Saturday, July 31

Tag: Man City

Inter offered Lukaku assurances amid transfer links to Man City and Chelsea
Sport

Inter offered Lukaku assurances amid transfer links to Man City and Chelsea

The Belgian striker's agent says the Serie A champions have nothing to fear from his client during the summer window Romelu Lukaku's agent has assured Inter that his client will not be looking for a move this summer, despite transfer speculation suggesting that the Belgian is interesting Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Manchester City. Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola are in the market for another goalscorer, and there are few better in European football than the prolific 28-year-old. Lukaku also boasts useful experience of life in England from spells at West Brom, Everton and Manchester United, with over 100 top-flight goals recorded after being denied opportunities at Stamford Bridge.
Kane reveals Mourinho contact at Euro 2020 with Tottenham star yet to speak to new boss Nuno
Sport

Kane reveals Mourinho contact at Euro 2020 with Tottenham star yet to speak to new boss Nuno

The prolific striker has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City after the tournament ends Harry Kane has revealed he's been in touch with former manager Jose Mourinho during Euro 2020 but has yet to make contact with new Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo. Kane has scored three goals in two knockout-round matches for England, helping the Three Lions reach the semi-final stage where they'll face Denmark on Wednesday. The striker, who has been linked with an exit this summer, spoke highly of Mourinho, who was sacked by Spurs in April and appointed Roma boss in May.
Mbappe told he must leave PSG to ‘echo Ronaldo and Messi’ as Anelka calls for Man City, Chelsea or Liverpool move
Sport

Mbappe told he must leave PSG to ‘echo Ronaldo and Messi’ as Anelka calls for Man City, Chelsea or Liverpool move

A man who spent several years at Parc des Princes and in English football wants to see his fellow Frenchman spread his wings Kylian Mbappe needs to leave Paris Saint-Germain in order to "echo Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi" by becoming a Ballon d'Or winner, claims Nicolas Anelka, with the France international urged to consider moves to the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool. Interest from England in the highly-rated 22-year-old has continued to build over recent years, with the World Cup-winning forward cementing his reputation as one of world football's brightest stars. Considerable success has been enjoyed by Mbappe in his homeland, with four Ligue 1 titles secured, but Champions League glory has proved elusive alongside the most prestigious of individual hono...
Benjamin Sesko: Salzburg wonderkid already being dubbed ‘Mini-Haaland’
Sport

Benjamin Sesko: Salzburg wonderkid already being dubbed ‘Mini-Haaland’

The 18-year-old, who was previously courted by Man City & Bayern Munich, has already been clocked as having a top speed comparable to Kylian Mbappe Though Red Bull Salzburg was not the club which first developed Erling Haaland, for many fans, they will always be the team with whom they associate the striker's first steps towards superstardom. It was with Salzburg that Haaland first emerged into the consciousness of the wider footballing family, with his run of 28 goals in 22 games at the start of the 2019-20 campaign catapulting him to global fame. Haaland, of course, has gone on to achieve bigger and better things at Borussia Dortmund, and it will not be long before he makes another move to one of the game's true superpowers.
Man City 5-0 Everton: Sergio Aguero Signs off his Premier League Career in Style
Sport

Man City 5-0 Everton: Sergio Aguero Signs off his Premier League Career in Style

Sergio Aguero signed off from the Premier League in perfect style, scoring twice after coming on as a substitute as champions Man City finished with a 5-0 win over Everton, whose European dreams were ended with defeat at the Etihad Stadium The moment every City fan wanted came in the 65th minute when Aguero, who will leave after 10 years at the club, replaced Riyad Mahrez, and it took him just six minutes to get on the scoresheet with a smart finish past Jordan Pickford. He struck again five minutes later with a brilliant header, and he had a few more chances to add to his 260 City career goals, but he had to make do with a double as he ended his Premier League career in fairy-tale style. City, back in front of their fans at the Etihad, also finished their Premier League c...
Man City’s Ruben Dias named player of the year by football writers
Sport

Man City’s Ruben Dias named player of the year by football writers

Manchester City defender Ruben Dias has been voted the Football Writers' Association's footballer of the year, it was announced on Thursday. The Portugal international was a comfortable winner ahead of Tottenham forward Harry Kane and City teammate Kevin De Bruyne. Dias, 24, has enjoyed an outstanding first campaign at the Etihad Stadium since signing for around £65 million ($92 million) from Benfica in September. He has helped Pep Guardiola's City win the League Cup once more, regain their Premier League title and also reach the Champions League final, where they will face Chelsea in Porto on May 29. "It is a huge privilege. Obviously I could not have done it without the success of the team," Dias said in an interview with the FWA. "I think me receiving this prize is th...
Laporte set to switch to Spain in time for European Championship after being ignored by France
Sport

