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Poor first half killed us, says City’s Guardiola

Poor first half killed us, says City’s Guardiola

Monaco – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola lamented a dreadful first-half display after crashing out of the Champions League last 16 on away goals following yesterday’s 3-1 defeat at Monaco. Teenage prodigy Kylian Mbappe and Brazilian midfielder Fabinho struck inside the opening half hour as Monaco, trailing 5-3 from the first leg, wrested away control […]

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Monaco, Bakayoko deliver Manchester City knockout blow

Monaco, Bakayoko deliver Manchester City knockout blow

Tiemoue Bakayoko’s superb header fired Monaco into the Champions League quarter-finals as Wednesday’s 3-1 victory condemned Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to a painful exit on away goals. Trailing 5-3 from the first leg in England, teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe put Monaco ahead on the night after just eight minutes at the Stade Louis II and […]

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Man City’s best chance is to attack Monaco, says Guardiola

Man City’s best chance is to attack Monaco, says Guardiola

Paris – Manchester City’s best form of defence will be to attack in Monaco on Wednesday as they seek to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, manager Pep Guardiola said. City edged an astonishing last 16, first leg 5-3 at the Etihad Stadium, having trailed 2-1 and 3-2, and will approach the second leg in a […]

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Cup is not a side issue for Manchester City, says Fernandinho

Cup is not a side issue for Manchester City, says Fernandinho

Manchester – Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho insists the FA Cup remains a priority for his side despite their bid to advance in the Champions League. Last week’s thrilling 5-3 victory over French side Monaco has left Pep Guardiola’s side in a strong position to advance to the quarter-finals in a competition in which the coach […]

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Man City’s Guardiola keen to keep peace with Aguero

Man City’s Guardiola keen to keep peace with Aguero

Manchester –  Pep Guardiola insists his relationship with Sergio Aguero remains strong despite mounting speculation over the Manchester City striker’s future since the arrival of Gabriel Jesus. Teenage sensation Jesus took Aguero’s place in Guardiola’s starting line-up before breaking a bone in his foot, an injury that may rule the Brazilian out for the remainder […]

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Guardiola rules out return to Barcelona

Guardiola rules out return to Barcelona

Manchester – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he will never go back to Barcelona as their coach amid growing uncertainty about present incumbent Luis Enrique’s future. Enrique is out of contract at the Nou Camp at the end of the season, and the chances of him leaving have increased significantly after a calamitous 4-0 […]

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Manchester City fined £35,000 for breach of anti-doping rules

Manchester City fined £35,000 for breach of anti-doping rules

London – Manchester City have been fined £35,000 ($44,000, 41,000 euros) after accepting they breached Football Association rules on anti-doping. A statement issued by the FA, English football’s governing body, on Thursday said City had failed to ensure their “club whereabouts” information was accurate. The fine was imposed following an independent regulatory commission hearing. Charges […]

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Sterling rises to occasion,keeps Manchester City in title mix

Sterling rises to occasion,keeps Manchester City in title mix

United Kingdom – A late equaliser from Suso secured a share of the points as AC Milan relaunched their Europa League bid with a precious 1-1 draw at Lazio on Monday. Lazio, fighting for a top three finish in a tightly-contested Serie A, looked to be heading for a second successive win after their 6-2 […]

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Guardiola rejects talk of title despite Manchester City revival

Guardiola rejects talk of title despite Manchester City revival

United Kingdom – Pep Guardiola is refusing to talk up his team’s title credentials despite three successive league wins taking Manchester City to within eight points of leaders Chelsea. A 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Monday saw City leapfrog three sides and climb into second place after a goal in each half was enough to […]

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Gabriel Jesus grabs late winner as Manchester City beat Swansea 2-1

Gabriel Jesus grabs late winner as Manchester City beat Swansea 2-1

Manchester – Gabriel Jesus is rapidly becoming the new poster boy at Manchester City — and it’s leaving Sergio Aguero’s future at the club up in the air. Selected ahead of Aguero for the second straight game, the 19-year-old Brazil international scored twice — including a winner two minutes into stoppage time — in a […]

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