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Guardiola Offers Seven Manchester City Players to Barcelona
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Guardiola Offers Seven Manchester City Players to Barcelona

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has offered up to seven of his players to Barcelona, according to AS. Guardiola wants to raid his former club for defender Sergi Roberto and winger Ousmane Dembele. It was part of his conversations with Barca president, Joan Laporta, when they met at a golf legends event in Mallorca this week. Guardiola is willing to allow Aymeric Laporte leave, after his ouster from City’s starting XI by Ruben Dias. Laporte has just won his first cap for Spain ahead of Monday’s Euros clash with Sweden and Barcelona see him as the ideal signing should Clement Lenglet or Samuel Umtiti leave. Raheem Sterling was the second player offered to the Spanish giants after struggling for minutes. He has apparently long been open to joining eithe...
Man City threaten Liverpool plans for Gladbach midfielder Neuhaus
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Man City threaten Liverpool plans for Gladbach midfielder Neuhaus

Manchester City have jumped into the battle for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus. AS says City have entered the race with Liverpool for Neuhaus. The Reds have been linked extensively with the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder with suggestions talks are underway over a potential deal with the price set at €40 million. But City manager Pep Guardiola is also interested in the player as he looks to reshape his squad and add even more depth in the midfield. The current Premier League champions are even being tipped to offload one of their star players, with Raheem Sterling one rumoured to be on his way out. And Neuhaus could arrive as his replacement.
EPL: 2021/2022 Fixtures to be Released Wednesday
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EPL: 2021/2022 Fixtures to be Released Wednesday

The Premier League fixtures for the 2021/2022 season will be released on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The fixture list will be confirmed at 9am BST online. The 2021/2022 Premier League season kicks off Saturday, August 14, 2021, about a month after the European Championship ends. The season will finish on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Manchester City is the current champions of the English topflight. Pep Guardiola’s men wrestled back the title from Liverpool and have now won it three times in the last four campaigns.
He’s more deserving’ – Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante backed for Ballon d’Or by ex-Nigeria star Dimeji Lawal
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He’s more deserving’ – Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante backed for Ballon d’Or by ex-Nigeria star Dimeji Lawal

The former Super Eagles midfielder believes no player in the world deserves the individual accolade ahead of the Blues star Former Nigeria international Dimeji Lawal claims N’Golo Kante deserves to beat the likes of Lionel Messi to the 2021 Ballon d'Or. The France international has emerged as one of the favourites for the individual accolade thanks to his impressive displays that helped Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea win the Champions League. He was named man of the match in both legs of the semi-final against Real Madrid and won it again in the 1-0 final win over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
LaLiga: Guardiola names Perfect Manager to Coach Barcelona next Season
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LaLiga: Guardiola names Perfect Manager to Coach Barcelona next Season

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has named Ronald Koeman as the “ideal coach” to manage Barcelona next season. Koeman’s future at Barcelona was shrouded in uncertainty for weeks after an underwhelming 2020-2021 campaign. But the Dutchman is confirmed to remain at Barcelona for at least another 12 months. Speaking at the Legends Trophy in Mallorca, Guardiola described Koeman as a strong coach that has a lot of experience, adding that he deserves to be at the LaLiga giants for another season. Guardiola said: “He [Ronald Koeman] is a friend of mine. Coaches are always in a weaker position when we don’t win, and a stronger one when we win. “I have been at three different clubs, but nothing is comparable to Barcelona or [Real] Madrid, where the repercussions are...
Guardiola ready to Complete Deals for Harry Kane, Grealish
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Guardiola ready to Complete Deals for Harry Kane, Grealish

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, wants to add both Jack Grealish and Harry Kane to his squad this summer, ESPN reports. Aston Villa captain Grealish is set to start for England in their Euro 2020 opening game against Croatia on Sunday. City believe they can land the 25-year-old after the competition, with Villa expected to demand £100million. Guardiola has been a long-term admirer of Grealish and has publicly admired the player’s ability in the past. Grealish has a deal until 2020, but City will be encouraged by the arrival of Emiliano Buendia at Villa Park from Norwich City in a £33m club record move. The Spaniard is also determined to find a world-class replacement for Sergio Aguero who has since signed for Barcelona as a free agent. England captain Ka...
De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Salah and Kane make the PFA Team of the Year (See full list)
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De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Salah and Kane make the PFA Team of the Year (See full list)