Laporte set to switch to Spain in time for European Championship after being ignored by France

The Man City defender played for Les Bleus at youth level but has not won a single senior cap after being snubbed by Didier Deschamps Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte it set to play for Spain at the European Championship, sources have confirmed to Goal. The Spanish Football Federation has lodged paperwork with FIFA and is awaiting the final approval from the world governing body, and he could play at this summer's tournament alongside team-mate Eric Garcia. Laporte, 26, was born in the south-western French town of Agen but, despite playing for France at youth levels, has never appeared for the national team.
Arsenal hero, Ian Wright calls Chelsea star ‘lazy’ after Man City win
Sport

Arsenal hero, Ian Wright calls Chelsea star ‘lazy’ after Man City win

Arsenal hero, Ian Wright, has branded Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, as ‘lazy’ after the Blues’ Premier League 2-1 win over Manchester City on Saturday. Chelsea defeated Man City at Etihad, thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso as Raheem Sterling’s first-half goal was not enough to give Pep Guardiola’s men a point. Reacting, Wright said he was impressed with Chelsea’s performance against Man City but felt Werner was often lazy with his positioning and running in behind during the encounter. “I think Timo Werner is having a good season,” Wright said on BBC’s Match of the Day. “Coming to Chelsea with that pressure of scoring goals and then missing chances… “You need to look at the runs he makes. Here he needs to get back on the side. He doesn’t get on the side. ...
Man City boss Guardiola reveals ‘exceptional’ Zinchenko rejected transfer offers
Sport

Man City boss Guardiola reveals ‘exceptional’ Zinchenko rejected transfer offers

The Premier League leaders' coach has praised the full-back for the impact he's had at Etihad Stadium this season Man City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that Oleksandr Zinchenko rejected transfer offers last summer while describing the defender as an "exceptional" talent. Zinchenko is currently enjoying arguably his best season yet at Etihad Stadium, having initially been snapped up from Russian outfit FC Ufa in 2016. The 24-year-old was heavily linked with a move away from City following an underwhelming 2019-20 campaign, with Guardiola now confirming that he chose to stay and fight for his place after generating interest from a number of clubs.
Werner backing Chelsea to become ‘best team in the world’ by beating Man City in Champions League final
Sport

Werner backing Chelsea to become ‘best team in the world’ by beating Man City in Champions League final

Timo Werner believes that Chelsea can repeat their FA Cup heroics against Manchester City and become "the best team in the world" by seeing off domestic rivals in the Champions League final. An all-English showpiece has been lined up in elite European competition, with Thomas Tuchel's side edging out La Liga giants Real Madrid to move within touching distance of the ultimate prize. They have a history of dashing City's dreams this season, having already done so in the last four of the FA Cup, and Werner believes those at Stamford Bridge can secure themselves a spot at the very top of the global game.
We think he’ll be there’ – Pochettino optimistic PSG star Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City
Sport

We think he’ll be there’ – Pochettino optimistic PSG star Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City

The Ligue 1 giants are hoping their star forward can recover from a right calf injury Mauricio Pochettino is optimistic Kylian Mbappe will be fit enough to face Manchester City in a massive Champions League clash on Tuesday. Mbappe missed out on Saturday with a right calf injury as PSG defeated Lens 2-1 to keep pace in the Ligue 1 title race. PSG are looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit on Tuesday in Manchester after losing the semi-final first leg on home soil in midweek.
Tottenham Star Son Heung-min In Tears After Man City Won Carabao Cup
Sport

Tottenham Star Son Heung-min In Tears After Man City Won Carabao Cup

Tottenham player Son Heung-min was seen crying after Manchester City won the Carabao Cup today. Aymeric Laporte scored from a corner with just eight minutes left to give Manchester City the Carabao Cup trophy win. Tottenham came very close to winning their first major trophy since 2008, but failed against Manchester City. After the match, Son Heung-min was visibly emotional and reduced in tears at the loss. The South Korean was quickly consoled by his Tottenham team-mates and some Manchester City players like Kevin De Bruyne, and Phil Foden. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/_2OK0iyIS3I
Meet The 12 Rich Club Owners Behind European Super League
Sport

