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Sterling strikes late to earn Man City top spot

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F after Raheem Sterling’s late strike snatched a 1-0 win over Feyenoord on Tuesday.

With City having already booked a place in the last 16, Guardiola made seven changes to his starting XI and he had to wait until the 88th minute for his side to make the breakthrough.

Sterling strikes late to earn Man City top spot

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F after Raheem Sterling’s late strike snatched a 1-0 win over Feyenoord on Tuesday.

With City having already booked a place in the last 16, Guardiola made seven changes to his starting XI and he had to wait until the 88th minute for his side to make the breakthrough.

Sterling strikes late to earn Manchester City top spot

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F after Raheem Sterling’s late strike snatched a 1-0 win over Feyenoord on Tuesday.

With City having already booked a place in the last 16, Guardiola shuffled his pack, making seven changes to his starting XI, and he had to wait until the 88th minute for his side to make the breakthrough.

Guardiola plays down Manchester City favourites tag

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are still not among the favourites to win the Champions League despite their eye-catching form in domestic and European competition.

The Premier League leaders face Feyenoord on Tuesday unbeaten in 18 games in all competitions and with an increasing number of observers tipping them to challenge for Europe’s biggest prize, which they have never won.

Guardiola plays down Manchester City favourites tag

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are still not among the favourites to win the Champions League despite their eye-catching form in domestic and European competition.

The Premier League leaders face Feyenoord on Tuesday unbeaten in 18 games in all competitions and with an increasing number of observers tipping them to challenge for Europe’s biggest prize, which they have never won.

Manchester City’s Stones facing up to six weeks out

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City centre-back John Stones could be out for up to six weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury during his side’s 2-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday.

Stones, who has been in excellent form for City and England, pulled up while chasing the ball in the 28th minute and gave way to Eliaquim Mangala shortly after.

Manchester City’s Stones facing up to six weeks out

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City centre-back John Stones could be out for up to six weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury during his side’s 2-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday.

Stones, who has been in excellent form for City and England, pulled up while chasing the ball in the 28th minute and gave way to Eliaquim Mangala shortly after.

Pernickety Pep tells Man City to keep striving

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has called on his players to not let their record-breaking start to the Premier League season stop them from aiming for even higher heights.

City have won 10 and drawn one of their 11 matches to date - matching Chelsea’s 2005-06 record - and scored 38 goals, 15 more than any other team.

Guardiola mulls Kompany return for Man City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is considering calling on captain Vincent Kompany to solve his centre-back problems at Leicester City on Saturday.

The Belgium international, 31, has not played since picking up a calf injury during his country’s 9-0 win over Gibraltar in August.

Sterling rises in Guardiola’s esteem

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling has been told that improving his goalscoring record is the key to securing his long-term Manchester City future.

Sterling could have moved to Arsenal in August as City tried to secure the £60million ($78million) signing of Alexis Sanchez, but both deals ended up falling through.

Sterling rises in Guardiola’s esteem

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling has been told that improving his goalscoring record is the key to securing his long-term Manchester City future.

Sterling could have moved to Arsenal in August as City tried to secure the £60million ($78million) signing of Alexis Sanchez, but both deals ended up falling through.

‘Legend’ Aguero hits record goal as Manchester City reach Champions League last 16

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero became Manchester City’s all-time record scorer and was described as “a legend” by coach Pep Guardiola whose side booked their place in the Champions League last-16 with a 4-2 win at Napoli on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Argentine beat the old mark of 177 set by Eric Brook during the 1930s when he netted City’s third goal in Naples after 69 minutes.

‘Legend’ Aguero hits record goal as Man City reach last 16 Man City into last-16

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero became Manchester City’s all-time record scorer and was described as “a legend” by coach Pep Guardiola whose side booked their place in the Champions League last-16 with a 4-2 win at Napoli on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Argentine beat the old mark of 177 set by Eric Brook during the 1930s when he netted City’s third goal in Naples after 69 minutes.

‘Legend’ Aguero hits record goal as Man City reach last 16 Man City into last-16

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero became Manchester City’s all-time record scorer and was described as “a legend” by coach Pep Guardiola whose side booked their place in the Champions League last-16 with a 4-2 win at Napoli on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Argentine beat the old mark of 177 set by Eric Brook during the 1930s when he netted City’s third goal in Naples after 69 minutes.

