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EPL Talk - Fri Mar 2 11:14 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Premier League champions Chelsea travel to Manchester City on Sunday 22 points adrift of the side destined to take their crown and fighting just to salvage a place in the top four. Antonio Conte’s men could be five points adrift of the Champions League places b...
EPL Talk - Fri Mar 2 6:30 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester City have been fined £50, 000 ($68, 000) for their players’ behaviour in the stormy FA Cup defeat against third tier Wigan. Several of Pep Guardiola’s stars surrounded referee Anthony Taylor following the controversial dismissal of City defender Fabian Delph in the first...
EPL Talk - Fri Mar 2 4:50 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has set his sights on returning from his lengthy injury lay-off in next month’s derby against Manchester United. Mendy has been sidelined since sustaining knee ligament damage in the Premier League leaders’ win over Crystal Palace in Septembe...
EPL Talk - Fri Mar 2 2:25 PM
London (AFP) – Antonio Conte has saluted “unstoppable” Manchester City as the Chelsea manager prepares for Sunday’s clash with the runaway Premier League leaders. Conte’s reigning champions head to Manchester lagging 22 points behind City and look certain to have to surrender the title to Pep Gua...
EPL Talk - Fri Mar 2 9:56 AM
London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola spoke of his admiration for Arsene Wenger after his Manchester City side steamrollered Arsenal for the second time in five days to increase the pressure on the Frenchman. The Gunners suffered another chastening 3-0 defeat at home on Thursday following a loss by the sa...
EPL Talk - Thu Mar 1 9:40 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester City piled more misery on beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with a 3-0 humbling of the Gunners on Thursday to open up a 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Four days on from crumbling meekly to a 3-0 defeat as City won their first silverware of the Pe...
EPL Talk - Thu Mar 1 6:15 PM
London (AFP) – Arsenal painted their pitch markings blue in a bid to combat the snow gripping London ahead of Manchester City’s visit to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday. With heavy snow coating the English capital in the 24 hours before the clash with the Premier League leaders, Arsenal took the...
EPL Talk - Wed Feb 28 11:29 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has admitted he would abandon his ‘yellow ribbon’ protest if requested to do so by his employers, Manchester City, or if he thought the issue was negatively impacting upon his players. The Catalan manager has been charged by the Football Associati...
EPL Talk - Wed Feb 28 3:30 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has insisted the Premier League title is the most important trophy for his team to win this season, ahead of even potential Champions League success. The runaway Premier League leaders already have one piece of silverware i...
EPL Talk - Wed Feb 28 11:54 AM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger on Wednesday said he was “amazed” at fresh speculation over his future as he prepares his team to face Manchester City just days after Arsenal’s League Cup final humiliation against Pep Guardiola’s men. The Frenchman has come under sustained fire since an abject displ...
EPL Talk - Wed Feb 28 12:45 AM
London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faces the might of Manchester City for the second time in five days on Thursday as the Gunners seek salvation after an abject display in losing the League Cup final 3-0. City’s victory on Sunday delivered the first trophy of the Pep Guardiola era and u...
EPL Talk - Tue Feb 27 6:03 PM
The 2018 League Cup final between Manchester City and Arsenal averaged 789, 000 viewers across ESPN and ESPN Deportes, up 50 percent compared to the 526, 000 viewers who watched the 2017 cup final on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS En Espanol. In the 3-0 Manchester City FC victory over Arsenal FC at...
EPL Talk - Tue Feb 27 3:05 PM
Paris (AFP) – Former Manchester City midfielder and France international Samir Nasri was handed a six-month doping ban “for using a prohibited method” by European football governing body UEFA on Tuesday. Nasri, 30, had appealed to UEFA for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) following a multi-vitam...
EPL Talk - Mon Feb 26 1:09 AM
London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s League Cup triumph against Arsenal could usher in an era of dominance for Manchester City but he had three veterans to thank for a comprehensive win at Wembley. City were not at their best in a scrappy first half on a bitingly cold February day on Sunday, failing to...
EPL Talk - Sun Feb 25 8:59 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola defended his decision to wear a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders after his side beat Arsenal 3-0 to win the League Cup final on Sunday. The Football Association on Friday charged Guardiola, saying the symbol sport...
EPL Talk - Sun Feb 25 7:33 PM
London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insisted his first trophy in English football was due to the skill and dedication of his players rather than his coaching magic touch after Sunday’s 3-0 romp past Arsenal in the League Cup final. Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were all on the scoreshee...
EPL Talk - Sun Feb 25 6:59 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester City won the first trophy of the Pep Guardiola era on Sunday, thumping a disappointing Arsenal 3-0 in the League Cup final at Wembley. Sergio Aguero opened the scoring and the Premier League leaders scored twice more in a dominant second-half display through Vincent Komp...
EPL Talk - Sun Feb 25 6:59 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester City won the first trophy of the Pep Guardiola era on Sunday, brushing Arsenal aside 3-0 in the League Cup final with the help of an old-fashioned route-one goal from Sergio Aguero. It was an impressive statement of intent from Guardiola’s team at Wembley after a shock F...
EPL Talk - Sun Feb 25 6:50 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester City rolled back the years on Sunday to win the first trophy of the Pep Guardiola era with three of their veteran players scoring in an emphatic 3-0 win against Arsenal at Wembley. Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were all on the scoresheet as City lifted t...
EPL Talk - Sun Feb 25 5:07 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola defied English football authorities on Sunday, arriving at Wembley for the League Cup final against Arsenal wearing a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders. The Football Association on Friday charged Guardiola, saying...
EPL Talk - Sun Feb 25 3:00 AM
If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Arsenal vs. Manchester City in the League Cup final, you’ve come to the right place. This season’s first piece of silverware is on the line in a match that is televised live from Wembley Stadium in England. ESPN will be broadcasting the match live wi...
EPL Talk - Sun Feb 25 12:30 AM
Even with 11 games remaining, it’s safe to assume that Manchester City have won the Premier League title. They currently sit 16 points clear on top of the table with a whopping 72 points and a goal difference of +59. While they may not break Chelsea’s record of the most points in a Premier League...
EPL Talk - Sat Feb 24 2:16 AM
London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola is anxious to play down suggestions that winning his first piece of silverware for Manchester City in Sunday’s League Cup final against Arsenal would herald a period of dominance. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach takes his side to Wembley with the Premier...