Meet The 12 Rich Club Owners Behind European Super League

There is plenty of money set to be up for grabs in the European Super League though most owners of the clubs involved are already billionaires. Twelve giants of the European game have launched a proposal for a breakaway division with six of them coming from the Premier League. The ‘big six’ as they are cumulatively known are already backed by mega-rich owners with the likes of the Glazers and Roman Abramovich not short of a few bob. But there are plenty of other wealthy names involved in the new set-up with Daily Star Sport looking at who runs each club… Chelsea - Roman Abramovich Abramovich has owned Chelsea since 2003 and is worth over £10billion. He took Chelsea from a club chasing the Champions League places to a regular in Europe’s top competition. The Russian sti...
UEFA, EPL Threaten to ban Man United, Chelsea Arsenal Man City, Barca, Real Madrid, others
Sport

UEFA, EPL Threaten to ban Man United, Chelsea Arsenal Man City, Barca, Real Madrid, others

  The English Premier League and the UEFA have threatened to ban any club among the top six on the table that takes part in the European Super League. The threat was contained in a press released jointly signed by the two governing bodies where they condemned plans for European Super League Twelve clubs from England, Spain and Italy have been in talks to join a new league format which would effectively bring an end to the UEFA Champions League. The EPL’s ‘big six’ clubs: Man City, Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, are understood to be among those clubs. The new league format would operate without qualification or relegation. The English Football Association, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), La Liga, the Italian Football Federatio...
We’ll Make Man City Suffer In Today’s FA Cup
Sport

We’ll Make Man City Suffer In Today’s FA Cup

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has insisted that he will make Man City suffer in today’s FA Cup semi-final clash despite their hunger to keep possession of the ball. Chelsea have a chance to show that chasm is not a true reflection of their relative quality when they face each other. Tuchel is yet to record a win over Pep Guardiola, whom he encountered in Germany when managing Mainz and Borussia Dortmund during his colleague’s time at Bayern Munich. The German tactician believes they can be the league leaders’ equals at Wembley but wants that to apply in the longer term too. “English football, City’s game, and our game is about the intensity with and without the ball. I expect a very offensive match, a very physical match. “City have a clear style and DNA. They want to h...
Details Of Man City’s Transfer Deal For Kayky Emerge
Sport

Details Of Man City’s Transfer Deal For Kayky Emerge

Pep Guardiola’s side will pay Fluminense an initial £8.5million with add-ons to follow which could take the eventual transfer fee to around £15million. Fluminense will also receive a percentage of any future sales of the player. Kayky will join up with Man City’s youth set-up when he arrives in England next year. The 17-year-old signed a five-year deal with the Premier League leaders. This was disclosed by football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, on Monday night. Romano wrote on Twitter, “Brazilian gem Kayky will join Manchester City, confirmed and here-we-go. “The agreement is already at the “signing stage”. “Kayky will join #MCFC in June 2022 – personal terms agreed for 5 years. “Fluminense will receive €10M + add ons + % future sale.” Kayky has scored tw...
Tottenham Hotspur vs Man City: Predict The Actual Score Line And Win #20,000
Sport

Tottenham Hotspur vs Man City: Predict The Actual Score Line And Win #20,000

It's the Carabao Cup final between Jose Mourinho's Spurs and Pep's runaway premier league leaders Man City. The match is coming up at Wembley stadium on the 25th of April 2021. Predict the exact score line and stand a chance to be among the lucky winners. The first 4 people to get the correct score line will win #5000 each. Drop your prediction on the comment segment on the blog. Predictions made on www.rushhoursport.com is the only valid prediction. One prediction per individual. Entry closes by kick off time.
BREAKING: De Bruyne signs new Man City contract until 2025
Sport

BREAKING: De Bruyne signs new Man City contract until 2025

The Belgian midfielder ends any uncertainty over his long-term future by signing a new four-year deal with the Premier League leaders Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new contract that will keep him at Manchester City until 2025, the club has confirmed. The Belgian midfielder, who was last year's Premier League Player of the Season , has signed a new four-year deal which will keep him at City until his 34th birthday. De Bruyne still had two years remaining on his current contract, but City wanted to tie him down to a longer deal after becoming one of the best players in the world and playing such a major part in Pep Guardiola's plans. What's been said "I could not be happier, since joining City in 2015, I have felt at home," De Bruyne said after his contract was confirmed. "I lo...
Sterling Strikes Early As Leaders Man City Sink Arsenal
Sport

Sterling Strikes Early As Leaders Man City Sink Arsenal

Manchester City’s English midfielder Raheem Sterling (L) jumps to head home the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 21, 2021. Manchester City moved a step closer to the Premier League title as Raheem Sterling’s early goal gave the runaway leaders a 1-0 win against Arsenal on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s side made it 18 successive victories in all competitions thanks to Sterling’s second-minute header at the Emirates Stadium. With 13 games left, City are 10 points clear of second-placed Leicester, who had closed the gap to seven with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa earlier on Sunday. City have equalled the club record of 11 successive away victories in all competitions, set from May to Nove...
Arsenal Boss Arteta Hails Man City As ‘Best In Europe’
Sport

