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Guardian - Fri Apr 13 5:00 PM
Pep Guardiola goes to Wembley looking to avoid a fourth successive defeat for only the second time of his managerial career – if City win and Manchester United lose on Sunday, the league title is theirs. With a top four place almost secured, Tottenham should provide a stiff test having won the co...
Guardian - Fri Apr 13 2:50 PM
• Pep Guardiola unsure when Argentina striker will return • Guardiola claims he only has 14 fit players for trip to Wembley Pep Guardiola has cast doubt over Sergio Agüero playing for Manchester City again this season. Aguero suffered a knee problem that kept him out for a month before he managed...
Guardian - Fri Apr 13 10:10 AM
The gifted Algerian, who was signed by Kevin Keegan and inspired the side to promotion in a short-lived spell with the club, may be the best City player you’ve never seen Given the doom and gloom that has gripped Manchester City in the past few days, it may have escaped some people’s attention th...
Guardian - Fri Apr 13 9:03 AM
Today’s fluff needs some Shakabuku Even before their septem horribilis , Manchester City were planning to break the habit of a lifetime and spend some money in the transfer market this summer. Today’s rags suggest those plans have not changed too much, with Pep Guardiola wanting only a defensive...
Guardian - Thu Apr 12 11:24 AM
After a rough week for Pep Guardiola, if it is any consolation, he is far from alone in the Premier League in letting standards slip The image of Pep Guardiola with his head in his hands contemplating Manchester City’s Champions League exit from a seat in the Colin Bell stand is likely to be an e...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 10:32 PM
• Alexander-Arnold: ‘From the start in Europe we’re in it to win it’ • Defender believes his game has hit new heights this season Trent Alexander-Arnold has said Liverpool fear no one in the Champions League semi-final draw on Friday and believes his game reached new heights after being targeted...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 10:13 PM
After three straight defeats, City’s manager is not ‘a fraud’ and neither has he been ‘found out’ – rather rivals have realised how to exploit his side’s weak spots Is Pep Guardiola a bald fraud? Before Manchester City’s three consecutive defeats in the last eight days, this seemed to be one of t...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 9:35 PM
• PSG receive €120m a year from Qatar Tourism Authority • French club claim Neymar has made their deals more valuable Uefa has informed Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain they may face sanctions for breaches of financial fair play rules, relating to huge deals with Qatari sponsors which a preliminar...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 3:53 PM
• Manager charged for protest and communicating from stands • Liverpool charged over fans’ throwing of fireworks and objects Pep Guardiola has been charged with two disciplinary offences by Uefa after Manchester City’s Champions League defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday. The City manager faces a firs...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 2:22 PM
Manchester city manager Pep Guardiola couldn't hide his anger as his side crashed out of the Champions League to Liverpool on Tuesday night. City led through an early Gabriel Jesus goal, but had a goal ruled out controversially for offside minutes before half-time, Guardiola insisted those decisi...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 1:13 PM
Liverpool were more disciplined, organised and mature than Manchester City with Dejan Lovren shining light on the tactical input their manager had at half-time at the Etihad The Liverpool dressing room was a predictably emotional place around 8.30pm on Wednesday after a first half in which their...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 11:49 AM
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said his side overcame a Manchester City 'whirlwind' to seal their spot in the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday. Liverpool went behind after an early goal from Gabriel Jesus but goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino ensured Klopp's side reached the las...
Guardian - Wed Apr 11 12:12 AM
Pep Guardiola’s half-time bust-up helped bring Manchester City’s Champions League house of cards crashing down And fade to blue. Two billion pounds, 10 years and an entire Gulf state marketing plan in the making in the end Manchester City’s best shot so far at becoming the champions of Europe was...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 11:44 PM
• City manager was sent to stands after confronting referee • ‘He’s a referee he likes to feel different, he’s special’ Pep Guardiola blamed decisions that went against Manchester City in both Champions League quarter-final legs as they were knocked out by Liverpool 5-1 aggregate at the Etihad St...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 9:53 PM
In the away end, there were songs about winning the European Cup and, this being Liverpool, thousands of euphoric voices joining in with the follow-up shout of “again”. And why not? Liverpool had survived the thunderstorm, as Jürgen Klopp had put it, and at the end of this epic tussle it was a su...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 6:41 PM
Live updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-off at Etihad Stadium Roma v Barcelona – live with @Paul_Doyle Follow all Tuesday’s live scores here And you can email Rob with your thoughts 5.47pm BST For a man who has won the Champions League twice as a coach, Pep Guardiola has a fair bit to prove in the...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 5:47 PM
Sign up now ! Sign up now ! Sign up now ? Sign up now ! After being beaten 3-0 last week by Anfield, Manchester City will attempt to overturn that deficit in a more sedate environment on Tuesday and advance to Big Cup semi-finals. As they look forward to the game, most Citeh fans have been adaman...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 2:59 PM
Peter Barnes was the last City player to win the award. Who deserves it more this season: Raheem Sterling or Leroy Sané? By Martin Laurence for WhoScored , part of the Sport Network The votes for the PFA Player of the Year awards have been cast and the odds are stacked on a two-horse race between...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 12:19 PM
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is relishing what he calls a ‘special’ mood before facing Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Etihad on Tuesday. Liverpool lead 3-0 from the first leg, but Klopp believes the club’s previous experiences of high-profile Eu...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 11:50 AM
Pep Guardiola says only the ‘perfect game’ will do as Manchester City head into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium. Liverpool lead 3-0 from the first leg but the City manager believes anything can happen and insists his players will not...
