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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.

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.

The Spuds’ Secret

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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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Manchester City vs. Liverpool predicted lineups, TV times and preview

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Early in the Premier League season, when the campaign’s roadmap is drafted for the months to come, Liverpool’s match with Manchester City at Anfield on New Year’s Eve was billed as one of the decisive games of the top-flight campaign.

Under Pep Guardiola, the men from the Etihad Stadium swept all before them in the initial weeks of the campaign and their closest challengers looked set to be Jurgen Klopp’s rampant Reds, who were obliterating defences with their perpetual motion on the ball in the final third.

Manchester City vs. Liverpool predicted lineups, TV times and preview

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Early in the Premier League season, when the campaign’s roadmap is drafted for the months to come, Liverpool’s match with Manchester City at Anfield on New Year’s Eve was billed as one of the decisive games of the top-flight campaign.

Under Pep Guardiola, the men from the Etihad Stadium swept all before them in the initial weeks of the campaign and their closest challengers looked set to be Jurgen Klopp’s rampant Reds, who were obliterating defences with their perpetual motion on the ball in the final third.

Man City summer transfer plans: Guardiola wants to sign 22-year-old La Liga defender

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Following a shock Champions league exit, Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, is ready to conduct the biggest overhaul of the City squad since Abu Dhabi takeover in 2008.

City threw away a two-goal advantage to bow out to Monaco at the last 16 stage. For the first time in his career, Pep has failed to make it to the semi-finals of Europe’s biggest club competition.

Sagna calls for City response, Chelsea on title march

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London (AFP) – Bacary Sagna insists Manchester City will make amends for their Champions League misery by securing a crucial win against Liverpool, while leaders Chelsea aim to move a step closer to the Premier League title this weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s side were eliminated from Europe’s elite club competition in stunning fashion on Wednesday as they blew a 5-3 first leg advantage to go out on away goals following a 3-1 defeat at Monaco.

Sagna calls for City response, Chelsea on title march

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London (AFP) – Bacary Sagna insists Manchester City will make amends for their Champions League misery by securing a crucial win against Liverpool, while leaders Chelsea aim to move a step closer to the Premier League title this weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s side were eliminated from Europe’s elite club competition in stunning fashion on Wednesday as they blew a 5-3 first leg advantage to go out on away goals following a 3-1 defeat at Monaco.

Monaco, Bakayoko deliver Manchester City knockout blow

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Monaco (AFP) – Tiemoue Bakayoko’s superb header fired Monaco into the Champions League quarter-finals as Wednesday’s 3-1 victory condemned Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to a painful exit on away goals.

Trailing 5-3 from the first leg in England, teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe put Monaco ahead on the night after just eight minutes at the Stade Louis II and Brazilian midfielder Fabinho converted the home side’s second just before the half hour.

Monaco, Bakayoko deliver Manchester City knockout blow

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Monaco (AFP) – Tiemoue Bakayoko’s superb header fired Monaco into the Champions League quarter-finals as Wednesday’s 3-1 victory condemned Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to a painful exit on away goals.

Trailing 5-3 from the first leg in England, teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe put Monaco ahead on the night after just eight minutes at the Stade Louis II and Brazilian midfielder Fabinho converted the home side’s second just before the half hour.

Monaco stun Manchester City to reach Champions League quarters

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Monaco (AFP) – Tiemoue Bakayoko’s superb header fired Monaco into the Champions League quarter-finals as Wednesday’s 3-1 victory condemned Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to a painful exit on away goals.

Trailing 5-3 from the first leg in England, teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe put Monaco ahead on the night after just eight minutes at the Stade Louis II and Brazilian midfielder Fabinho converted the home side’s second just before the half hour.

Monaco stun Manchester City to reach Champions League quarters

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Monaco (AFP) – Tiemoue Bakayoko’s superb header fired Monaco into the Champions League quarter-finals as Wednesday’s 3-1 victory condemned Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to a painful exit on away goals.

Trailing 5-3 from the first leg in England, teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe put Monaco ahead on the night after just eight minutes at the Stade Louis II and Brazilian midfielder Fabinho converted the home side’s second just before the half hour.

Injured Falcao sidelined for Manchester City showdown

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco striker Radamel Falcao failed to recover from a hip injury in time to face Manchester City in the second leg of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 tie.