Premier league Golden boot winner, Harry Kane, Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes and Liverpool’s Mo Salah  have made the Professional Footballer's Association (PFA) Team of the year. Premier League champions Manchester City have dominated the 2020-21 PFA Team of the Year with six members of Pep Guardiola’s squad voted into the side by their fellow professionals. Goalkeeper Ederson, defenders Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias and John Stones and midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan were the players included after City finished 12 points clear at the top of the table. Ederson won the Premier League’s Golden Glove award for the second consecutive campaign after keeping the most clean sheets (19) and the Brazilian was assisted by his defenders, including Dias who was na...
Guardiola Cried Fake tears – Aguero’s father
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Guardiola Cried Fake tears – Aguero’s father

  Sergio Aguero’s father, Leonel del Castillo, has accused Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, of crying fake tears over his son’s departure. Aguero signed for Barcelona as a free agent this week, after his contract with City was not renewed. Guardiola broke down in tears when talking about Aguero, after the striker’s final Premier League appearance for his side. Aguero then played his last game for City in the Champions League final defeat to Chelsea on May 29. When asked about Guardiola’s emotions, Aguero’s father told Argentinian station Radio La Red: “I don’t believe him. No, I don’t. I believe he never wanted him [Aguero].” Asked if the tears were for the cameras, he added: “Of course. He wants to be the star of all the teams he is in instead of the players....
Guardiola Accused of Stealing Champions League Trophy from Man City
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Guardiola Accused of Stealing Champions League Trophy from Man City

Germany legend, Lothar Matthaus, has accused Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola of stealing the 2020/21 Champions League trophy from the Premier League champions because of his questionable team selection for the final. Guardiola decided to field a non-recognized defensive midfielder and favoured a false nine as Man City lost this year’s Champions League trophy to Chelsea last Saturday. Germany international, Kai Havertz, scored the only goal of the match in the first half. Writing in his column for Sky Sport, Matthaus described Guardiola’s choices as ‘inexplicable and unforgivable and even claimed his time at Man City may now be over. Matthaus said: “He [Pep Guardiola] stole the Champions League from the club and the fans through his line-up, and he has to rightly hear...
Man City Owner Breaks Silence after UCL Final Defeat,Reveals Plan for Guardiola
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Man City Owner Breaks Silence after UCL Final Defeat,Reveals Plan for Guardiola

  Manchester City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, has vowed to “send a strong message” in the transfer market this summer. City won the Premier League and Carabao Cup, but lost the Champions League final to Chelsea. The Etihad club remain desperate to conquer Europe with manager Pep Guardiola and Al Mubarak has promised to bolster the squad ahead of the new season. According to him, a new striker will arrive to replace Sergio Aguero, who has since signed for Barcelona. “Having won the league, it is not the time to sit back and be content. That would be your biggest mistake. “This is the time to send a strong message, that there’s no contentment, that you’re not satisfied with just winning the league,” Al Mubarak told Man City website. He added: “We lose a very impo...
Another Manchester City player joins Aguero at Barcelona
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Another Manchester City player joins Aguero at Barcelona

  Barcelona have completed the signing of Eric Garcia on a free transfer from Manchester City, the club announced on Tuesday. The 20-year-old has signed a contract until 2026. His buyout clause has been fixed at €400 million, with an official presentation planned for later in the day. Garcia joined hours after former City teammate Sergio Aguero made the same move. He first joined Barcelona’s La Masia academy in 2008 and came through the club’s youth system. However, he left for City in 2017, where he made 35 appearances for the first team under Pep Guardiola. Garcia only played 12 games this season, after informing City last summer that he will not renew his contract.
Jack Grealish Chooses Manchester City
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Jack Grealish Chooses Manchester City

  Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, has chosen to play for Manchester City. According to the Athletic, the England international wants to Aston Villa in the summer transfer window and Man City is his number one choice. The 25-year-old has a desire to work with Man City manager, Pep Guardiola and would prefer a move to Etihad instead of Manchester United. Grealish has been linked with a move to Man City and Man United this summer. The 25-year-old midfielder was a target for Man United last summer but he ended up signing a new long-term deal at Aston Villa after the Red Devils refused to meet Villa’s £75million asking price. Grealish led Aston Villa to finish in the 11th position on the Premier League table this season. Man City will have to battle Man United ...
Guardiola to Sign Sergio Ramos on two-year deal
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Guardiola to Sign Sergio Ramos on two-year deal

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, is considering offering Real Madrid’s Sergio a two-year contract if the defender doesn’t renew with the Spanish club, ESPN reports. City are looking at offering Ramos a tailored contract based on his form and own priorities. That will be a two-year contract, with the possibility of a third if performance allows. Or the alternative of a spell in Major League Soccer (MLS) at City Football Group’s New York City FC. Ramos’ contract at the Bernabeu expires on June 30 and his priority is still to renew with Madrid. But he will leave the LaLiga giants if an agreement with president Florentino Perez cannot be reached. A meeting between Ramos and Perez is planned for the next few days when a definitive decision will be taken....
Guardiola told to Apologise to Man City Players after Losing Champions League final
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Guardiola told to Apologise to Man City Players after Losing Champions League final

