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Manchester City target Premier League dynasty

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City are setting their sights on establishing a dynasty in English football and finally conquering Europe after their relentless march to a third Premier League title in seven seasons.

Pep Guardiola’s men have already matched one of the greatest sides of the Premier League era by winning the league with five games to spare to equal Manchester United’s record in 2000/2001.

Manchester City target Premier League dynasty

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City are setting their sights on establishing a dynasty in English football and finally conquering Europe after their relentless march to a third Premier League title in seven seasons.

Pep Guardiola’s men have already matched one of the greatest sides of the Premier League era by winning the league with five games to spare to equal Manchester United’s record in 2000/2001.

Man City: Vincent Kompany Watches Man Utd Lose To West Brom In Nan’s House Before Celebrating In Local Pub With Team-Mates (Photos & Video)

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A Manchester City stalwart for 10 years, Vincent Kompany celebrated his third Premier League title 'round his nan's house, among a gang of United fans.

Watching the Red Devils love to West Brom, a result which handed the title to the Citizens, City captain Kompany was with his wife Carla Higgs and her family, which includes her United supporting dad.

Gift-wrapped: Man City champions as United crash on Guardiola golf day

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday after Manchester United crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat against West Brom as coach Pep Guardiola added a first English title to his three apiece at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

City had moved within touching distance of the title with a 3-1 win at Tottenham on Saturday.

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.

What Jose said to Pep Guardiola after Manchester derby victory

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Manchester United denied Manchester City from being crowned the Premier League champions in the derby with a stunning come-from-behind 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The hosts had led 2-0 at half-time through goals from Vincent Kompany and... Continue Reading →

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Manchester City identify £70m Vincent Kompany replacement but there’s one catch

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Manchester City have been linked with a move for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, but Tuttosport say there’s one catch that could prove a stumbling block in their pursuit.

Inter are dead set against selling the 23-year-old, having only signed him from Sampdoria seven months ago. Skriniar has no desire to leave Inter either, recently revealing his desire to stay at the San Siro.

Sky’s the limit for Pep’s Manchester City slickers

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s League Cup triumph against Arsenal could usher in an era of dominance for Manchester City but he had three veterans to thank for a comprehensive win at Wembley.

City were not at their best in a scrappy first half on a bitingly cold February day on Sunday, failing to hit the exalted heights of their football earlier this season.

Sky’s the limit for Pep’s Manchester City slickers

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s League Cup triumph against Arsenal could usher in an era of dominance for Manchester City but he had three veterans to thank for a comprehensive win at Wembley.

City were not at their best in a scrappy first half on a bitingly cold February day on Sunday, failing to hit the exalted heights of their football earlier this season.

Victory is for Man City, not me, says Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insisted his first trophy in English football was due to the skill and dedication of his players rather than his coaching magic touch after Sunday’s 3-0 romp past Arsenal in the League Cup final.

Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were all on the scoresheet as City lifted the trophy for the fifth time.

Victory is for Man City, not me, says Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insisted his first trophy in English football was due to the skill and dedication of his players rather than his coaching magic touch after Sunday’s 3-0 romp past Arsenal in the League Cup final.

Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were all on the scoresheet as City lifted the trophy for the fifth time.

Manchester City beat sorry Arsenal 3-0 to win League Cup

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London (AFP) – Manchester City won the first trophy of the Pep Guardiola era on Sunday, brushing Arsenal aside 3-0 in the League Cup final with the help of an old-fashioned route-one goal from Sergio Aguero.

It was an impressive statement of intent from Guardiola’s team at Wembley after a shock FA Cup defeat to lowly Wigan last week ended their bid for an unprecedented quadruple.

Time is now for City in Europe – Kompany

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Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) – Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insisted on Monday that the “time is now” for his team to make a serious mark in Europe, but brushed off talk of winning a quadruple this season.

Runaway Premier League leaders City face Basel at St. Jakob-Park on Tuesday in their last 16, first-leg, Champions League tie with the return game on March 7 in Manchester.

Time is now for City in Europe – Kompany

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Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) – Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insisted on Monday that the “time is now” for his team to make a serious mark in Europe, but brushed off talk of winning a quadruple this season.

Runaway Premier League leaders City face Basel at St. Jakob-Park on Tuesday in their last 16, first-leg, Champions League tie with the return game on March 7 in Manchester.

Man City eye record bid for French defender Laporte: reports

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London (AFP) – Highly-regarded French defender Aymeric Laporte could become runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City’s record signing according to British media reports on Thursday.

The 23-year-old centre-back - who has been at Athletic Bilbao since he was 16 - would cost City £57million ($81million) owing to a release clause in his contract at Bilbao but would resolve a problematic area for manager Pep Guardiola where veteran Vincent Kompany is injury-prone and Frenchman Eliaquim Mangala has not impressed.

Aguero brace extends Manchester City’s winning run

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City recorded a 17th straight Premier League victory in a ruthless 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday as Sergio Aguero scored twice, with Raheem Sterling and Danilo also finding the net.

Pep Guardiola’s team are ripping up the record books this season and Bournemouth had no answer to their all-round dominance on an afternoon when hard work rather than flair was the key to success.

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.

De Bruyne keeps Man City flying, Arsenal win derby

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London (AFP) – Manchester City retained control of the Premier League title race after fine goals by Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne secured a 2-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday.