The Colombian scored twice in Monaco’s 5-3 first-leg defeat but was hurt at the weekend and left out of the squad by Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim for the return clash at the Stade Louis II.

Injured Falcao sidelined for Manchester City showdown

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco striker Radamel Falcao failed to recover from a hip injury in time to face Manchester City in the second leg of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 tie.

The Colombian scored twice in Monaco’s 5-3 first-leg defeat but was hurt at the weekend and left out of the squad by Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim for the return clash at the Stade Louis II.

Jardim channels spirit of Monaco’s 2004 vintage

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Monaco (AFP) – Leonardo Jardim is drawing inspiration from Didier Deschamps’ Monaco side that made an unlikely run to the 2004 Champions League final as his team attempt to reverse a 5-3 deficit against Manchester City in the last 16.

Barcelona’s heroics against Paris Saint-Germain last week saw them become the first team to recover from four goals down in the competition and showed all is not lost for Monaco ahead of the return at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday.

Guardiola wants French forward to join Man City, offer made, player exploring PL options

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Bayern Munich forward, Kingsley Coman, has struggled for regular games under Carlo Ancelotti this season. A host of European clubs are vying for his signature, and there is a possibility that the 20-year-old could change clubs in the summer.

According to reports from TF1, Manchester City and Chelsea have already made an offer in the region of €50-60m for the highly rated Frenchman.

Manchester City dream big as Leicester wrestle Sevilla

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Paris (AFP) – Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is targeting another deep Champions League run, although Pep Guardiola’s side must first negotiate a tricky last 16 second leg against Monaco this week.

City recovered from twice falling behind to outgun the French league leaders 5-3 in the opening leg in Manchester, but Monaco’s formidable attacking threat could still shatter the Premier League club’s aspirations.

Guardiola eyes silverware on multiple fronts

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Middlesbrough (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insists he is keeping all his options open as he pursues a trophy in his first season at Manchester City.

Guardiola’s side are still in contention in the Premier League and Champions League, but the City manager appears equally committed to success in the FA Cup.

Guardiola eyes silverware on multiple fronts

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Middlesbrough (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insists he is keeping all his options open as he pursues a trophy in his first season at Manchester City.

Guardiola’s side are still in contention in the Premier League and Champions League, but the City manager appears equally committed to success in the FA Cup.

Manchester City cruise into FA Cup semi-finals

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Middlesbrough (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 victory at Middlesbrough on Saturday as Pep Guardiola showed he is taking the competition seriously.

Goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero were scant reward for City as they easily out-classed Middlesbrough, who must have feared such an outcome when they witnessed the team named by Guardiola.

Wednesday Kickoff: Arsenal, Chapecoense, Torres and more

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Arsenal continues to unravelwhile the story of Chapecoense provided a happy moment on Tuesday.

Theo Walcott says Arsenal can't keep fighting each other if they are to break out of their recent slump. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger was highly critical ofreferee Tasos Sidiropoulos for what he called an "inexplainable and scandalous" performance in Tuedsay's 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich.

Guardiola laments expense of English players

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has indicated he will look to Europe and beyond for new Manchester City players this summer because English talent costs too much.

Guardiola has signed eight players since becoming City’s manager last July but only one was produced in England, reflecting a larger issue in the Premier League - the small pool of homegrown players.

Guardiola laments expense of English players

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has indicated he will look to Europe and beyond for new Manchester City players this summer because English talent costs too much.

Guardiola has signed eight players since becoming City’s manager last July but only one was produced in England, reflecting a larger issue in the Premier League - the small pool of homegrown players.

Belief can spur Manchester City on to repeat 2014 Premier League win: Toure

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Yaya Toure says making up the ground on Chelsea to win the Premier League title is not beyond his club Manchester City if they retain belief in themselves as they did in 2014.

The 33-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder - who has battled his way back into favour with City manager Pep Guardiola after a public spat with his agent and the Spanish coach earlier this season - concedes the 11 point difference will be tough to overhaul.

Belief can spur Manchester City on to repeat 2014 Premier League win: Toure

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Yaya Toure says making up the ground on Chelsea to win the Premier League title is not beyond his club Manchester City if they retain belief in themselves as they did in 2014.

The 33-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder - who has battled his way back into favour with City manager Pep Guardiola after a public spat with his agent and the Spanish coach earlier this season - concedes the 11 point difference will be tough to overhaul.