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has been told to apologize to every member of his squad after losing the Champions League final to Chelsea. Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Jamie O’Hara, has said Guardiola displayed “arrogance” in his team selection for the game in Porto. City lost 1-0 in their first European final, thanks to Kai Havertz’s 42nd minute strike. Guardiola, who has been lauded for evolving City’s style this season, was accused of overcomplicating his selection on the big stage by pundits and supporters alike. “I couldn’t believe what I was watching. “It’s one of the worst performances I’ve seen from Manchester City in a long time. Bottle jobs. And an absolute disaster of a team selection from Pep Guardiola. “I cannot believe he got i...
Guardiola Reveals his next Move after Man City’s Champions League Disappointment
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Guardiola Reveals his next Move after Man City’s Champions League Disappointment

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has revealed his plans after his lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the Champions League final. According to him, he will go away to see his family, after not seeing them for a long time. It has been a long season for Guardiola, who won the Carabao Cup and Premier League, but failed to deliver Europe’s biggest trophy. Guardiola said: “We arrived in the final of the Champions League, for us it was really good, we won the Premier League again and we competed incredibly well throughout the whole season. “Now, I want to go home with my family, for a long time I didn’t see them, take a break for one or two weeks and after, we start thinking about the club and what is best for the club in the next years and that is what we are trying to do.”...
UEFA Announces Champions League Team of 2020/21 Season [Full list]
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UEFA Announces Champions League Team of 2020/21 Season [Full list]

  UEFA has announced the Champions League team of the 2020/21 season. The 2020/21 Champions League season ended on Saturday night with Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat of Manchester City in the final in Porto, Portugal. Kai Havertz’s first-half goal gave Chelsea the victory over Pep Guardiola’s side. Below is UEFA’s team for the 2020/21 season; Goalkeeper: Édouard Mendy  (Chelsea) – 66 points Defenders: Kyle Walker (Man. City) – 62 points Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea) – 63 points Rúben Dias (Man. City) – 60 points César Azpilicueta  (Chelsea) – 61 points Midfielders: İlkay Gündoğan (Man. City) – 58 points Jorginho (Chelsea) – 57 points Phil Foden (Man. City) – 65 points Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 63 points Erling Haaland (Dortmund) ...
UCL final: Arsene Wenger highlights why Chelsea Defeated Man City again
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UCL final: Arsene Wenger highlights why Chelsea Defeated Man City again

  Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has praised Thomas Tuchel for creating a ‘tactical problem’ for Pep Guardiola in last night’s Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City. Chelsea won their second Champions League trophy in history and a first for Tuchel as Blues manager with Kai Havertz’s first-half goal in Porto. It was indeed a difficult night for Pep Guardiola’s side as they struggled to break down Chelsea throughout the game. Chelsea on the other hand, missed a couple of excellent chances in each half through Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic. Wenger, a Premier League legend, praised Tuchel’s decision to tuck Mason Mount and Havertz inwards when Chelsea were out of position in order to force City to attack in wider areas. “I would still sa...
Champions League final: Guardiola Explains Why Man City Lost to Chelsea
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Champions League final: Guardiola Explains Why Man City Lost to Chelsea

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has given reasons why they could not beat Chelsea in the Champions League final on Saturday night. According to him, Thomas Tuchel’s men defended strongly and were quick with their counter attacks. However, Guardiola is hopeful his side have learnt their lessons and will come back one day to win the trophy. “It’s an exceptional season we’ve had. It’s an honour to be here. “In the second half, we were brilliant and brave. But they defended so strongly and were so fast on the counter-attack. We will come back maybe one day again. On starting without a recognized defensive midfielder and striker, Guardiola added: “I did what was best for the team [on selection]. “He [Kevin de Bruyne] was injured but this happens. In these...
Chelsea Stun Man City to Win Champions League
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Chelsea Stun Man City to Win Champions League

