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Guardian - Sun Jul 22 9:00 PM
With just weeks until the big kick-off Arsenal, Liverpool and West Ham have been among the biggest spenders A new manager has arrived and five players have joined, with key signings in goal, defence and, not before time, defensive midfield. Unai Emery has since declared his squad “complete”, with...
Guardian - Sat Jul 21 12:45 PM
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was happy with his side’s display against Borussia Dortmund despite the 1-0 defeat in Chicago on Friday. Guardiola discusses Riyad Mahrez, and goalkeeper Joe Hart, whose future remains up in the air Riyad Mahrez makes first Manchester City appearance in defea...
Guardian - Sat Jul 21 10:30 AM
Manchester City 0-1 Borussia Dortmund (Götze 28) Guardiola: ‘The players did very well and I am so satisfied’ The Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, was happy with his side’s display against Borussia Dortmund despite the 1-0 defeat in Chicago. Mario Götze scored the only goal of the pre-seas...
Guardian - Fri Jul 20 5:25 PM
• William Toner jailed on Friday for indecent assault • Toner claimed he scouted for City’s junior system Manchester City’s independent inquiry into the Barry Bennell scandal is investigating claims that another sex offender, jailed on Friday for four counts of indecent assault against a teenage...
Guardian - Fri Jul 20 11:00 AM
With 18 teams taking part across 22 venues over the next few weeks, the ICC tournament has taken pre-season friendies to different audiences around the globe Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and 15 other heavyweight European teams. Twenty-seven matches staged in 22 venues on three co...
Guardian - Fri Jul 13 6:52 PM
• Sarri to replace sacked Antonio Conte as manager • Midfielder Jorginho chooses Chelsea ahead of Manchester City Maurizio Sarri and Jorginho were at Stamford Bridge on Friday evening to complete their moves to Chelsea. Sarri is taking over as manager from Antonio Conte, who left his job on Thurs...
Guardian - Thu Jul 12 3:45 PM
• £60m signing has yet to discuss ‘precise’ role with manager • They want to go further in Europe each season, Mahrez adds Manchester City’s record signing, Riyad Mahrez, is confident he can not only break into the champions’ first team, but also help improve it. Despite City spending £60m on the...
Guardian - Wed Jul 11 1:33 PM
• Napoli president says Sarri’s move is in ‘hands of his lawyers’ • Jorginho has indicated preference for move to London over City The Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has claimed Maurizio Sarri’s move to Chelsea is edging closer and is “in the hands of his lawyers”, with Napoli’s former...
Guardian - Tue Jul 10 9:00 PM
• Long-term target finally secures move to Etihad • Pep Guardiola now setting sights on Napoli’s Jorginho Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, the 27-year-old costing a club record £60m that could rise to £75m with add-ons. Mahrez becomes Pep Guardiola’s...
Guardian - Tue Jul 10 8:31 AM
Today’s rumours are on the lively side A few months ago, it sounded like Napoli schemer Jorginho was on his way to Liverpool. Then Manchester City got involved, and the Italian midfielder seemed a shoo-in to join the Premier League champions. But at the last minute Chelsea have poked their neb in...
Guardian - Mon Jul 9 10:45 PM
• Pep Guardiola makes breakthrough in talks with Leicester City • Champions return for winger after being priced out in January Manchester City are optimistic Riyad Mahrez will be unveiled as their £60m record signing by Friday, after they made a breakthrough with Leicester City. The proposed tra...
Guardian - Sun Jul 8 6:39 PM
The wing-back was let go by Manchester City as a youngster and had to take a step back before a giant leap forward, as have many in Gareth Southgate’s team We’re on our way, we’re on our way. We’re going to Moscow. Or at least, that’s what they say – over and over in the England end through five...
Guardian - Tue Jul 3 10:29 PM
• Midfielder expected to complete transfer this week • City remain in pole position for £60m Riyad Mahrez Pep Guardiola hopes to sign Jorginho in time for the start of pre-season training on Monday, with Manchester City and Napoli close to finalising a deal for the midfielder. The 26-year-old is...
Guardian - Fri Jun 22 11:58 AM
• ‘Don’t listen to certain tabloids’ says England forward • Manchester City player was heavily criticised over gun tattoo Raheem Sterling has said he is baffled by the constant criticism of his lifestyle by a section of the media which convinces the 23-year-old England and Manchester City forward...
Guardian - Fri Jun 22 8:00 AM
Four years ago Stones did not make the cut for Brazil but now, thanks to Gareth Southgate’s belief, he is a vital part of the national team When John Stones pulled up a seat to discuss his first proper experiences of a World Cup, nobody was impudent enough to point out that Gareth Southgate’s pla...