Guardiola wants more City progress against Sunderland

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes he is getting his message across to Manchester City’s players ahead of facing Sunderland, his first Premier League opponents, once again.

City scraped past Sunderland with a late winner at the Etihad in August, after Sergio Aguero’s first goal of Guardiola’s reign was cancelled out by Jermain Defoe.

Guardiola wants more City progress against Sunderland

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes he is getting his message across to Manchester City’s players ahead of facing Sunderland, his first Premier League opponents, once again.

City scraped past Sunderland with a late winner at the Etihad in August, after Sergio Aguero’s first goal of Guardiola’s reign was cancelled out by Jermain Defoe.

Pep Guardiola maintains silence over Aguero’s Man City future

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola refused to speak about Sergio Aguero’s long-term future with Manchester City and reacted angrily Friday to questions about the Argentinian’s status at the Etihad Stadium.

Aguero this week challenged City to back up claims he is part of their plans and still wanted by the club, despite the impact made by recent signing Gabriel Jesus.

Pep Guardiola maintains silence over Aguero’s Man City future

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola refused to speak about Sergio Aguero’s long-term future with Manchester City and reacted angrily Friday to questions about the Argentinian’s status at the Etihad Stadium.

Aguero this week challenged City to back up claims he is part of their plans and still wanted by the club, despite the impact made by recent signing Gabriel Jesus.

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Pep Guardiola says sweeping Man City changes ‘impossible’

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has said it would be impossible to make sweeping changes to his Manchester City squad in the wake of their shock Champions League exit.

City were dismissed from the tournament in the first knockout round by Monaco on Wednesday, losing the second leg 3-1 after winning their home tie 5-3.

Pep Guardiola says sweeping Man City changes ‘impossible’

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has said it would be impossible to make sweeping changes to his Manchester City squad in the wake of their shock Champions League exit.

City were dismissed from the tournament in the first knockout round by Monaco on Wednesday, losing the second leg 3-1 after winning their home tie 5-3.

Torino’s Hart in Inter Milan’s firing line

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Milan (AFP) – The attacking threat of Inter Milan should present a severe test to Serie A-loving England goalkeeper Joe Hart as his side Torino host on form vistors on Sunday.

With 15 goals from their past three league outings, Inter’s bid for a top three finish and a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2012 is taking shape.

Torino’s Hart in Inter Milan’s firing line

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Milan (AFP) – The attacking threat of Inter Milan should present a severe test to Serie A-loving England goalkeeper Joe Hart as his side Torino host on form vistors on Sunday.

With 15 goals from their past three league outings, Inter’s bid for a top three finish and a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2012 is taking shape.

Fast-rising Mbappe puts Europe on alert

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Paris (AFP) – At just a tender 18 years of age, Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe is already turning heads around Europe after tormenting defences throughout France and scoring against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Champions League.

With 16 goals in 30 appearances for the French league leaders this season, including nine in his past eight games, the teenage prodigy is drawing plenty of comparisons to former France star Thierry Henry.

Fast-rising Mbappe puts Europe on alert

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Paris (AFP) – At just a tender 18 years of age, Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe is already turning heads around Europe after tormenting defences throughout France and scoring against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Champions League.

With 16 goals in 30 appearances for the French league leaders this season, including nine in his past eight games, the teenage prodigy is drawing plenty of comparisons to former France star Thierry Henry.

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‘I Couldn’t Convince Them To Attack’ – Pep Guardiola Left To Rue Flaccid Performance As Man City Sent Packing By Monaco

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Despite fielding a very top-heavy starting XI, Pep Guardiola was left to rue his side's inability to attack convincinglyas Man City were knocked out of the Champions League by Monaco last night.

Carrying over a 5-3 lead from the first leg at the Etihad, City lacked the necessary aggression to kill off the encounterin the second eventually slumping to a fairly meek 2-1 defeat at the Stade Louis II, thus losing out on away goals.

‘For Me, It Doesn’t Matter’ – Pep Guardiola Positively Elated At Winning Premier League Manager Of The Month For February (Photo & Video)

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Pep Guardiola has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for February and can't you just tell from the joy in his eyes?

The Man City boss took the trinket for making it through last month with three wins from three games, against West Ham, Swansea and Bournemouth.