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Guardian - Wed Dec 27 10:05 PM
Pep Guardiola’s team may have claimed victory by just one goal but the gulf in class between the two sides at St James’s Park was still palpably huge After five seconds, Jonjo Shelvey tried to score from near the halfway line. Ederson saved the Newcastle United midfielder’s ambitious effort with...
Guardian - Wed Dec 27 9:53 PM
Raheem Sterling’s first-half goal stretched both Manchester City’s winning run and their lead at the top of the Premier League but much as Newcastle United were frequently bewildered by Pep Guardiola’s players, they refused to bow to their bewitching beauty. On an Arctic night, Rafael Benítez ini...
Guardian - Wed Dec 27 6:45 PM
All the latest from the 7.45pm GMT kick-off at St. James’ Park Email Simon or Tweet: @Simon_Burnton Kompany keen to extend ‘special feeling’ of winning run 100 best footballers in the world: the full list 10.58pm GMT Hello world! Manchester United have tried. Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham have...
Guardian - Wed Dec 27 2:30 PM
The manager’s complaints over a lack of spending are amusing but there is no doubt Manchester City’s rise has made the job of bringing success back to Old Trafford more difficult In terms of attention-grabbing headlines and photographs of Manchester United’s manager looking less than delighted wi...
Guardian - Wed Dec 27 11:51 AM
• ‘I have been in that position for 21 years so I can’t start to complain now’ • Wenger says he expects progress on new Arsenal deal for Jack Wilshere Arsène Wenger has hinted José Mourinho should stop complaining about being unable to match Manchester City’s spending power. Wenger has insisted h...
Guardian - Tue Dec 26 10:30 PM
• Leaders go to Newcastle looking for 18th straight Premier League win • We have a feeling of duty towards the game at Newcastle, says captain Vincent Kompany believes Manchester City’s desire to retain “that special feeling” derived from a record 17 consecutive Premier League wins will motivate...
Guardian - Tue Dec 26 9:28 PM
José Mourinho pointed to how Manchester City have bought full-backs ‘for the price of strikers’ after his side could only draw 2-2 with Burnley at Old Trafford. Mourinho added that his team are rebuilding and said Arsenal and Tottenham should be equally criticised for struggling to mount a title...
Guardian - Tue Dec 26 7:24 PM
• Mourinho complains Manchester City ‘spend striker money on full-backs’ • Manager says United concede too many ‘s’ goals José Mourinho pointed to how Manchester City have bought full-backs for the usual value of strikers and said Manchester United’s investment of close to £300m since he arrived...
Guardian - Tue Dec 26 8:30 AM
Bristol City celebration and Cricket World Cup final were among the highlights in a year when sport too often seemed to reflect the corrosion of the world around it The sight of Bristol City’s manager sweeping up a 10-year-old ballboy in a dance of pure joy to celebrate their team’s last-minute c...
Guardian - Mon Dec 25 10:29 PM
• Coach ready to make changes to lineup ahead of trip to Newcastle • ‘We ran a lot last season as well. As a manager I’m good with that’ Pep Guardiola believes the depth of his Manchester City squad will prevent burn-out over the intense festive programme. The 4-0 victory against Bournemouth on S...
Guardian - Mon Dec 25 2:39 PM
United manager’s public criticism of his players was the latest sign he is feeling the pressure as his side trail Manchester City in the Premier League title race The question was harmless enough but the response was revealing. In the King Power Stadium, with the pain of Leicester City’s late equ...
Guardian - Sun Dec 24 8:30 AM
The Observer fans’ network on the season so far: City’s commanding lead, a nervous wait for Benítez and the problem with Sparky • Part 1: Arsenal to Liverpool It’s been amazing. Flying in the league, and near faultless form in the Champions League too, with five wins from five before a meaningles...
Guardian - Sun Dec 24 12:05 AM
It is considered ‘inappropriate’ to ask about the money behind Pep Guardiola’s team, and other leading clubs, but we should be asking the hard questions Even though I come from the red side of Manchester, I want Manchester City to win every game they play now. Hoping City fail is like hoping a gr...
Guardian - Sat Dec 23 7:37 PM
• Striker Sergio Agüero unhappy not to play in the Manchester derby • Guardiola: ‘I understand the feelings but I respect Sergio’ Pep Guardiola insisted he understood why Sergio Agüero is unhappy at not always being selected for Manchester City’s biggest games, describing the striker as a “legend...
Guardian - Sat Dec 23 5:04 PM
It is not a stretch to say Manchester City barely moved out of second gear and were still a class above Bournemouth. This was a record-extending 17th consecutive Premier League win and with Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Watford to complete their festive programme, by 2 January the run may...
Guardian - Fri Dec 22 10:30 PM
• De Bruyne and Sterling were both lucky in Spurs game, he adds • Manager wants all players looked after and referees to enforce the rules Pep Guardiola has appealed for more protection for his players from referees following incidents in the last league game against Tottenham when Kevin De Bruyn...
Guardian - Fri Dec 22 4:13 PM
Manchester City player’s reaction to violent racist assault is proof that he is a hugely impressive young man There were plenty of extreme reactions to England’s Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Iceland, a defeat so gruelling even the players’ faces seemed to deteriorate in the late stages, mouths...
Guardian - Fri Dec 22 8:40 AM
Today’s fluff is feeling festive Pep Guardiola is helping Raheem Sterling to fulfil his potential, no doubt about that. The same goes for John Stones. He has even turned Fabian Delph and Sergio Agüero into better players, which, for different reasons, didn’t seem possible. But still, like Guardio...
Guardian - Fri Dec 22 8:20 AM
How will Arsenal cope with Liverpool’s fearsome foursome, the Mark Hughes ultimatum and whether Sam Allardyce will ever win over Everton fans It would be a dereliction of duty if Arsène Wenger has not spent the past few days coming up with a way to stop Liverpool’s fearsome attack from running ri...
Guardian - Thu Dec 21 7:01 PM
The Championship side’s fearless play in the Carabao Cup win over Manchester United may inspire Premier League teams trying to combat Manchester City There are too few games that I can say are really special – especially those I’ve not played in – but watching my first professional club, Bristol...
Guardian - Thu Dec 21 4:16 PM
• Police and stewards had to separate up to 20 players and members of staff • Decision follows review of evidence from clubs and other eyewitnesses The Football Association has said it will take no action over the tunnel clashes which followed Manchester City’s win at Manchester United this month...
Guardian - Thu Dec 21 1:39 PM
• Arsenal forward and Southampton defender wanted by league leaders • Guardiola also keen on midfielder with Yaya Touré set to leave in summer Pep Guardiola has informed Manchester City’s hierarchy that he would like to sign Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, with...