Chelsea were crowned European champions for the second time as Kai Havertz's first-half strike sealed a 1-0 victory over a lacklustre Manchester City in Porto. Thomas Tuchel's side, who lost Thiago Silva to injury in the 39th minute, were sent on their way just before half-time as Mason Mount's superb pass picked out the run of Kai Havertz (42), who rounded Ederson and calmly finished into an empty net for his first Champions League goal. Man City, who picked an extremely attacking line-up, were far from their fluent best and their task was made even more difficult when Kevin De Bruyne was forced off because of a head injury in the 60th minute. How the teams lined up in Porto | Match stats After substitute Christian Pulisic missed a guilt-edged chance to wrap up victory, City t...
Arsenal Eager to Land Sterling, Mahrez as Man City Put up Duo for sale
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Arsenal Eager to Land Sterling, Mahrez as Man City Put up Duo for sale

  Arsenal have been put on red alert, with Manchester City putting up Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez for sale this summer, Daily Mail reports. City manager, Pep Guardiola, is already working on tweaking his squad ahead of next season, after winning a third Premier League title in four years. Sterling and Mahrez have both contributed 14 goals apiece in all competitions in 2020/2021, but are deemed surplus to requirements and could be sold for the right price. Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta, has registered a strong interest in the two players, after working with them during his three-year spell as Guardiola’s assistant. However, Arsenal’s financial situation and failure to qualify for Europe next season, might prove a major stumbling block in their attempts to land eith...
Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola names Squad for Champions League Final
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Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola names Squad for Champions League Final

  Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola has named his side’s squad to tackle Chelsea in the Champions League final tie on Saturday night in Portugal. Guardiola released a 24-man squad to face Chelsea at the Estádio do Dragão in a post via Man City’s website. Man City had knocked Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League semi-final stage earlier this month, while Chelsea eliminated Real Madrid. The Premier League champions head to the game following a 5-0 victory over Everton in their last fixture, while Chelsea was defeated 2-1 by Aston Villa. Below is Man City’s squad against Chelsea: Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias, John Stones, Nathan Aké, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gündogan , Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Agüero, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Zack Steffen, Aymeric Laporte, Rodrigo, ...
Champions League: You Won’t Beat me again – Guardiola Warns Tuchel
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Champions League: You Won’t Beat me again – Guardiola Warns Tuchel

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has vowed not to lose again to Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel, as they face each other in the Champions League final this Saturday. Since he arrived at Stamford Bridge in January, Tuchel has played City twice. The German has defeated Guardiola’s men on both occasions in the FA Cup semi-final and Premier League. However, Guardiola is confident their previous matches will not be in his players minds come the big night. Speaking to Rio Ferdinand on his YouTube channel, the Manchester City boss was asked whether the recent defeats will hand Tuchel’s side any kind of advantage, to which Guardiola said: “Absolutely nothing – zero.” He continued, “I know how we prepared for this final and the reason why we came just two days after qual...
UCL final: Cole, Hargreaves Predict Chelsea vs Man City Winner, name Players to score
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UCL final: Cole, Hargreaves Predict Chelsea vs Man City Winner, name Players to score

  Former Manchester United star, Owen Hargreaves and ex-Chelsea forward, Joe Cole have made their different predictions ahead of the upcoming Champions League clash between Manchester City and the west London Blues. While Cole is tipping his former club to beat Manchester City and win their second Champions League trophy this weekend, Hargreaves feels the result will go in favour of Pep Guardiola’s City. Cole is also backing Timo Werner to score in extra time to get Thomas Tuchel’s men over the line. City head into the final as favourites but Chelsea have enjoyed an excellent record against Pep Guardiola’s side under Tuchel. Tuchel has guided Chelsea to victory over City in their FA Cup semi-final clash before beating them again in the Premier League away at the Eti...
Man City vs Chelsea: Wesley Sneijder Predicts Winner of Champions League final
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Man City vs Chelsea: Wesley Sneijder Predicts Winner of Champions League final

  Former Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder, Wesley Sneijder, has predicted the winner between Chelsea and Manchester City when both teams clash in the Champions League final on Saturday night. Chelsea and Man City will face each other in Portugal on May 29 in what will be the first all-English Champions League final since Liverpool’s victory against Tottenham Hotspur in 2019. The Blues have not won the Champions League since their famous victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in 2012, while Pep Guardiola’s side are yet to win a Champions League crown. Thomas Tuchel’s side will be desperate to win the Champions League after failing to beat Leicester City in the FA Cup final earlier this month. Providing his prediction, Sneijder backed Chelsea to beat Ma...
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola named LMA Manager of the Year
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola named LMA Manager of the Year

