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EPL Talk - Sun Feb 18 11:13 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola will finally step out at Wigan Athletic’s DW Stadium in Manchester City’s fifth-round FA Cup tie with the third-tier side on Monday — 13 years after he almost joined the Lancashire club as a player. The Spanish midfielder was looking to extend his...
EPL Talk - Sun Feb 18 2:05 AM
Wigan (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City’s bid for a historic quadruple rolls into Wigan for Monday’s FA Cup fifth round tie, with avenging a shock defeat to the Latics in the 2013 final also in mind. Pep Guardiola’s side have blown away any suggestion injuries and fatigue could derail thei...
EPL Talk - Fri Feb 16 7:15 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expressed sympathy Friday for the victims of child-abuser and former youth coach Barry Bennell after some of those directly affected launched legal action against the Premier League leaders. Bennell was found guilty at Live...
EPL Talk - Thu Feb 15 1:15 PM
London (AFP) – Leicester boss Claude Puel says Manchester City should have shown his club more respect in their late bid to sign star forward Riyad Mahrez in January. The winger was back in the Foxes squad last weekend against City after a self-imposed 10-day absence from the club following the b...
EPL Talk - Wed Feb 14 1:45 AM
Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) – Ilkay Gundogan says there is still more to come from Manchester City after their “perfect” 4-0 rout of Basel left them on the verge of the Champions League quarter-finals. The runaway Premier League leaders destroyed Basel’s morale with a three-goal burst after just 23...
EPL Talk - Tue Feb 13 10:02 PM
Saturday’s live broadcast of the Manchester City against Leicester City game on the over-the-air NBC network averaged 1.24 million viewers this past Saturday, February 10. The live Premier League match, which league leaders Manchester City won 5-1, delivered NBC’s largest Premier League audience...
EPL Talk - Tue Feb 13 9:50 PM
Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) – Ilkay Gundogan dazzled with two goals in Manchester City’s 4-0 romp at FC Basel on Tuesday to leave the Premier League leaders on the verge of the Champions League quarter-finals. Pep Guardiola’s side effectively settled the last 16 tie after just 23 minutes by racing...
EPL Talk - Tue Feb 13 5:25 PM
The 2017/18 League Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City has been moved to the ESPN flagship network in a big boost for soccer fans in the United States. The match, will be shown live from Wembley Stadium in England, was originally scheduled to air only on ESPN Deportes. But now that ESPN...
EPL Talk - Mon Feb 12 8:12 PM
Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) – Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insisted on Monday that the “time is now” for his team to make a serious mark in Europe, but brushed off talk of winning a quadruple this season. Runaway Premier League leaders City face Basel at St. Jakob-Park on Tuesday in thei...
EPL Talk - Mon Feb 12 6:33 PM
Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) – Basel coach Raphael Wicky is planning another upset against Manchester City in Tuesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg, after shocking Manchester United in this season’s group stage. Jose Mourinho’s United suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat at Basel’s Sankt Jakob Park...
EPL Talk - Mon Feb 12 6:20 PM
Paris (AFP) – Premier League leaders Manchester City have the most expensive squad in history, according to a report published on Monday by the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory. The research values Pep Guardiola’s squad at 878 million euros ($1.08 billion), with Paris Saint-Germain second on...
EPL Talk - Mon Feb 12 12:55 AM
London (AFP) – The club record £57 million ($80 million) capture of French centre-back Aymeric Laporte took Manchester City’s spending on defence in the past year beyond the budgets of many nations. But the Frenchman could be the final piece of a more than £200 million defensive overhaul to provi...