Guardiola encouraged as Man City maintain lead

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London (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was heartened by the way his side stayed five points clear at the top of the Premier League table despite making hard work of a 3-2 victory away to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Guardiola left City’s joint all-time leading goal-scorer Sergio Aguero on the bench but his side still struck twice in a frantic five minutes at the Hawthorns which featured three goals in all.

Guardiola encouraged as Man City maintain lead

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London (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was heartened by the way his side stayed five points clear at the top of the Premier League table despite making hard work of a 3-2 victory away to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Guardiola left City’s joint all-time leading goal-scorer Sergio Aguero on the bench but his side still struck twice in a frantic five minutes at the Hawthorns which featured three goals in all.

Aguero kept waiting as Man City maintain lead

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero was left waiting to become Manchester City’s outright all-time leading goal-scorer as his side remained five points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday.

Aguero was named on the bench as City saw off West Bromwich Albion 3-2, having failed to surpass the club record of 177 goals he shares with Eric Brook during a midweek League Cup penalty shoot-out win over Championship side Wolves.

Aguero kept waiting as Man City maintain lead

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero was left waiting to become Manchester City’s outright all-time leading goal-scorer as his side remained five points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday.

Aguero was named on the bench as City saw off West Bromwich Albion 3-2, having failed to surpass the club record of 177 goals he shares with Eric Brook during a midweek League Cup penalty shoot-out win over Championship side Wolves.

Kompany set to return to full training with Man City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set to return to full training in the next seven to 10 days as he steps up his recovery from his latest injury, manager Pep Guardiola said Friday.

The skipper has not played since suffering a calf problem while featuring for Belgium against Gibraltar in a World Cup qualifier on August 31.

Kompany set to return to full training with Man City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set to return to full training in the next seven to 10 days as he steps up his recovery from his latest injury, manager Pep Guardiola said Friday.

The skipper has not played since suffering a calf problem while featuring for Belgium against Gibraltar in a World Cup qualifier on August 31.

Man Utd slip lets Aguero send Man City clear

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London (AFP) – Manchester United fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at promoted Huddersfield Town on Saturday as Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring Manchester City moved five points clear at the Premier League summit.

Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre scored at the John Smith’s Stadium to give Huddersfield a first win over United since 1952 and condemn Jose Mourinho’s side to their first loss of the campaign.

Man Utd slip lets Aguero send Man City clear

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London (AFP) – Manchester United fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at promoted Huddersfield Town on Saturday as Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring Manchester City moved five points clear at the Premier League summit.

Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre scored at the John Smith’s Stadium to give Huddersfield a first win over United since 1952 and condemn Jose Mourinho’s side to their first loss of the campaign.

Mourinho says he is judged harshly because of success

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says he is judged by a different set of standards from his rival managers in the Premier League because of his previous successes but insists that criticism does not upset him.

The Manchester United manager was widely criticised for his approach in grinding out a goalless draw against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

Mourinho says he is judged harshly because of success

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says he is judged by a different set of standards from his rival managers in the Premier League because of his previous successes but insists that criticism does not upset him.

The Manchester United manager was widely criticised for his approach in grinding out a goalless draw against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

No date for Kompany return, admits Man City’s Pep

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admitted Friday he does not know when Vincent Kompany will return, sparking fresh worries about the veteran defender’s long-term fitness.

City skipper Kompany has been absent since he injured his calf in August while on international duty with Belgium and has not featured for his club since a 2-1 win at Bournemouth on August 26.

No date for Kompany return, admits Man City’s Pep

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admitted Friday he does not know when Vincent Kompany will return, sparking fresh worries about the veteran defender’s long-term fitness.

City skipper Kompany has been absent since he injured his calf in August while on international duty with Belgium and has not featured for his club since a 2-1 win at Bournemouth on August 26.

Arsenal

Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal: Game in 10 Tweets as Guardiola’s men march on at the top of the league

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You expect fireworks on Bonfire Night, and Premier League fixture list threw up a potentially explosive clash between two big guns, Manchester City and Arsenal. At present, Pep Guardiola's...

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A Serious Test of Mental Strength.

