their place in Friday's draw for the last eight after Tuesday's drab 0-0 stalemate completed a 3-1 aggregate success.

Pellegrini confident Manchester City will end recent slump in Kiev

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Manuel Pellegrini insisted his Manchester City players are fully focused as they look to end a run of three successive defeats in their Champions League last 16, first leg tie at Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday.

Pellegrini named a side with five teenage full debutants for the 5-1 FA Cup thrashing by Chelsea on Sunday, with the game in Ukraine in mind.

Pellegrini confident Manchester City will end recent slump in Kiev

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Manuel Pellegrini insisted his Manchester City players are fully focused as they look to end a run of three successive defeats in their Champions League last 16, first leg tie at Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday.

Pellegrini named a side with five teenage full debutants for the 5-1 FA Cup thrashing by Chelsea on Sunday, with the game in Ukraine in mind.

Pellegrini may select 7 U-21 players for Manchester City FA Cup match vs. Chelsea

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Managers threatening to play a weakened team in the FA Cup has become a familiar sound in recent seasons and Manuel Pellegrini joined the chorus ahead of Manchester City's fifth-round tie away to Chelsea on Sunday.

At both ends of the Premier League, the financial incentive to either qualify for the Champions League or avoid relegation has led to many managers drawing on their extended squads for FA Cup ties.

Pellegrini may select 7 U-21 players for Manchester City FA Cup match vs. Chelsea

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Managers threatening to play a weakened team in the FA Cup has become a familiar sound in recent seasons and Manuel Pellegrini joined the chorus ahead of Manchester City's fifth-round tie away to Chelsea on Sunday.

At both ends of the Premier League, the financial incentive to either qualify for the Champions League or avoid relegation has led to many managers drawing on their extended squads for FA Cup ties.

Pellegrini in spotlight as Manchester City brace for Leicester showdown

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Manchester City's home supporters will have their first opportunity to begin a drawn out farewell to Manual Pellegrini when their team face Leicester in a contest that will play a major role in deciding the Premier League title race.

Until Monday's announcement that City boss Pellegrini will be replaced by Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola at the end of the season, it appeared this game would be all about first place in the table and the displays of City's Sergio Aguero and Leicester's Jamie Vardy, two of the division's most in-form stars.

Pellegrini in spotlight as Manchester City brace for Leicester showdown

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Manchester City's home supporters will have their first opportunity to begin a drawn out farewell to Manual Pellegrini when their team face Leicester in a contest that will play a major role in deciding the Premier League title race.

Until Monday's announcement that City boss Pellegrini will be replaced by Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola at the end of the season, it appeared this game would be all about first place in the table and the displays of City's Sergio Aguero and Leicester's Jamie Vardy, two of the division's most in-form stars.

Pellegrini: Juventus a gauge of Manchester City’s Champions League potential

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Manchester City must put their "difficult situation" behind them and use Wednesday's clash against Juventus as a test of their Champions League-winning potential, according to their coach Manuel Pellegrini.

City, who have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition, face the Italian champions looking for revenge following their 2-1 defeat to Juve at the Etihad in September.

Pellegrini: Juventus a gauge of Manchester City’s Champions League potential

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Manchester City must put their "difficult situation" behind them and use Wednesday's clash against Juventus as a test of their Champions League-winning potential, according to their coach Manuel Pellegrini.

City, who have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition, face the Italian champions looking for revenge following their 2-1 defeat to Juve at the Etihad in September.

Tweet: Man City confirm extent of Sergio Aguero’s knee injury

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PELLEGRINI: "@aguerosergiokun is not fit for tomorrow. He has an injury to his knee. @21lva and @sterling7 are fit." #cityvjuve —...

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Pellegrini fears Zabaleta out one month, has Delph, Fernando, Otamendi available

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Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta could be out of action for a month with a knee injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed.

The Argentina right back, who has not yet featured this season after returning late following summer international duty, was hurt in training this week.

Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference to preview Sunday's Barclays Premier League trip to Everton, said, "Pablo Zabaleta yesterday had a problem in his knee with his ligaments so he will be out for around one month.

Pellegrini fears Zabaleta out one month, has Delph, Fernando, Otamendi available

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Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta could be out of action for a month with a knee injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed.

The Argentina right back, who has not yet featured this season after returning late following summer international duty, was hurt in training this week.

Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference to preview Sunday's Barclays Premier League trip to Everton, said, "Pablo Zabaleta yesterday had a problem in his knee with his ligaments so he will be out for around one month.

Manchester City boss Pellegrini concern at Fabian Delph injury

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini expects to know the severity of Fabian Delph's hamstring injury on Saturday after the midfielder left the field on a stretcher during the 4-1 pre-season defeat to Real Madrid.

Delph, who signed from Aston Villa after making a U-turn over his switch to City last week, lasted less than 20 minutes after a tussle with Luka Modric resulted in his early exit from the International Champions Cup game in Melbourne.

Manchester City boss Pellegrini concern at Fabian Delph injury

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini expects to know the severity of Fabian Delph's hamstring injury on Saturday after the midfielder left the field on a stretcher during the 4-1 pre-season defeat to Real Madrid.

Delph, who signed from Aston Villa after making a U-turn over his switch to City last week, lasted less than 20 minutes after a tussle with Luka Modric resulted in his early exit from the International Champions Cup game in Melbourne.

Pellegrini Out?: Evaluating Manchester City’s Manager Options

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The NBC Camera zooms in on Pellegrini's eyes after a rough derby loss

Manchester City is teetering on a crisis.Since the new year, when they weretied with Chelsea atop the table , they have struggled, and arenow sitting 13 points behind thesoon to be champions. Not only that, but the team has looked poor doing it, showing little drive or defensive structure.

Will James Milner IMPROVE the Arsenal squad?

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The most versatile player in the star-studded Manchester City squad is undoubtedly James Milner, who shows his English grit and determination wherever he plays, and he generally plays SOMEWHERE in nearly every game even filling in as a centre-forward recently. He has matured a lot over the years, and despite being 29 years old, obviously [.

Rival boss reckons Arsenal title challenge is ON! Really?

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While it is true that a club's own fans, with Arsenal no exception, can often see their beloved club and players with rose tinted glasses, especially during a game when we see fouls and bad decisions against us that may not really be there and think our own players are judged too harshly, the opposite [.

Pellegrini: Manchester City Will Fight in Champions League to the End

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has promised his team will fight to the end to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

City host Bayern Munich in a crucial clash on Tuesday knowing anything but victory could effectively end their hopes for another year.

Pellegrini's men have claimed just two points from four games in Group E and will be eliminated if they fail to beat Bayern and there is a winner in the game between CSKA Moscow and Roma.

The Rest

L’Italia Under 21 parte bene. 2 a 0 alla Danimarca, gioiello di Pellegrini

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Parte con il piede giusto l'avventura polacca dell'Under 21 di Gigi Di Biagio. Gli azzurrini superano 2 a 0 la Danimarca e conquistano i primi tre punti nella fase finale del Campionato Europeo. Gioiello di Pellegrini, che apre le marcature con una rovesciata, ci pensa poi Petagna, su assist di Chiesa, a chiudere i giochi.

We won’t catch Chelsea but there’s much to be positive about

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So, we stay in second place in the Premier League after Man City got beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace last night.

Pellegrini is so getting fired in the summer, and they're an absolute shambles of a team right now. I didn't see the game so can't really comment on it other than to say it's good for us as it keeps us above them, and with a Manchester derby coming up this weekend there's the chance both of them could drop more points.