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Guardian - Mon Sep 11 6:36 PM
• Mané sent off after high boot in challenge with Manchester City’s Ederson • Forward is set to miss two league games and Carabao Cup fixture Liverpool are set to appeal the length of Sadio Mané’s three-match ban for his dismissal against Manchester City. Mané was sent off for raising his foot in...
Guardian - Mon Sep 11 9:18 AM
Today’s tittle-tattle could have it all, my empire of dirt With Vincent Kompany’s run of rotten luck with injuries showing no sign of abating, Nicolás Otamendi looking a total liability and Jonnny Evans still playing for West Bromwich Albion, Manchester City will attempt to lure Toby Alderweireld...
Guardian - Mon Sep 11 8:34 AM
Brighton provide perfect response, Everton are embarrassed, Liverpool have concerns beyond defence and Rafael Benítez sees progress from afar Eddie Howe has worked wonders in overseeing Bournemouth’s exhilarating rise but his present task looks rather less attractive. They have yet to win a point...
Guardian - Sun Sep 10 10:30 PM
Sadio Mané’s red card was not bad luck but bad judgment and Liverpool’s resultant collapse allowed Manchester City to show their best side If you can meet a 5-0 thrashing and a messy 1-1 draw and treat those two impostors exactly the same; well, there is a fair chance you will be a testy, process...
Guardian - Sun Sep 10 8:27 PM
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Guardian - Sun Sep 10 12:00 PM
José Mourinho’s side are well placed to challenge the cream of the continent but on recent form it’s hard to justify England’s Champions League prominence European football returns this week, and though the individual highlight may well be the look of distaste on Alexis Sánchez’s face as he comes...
Guardian - Sun Sep 10 9:59 AM
An extract from Scott Murray’s ‘The Title: The Story of the First Division’ describes how a pooch named Major saved the club that became Manchester United Something had been stirring in Manchester. City had come to prominence in the 1903-04 season, finishing runners-up to The Wednesday while scor...
Guardian - Sat Sep 9 7:54 PM
• Klopp says challenge was ‘an accident’ but Liverpool will not appeal red card • City goalkeeper Ederson avoids serious injury in collision with forward Jürgen Klopp described the red card shown to Sadio Mané in Liverpool’s 5-0 humbling at Manchester City as “very unlucky” but indicated he will...
Guardian - Sat Sep 9 6:15 PM
Belgian’s sensational display against Liverpool shows what it takes to stay ahead in the increasingly fierce competition for places at Manchester City Just before the hour mark, and as Gabriel Jesus was replaced by Leroy Sané amid applause from the home supporters on the back of a devastating dis...
Guardian - Sat Sep 9 5:46 PM
Managers Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp give their reactions after City’s Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane both scored twice to steer Manchester City to a 5-0 victory over Liverpool on Saturday, inflicting Juergen Klopp's heaviest loss in management in 11 years. Liverpool's capitulation at the Etihad...
Guardian - Sat Sep 9 2:43 PM
By the time this game had finished Ederson, Manchester City’s goalkeeper, had just reappeared from the x-ray suite at the nearby clinic where he had been taken to check his cheekbone or jaw were still in working order. Ederson had been caught flush in the face, head-high, by Sadio Mané’s flying s...
Guardian - Sat Sep 9 11:41 AM
Live updates from the 12.30pm BST Premier League match Email scott.murray@theguardian.com with your thoughts Barney Ronay: Guardiola v Klopp clash can ignite the season Coutinho left out of Liverpool squad for Etihad visit 11.41am BST Both teams make three changes to their pre-break starting XIs....
Guardian - Fri Sep 8 7:07 PM
The Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, confirms Philippe Coutinho will not be included in the matchday squad to face Manchester City. Klopp said that Coutinho has been omitted in order to train and improve his match fitness. The Brazilian has not played for Liverpool this season after handing in a...
Guardian - Fri Sep 8 5:11 PM
Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of Manchester City’s match against Liverpool because of a calf injury. Kompany suffered the knock in Belgium’s 9-0 victory over Gibraltar during the international break. It brings an end to the 31-year-old’s run of 11 consecutive appearances, the longest for th...
Guardian - Fri Sep 8 3:14 PM
This should be a feast of attacking play as Pep Guardiola’s possession-based tactics take on Jürgen Klopp’s aggressive forward line. Manchester City and Liverpool each harbour title hopes so this should offer a gauge of how close they may go. Last season’s corresponding match ended 1-1 and two ye...
Guardian - Fri Sep 8 2:40 PM
• City captain suffered the knock in Belgium’s 9-0 victory over Gibraltar • Guardiola says there was ‘zero chance’ of Raheem Sterling going to Arsenal Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of Manchester City’s match against Liverpool with a calf problem, an injury that will revive concern about the...
Guardian - Fri Sep 8 1:27 PM
• Jürgen Klopp says Coutinho needs more time to be fully match fit • Brazilian handed in transfer request after interest from Barcelona Philippe Coutinho will not be in the Liverpool squad for the Premier League match against Manchester City, Jürgen Klopp has said. Speaking at a press conference...
Guardian - Fri Sep 8 11:30 AM
Liverpool’s trip to Manchester City pitches the team with the most goals from counterattacks against the side who top the list for possession and passes. It has the feel of a pivotal moment Enough of the false starts, the window-wangling, the angsty autumn qualifiers. After an early season spent...
Guardian - Thu Sep 7 1:00 PM
Pep Guardiola has spent £158m on his rearguard but not bought a centre-back and a shortage in that position could be exposed by Liverpool, which would augur badly for the season Despite a £226m summer transfer splurge, Manchester City are still vulnerable in central defence as Pep Guardiola’s tea...
Guardian - Thu Sep 7 10:50 AM
The transfer window has shut, the first international break is over and the real business is about to begin. Can any of Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham or Manchester United be content with the state of their squads? August never seems an entirely satisfactory month. The closing of...
Guardian - Wed Sep 6 10:40 AM
It’s time for Gareth Southgate to drop Joe Hart, Aaron Hughes embodies Northern Ireland’s ambition and Ben Woodburn has once again proved himself for Wales Before the games against Malta and Slovakia Gareth Southgate suggested no other goalkeeper had “staked a strong enough claim” to take over fr...
Guardian - Wed Sep 6 8:58 AM
Today’s tittle-tattle is surveying the wreckage It’s been almost a week since the transfer window closed, and all over the country players are sheepishly returning to training. Virgil van Dijk is running extra hard at Southampton, and Diego Costa is jetting back to London , if only because Atléti...
Guardian - Tue Sep 5 10:30 PM
• Manchester City were prepared to pay £18m for West Brom’s Evans • Evans says countries will fear Northern Ireland in a World Cup play-off Jonny Evans is claiming he was never distracted by Manchester City’s interest during the transfer window but was inspired to become a better player by the cl...
Guardian - Tue Sep 5 9:23 AM
Today’s whispers got a late call-up In a world where Jesse Lingard can collect six figures every week from the vault underneath the Old Trafford pitch – in return for 84 minutes of bench-based Snapchat stories and six minutes of dogged, diligent wingplay – one has got to take their hat off to Dan...