Manchester City's Pep Guardiola has been named the League Managers' Association manager of the year. Guardiola led City to a third Premier League title in four seasons, 12 points clear of nearest rivals Manchester United, and a fourth consecutive League Cup. The club also won this season's Carabao Cup and will face Chelsea in the Champions League final on Saturday. The five other managers in contention were Leeds' Marcelo Bielsa, Norwich City's Daniel Farke, Chelsea Women's Emma Hayes, David Moyes of West Ham and Leicester's Brendan Rodgers. "I am delighted to win the LMA manager of the year award for the second time," said Guardiola, who previously won it in 2017-18. "It is, for me, such a special trophy to win because it is voted for by my fellow managers. An award lik...
EPL: Guardiola Confirms Aguero’s Next club
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EPL: Guardiola Confirms Aguero’s Next club

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has revealed that Sergio Aguero is close to signing for Barcelona. Aguero will leave Man City on a free transfer this summer after a decade at the Premier League champions. The Argentine striker scored twice in his final Premier League appearance for Man City as Guardiola’s men sealed a 5-0 victory against Everton on the final day of the season at Etihad. Speaking to BBC’s Match of the Day, Guardiola said that Aguero is likely to be linking up with his national teammate, Lionel Messi at Camp Nou next season. “Maybe I reveal a secret,” Guardiola said. “Maybe he is close to agreeing a deal for the club of my heart… for Barcelona. “He is going to be playing alongside the best player of all time, Messi.” “I am pretty sure he ...
EPL last day: Aguero Breaks Wayne Rooney’s Record
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EPL last day: Aguero Breaks Wayne Rooney’s Record

Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, broke Wayne Rooney’s record for most Premier League goals scored for one club on his last appearance at the Etihad. Pep Guardiola left Aguero on the bench for the visit of Everton, with the Argentine set to leave City after 10 years. He was introduced into the game in the second half and scored twice as the champions won 2-0. Rooney managed 183 goals during his 13 years at Old Trafford and Aguero’s first goal meant he drew level with the England legend. Aguero ensured that he broke the record with a second. In all, he netted 258 times in 388 games for City. Aguero is expected to join Barcelona on a free transfer this summer, with the Catalans set to offer the forward a two-year deal.
I Want Strikers that can Score 50 Goals in a Season – Guardiola
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I Want Strikers that can Score 50 Goals in a Season – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said he wants to sign a prolific striker ahead of next season. The Premier League champions are believed to have narrowed their choices to Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund. A striker is top of Guardiola’s wishlist this summer, with Sergio Aguero leaving the club. Guardiola, speaking ahead of their final home game of the season against Everton, admitted he wants a front man who can get him up to 50 goals a season. “I’d love to have a striker who got 50 goals a season, honestly. “At the same time, I don’t like to put all the pressure on one player. “In Barcelona, Lionel Messi, every season since he was born, scored 50 a season. “Thierry Henry scored a lot in the first season a...
Man City wouldn’t have won the title with our injuries!’ – Klopp reflects on difficult Liverpool campaign
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Man City wouldn’t have won the title with our injuries!’ – Klopp reflects on difficult Liverpool campaign

The Merseyside outfit were deposed by their rivals as title holders this term, but their manager feels they wouldn't have done so on a fair field Jurgen Klopp believes that Manchester City would not have reclaimed the Premier League title this season if they had been forced to contend with the same injuries that Liverpool have, as the Reds prepare for a last-stand shot at securing Champions League football. The Merseyside outfit, English title holders for the first time in three decades last term, have struggled to defend their crown this campaign, and looked at one point at serious risk of missing out on continental football entirely after several key defensive injuries. Rivals City conversely rallied from a slow start to claim a third title under Pep Guardiola and reach the Cham...
Aguero is like a lion, he kills the opponent’ – Guardiola backs Man City star to play until age of 40
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Aguero is like a lion, he kills the opponent’ – Guardiola backs Man City star to play until age of 40

The coach confirmed the Argentine striker is fit to face Everton in what will be his last ever match for the Premier League side Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on Sergio Aguero as the striker nears his final game for Manchester City. Sunday's home game against Everton will be the 32-year-old's last in the clubs colours as he is set to leave in a free transfer this summer after 10 years in England. Aguero's next move is yet to be decided, but Guardiola says he will be missed for his character off the field as well as his exploits on it.
Man City Could Have Bad Title Defence like Liverpool next Year – Guardiola
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Man City Could Have Bad Title Defence like Liverpool next Year – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has warned his players that they could have a bad title defence like Liverpool. Last season, the Reds finished 18 points above second-place City. However, this time around, Jurgen Klopp’s men trail the new champions by 17 points, ahead of the final round of games. “Last season Liverpool were unstoppable, and everyone believed that this season they would be the same again. “But that is a good lesson for us. Nothing is [taken] for granted. Everything can happen. “Also we can have injuries next season, and we can have bad moments. That’s why the warnings always have to be on. “We have to connect in our decisions, and try to be consistent and competitive in the future,” Guardiola said.
Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo interesting Arsenal
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Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo interesting Arsenal

Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo is interesting Arsenal. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is said to be keeping a close eye on the relegated Cottagers' players with Adarabioyo reportedly at the top of the wanted list. The Athletic says the 23-year-old is open to leaving Fulham at the end of the season after they went down. Centre-back Adarabioyo has played 34 times in the Premier League for the doomed Cottagers this season. Fulham only signed the Englishman in October - paying Manchester City an initial £1.5million with an extra £500k of add-ons included in the deal. And this season's Prem champions also included a 20 per cent sell-on clause meaning the Whites will only see 80 per cent of any money they get from Arsenal. Adarabioyo spent 18 years at City and Arteta knows him fro...
Champions League final: Man City Suffer major Injury Doubt Ahead of Chelsea Match
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Champions League final: Man City Suffer major Injury Doubt Ahead of Chelsea Match

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has expressed doubt that Sergio Aguero will be fit in time for the Champions League final. Guardiola is hoping the striker recovers from injury, so he can bid farewell to the fans on the last day of this Premier League campaign. Aguero, who has missed much of the season recovering from a knee injury before testing positive for COVID-19, was unavailable for the win over Newcastle on Friday night. The 32-year-old will leave City at the end of the season as a free agent and is in a race to be fit for the final home match against Everton, when 10,000 fans are expected at the Etihad Stadium. “If Sergio is fit he is going to help us, that is for sure. “If he is going to help us score goals he is going to play, but it’s the fina...
EPL: Dele Alli Caught Kissing Guardiola’s Daughter, Maria
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EPL: Dele Alli Caught Kissing Guardiola’s Daughter, Maria

Tottenham midfielder, Dele Alli and Maria , the daughter of Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, have been seen kissing in public, according to The Sun, UK. An image surfaced on Saturday morning showing the England midfielder with his arms wrapped around a woman and leaning in for an intimate moment, with the woman discovered to be Guardiola’s daughter. The Sun reports that they shared a kiss in a popular London night spot. The 25-year-old Ali is said to have approached 20-year-old Maria at the bar before sharing a lengthy discussion that led to an intimate moment between them. Recall that Dele Ali’s girlfriend, 23-year-old model Ruby Mae, had recently broken up with him after a lengthy relationship. Mae left the England and Tottenham midfielder with after growing weary ...
Champions League final: Man City Players Hate me – Guardiola
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Champions League final: Man City Players Hate me – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said his players hate him for his constant rotation. For their away clash against Newcastle United on Friday night, Guardiola made a few changes to his starting XI. The Spaniard went for a front three of Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres. Torres netted a sublime hat-trick as City won 4-3 and Guardiola has defended his decision to always rotate, as they eye a stunning Treble with the Champions League final against Chelsea on May 29. “The season is long. We cannot play the season with just 11 players. The best striker we can buy, we cannot play all the minutes because of injuries, a lot of games. ‘You have to have 15, 16, 17 top players and after that the academy, lots of interesting players who can help....
Champions League: Guardiola Warns about his ‘Addiction’
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Champions League: Guardiola Warns about his ‘Addiction’

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has warned that a third Premier League title and success in the Champions League, will not satisfy his addiction to success. According to the Spaniard, his team can get even better. City are on course to win a treble this season after adding the league crown to a fourth successive Carabao Cup title. Guardiola, who is one of the most decorated managers of all time, said: “It’s so addictive, so nice. “It’s addictive and, after that, why should you stop? Why should we not try to improve and do it again? “From the outside you get results, but I still see things I don’t like. “When you have the feeling it’s enough and the pleasure is not there, it’s the time to say goodbye, but if the players still want to continue, then we...
Guardiola warns Man City rivals that addiction remains after third Premier League title triumph
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Guardiola warns Man City rivals that addiction remains after third Premier League title triumph

  The Catalan coach is now chasing down Champions League glory, with it his opinion that the Blues can get even better under his guidance Pep Guardiola has warned that a third Premier League title, and potential Champions League win, will not satisfy his addiction to success, with the Manchester City boss of the opinion that his side can get even better. Two legs of a potential treble have been completed by City this season, with another top-flight crown secured on the back of a fourth successive Carabao Cup triumph. European glory is now there to be shot at, ahead of a heavyweight clash with domestic rivals Chelsea on May 29, and Guardiola is looking to take his team to even greater heights in the years to come.  
UEFA confirms Lahoz as referee for Champions League final between Chelsea and Man City
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UEFA confirms Lahoz as referee for Champions League final between Chelsea and Man City