Arsenal Boss Arteta Hails Man City As ‘Best In Europe’

Mikel Arteta believes his Arsenal team will be facing the best side in Europe when they take on Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. City have won a club-record 17 successive games across all competitions and are 10 points ahead of local rivals Manchester United at the summit of the English top-flight heading into this weekend's round of fixtures. Arteta knows City well after working under manager Pep Guardiola in Manchester for three years before returning to manage Arsenal, having previously played for the Gunners. "I think they are the best team in Europe at the moment," Arteta said of City. "The way they are performing, the football they are playing and the consistency of the results, take all that it and it makes them the best team...
Liverpool vs Man City: Klopp Speaks on Alisson Becker’s Errors After EPL Defeat
Sport

Liverpool vs Man City: Klopp Speaks on Alisson Becker’s Errors After EPL Defeat

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has commented on goalkeeper, Alisson Becker’s errors against Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Klopp defended Becker after the Brazilian made two massive blunders as Man City defeated Liverpool at Anfield, thanks to goals from Ikay Gundogan (2), Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden. Mohamed Salah’s penalty was not enough to give Liverpool a point against Pep Guardiola’s men as the Premier League champions lost three consecutive matches at home for the first time since 1963. Reacting to Becker’s mistakes after the game, Klopp told Sky Sports: “It is true as well we did not give him [Alisson Becker] a lot of options, especially the first one. “Second yeah, he just mishit the ball, maybe he had cold feet, it sounds funny but don’t...
Manchester City’s Garcia to complete Barcelona move in June as Laporta & Co. wait for free transfer
Sport

Manchester City’s Garcia to complete Barcelona move in June as Laporta & Co. wait for free transfer

The club's presidential candidates want the new board in place before any major decisions are made Barcelona are set to miss out on their top target in the January transfer window, with the club’s presidential candidates deciding to wait until June when Manchester City defender Eric Garcia enters free agency. The Catalans have had their sights trained on Garcia, whose deal is winding down at City and has made no secret of his desire to move to Camp Nou. Goal revealed earlier this week that Barca and Garcia had agreed personal terms, but work still needed to be done to persuade City to sell in January.
Man City boss Guardiola hints Fernandinho set to leave
Sport

Man City boss Guardiola hints Fernandinho set to leave

  Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hinted Fernandinho will be leaving this summer. The veteran comes off contract in June. Guardiola said today, "With the players in this part of the season, everything is open, like if we don't get results we will be sacked. We have to win our positions every day but I am more than impressed and surprised about the role of the first captain Fernandinho. "He is leading us in an exceptional way, in the good moments but especially in the bad moments and I think what everyone can take an example from what he has done so far the team will be stronger. "I am more than delighted with what Fernandinho has done through all our time together but especially this season."
Man City beat Man United to reach EFL Cup final
Sport

Man City beat Man United to reach EFL Cup final

  Manchester City deservedly beat Manchester United to reach the Carabao Cup final and will now face Tottenham at Wembley as they look to win the competition for a fourth straight year. Second-half goals from John Stones and Fernandinho secured their progress as City cut loose after a first period in which both sides had goals disallowed. Stones exposed poor United set-piece defending when he nudged home Phil Foden's free-kick from close range five minutes after the restart. Pep Guardiola's side looked the more likely scorers afterwards, despite United's increasing desperation, and when Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could only combine to clear a corner to the edge of their own box, Fernandinho drilled a first-time volley into the bottom corner from 20 yards. Cit...
Barcelona To Offer Messi ‘Job For Life’ To Keep Him Out Of Man City’s Clutches
Sport

Barcelona To Offer Messi ‘Job For Life’ To Keep Him Out Of Man City’s Clutches

Messi is able to talk with other clubs from January with City plotting to make their move, but Barcelona are not prepared to give their captain up without a fight. Barcelona will offer Lionel Messi a job for life to stop him signing for Manchester City . Presidential candidate Victor Font has revealed he has a plan to keep the Argentine legend at the Nou Camp by giving him a “winning project” and a role “beyond the days he is on the pitch.” Messi is wanted by City boss Pep Guardiola next summer, and his future is a battleground in club elections deciding who takes charge. Messi has won ten La Liga titles and four Champions' Leagues in his 16 years at Barca and scored 640 goals, but is unsettled, and wanted to leave last summer. City could also offer him a long term role in t...
Guardiola Compares Man City Vs Liverpool Premier League Clash With US Election
Sport