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If, as so many pundits and even Gooners expect, we get creamed, will I be able to enjoy the excellence of Man City? This is what I woke up to think about, then I had a cup of Builder's and reconsidered. What if we beat them?

Unlikely but not beyond the realms of imagination.

It has been both alarming and a guilty pleasure watching Guardiola prove the short-termist numbskulls wrong he is a brilliant manager, the Arsene Wenger of recent years.

Pep Guardiola is worried about facing a rested Arsenal first team

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This could be the point of the season where Arsene Wenger's policy of playing two completely different Arsenal teams in the Premier League and the Europa League is looking like a stroke of genius, as we just about to face our first Top Six side, Man City, just a few days after they have had [...]

Pep Guardiola hints at Man City’s plans to sign Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez

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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has hinted that he is plotting a fresh attempt to sign Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez. The former Barcelona boss...

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Arsenal need to be defensive against Man City – But positive!

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There have been millions of media and print stories about Arsenal's upcoming game against Man City, and most of them seem to be predicting yet another big win for City as they rush towards the League title, but as Admin explained earlier, Arsenal should have no fear about facing Pep Guardiola's side.

Wenger says the best way to defend against Man City is to attack

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Arsenal travel to the Etihad Stadium tomorrow, where Man City seem to have taken attacking football to a new level. With Pep Guardiola's policy of making sure they score more than their opponents is certainly working, with 20 goals scored in their last 4 home games (and only conceding 2), which is an amazing stat [.

Kolasinac return the key to Arsenal tactics at Man City?

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I do like the fact that Arsenal are planning to go to Man City with the intention of taking the game to Pep Guardiola's Premier League leaders and allowing the creative and attacking players in the Arsenal team to express themselves, as we really need to win and that is the best way to go [...]

Napoli ready to do Arsenal BIG favour against Man City

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With Arsenal facing Man City next in the Premier League, Arsene Wenger and the players could do with any and as much help as they can get in the build up to Sunday's away day. Not only have Pep Guardiola's team yet to lose in the league, with just one draw and nine EPL wins [...]

No January bid for Alexis Sanchez from Man City

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Manchester City have decided against making a January bid for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, according to the Sunday Mirror. Pep Guardiola's...

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Manchester United

On This Day in Football: Fußball returns to post-war Germany, Busby Babes create history

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On this day in 1945, league football returned to Germany after a brief period of absence.

I say ‘brief’ because unlike the Allied nations who suspended league football during the Second World War, the Third Reich allowed it to continue. The Nazis introduced the Gauliga in 1933 shortly after their takeover, and it continued to act as the highest level of play in German football until 1945.

The Premier League title race made in La Liga

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Last season, when Manchester United appointed Jose Mourinho and Manchester City installed Pep Guardiola as their manager, there were inevitably huge expectations that the two managers were immediately about to start new football dynasties at their respective clubs. As things... Continue Reading →

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‘We Must Stay Away From Tiki-Taka’ – Giorgio Chiellini Blames ‘Guardiolanism’ For Ruining Entire Generation Of Italian Defenders

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Giorgio Chiellini is a man peturbed at the lack of traditional Italian defensive nous he sees being instilled in the young defenders currently coming up through the ranks.

The Juventus stalwart, one of the last remaining bastions of the classical art form, has blamed Pep Guardiola and his myriad copy-cats for systematically diluting the noble defensive creed, with their obsessive insistence on fostering ball-playing backlines above all else.

Manchester City have found a replacement for Benjamin Mendy who could be available for £35.5m

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According to The Sun, Manchester City are lining up a bid for Espanyol defender Aaron Martin, with Pep Guardiola keen to cover the loss of Benjamin Mendy who could be out for the entire season with a knee injury.

Martin has been linked with Manchester United, but City are leading the race for his signature.

Carabao Cup: Pep Guardiola Blames ‘Unacceptable’ Mitre Matchball For Man City’s Failure To Break Down Wolves In 120 Minutes

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Pep Guardiola was full of excuses after Wolves became the first team to prevent Man City from scoring inside 90 minutes since April.

Since then, Guardiola's side have scored 57 goals in 17 matches but it still took 120 minutes and a penalty shootout for them to squeeze past their Championship opponents and into the fifth round of the Carabao Cup.