Jesus and De Bruyne struck either side of half-time at the King Power Stadium as Pep Guardiola’s ruthless side registered a 16th successive victory in all competitions.

De Bruyne keeps Man City flying, Arsenal win derby

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London (AFP) – Manchester City retained control of the Premier League title race after fine goals by Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne secured a 2-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday.

Jesus and De Bruyne struck either side of half-time at the King Power Stadium as Pep Guardiola’s ruthless side registered a 16th successive victory in all competitions.

Man City: Kevin De Bruyne Bags Beauty As Citizens Cruise To Victory Against Leicester (Video)

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A player at the top of his game, Kevin De Bruyne topped off another fine display for Manchester City with a thumping goal against Leicester on Saturday.

Picking up the ball outside the Foxes' box on 49 minutes, De Bruyne switched the ball onto his left foot before firing home a magnificent effort to put his side 2-0 up.

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 City agree £52m deal for Benjamin Mendy

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Manchester City are close to wrapping up the deal for their fourth signing of the summer after agreeing a £52m deal for Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy. The club has signed England international Kyle Walker from Spurs (£45m), Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva (£43m) and Brazilian keeper Ederson Moraes (£35m).

Kompany back for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Estonia

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Brussels (AFP) – Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany was on Tuesday included in Belgium’s squad for a World Cup qualifier against Estonia and friendly against the Czech Republic after a 500-day absence from the national team.

Coach Roberto Martinez named the oft-injured Kompany among a 27-strong squad for the June 5 friendly in Brussels and World Cup qualifier four days later in Tallinn.

Kompany back for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Estonia

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Brussels (AFP) – Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany was on Tuesday included in Belgium’s squad for a World Cup qualifier against Estonia and friendly against the Czech Republic after a 500-day absence from the national team.

Coach Roberto Martinez named the oft-injured Kompany among a 27-strong squad for the June 5 friendly in Brussels and World Cup qualifier four days later in Tallinn.

Rampant Manchester City seal third place

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City cruised into next season’s Champions League as they took third place in the Premier League thanks to a 5-0 rout of woeful Watford on Sunday.

Needing a point to be certain of qualifying for the Champions League, Vincent Kompany put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead after only five minutes at Vicarage Road.

Rampant Manchester City seal third place

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City cruised into next season’s Champions League as they took third place in the Premier League thanks to a 5-0 rout of woeful Watford on Sunday.

Needing a point to be certain of qualifying for the Champions League, Vincent Kompany put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead after only five minutes at Vicarage Road.

Zabaleta bows out as Manchester City climb to third

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City edged ever closer to a guaranteed place in next season’s Champions League after an entertaining 3-1 win over West Bromwich at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and Yaya Toure scored the goals for Pep Guardiola’s side and barring a freak combination of results on the final day of the league season, City will finish in the top four.

City boost top four bid, Hull in danger

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London (AFP) – Manchester City improved their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League with a 5-0 demolition of Crystal Palace, while Swansea’s 1-0 win over Everton pushed Hull into the relegation zone on Saturday.

Frustrated by damaging draws in their previous two games, City got back on track and climbed to third in the table after a stylish display inspired by David Silva’s return from injury at Eastlands.

City boost top four bid, Hull in danger

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London (AFP) – Manchester City improved their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League with a 5-0 demolition of Crystal Palace, while Swansea’s 1-0 win over Everton pushed Hull into the relegation zone on Saturday.

Frustrated by damaging draws in their previous two games, City got back on track and climbed to third in the table after a stylish display inspired by David Silva’s return from injury at Eastlands.

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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.

Official: Man City Break Transfer Record To Sign Aymeric Laporte From Atheltic Bilbao (Photo)

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Man City have broken their transfer record to sign Aymeric Laporte from Atheltic Bilbao is a deal said to be worth €65million (£57million-ish).

City triggered the release clause in Laporte's contract, thus making him their most expensive ever signing by eclipsing the £55million they paid for Kevin de Bruyne.

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.

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.

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Snapshot: Man City Crowned 2018 Carabao Cup Winners After Pitiful Arsenal No-Show Final At Wembley…

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Arsenal graciously decided to no-show the 2018 Carabao Cup Final to hand Pep Guardiola his first trophy as Man City manager.

City were barely forced to get out of second gear on their way to a 3-0 victory at Wembley, with goals from the old guard Sergio Aguero (his first in a cup final), Vincent Kompany and David Silva (his first ever goal in the League Cup sealing the deal against minimal resistance.

Crucial period ahead for United

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Manchester United face a crucial few weeks as they continue to chase success on three fronts.

Monday's 2-0 victory at Everton left Jose Mourinho's side 12 points behind Manchester City in the Premier League, although the leaders have a game in hand on their big rivals.

With games in the FA Cup and Champions League to come during the early part of 2018, this period could make-or-break United's season.

‘He Epitomises What Fans Love About Man City’ – Vincent Kompany Pays Tribute To Departing Legend Pablo Zabaleta

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Vincent Kompany has paid heartfelt tribute to Pablo Zabaleta after Man City announced on Sunday that the Argentinian will be released back into the wild come July.

Indeed, City confirmed that, after nine years of fiercely loyal service, the club will not be renewing the veteran full-back's contract when it expires this summer.