Guardiola Compares Man City Vs Liverpool Premier League Clash With US Election

Pep Guardiola has compared Manchester City’s Premier League challenge with the US presidential election in a bid to downplay the impact of Sunday’s clash with Liverpool, pointing out “all the votes must be counted”. . City and Liverpool have been the two dominant sides in England for the past three years, with the Reds running away with the league last season after back-to-back titles for Guardiola’s men. . However, with City just six games into their league season and every team in the top-flight having dropped points in at least two games so far, Guardiola believes he must steer his side into contention over the long haul. . “It’s an important game, but like the presidential elections in the United States of America, all the votes must be counted,” he said at his pre-match pres...
Ex-Man City youth player, Jeremy Wisten “commits suicide” at 17 after being released by the club
Sport

Ex-Man City youth player, Jeremy Wisten “commits suicide” at 17 after being released by the club

Jeremy Wisten has reportedly taken his own life after being released by the club   Witsen, a promising talent born in Malawi and raised in the UK, joined Man City at the U-13 level in February 2016 and was recently released by the club.   According to Malawi24, the 17-year-old was left depressed by the club's decision to release him and he decided to take his life.   Details of his death remain unclear, but Manchester City and senior players at the club including Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte have paid tribute to the former academy player. The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult tim...
Delap Scores On Debut As Man City Edge Past Bournemouth
Sport

Delap Scores On Debut As Man City Edge Past Bournemouth

Liam Delap marked his senior debut with a goal as defending champions Manchester City beat Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup third round. The 17-year-old forward struck in the first half, latching on to Phil Foden's great ball before placing a composed finish beyond the goalkeeper. Sam Surridge equalised for Bournemouth when he found space to sweep home. But Foden secured the win late on, stabbing in after Riyad Mahrez's shot hit the post. Victory means City travel to fellow Premier League side Burnley in the fourth round. It was a memorable night for Delap, who is the son of former Stoke midfielder Rory. The forward was one of five teenagers handed a start by Pep Guardiola in a youthful City side that also included two 20-year-olds. Delap has only been a part of the City...
Man City Want To Win Everything This Season – De Bruyne
Sport

Man City Want To Win Everything This Season – De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City want to reassert their superiority by winning all four major trophies this season. City finished last season with a whimper as they ended 18 points behind Premier League champions Liverpool and suffered a shock Champions League quarter-final defeat against Lyon. They were also beaten in the FA Cup semi-finals by Arsenal with the League Cup final win against Aston Villa a rare highlight for Pep Guardiola’s side. But City are determined to make amends this term and Belgian midfielder De Bruyne insists fresh goals have been set, including a clean sweep of the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup. “I think the motivation doesn’t change if you win or you lose,” De Bruyne said after impressing in City’s 3-1 win at Wolves on ...
‘I wouldn’t want to play us on our day’ – Williamson issues warning to Arsenal’s WSL rivals
Sport

‘I wouldn’t want to play us on our day’ – Williamson issues warning to Arsenal’s WSL rivals

The pre-season hype centred mainly around Chelsea and Man City, but the Gunners reminded everyone of their class in last week's 6-1 win over Reading Leah Williamson is happy for Arsenal to be underestimated – but has warned rivals that they are “a team on a mission” after a disappointing season last year. Following a summer of hype centred mainly around Chelsea and Manchester City, something head coach Joe Montemurro commented on recently, the Gunners made a statement in their opening Women’s Super League fixture, thrashing Reading 6-1. Arsenal now head into their second game of the new season, against West Ham on Saturday, top of the table after Chelsea dropped points at Manchester United and Manchester City only won 2-0 at newly-promoted Aston Villa.
Sergio Ramos Urges Lionel Messi To Stay At Barcelona Amid Man City Speculation
Sport

Sergio Ramos Urges Lionel Messi To Stay At Barcelona Amid Man City Speculation

Sergio Ramos has urged Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona for the sake of Spanish football. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner has asked to leave the La Liga giants this summer. Manchester City are the bookmakers' favourites to sign Messi, although it remains unclear what fee any potential suitors would have to pay for the Argentine superstar. Barcelona, with the support of La Liga, insist that a club would have to trigger the 33-year-old's £630million release clause, whilst Messi wants to leave for free.
Lionel Messi Follows Just Four Clubs On Twitter Including Chelsea And Man City
Sport

