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‘Maybe it’s me’ – Guardiola laments City lapses

‘Maybe it’s me’ – Guardiola laments City lapses

Manchester – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admitted he is at a loss to explain how conceding multiple times in short spells continues to cost his side. City must overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit when they host Liverpool for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tomorrow after being hit by a three-goal blitz […]

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Champions League heartache not new for United, insists Mourinho

Champions League heartache not new for United, insists Mourinho

Manchester – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insisted European disappointment is nothing new for the English giants after losing 2-1 to Sevilla at Old Trafford to crash out of the Champions League by the same scoreline on aggregate. Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice in four second-half minutes yesterday to send Sevilla into the quarter-finals for […]

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Guardiola fined by FA over ‘political’ yellow ribbon

Guardiola fined by FA over ‘political’ yellow ribbon

Manchester – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been fined £20,000 (RM108,378) by the English Football Association (FA) today for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of jailed pro-independence politicians in his native Catalonia. Guardiola has continually sported the ribbon in City’s Premier League matches as well as games in domestic and European cup competitions. […]

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Neville starts with win as England rout France

Neville starts with win as England rout France

Columbus – Phil Neville’s reign as manager of England’s women’s team got off to a dream start with a 4-1 rout of France in the SheBelieves Cup here yesterday. A blistering first-half display with goals from Toni Duggan, Jill Scott and Jodie Taylor set England on the way to an impressive opening win in the […]

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City boss Guardiola charged by FA for yellow ribbon protest

City boss Guardiola charged by FA for yellow ribbon protest

Manchester – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been charged by the English FA for wearing a yellow ribbon during matches in apparent protest against the imprisonment of pro-independence politicians in his native Catalonia. The former Barcelona boss, who has sported the ribbon in City’s Premier League matches as well as games in domestic and […]

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Mourinho is a ‘little man’, says Chelsea’s Conte

Mourinho is a ‘little man’, says Chelsea’s Conte

London – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte continued his ongoing feud with Jose Mourinho on Saturday by calling the Manchester United manager “a little man.” Mourinho made a pointed comment about match-fixing during the week, a reference to the four-month suspension Conte was handed in the 2012-13 season for failing to report match-fixing at his previous […]

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Klopp hails new signing Van Dijk after debut goal

Klopp hails new signing Van Dijk after debut goal

Liverpool – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed new signing Virgil van Dijk after the world’s most expensive defender scored a late winner against Everton in a dream debut on Friday. The £75 million ($102 million, 85 million euros) signing from Southampton scored with his head in the 84th minute to give Liverpool a 2-1 win […]

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Bournemouth inflict first Everton defeat on manager Allardyce

Bournemouth inflict first Everton defeat on manager Allardyce

Sam Allardyce tasted defeat for the first time as Everton manager in a 2-1 Premier League loss at Bournemouth on Saturday. Ryan Fraser deservedly gave Bournemouth the lead when he steered a volley into the net after being picked out by Josh King in the 33rd minute. Everton struggled to get going in the second […]

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Soccer-Guardiola unfazed by Man City’s first defeat of the season

Soccer-Guardiola unfazed by Man City’s first defeat of the season

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola showed no disappointment after a 2-1 Champions League defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk ended his team’s unbeaten run in all competitions this season. The result also spoiled Guardiola’s milestone 100th appearance as manager in Europe’s premier club competition but the Spaniard was still delighted with the performances of second-string players in […]

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Mourinho hopes Smalling avoids England call-up to prevent injury

Mourinho hopes Smalling avoids England call-up to prevent injury

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he hoped defender Chris Smalling did not get called up by England because his players often returned from international duty with “real injuries.” The Portuguese’s comments at a news conference on Tuesday came in the wake of Smalling’s England and club team mate Phil Jones returning from the recent […]

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