The Spaniard has clashed with his compatriot Pep Guardiola on multiple occasions in the competition UEFA has announced that Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz will referee the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea. The 44-year-old Spaniard will take charge of his first Champions League final, having officiated six games in the competition this season. UEFA also announced that Clement Turpin will referee the Europa League final between Villarreal and Manchester United.
Guardiola Hails Man City After ‘Hardest’ Title Triumph
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Guardiola Hails Man City After ‘Hardest’ Title Triumph

Pep Guardiola saluted “relentless” Manchester City on Tuesday after they clinched the “hardest” of his three Premier League titles. Guardiola’s side were crowned English champions for the third time in four seasons thanks to Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat against Leicester. City have claimed the trophy with three games to spare, capping a remarkable surge to the silverware in the second half of the season. Guardiola endured the worst start to his managerial career as City won only five of their first 12 league games this term. They were hit by injuries to club record goalscorer Sergio Aguero and influential midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, as well as a Covid-19 outbreak in the squad in December. But Guardiola refused to let those problems derail City, leading them to his 10th...
Man City vs Chelsea: What Thomas Tuchel told Chelsea Players at Half-time in 2-1 Win
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Man City vs Chelsea: What Thomas Tuchel told Chelsea Players at Half-time in 2-1 Win

  Antonio Rudiger has revealed what his manager Thomas Tuchel told Chelsea players during the break in their 2-1 win over Manchester City. The Blues recovered from a goal down to beat Manchester City on Saturday, delaying Pep Guardiola’s side Premier League title celebrations. Raheem Sterling had put City in front with Sergio Aguero failing to double the lead after his Panenka penalty was saved by Eduoard Mendy. Chelsea returned from the break stronger with Hakim Ziyech’s low strike drawing them level, before Mason Mount scored a stoppage time winner to seal another vital three points for the west Londoners. Rudiger said they were urged by Tuchel to battle until the end. “It was a crazy game!,” Rudiger told the club’s official website. “We conceded in the last...
Ziyech: Chelsea like to play against strong teams after confidence-boosting win over Man City
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Ziyech: Chelsea like to play against strong teams after confidence-boosting win over Man City

  The Blues put in a brave performance on Saturday as they fought back from a goal deficit to claim maximum points against Pep Guardiola's men Chelsea playmaker Hakim Ziyech claims they like facing ‘strong teams’ after their 2-1 comeback victory against Manchester City in Saturday’s Premier League outing. Following Raheem Sterling’s first-half opener for the visitors at Stamford Bridge, Ziyech inspired the Blues’ fightback with his equaliser in the 63rd minute and Marcos Alonso scored the stoppage-time winning goal. Saturday’s leveler was Ziyech’s second goal against City having scored the match-winning goal that knocked them out of the FA Cup on April 17.
Man City vs Chelsea: What Guardiola told me About Champions League Final – Thomas Tuchel
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Man City vs Chelsea: What Guardiola told me About Champions League Final – Thomas Tuchel

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that his Manchester City counterpart, Pep Guardiola has told him the tactics he (Pep) would deploy when both sides clash in the Champions League final later this month. Pep Guardiola and Tuchel have met twice since the German replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge in January. And the former PSG boss has had the upper hand guiding Chelsea to a 1-0 win over City in their FA Cup semi-final showdown at Wembley last month, and coming from behind to beat them 2-1 in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium. Tuchel will now be hoping that the same outcome occurs when they clash on May 29, which, of course, will be the biggest of the victories. Ahead of the kick-off of the Premier League game on Saturday, both Tuchel and Guardiola w...
Man City boss Guardiola reveals ‘exceptional’ Zinchenko rejected transfer offers
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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.
Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola Reacts to Aguero’s Penalty Miss at Etihad
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Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola Reacts to Aguero’s Penalty Miss at Etihad

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola  has reacted to Sergio Aguero’s shocking penalty miss during Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at the Etihad on Saturday. Man City took the lead through Raheem Sterling in the first half and Aguero shockingly missed the opportunity to give the home side a 2-0 lead before the half time whistle. The Argentine attempted a Panenka penalty but the chipped effort lacked conviction and was comfortably saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. Chelsea came back very strong in the second, putting up an impressive display that gave them 2 goals from Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso. With the win, the Blues delayed Manchester City’s Premier League title celebrations and also gave the west London outfit a psychological advantage ahead of the Cha...
EPL: Tuchel Reveals how Aguero Helped Chelsea beat Man City 2-1
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EPL: Tuchel Reveals how Aguero Helped Chelsea beat Man City 2-1