Lionel Messi Follows Just Four Clubs On Twitter Including Chelsea And Man City

FANS of some clubs are dreaming of signing Lionel Messi after a Twitter discovery - and they include both Manchester City and Chelsea. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner sent a fax to chiefs on Tuesday demanding Barca exercise a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave for nothing with immediate effect. That was after been told that his privileges are over in which the club also worsened the situation by asking his best pal to leave. However, the club believe that the clause has in fact expired, with the 33-year-old superstar under contract until the summer of 2021. Club and player seem set for a legal battle over the clause, with Barcelona believing it expired on June 10 and that a €700m (£629m) buy-out clause is still valid while his representatives are insistin...
Man City Offers Gabriel Jesus, Bernado Silva, Eric Garcia And €100m For Messi
Sport

Man City Offers Gabriel Jesus, Bernado Silva, Eric Garcia And €100m For Messi

Manchester City has said that it would offer Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Eric García, and €100 million for Lionel Messi. This comes a day after the six-time Ballon d'Or winner's father came to England to negotiate a two-year deal with the English club. Recall that the 33-year Argentine playmaker announced on Tuesday night he wanted to leave the LaLiga club this summer, after Barcelona's embarrassing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and disappointing season which resulted in no trophies. Before Messi made his decision to leave the club, he held crunch talks with new coach Ronald Koeman following the Dutchman's appointment as Quique Setien's replacement last week. In their discussions, Messi made his decision clear to leave the club while the new manage...
Yaya Toure slams Guardiola for failing to win Champions League at Man City
Sport

Yaya Toure slams Guardiola for failing to win Champions League at Man City

Former Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, has hit out at Pep Guardiola for failing to win the Champions League during his time at the club. City were dumped out in the quarter-finals for the third straight year, after losing 3-1 to Lyon last week. Toure, speaking with Football Daily, says their failure to perform in the competition was 'strange'. The ex-Ivory Coast international, who has endured a rocky relationship with Guardiola, believes the club hired the Spaniard in a bit to land the biggest trophy in European club competition. "The manager has been signed for that, just to bring this trophy and when you see Liverpool maybe and other clubs who [have won it] without doing a lot of work in the transfer market, it's quite strange and disappointing," Toure said.Guard...
Man Utd And Man City To Miss Start Of Premier League Campaign
Sport

Man Utd And Man City To Miss Start Of Premier League Campaign

Man utd and their neighboring club City will be missing out on the next season Premier League opening match with will be kicking off in September after reaching the latter stage of the European competition this month. According to the Times, an agreement was reached at the premier league shareholders meeting earlier this month that will allow a team to rest at least a 30-day break between the coming season and the end of the 2019-20 campaign. Man City was knocked out in the quarter-final stage of the European Champions League by Lyon on Saturday evening,  While Manchester United was sent home by the Spanish club Sevilla in the semi-final stage of the Europa League on Sunday. It means that the two Manchester clubs will be playing their Premier League opening matches in...
Man City Complete £41million Deal for Defender,Nathan Ake
Sport

Man City Complete £41million Deal for Defender,Nathan Ake

Manchester City have completed a £41m deal with Bournemouth for Nathan Ake. The 25-year completed his medical on Wednesday and signed a five-year deal with the Etihad side. Ake becomes City’s second major signing of the summer after the arrival of Ferran Torres from Valencia. “City have been the best side in England over the course of the last decade. “Coming here is a dream for me. This is a top side full of world-class players. “Everywhere you look in this squad there are big names with international pedigree,” Ake told the club’s official site. Ake who has played for Chelsea in the past, made 29 appearances in the Premier League for Bournemouth this season. He scored twice and created two assists for the Cherries, who are now relegated.
Our Defeat To Man City Was My Fault – David Luiz
Sport

Our Defeat To Man City Was My Fault – David Luiz

Arsenal defender David Luiz accepted responsibility for their 3-0 defeat at Manchester City, but said he still hopes to play for the club again. Luiz, who is out of contract at the end of the month, was sent off to cap an error-strewn return to action. "It's my fault," the 33-year-old said. "The team did well, especially with 10 men. The coach is amazing, all the players are amazing, it was my fault. "I want to be here. The coach knows. He wants me to stay." Luiz only joined Arsenal last summer - moving from Chelsea on deadline day for £8m - but he was left on the bench against City amid confusion surrounding his contract status. He came on in the 24th minute after Pablo Mari was injured, and was at fault for Raheem Sterling's opener. He then hauled down Riyad Mahrez ...
Liverpool goalkeeper, Karius claims half the Premier League wanted me before Man City move
Sport

Liverpool goalkeeper, Karius claims half the Premier League wanted me before Man City move