Guardian - Wed Jun 20 11:01 PM
• City hope to finalise deal in coming days • Italy international to sign five-year contract Manchester City are close to completing the signing of Jorginho after agreeing an initial fee of €49m (£43m) with Napoli for the Italy midfielder. After weeks of negotiations with their Napoli counterpart...
Guardian - Tue Jun 19 5:53 PM
Ageing broadcasters | New presenter for Question Time | More Morris Minor tales | Jesus leads the line What is it with these broadcasters that they have to keep working well into their 70s and beyond ( David Dimbleby leaves Question Time but doesn’t give up broadcasting, 18 June ). Jenni Murray,...
Guardian - Sat Jun 16 10:00 PM
• Delph given permission to miss a match if necessary • Baby due two days after England’s match against Belgium Fabian Delph has come to terms with the possibility he will have to miss one of England’s matches at the World Cup while he returns home to attend the birth of his third child. Delph’s...
Guardian - Sat Jun 16 7:54 PM
Fabian Delph has described England 's training sessions as 'fiery' and 'spicy' before their World Cup opener against Tunisia on Monday. The midfielder also praised the influence his club manager Pep Guardiola has had on the England squad, with Manchester City providing four players. Delph admitte...
Guardian - Thu Jun 14 1:56 PM
The presence of some of the world’s best coaches in the Premier League can only help the national side in Russia July 4 1990 was the first time football broke my heart. I was six years old and spent three magical and exciting weeks watching England progress through the World Cup in Italy enthrall...
Guardian - Thu Jun 14 9:07 AM
• Champions travel to Emirates for Unai Emery’s Arsenal debut • Manchester United host Leicester; Spurs away at Newcastle Manchester City will start their Premier League title defence at Arsenal. The 2018-19 fixtures, announced on Thursday morning, handed Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking team an E...
Guardian - Sun Jun 10 5:49 PM
• Manchester City manager responds on Catalan TV • Touré left Etihad after eight years at season’s end Pep Guardiola has defended himself against Yaya Touré’s accusation that he has a problem with African players , calling the Ivorian’s claim a “lie”. Touré, who barely featured as Manchester City...
Guardian - Fri Jun 8 10:30 PM
• Manchester City defender spent all of Euro 2016 on bench • Adam Lallana praises Gareth Southgate despite missing out John Stones is intent upon making his mark at the World Cup after the disappointment of watching Euro 2016 from the substitutes bench, with the England centre-half expecting to r...
Guardian - Wed Jun 6 3:43 PM
The Manchester City forward has not repeated his league form for Germany and Julian Brandt offers more tactical flexibility By Martin Laurence for WhoScored , part of the Sport Network There have been a number of surprising omissions from World Cup squads this summer – Mauro Icardi , Radja Naingg...
Guardian - Wed Jun 6 3:08 PM
The 2016-17 accounts of all top-flight clubs and what the figures say about their health. Manchester United top the charts again with a £581m income and £57m profit Financial figures for 2016-17, for the 20 clubs that were in the Premier League during 2016-17. All details from the most recently p...
Guardian - Wed Jun 6 11:33 AM
As she prepares for a World Cup qualifier in Russia, the Manchester City forward says she is trying to control her temper but may slip occasionally … For Nikita Parris the past two years have been all about gaining control. Quite apart from learning when to slow down and when to speed up, she has...
Guardian - Tue Jun 5 10:44 PM
• Belgium midfielder dismisses claims against Man City manager • ‘When you don’t play there’s always something you try to find’ Kevin De Bruyne has dismissed concerns from his former Manchester City team-mate Yaya Touré over Pep Guardiola’s attitude towards African players, insisting the manager...
Guardian - Tue Jun 5 10:30 PM
• England forward responds to outcry over his gun tattoo • He calls on Gareth Southgate’s side to ‘be streetwise and clever’ Raheem Sterling has admitted he understands the frenzied reaction to the tattoo of a M16 assault rifle inked on his right calf but has not been affected by the furore, with...
Guardian - Mon Jun 4 4:31 PM
• Manager accused of spoiling Touré’s final season at City • ‘He manipulates and plays a lot with your head’ Yaya Touré has accused Pep Guardiola of seeking “revenge” against him, claiming the Manchester City manager’s coaching reputation is “a myth” and that he did “everything to spoil” the Ivor...
Guardian - Mon Jun 4 10:56 AM
• PFA young player of year not included in final 23 • Manager Löw also leaves out Leno, Tah and Pietersen Manchester City winger Leroy Sané has been omitted from Germany’s final 23-man World Cup squad, the German federation has confirmed on its Twitter account. Sané, who won the PFA young player...