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Guardian - Tue Apr 17 2:20 PM
He has struggled for games and form but Gareth Southgate is still set to take his 75-cap goalkeeper to Russia despite the claims of England’s younger trio ‘Three days ago against Spain, I felt like crying, ” admitted Vikash Dhorasoo. “I’m not a supporter, I’m not a spectator, I’m a football playe...
Guardian - Tue Apr 17 1:09 PM
• Vélez Sarsfield lose CAS appeal over teenager’s transfer • Pep Guardiola set to have £200m to spend this summer Manchester City have been cleared of any wrongdoing regarding the signing of Benjamin Garré by the court of arbitration for sport, clearing the way for Pep Guardiola to enter the summ...
Guardian - Tue Apr 17 11:11 AM
Our resident cartoonist on Manchester City’s fifth league title View all of David’s cartoons here Continue reading
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 10:42 PM
It was threatening to be another grim night for West Ham United and, for Joe Hart, a personal ordeal given that the England manager, Gareth Southgate, was here to see the latest evidence of his deterioration. Hart has already lost his place as England’s No 1 and, at this rate, he must be in dange...
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 10:35 PM
• Premier League champions came up short in Europe • Belgian wants competition for places to increase Kevin De Bruyne believes Manchester City’s ambition must be to win the Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s side secured the Premier League title on Sunday after winning the EFL Cup in February, yet...
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 10:35 PM
• Trip to Brighton on Tuesday is followed by an FA Cup semi-final • Spurs manager also keen to start next season strongly Mauricio Pochettino has passed on his congratulations to Manchester City on becoming Premier League champions and immediately turned his thoughts to how he and Tottenham might...
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 7:20 PM
Manchester City’s joyous romp to the Premier League title presents the manager with a different kind of opportunity You won. Fine. Now win again. Win better. Even in a moment of triumph, with his beautifully engineered seventh domestic title safely stowed away, it is hard to avoid that nagging pa...
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 4:57 PM
Max and co talk Manchester City’s title win, Manchester United’s latest slip-up, the pre- and post-Pardew bounces, big Bayern news and Ferraris Rate, review, share on Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud , Acast and Stitcher , and join the conversation on Facebook , Twitter and emai...
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 3:58 PM
Manchester City have exploited the area between the opposition centre-back and full-back and the roles of Fernandinho and Ederson have been crucial too Ottmar Hitzfeld, the former Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich coach, used to speak of the red zone, a central area of the pitch just outside th...
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 3:24 PM
City fan Chic Wilson, 75, reflects on how Pep Guardiola’s champions measure up and picks David Silva above Colin Bell as his all-time club great After Sunday I am ecstatic. It feels wonderful to be champions. The football we played all season was absolutely fantastic. And the way Manchester Unite...
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 2:19 PM
Council criticised for failing to put pressure on UAE to improve human rights record A group of Manchester residents has launched a campaign to name a new street after a jailed Emirati human rights activist in a bid to highlight human rights abuses by the United Arab Emirates, which has invested...
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 1:10 PM
With the Premier League title won and the wounds from the Champions League exit raw, we assess areas City’s manager must address to improve his team Pep Guardiola can bridle at the suggestion he does not adjust the gameplan when required and for the 3-0 Champions League quarter-final first-leg lo...
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 9:09 AM
Today’s tell-all cannot ‘unsee’ this Manchester City celebration video Crystal Palace fans will be most unhappy to learn that Wilfried Zaha is being linked with another move to Manchester. The last player signed by Sir Alex Ferguson before he retired as manager of United, Zaha failed to settle at...
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 8:19 AM
José Mourinho needs to make drastic changes, Rafael Benítez is getting best out of his players and Jordan Ayew is on a mission Having so meekly allowed Manchester City to claim the Premier League title, a process of rebuilding Manchester United into future champions starts now. The non-inclusion...
Guardian - Mon Apr 16 12:11 AM
Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight • Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photography The Dozen archive Continue reading
Guardian - Sun Apr 15 9:19 PM
• Manager says he could ‘smell’ a bad performance coming • Home defeat against West Brom hands the title to City José Mourinho said he could “smell” a bad performance coming from Manchester United after the 1-0 defeat by bottom-of-the-table West Bromwich Albion that confirmed Manchester City as P...
