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Fernandinho, Stones, Otamendi key to Man City’s strong start

Fernandinho, Stones, Otamendi key to Man City’s strong start

London – With Manchester City scoring at will and playing some bewitching attacking football, it has been easy to overlook the contribution made by their three most defensive outfield players. Fernandinho, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi are never likely to hog the headlines in a team that has plundered 52 goals in all competitions and […]

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Bravo stars as City see off Wolves in shoot-out

Bravo stars as City see off Wolves in shoot-out

London – Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was the Premier League leaders’ hero as they beat Championship leaders Wolves in a penalty shoot-out to book their place in the quarter-finals of the English League Cup on Tuesday. Despite chances at both ends, the Etihad Stadium clash was still scoreless after 30 minutes of extra time, […]

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Man City’s Stones keen to repay Guardiola faith

Man City’s Stones keen to repay Guardiola faith

London – Manchester City centreback John Stones says he is determined to repay manager Pep Guardiola for the faith he showed in him during his difficult first season at the Etihad Stadium. Stones, 23, produced several error-strewn displays last season after joining City from Everton in a £47.5 million (RM267.4 million) move that made him […]

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I’d have been sacked at ‘big club’, says Manchester City boss Guardiola

I’d have been sacked at ‘big club’, says Manchester City boss Guardiola

Manchester – Pep Guardiola has suggested the results of his first season as Manchester City manager would have seen him sacked by either Barcelona or Bayern Munich. Guardiola won 14 trophies in four seasons as manager at the Nou Camp, and seven in three years with Bayern. He never finished lower than second while in […]

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City boost top four bid, Hull remain in trouble

City boost top four bid, Hull remain in trouble

London – Manchester City improved their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League with a 5-0 demolition of Crystal Palace, while relegation-threatened Hull suffered a damaging 2-0 defeat against Sunderland on Saturday. Frustrated by damaging draws in their previous two games, City got back on track and climbed to third in the table after a […]

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Guardiola plans spending spree to buy goals for Manchester City

Guardiola plans spending spree to buy goals for Manchester City

Manchester – Pep Guardiola admits he will have to “buy goals” before next season in a bid to cure Manchester City’s lack of killer instinct. Guardiola’s side enter the final stages of the Premier League season with a top four finish still in doubt due, according to the manager, to their failure in the opposition […]

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City badly missed ‘special’ Gabriel Jesus – Guardiola

City badly missed ‘special’ Gabriel Jesus – Guardiola

Manchester – Pep Guardiola suggested Manchester City might have been fighting for the title rather than scrapping for a Champions League place had “special” Gabriel Jesus been available all season. Jesus, 19, did not complete his move from Brazilian club Palmeiras until January and after scoring three goals in his first three starts, he was […]

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Fellaini sent off as United, City draw blank

Fellaini sent off as United, City draw blank

Manchester – Marouane Fellaini was sent off for brainlessly headbutting Sergio Aguero as Manchester United’s Champions League push was frustrated in a 0-0 draw at Manchester City on Thursday (Apr 27). Booked for tripping Aguero in the 85th minute, Fellaini fouled him again seconds later and then blatantly butted the Argentinian, leaving referee Martin Atkinson […]

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Guardiola vows to remain above United-Chelsea fray

Guardiola vows to remain above United-Chelsea fray

Southampton – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said he will be watching today’s match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford with a professional interest rather than willing the Londoners to win. That is despite the fact that a victory for league leaders Chelsea over City’s local rivals will assist Guardiola’s men in […]

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Bravo one of world’s best, says Guardiola

Bravo one of world’s best, says Guardiola

Manchester – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Claudio Bravo is among the best goalkeepers in the world will the ball at his feet, but remains unsure about picking him. Bravo was recalled for his first Premier League appearance since January 21 as Hull City were beaten 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium yesterday. Asked why […]

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