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Man City titles can help De Bruyne win Ballon d’Or, says Guardiola

Man City titles can help De Bruyne win Ballon d’Or, says Guardiola

Manchester – Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne will be a serious Ballon d’Or contender if he wins major titles with the Premier League club, according to his manager Pep Guardiola. De Bruyne has been vital to City’s dominance this campaign with the 26-year-old notching a league-high 14 assists including three in Saturday’s 5-1 rout […]

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Aguero hits four as City storm 16 points clear

Aguero hits four as City storm 16 points clear

Pep Guardiola hailed Sergio Aguero as an “authentic legend” of Manchester City after his four second-half goals continued their emphatic march towards the Premier League title with a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester. Raheem Sterling had given City an early lead on Saturday but Leicester went into the break on level terms thanks to Jamie Vardy’s […]

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Fixture pile-up will ‘kill’ players, says Guardiola

Fixture pile-up will ‘kill’ players, says Guardiola

Manchester – Pep Guardiola claimed the fixture pile-up over the holiday season could “kill” players after Manchester City wrapped up their fourth game in 11 days with a 3-1 win over Watford. Guardiola’s side moved 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League as they bounced back from the end of their 18-game […]

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Guardiola says Barca favourites for Champions League title

Guardiola says Barca favourites for Champions League title

After Manchester City continued their seemingly unstoppable Premier League rampage on Wednesday, manager Pep Guardiola was left trying to calm the growing hype by suggesting his old Barcelona charges still remain Europe’s team to beat. Even though City were wasteful and a mite distracted in their 1-0 win at Newcastle United, the fact that they […]

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History can wait as Guardiola plans Christmas rotation

History can wait as Guardiola plans Christmas rotation

Newcastle – Pep Guardiola will put squad rotation ahead of rewriting the European football history books when runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City visit Newcastle on Wednesday. Guardiola’s side crushed Bournemouth on Saturday to make it 17 successive league victories, two short of the current record for the top five European leagues, set by Bayern […]

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United meet City in derby, Everton face Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’

United meet City in derby, Everton face Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’

Manchester – Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to Old Trafford for the toughest test of their Premier League title credentials so far, while new Everton boss Sam Allardyce bids to defy Liverpool’s “Fab Four” as the northwest derbies take centre stage on Sunday. City are eight points clear at the top of the table and […]

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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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Guardiola regrets Pogba’s Manchester derby absence

Guardiola regrets Pogba’s Manchester derby absence

Manchester – Pep Guardiola says he wishes Manchester City could face Paul Pogba when the Premier League leaders bid to rewrite the history books in their huge derby with Manchester United. Guardiola watched his side equal a Premier League record by winning their 13th straight match yesterday when David Silva’s late volley snatched a 2-1 […]

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Guardiola ready to blood teenage star Foden

Guardiola ready to blood teenage star Foden

Manchester – Phil Foden’s impressive efforts in helping England reach the Under-17 World Cup final may lead to a Manchester City debut, his club manager Pep Guardiola has suggested. The 17-year-old midfielder has been outstanding at the tournament in India, helping his country reach the final, where they were scheduled to play Spain on Saturday. […]

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Guardiola praises ‘humble and shy’ match winner De Bruyne

Guardiola praises ‘humble and shy’ match winner De Bruyne

London – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was back on familiar ground on Saturday, singing the praises of Kevin De Bruyne after the Belgian midfielder scored the goal that put his club back at the top of the Premier League. Asked after City’s 1-0 win over champions Chelsea if De Bruyne’s form was surprising him, […]

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