Guardian - Tue Apr 10 11:39 AM
Our cartoonist on the derby defeat to Manchester United and the Champions League tie against Liverpool View all of David’s cartoons here Continue reading
Guardian - Mon Apr 9 10:40 PM
The world’s most expensive defender says his new club are the ‘perfect fit’ since joining from Southampton The world’s most expensive defender happens to be one of the calmest but it is not merely Virgil van Dijk’s unflappable nature that explains his confidence in Liverpool’s mission at Manchest...
Guardian - Mon Apr 9 10:40 PM
• Manager insists ‘this is half-time: the game is not over’ • Mohamed Salah expected to start after missing derby Jürgen Klopp believes that Liverpool must be prepared to weather “a thunderstorm” from Manchester City as they bid to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 2...
Guardian - Mon Apr 9 10:40 PM
Liverpool will be in the box seat in the Champions League second leg, with only seven teams in 126 having overturned a 3-0 deficit They tell a story at Manchester City, going back to the days when European Cup quarter‑finals were for other clubs, about a time when Liverpool, in their pomp, turned...
Guardian - Mon Apr 9 2:58 PM
• Manager says side must be clinical to overturn 3-0 first-leg deficit • Hopes players will be inspired to achieve remarkable comeback Pep Guardiola has challenged his Manchester City team to play “the perfect game” to overcome Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Eti...
Guardian - Mon Apr 9 7:21 AM
Danny Welbeck remains an enigma, Marko Arnautovic goes it alone and Rafael Benítez delivers a lesson to his boss Danny Welbeck stayed true to form by mixing the sublime with the ridiculous during Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Southampton, producing a contender for miss of the season moments before n...
Guardian - Sun Apr 8 11:17 PM
• Incident occurred as players left pitch at half-time in derby • City understood to believe Herrera’s action was deliberate Ander Herrera has denied spitting intentionally on the Manchester City crest as the midfielder left the pitch at half-time during the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium...
Guardian - Sun Apr 8 10:39 PM
• Manager admits: ‘It’s difficult for our mood not winning’ • But Guardiola sure City will create chances in second leg Pep Guardiola has admitted that Manchester City’s inability to maintain a two‑goal lead against Manchester United could weigh on players’ minds when seeking to overturn a 3-0 de...
Guardian - Sun Apr 8 9:45 AM
If Liverpool were considering parking the bus in the Champions League second leg on Tuesday, they should reconsider Forget the league title for a moment. This was an object lesson in why Manchester City are going to struggle to keep Liverpool’s players off the scoresheet when the Champions League...
Guardian - Sat Apr 7 10:34 PM
After two seasons the Liverpool manager has found a system that works, led by the £75m signing Virgil van Dijk “If we have to score five goals to win, then so be it, ” Vincent Kompany said when it was put to him that a single Liverpool goal at the Etihad on Tuesday would surely leave Manchester C...
Guardian - Sat Apr 7 9:29 PM
• Two-goal midfielder was pivotal figure in comeback from 2-0 down • Pep Guardiola also singles out Pogba for praise on the final whistle Paul Pogba was the pivotal figure in the memorable Manchester derby that prevented the Premier League leaders wrapping up the title early, scoring two quick go...
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Guardian - Sat Apr 7 8:24 PM
x The ice melts sadly around the unopened champagne. The fireworks remain unfired, the streamers tightly furled. José Mourinho, perhaps the greatest wet blanket in football history, had done it again. Manchester City’s celebrations will come but they are deferred, and that was Mourinho’s primary...
Guardian - Sat Apr 7 7:36 PM
For a long while, Manchester City had it sewn up. Or, at least, they thought they did. Blue smoke bombs were being let off. The first euphoric chants of “championees” could be heard and the Etihad was overdosing on schadenfreude given the history of these teams and the prospect of a title-winning...
Guardian - Sat Apr 7 4:55 PM
Live updates from the derby, kicking off at 5.30pm BST You can email Rob here with your thoughts Paul Wilson: City were rumbled at Anfield, now they must respond Live scoreboard: Saturday’s results and latest scores 4.37pm BST That’s a very strong City team , even though Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio A...
Guardian - Sat Apr 7 1:08 PM
Offering Paul Pogba to his club’s rivals is a classic, aggressive Mino Raiola trick. But does this join up some of the dots when it comes to the deterioration in the player’s form? The first time Zlatan Ibrahimovic met Mino Raiola, the agent who has looked after his business for the last 15 years...