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that if Sergio Aguero’s penalty had made it 2-0 before half time, they wouldn’t have stood a chance of beating Manchester City on Saturday. The Blues came back from a goal down to beat Pep Guardiola’s men 2-1 at the Etihad. Raheem Sterling gave the hosts the lead, before Aguero’s weak panenka was saved easily by Eduoard Mendy. Tuchel’s men then scored through Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso to grab all three points. “What a performance in the second half. If they score the penalty maybe it’s over before it really starts and then you go to half time 2-0 with no chances to come back. “I was impressed with the reaction in the second half and think we deserved to win in the second half. “When you’re 1-0 down at the Eti...
EPL: It Was a Penalty – Ex-Premier League Referee Gives Verdict on Zouma’s Foul on Sterling
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EPL: It Was a Penalty – Ex-Premier League Referee Gives Verdict on Zouma’s Foul on Sterling

  Former Premier League referee, Dermot Gallagher, has said that Manchester City should have been awarded a penalty for Kurt Zouma’s collision with Raheem Sterling during their defeat to Chelsea. Manchester City took the lead through Sterling’s first effort while Sergio Aguero missed a golden opportunity to extend City’s lead from the spot. Thomas Tuchel’s side came back stronger in the second half scoring through Hakim Ziyech before Marcos Alonso turned in Timo Werner’s low cross to secure a 2-1 win for the visitors at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola was angered by referee Anthony Taylor decision to waved away the penalty claim after Zouma appeared to clip the back of Sterling’s leg inside Chelsea’s area. “I think it’s a penalty, it’s clumsy, he...
Man City Look To Wrap Up Premier League Title As Chelsea Visit Etihad
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Man City Look To Wrap Up Premier League Title As Chelsea Visit Etihad

Manchester City will be hoping to wrap up the Premier League title today as the Citizens welcome Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in what has been tagged a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final on May 29. Manchester City and Chelsea have already locked horns twice this season, with the Citizens getting the better of the Blues in the reverse fixture before Thomas Tuchel’s charges handed them a 1-0 loss in the FA Cup semi-final last month. Pep Guardiola & co. will be buoyed by the win over PSG, which confirmed their place in the UEFA Champions League final. And joining Manchester City in the grand finale in Istanbul later this month will be Chelsea, who eased past Real Madrid to set up the date with their rivals. However, the London club have been transformed under the...
Champions League final: Tuchel Told not to Play Chelsea star Against Man City
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Champions League final: Tuchel Told not to Play Chelsea star Against Man City

Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has told Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, not to play Timo Werner for the Blues’ Champions League final against Manchester City on May 29. Werner scored Chelsea’s opening goal in their 2-0 semi-final second-leg win against Real Madrid on Wednesday. But Merson wants Tuchel to instead feature Christian Pulisic against Man City because the American international is a better finisher and can cause Pep Guardiola’s men more problems. “Timo Werner scored a big goal for Chelsea against Real Madrid. But he shouldn’t play in the Champions League final,” Merson told Starsport. “Christian Pulisic should start against Manchester City – because he is a better finisher. “I’d be shocked if Pulisic doesn’t play. He can beat two or three players, and he’s better ...
If you don’t have it, you don’t talk about it’ – Guardiola not thinking about Champions League final ahead of Chelsea clash
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If you don’t have it, you don’t talk about it’ – Guardiola not thinking about Champions League final ahead of Chelsea clash

The Manchester City manager says the focus is on securing the Premier League title despite a European rematch with Thomas Tuchel's side in three weeks Pep Guardiola says he will not be thinking about the Champions League final when Manchester City face Chelsea at the weekend. Victory over Thomas Tuchel’s side on Saturday would guarantee City their third Premier League title in four years, irrespective of results elsewhere. The City boss said too much can happen for both sides between now and the final on May 29 to be using this fixture as an opportunity to prepare.
Man City vs Chelsea: Mark Lawrenson predicts result for EPL clash
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Man City vs Chelsea: Mark Lawrenson predicts result for EPL clash

  Former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson, has backed Manchester City to beat Chelsea when both teams clash in the English Premier League, EPL, on Saturday evening at Etihad. Chelsea and Man City faced off in the FA Cup semi-final just weeks ago, with the Blues emerging victorious to knock Pep Guardiola’s men out and end their quadruple hopes. Thomas Tuchel’s side will hope to pick up a win against Man City and maintain their lead over West Ham United and Liverpool in the race for the EPL top four. Man City, on the other hand, will look to seal the Premier League title as a win against Chelsea will ensure they are not mathematically catchable. Providing his prediction, Lawrenson wrote in his column for BBC, “Usually I would be thinking City will want to wrap the tit...

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