Now back at Liverpool following his loan spell at Besiktas, the goalkeeper has one eye on the past and one on the future as the season restarts Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius claims he had "half the Premier League" following him prior to his move to Manchester City, while insisting that he would only leave Anfield if first-team football was on offer. Karius, 26, recently cut short a two-year loan spell at Besiktas to return to Merseyside, where he remains firmly behind Alisson in the club's pecking order. His first taste of life in England, however, came at the Reds' rivals City, having signed for the Manchester club as a teenager before leaving without making a single appearance. "I was playing in the U16 national team at the time, and there were a lot of scouts...
Man City May Lose Key Players Including Guardiola If They Win The UCL
Sport

Man City May Lose Key Players Including Guardiola If They Win The UCL

Just imagine that despite the prospect of a two-year ban from European competition from the start of next season, Manchester City are able to blank out all of the noise and win the Champions League for the first time at the end of this campaign. On the one hand, it would be the ultimate achievement and crowning glory of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan's transformation of the club. As City chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak told ESPN in an exclusive interview in August 2018: "We should win it [Champions League] in the next 10 years, and obviously, sooner rather than later." But if UEFA's ban sticks and City spend the next two years unable to compete for European club football's biggest prize, then Champions League glory in May in Istanbul could prove to be a poisoned chalice rather than...
Man City Monitoring Lionel Messi Situation After Public Spat With Abidal
Sport

Man City Monitoring Lionel Messi Situation After Public Spat With Abidal

Manchester City have been monitoring Lionel Messi's public fall-out with Barcelona and believe they would be in the running if the Argentina star decides to leave Camp Nou. Lionel Messi have been doing well and great over a decade now at Barcelona and he has taken the club to the topmost level whereby every other clubs wishes to be in their shoes in the world . Manchester City believe they might be Argentine first choice if he decided to leave Barcelona after his public spat with sporting director Eric Abidal. Lionel Messi took to his social media page to respond to Abidal saying: “I think that when you talk about players, you should give names because otherwise you are tainting everyone’s name and feeding rumours that spread and are not true. Manchester City has a strong...
Pep Guardiola’s Man. City Side Qualify For Carabao Cup Final Date Against Aston Villa Despite Losing 0-1 To Man. United
Sport

Pep Guardiola’s Man. City Side Qualify For Carabao Cup Final Date Against Aston Villa Despite Losing 0-1 To Man. United

Manchester city have qualified for the Caraboa cup final and will now face Aston Villa despite losing 0-1 to rivals, Manchester United at the Etihad - the second time Pep Guardiola's men have lost to Manchester United at the Etihad this season.                                           Man. City on Wednesday night, came into the match with a 3-1 win obtained during the first leg at Old Trafford, but were shocked by a first half strike by Nemanja Matic, resulting in a 1-0 scoreline.     United needed to score one more to equalize the game, and even though goals from Aguero and Sterling were canceled as offsides, United could not muster the second goal, instead midfielder Matic was sent off in the second half for receiving his second yellow card of the game. ...
Fernandinho own-goal costs City more points
News

Fernandinho own-goal costs City more points

Wilfried Zaha played a key role in a dramatic Crystal Palace equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Manchester City, after two goals in the final eight minutes from Sergio Aguero had appeared to have secured all three points for Pep Guardiola’s side. The Palace winger was sent racing clear by James McCarthy in the 90th minute and his cross was turned into his own goal by Fernandinho, under pressure from Connor Wickham. Trailing to Cenk Tosun’s first-half goal, City struck back through Aguero who took his tally to 179 Premier League and 251 career goals for the club. Following a delightful floated cross from Gabriel Jesus after 82 minutes, Aguero slid in ahead of his marker to volley left foot into the open net, with his second goal following five minutes later. This time it was full-back B...
Cristiano Ronaldo Warned His Portugal Team Mate He Would Regret Joining Man City
Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo Warned His Portugal Team Mate He Would Regret Joining Man City

Cristiano Ronaldo warned his compatriot Hoa O La Carlo that he would regret coming to Manchester City. The 25-year-old Portuguese star entered the Premier League and last year signed with Juventus a six-year contract worth 65 million euros. Defenders who have loved the road for several months have been told that the club has exceeded the demands of Etihad Stadium. The Daily Star stated that City may be the only player to have expressed interest in a player after 17 matches this month in the same tournament as the Valencia League. Raquel was supposed to replace Danilo, who transferred to the Old Woman for 33.4 million pounds, but his influence was not noticeable in the club. Meanwhile, the city official said he did not know if Raklo was happy when asked about the players ...
Vincent Kompany Names Hardest Player to play Against Between Messi and Ronaldo
Sport