Guardian - Sun Apr 15 9:19 PM
The champions have had some exceptional performers – Ederson, Fernandinho, Leroy Sané and Raheem Sterling stand out – but Sergio Agüero and Kevin De Bruyne share top honours Ederson 9/10 A flawless debut season in English football – a stark contrast to Claudio Bravo’s disastrous 2016-17 campaign...
Guardian - Sun Apr 15 7:36 PM
Comparing title-winning sides from different eras is always tricky but Pep Guardiola’s champions will go down in history as one of the best to grace English football The statistics offer some measure of Manchester City’s greatness. They have won the title with a month to spare and are on course t...
Guardian - Sun Apr 15 6:28 PM
Pep Guardiola has guided Manchester City to an emphatic Premier League title. With the league title wrapped up a month from the end of the season and City on course for a record number of both points and goals it seems business as usual for Guardiola, if so are we only in the middle of his usual...
Guardian - Sun Apr 15 6:26 PM
The only surprise, perhaps, is that Manchester United have kept the title race going as long as they have when they are capable of playing with this lack of sophistication. Their defeat means Manchester City are the new Premier League champions and, as if that was not galling enough for José Mour...
Guardian - Sun Apr 15 6:01 PM
• West Brom beat Manchester United to hand title to City • Guardiola adds Premier League medal to Bundesliga and La Liga Manchester City have been confirmed as the Premier League champions after Manchester United slumped to a surprise 1-0 defeat at home to West Brom . City’s 3-1 victory over Tott...
Guardian - Sun Apr 15 4:43 PM
• Louise Quinn’s injury-time header seals 2-1 victory • 14-time winners will play Chelsea or Manchester City in final Louise Quinn’s injury-time header helped Arsenal edge past Everton and reach the Women’s FA Cup final after a dramatic semi-final at Rossett Park. The 14-time winners started the...
Guardian - Sun Apr 15 3:24 PM
Mourinho calls for more respect as United close on second Guardiola: ‘Title harder to win than Champions League’ Anything to add? You can email Rob Smyth 3.06pm BST Manchester United (4-3-3) De Gea; Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Mata, Lukaku, Sanchez. Substitutes: Pe...
Guardian - Sun Apr 15 2:23 PM
Dzeko proves players can succeed in an elite league outside England’s top 20 after not quite succeeding at Manchester City One of the joys of European football is catching up with familiar faces who have slightly fallen off the radar since leaving England. This applies less to global stars like G...
Guardian - Sat Apr 14 11:51 PM
• Manchester City manager says title would atone for European exit • ‘The league is everything the players deserve all my respect’ Pep Guardiola insisted that the Premier League is harder to win than the Champions League after Manchester City took a significant step towards claiming the title wit...
Guardian - Sat Apr 14 11:35 PM
The Premier League may never have had a greater friend of the football than David Silva, but time wears down even the most boyishly irrepressible of footballers And breathe again. On a misty night at Wembley Manchester City squared their shoulders, slapped themselves about the chops a few times a...
Guardian - Sat Apr 14 10:06 PM
If the true test of a team is how they cope in times of adversity, then Manchester City provided plenty of evidence of their claim to greatness with the response to their exit from the Champions League. The critics who had hoped to see another collapse from Pep Guardiola’s side have been silenced...
Guardian - Sat Apr 14 6:49 PM
Premier League updates from the 7.45pm kick-off at Wembley Guardiola claims Man City could fail to win league And you can email or tweet Niall your thoughts 6.48pm BST Tottenham: Lloris; Trippier, Sánchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Lamela; Kane. Subs: Son, Wanyama, Vorm, S...
Guardian - Sat Apr 14 12:50 PM
• De Bruyne, Sané and David Silva all in the running • Sessegnon, Rashford, Sterling competing for Young Player award Manchester City trio Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sané and David Silva have been shortlisted for the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award for the 2017-18 seaso...
Guardian - Sat Apr 14 9:22 AM
All Manchester United can do is keep winning while praying Manchester City perform a flop of Devon Loch proportions. They should have no problems cuffing aside West Brom, but if Pep Guardiola’s men have already won at Tottenham on Saturday it will be close to immaterial. Still, second place is de...
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...