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EPL Talk - Sun Jun 17 5:00 PM
Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Vincent Kompany will remain with the Belgium squad at the World Cup despite currently being sidelined by a groin injury, coach Roberto Martinez confirmed on Sunday. Martinez could have made a
EPL Talk - Sat Jun 16 7:35 PM
Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Belgium will be without defensive stalwarts Thomas Vermaelen and Vincent Kompany when they kick off their World Cup campaign against Panama on Monday. Coach Roberto Martinez admitted that neither player is
EPL Talk - Thu Jun 14 10:35 AM
London (AFP) – Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their title defence away to Arsenal on the weekend of August 11-12, the English Premier League announced Thursday as it unveiled the fixtures for the
EPL Talk - Mon Jun 11 4:44 PM
London (AFP) – Vietnam will stage the draw for the first round of next season’s English League Cup on Friday. The League Cup, won by Manchester City in February, is sponsored by Thai energy drinks
EPL Talk - Mon Jun 11 8:35 AM
Saint Petersburg (AFP) – The globalisation of the Premier League is often blamed for hampering home-grown players but the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have played a key role in boosting England’s World
EPL Talk - Sun Jun 10 6:35 PM
Madrid (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hit back at Yaya Toure denying accusations he’s racist in an interview on Spanish television. “He knows I’m not, ” insisted Guardiola when asked about Toure’s previous claims the Spaniard “has problems with Africans”. “What do you want me t...
EPL Talk - Fri Jun 8 10:10 PM
Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) – Joachim Loew has slammed Germany fans who booed Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan during Friday’s 2-1 World Cup warm-up victory over Saudi Arabia. The Germans broke a five-match winless streak as striker Timo Werner scored and Omar Hawsawi netted an own goal before...
EPL Talk - Mon Jun 4 5:30 PM
Paris (AFP) – Midfielder Yaya Toure accused Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola of having “problems with Africans” in an interview to be published on Tuesday by France Football magazine. “He insists he has no problems with black players, because he is too intelligent to be caught out, ” Toure s...
EPL Talk - Mon Jun 4 5:05 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will start the English champions’ quest for a first Champions League title from the stands next season after being hit with a two-game touchline ban by UEFA on Monday. Liverpool were also fined 20, 000 euros (£17, 567) by UEFA for the damage ca...
EPL Talk - Mon Jun 4 4:20 PM
Paris (AFP) – Midfielder Yaya Toure accused Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola of having “problems with Africans” in an interview to be published on Tuesday by France Football magazine. “He insists he has no problems with black players, because he is too intelligent to be caught out, ” Toure s...
EPL Talk - Mon Jun 4 12:50 PM
Brussels (AFP) – Belgium coach Roberto Martinez delivered a 24-man World Cup squad on Monday with his iconic but often injured captain Vincent Kompany on the roster, accompanied by a potential replacement. The Manchester City central defender picked up an injury in a friendly with Portugal on Sat...
EPL Talk - Thu May 31 1:10 AM
London (AFP) – Manchester City defender Danilo has played down the row surrounding team mate Raheem Sterling’s gun tattoo. A picture of Sterling’s tattooed leg appeared on the front page of Britain’s popular Sun tabloid on Tuesday and prompted criticism from anti-gun campaigners. But the 23-year-...
EPL Talk - Wed May 30 6:01 PM
Madrid (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has ruled out Manchester City signing Real Madrid´s Isco this summer and described the European champions as a “spectacular team”. Guardiola, speaking at a Johan Cruyff Foundation event in Barcelona on Wednesday, also made another staunch defence of his decision to w...
EPL Talk - Tue May 29 10:15 AM
London (AFP) – Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling has been forced to defend his new tattoo of an M16 assault rifle. Sterling posted a picture of himself training with his England team-mates at St George’s Park, with a tattoo of an assault rifle on the winger’s right calf clearly vis...