Vincent Kompany Names Hardest Player to play Against Between Messi and Ronaldo

Manchester City legend, Vincent Kompany has named Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi as the hardest player to play against ahead of Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. Kompany, who came up against both Messi and Ronaldo on several occasions during his time at Man City, believes the Argentine is more special than the Portuguese. When asked who is hardest to play against, Kompany said as quoted by Express UK: “I love Ronaldo and I love all of the things he stands for but I have to go for Messi. “Just the speed of execution… it’s talent and I think talent is difficult to overcome when it’s that good. “But I love Ronaldo because I’ve seen his progression. I’ve seen him being a player that he was at United and progressed to being so driven and then going to a d...
Man Utd first half against Man City worst this season – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Sport

Man Utd first half against Man City worst this season – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said his side hit a season low point in the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg loss to Manchester City. The hosts were 3-0 down at the break, going on to lose 3-1, with Solskjaer saying his players' heads dropped after Bernardo Silva's 17th-minute opener. "From 15 minutes to half-time was the worst we have played this season," said the United boss after Tuesday's game. "We couldn't cope with the setback. Now we have a steep mountain to climb." Riyad Mahrez's 33rd-minute second was followed by an Andreas Pereira own goal, and at half-time it seemed possible a completely outclassed United faced a repeat of their embarrassing 6-1 home defeat by City in 2011. Instead, the introduction of Nemanja Matic for Jesse Lingard brought some ...
Carabao Cup semi-final: Rashford Reveals what he Expects from Guardiola’s Man City
Sport

Carabao Cup semi-final: Rashford Reveals what he Expects from Guardiola’s Man City

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford has revealed what he expects from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City when his side take on the Premier League champions in tonight’s Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg clash. Rashford said he expects Guardiola to “change something” in his formation that will face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Old Trafford. Man United recently defeated Man City 2-1 in the Premier League last December when both sides clashed at the Etihad Stadium. “It’s two big games against City but we’re one step away from Wembley,” Rashord told MUTV. “That’s the objective for us. It’s an opportunity to win a trophy and we know what that means for the club, and for the players and staff as well. Hopefully, we can perform well and get results in these ...
Michael Owen Predicts Winner of Carabao Cup Clash
Sport

Michael Owen Predicts Winner of Carabao Cup Clash

Former Real Madrid and Liverpool striker, Michael Owen has predicted tonight’s Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg clash between Manchester United and Manchester City. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will host Pep Guardiola’s men at Old Trafford. Man United head to the game following a 0-0 draw against Wolves in the FA Cup over the weekend, while Man City defeated Port Vale 4-1. “Manchester United won the recent league game between the sides at the Etihad but I expect holders Manchester City to take a lead into the second leg later in the month,” Owen was quoted by Mirror UK as saying. “With Marcus Rashford on the bench and Anthony Martial missing the game through illness, United failed to have a shot on target in their goalless draw with Wolves i...
Man Utd Fans Fuming That Liverpool Have ‘won The Premier League’ After Man City Lost
Sport

Man Utd Fans Fuming That Liverpool Have ‘won The Premier League’ After Man City Lost

Manchester United fans are fuming that Liverpool ‘will win’ the Premier League title after Manchester City’s defeat at Wolves. Wolves beat City 3-2 on Friday night at Molineux thanks to a late winner from Matt Doherty. The result leaves Liverpool 13 points ahead of their rivals at the top of the Premier League - as well as the Reds boasting a game in hand. Jurgen Klopp’s men are set to win their first ever Premier League title this time out. And United fans are fuming with their rivals’ success, with many claiming the title race is over after City’s loss at Wolves. One fan wrote on Twitter: “Yeah it’s over lol.” Another said: “Give liverpool the title now. Done and dusted. Ergh.” “Nah lfc won the league,” a fellow United fan fumed. Another said: “Liverpool have won t...
Pep Taught Me To Be Ruthless –  Arteta
Sport

Pep Taught Me To Be Ruthless – Arteta

Arsenal new manager, Mikel Arteta has hinted that pep taught him to be ruthless. The former Man City assistance manager was hired by his former team on a 3 and half years deal earlier today and has hinted that he has specifically learn a lot under the wings of one of the best football managers. Arteta leaves behind a successful partnership with Guardiola. The pair help steer City to a domestic treble last season and where in the away dugout at the emirate when the gunners suffered a 3-0 defeat. “His workrate in incredible” Arteta said,on Guardiola. For me the players and staff has to believe in what you are trying to deliver. You have to be ruthless,consistent and fit everyday, the culture of the club is to create a winning mentality. We have to convince the players on t...

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4979