EPL Talk - Tue May 29 6:00 AM
Premier League champions Manchester City are heading to the United States this summer for a preseason tour before they embark on their 2018/19 campaign. Just weeks before Man City faces Chelsea in the FA Community Shield in early August, Pep Guardiola’s team will be warming up with friendlies aga...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 5:15 PM
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Brazil star Neymar has paved the way for a potentially early departure from Paris Saint-Germain by declaring he “really wants to” work under Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola. Speculation that Neymar could leave PSG only a year after signing a record-setting 222 million e...
EPL Talk - Tue May 22 10:07 AM
London (AFP) – West Ham announced former Real Madrid and Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager on Tuesday, replacing David Moyes at the helm of the Premier League club. The 64-year-old Chilean left his role with Hebei China Fortune over the weekend and flew to London for tal...
EPL Talk - Sun May 20 11:10 PM
London (AFP) – The chairman of English Premier League champions Manchester City is confident the club will reach even greater heights under the “relentless” Pep Guardiola despite having just completed a record-breaking season. City became the first Premier League champions to post 100 points and...
EPL Talk - Fri May 18 12:25 PM
Madrid (AFP) – Sergio Aguero says he will probably never play alongside close friend Lionel Messi at club level as he is staying at Manchester City and his compatriot will never leave Barcelona. Argentine Aguero also explained that he has suffered from a knee injury since 2013 but that surgery ha...
EPL Talk - Fri May 18 11:13 AM
London (AFP) – Former England first choice goalkeeper Joe Hart admitted he is finding it hard to accept being omitted from the England World Cup squad by Gareth Southgate. The 31-year-old — England’s number one goalkeeper at both the 2010 and 2014 World Cup finals — has suffered a dramatic fall f...
EPL Talk - Thu May 17 10:10 PM
Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentina striker Sergio Aguero said on Thursday that he feels “like new” and is ready to play his “best World Cup” in Russia despite struggling in recent months with a knee injury. The 29-year-old hasn’t played for Manchester City since their Champions League quarter-final d...
EPL Talk - Thu May 17 6:40 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola signed a new deal to remain as Man City coach until 2021 on Thursday after a record-breaking season which saw the club run away with the Premier League title. Guardiola masterminded an historic campaign as City became the first side in English foo...
EPL Talk - Wed May 16 3:50 PM
London (AFP) – Trent Alexander-Arnold has been included in England’s squad for the World Cup as Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere were the big-name casualties of Gareth Southgate’s youth revolution. The England manager confirmed on Wednesday that, as widely anticipated, he had omitted both on-loan West...
EPL Talk - Tue May 15 2:20 PM
London (AFP) – Phil Jones says beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final would give Manchester United a huge boost as they plot to depose Manchester City as Premier League champions. The 26-year-old England defender said victory at Wembley on Saturday would raise morale at the club before the players r...
EPL Talk - Mon May 14 10:50 PM
Rome (AFP) – Former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has been given the job of reviving the fortunes of Italy’s national team six months after their shock failure to qualify for the World Cup. Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after...
EPL Talk - Mon May 14 9:33 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – An estimated 100, 000 Manchester City supporters filled the sun-kissed streets of the city to hail their team as they paraded the English Premier League trophy on Monday. The victorious squad and manager Pep Guardiola were driven through the streets in an open-...
EPL Talk - Mon May 14 9:33 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – An estimated 100, 000 Manchester City supporters filled the sun-kissed streets of the city to hail their team as they paraded the English Premier League trophy on Monday. The victorious squad and manager Pep Guardiola were driven through the streets in an open-...
EPL Talk - Mon May 14 9:25 PM
Rome (AFP) – Former Manchester City and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has been given the job of reviving the fortunes of Italy’s national team, the Italian football federation (FIGC) confirmed on Monday. Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after the fo...
EPL Talk - Sun May 13 11:40 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester City set the seal on a record-breaking season by becoming the first side in English top flight history to hit 100 points with victory at Southampton on Sunday. City also added another landmark by winning the league by a record 19 points from local rivals Manchester Unite...
EPL Talk - Sun May 13 6:28 PM
Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City became the first Premier League side to reach 100 points as the champions capped their memorable season in style thanks to a 1-0 win at Southampton on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s side have been focused on rewriting the record books since clinching...