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Guardian - Tue Jan 30 11:08 PM
Liverpool’s epic defeat of Manchester City this month was beginning to look like a Pyrrhic victory through being followed by two unexpected losses against team from the bottom of the Premier League, but goals from Emre Can and Roberto Firmino and a late penalty from Mohamed Salah helped them stop...
Guardian - Tue Jan 30 5:51 PM
• City interested in Algeria international due to Sané injury • Leicester yet to receive a bid for Mahrez despite reports Manchester City have been told it will take a “mind-blowing” offer to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester, with Pep Guardiola understood to be keen on adding the Algeria internat...
Guardian - Tue Jan 30 1:28 PM
• City met release clause in central defender’s contract • Transfer fee outstrips amount paid for Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City have signed the central defender Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao. The Premier League leaders met the 23-year-old’s £57.2m release clause last week in a deal which...
Guardian - Mon Jan 29 7:39 PM
• Athletic Bilbao say £57.2m figure has been met by unspecified club • City have been chasing France Under-21 international since 2016 Aymeric Laporte is expected to arrive at Manchester City after Athletic Bilbao confirmed their €65m (£57.2m) buyout clause for the 23-year-old France Under-21 int...
Guardian - Mon Jan 29 7:00 PM
After Joe Bennett’s challenge on Leroy Sané it is natural to wonder whether VAR should be extended to include tackles, but the consequences could be confusing and complex Joe Bennett’s challenge on Leroy Sané has left the winger injured for up to a month. It was late and it was deliberate, an att...
Guardian - Mon Jan 29 8:23 AM
Michy Batshuayi might be just what Chelsea need, VAR creates fresh farce and Coventry’s on-field outlook brightens at last Cardiff are not the first team to irk Pep Guardiola this season with their aggressive style but the constant fouling and Lee Mason’s conservative use of cards meant Mancheste...
Guardian - Sun Jan 28 8:13 PM
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Guardian - Sun Jan 28 8:10 PM
• City forward ‘out for a while’ after heavy challenge by Joe Bennett • ‘The players are the artists and you have to take care of them’ Pep Guardiola reported that Leroy Sané would be out for a few weeks at least, as he complained about Cardiff City’s overly physical approach in this FA Cup tie o...
Guardian - Sun Jan 28 6:15 PM
Pep Guardiola saw red. Very deliberately, the Manchester City manager unwrapped the chunky scarf from around his neck and lobbed it back towards the dugout. He had argued long and loudly with the fourth official, Robert Jones, and he had a case. Bernardo Silva’s shot had fizzed into the roof of t...
Guardian - Sun Jan 28 3:45 PM
Latest updates from the 4pm kickoff in Cardiff Warnock dreams of inflicting more FA Cup pain Email Nick or tweet: @NickAmes82 3.45pm GMT The BBC are showing a little montage of Warnock’s old dressing room rants. He’s definitely calmed down – there’s a perpetual glint in the eye now, a certain sel...
Guardian - Sat Jan 27 10:30 PM
The veteran Cardiff manager has form of knocking out City and hopes memories of 1991 with Notts County can inspire his team against Pep Guardiola’s side Neil Warnock is in his element, laughing at the memory of his biggest scalp in the FA Cup, a competition that he has been involved in for 49 yea...
Guardian - Sat Jan 27 10:30 PM
• ‘We cannot pay that right now, they tell me. That is the truth’ • £57m fee agreed for Aymeric Laporte would be a club record Pep Guardiola has said that Manchester City cannot spend big on every squad position despite the richest club in the country having agreed a club-record fee for Athletic...
Guardian - Fri Jan 26 9:28 PM
• Defender set to arrive in Manchester next week • Centre-half will sign five-year contract at Etihad Manchester City have agreed a £57m deal for Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte, with the defender set to arrive next week. The 23-year-old is expected to sign a five-year contract at the Etihad St...
Guardian - Fri Jan 26 7:22 PM
All the news and match previews for this weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round matches If Manchester City are to complete the quadruple they will have to get past a team whose form has been somewhat mixed in recent weeks. Cardiff are undefeated in four games having lost their previous four games, but wit...
Guardian - Fri Jan 26 5:15 PM
• ‘Here the TV decide the fixtures and we’ll adjust, ’ says manager • Guardiola will not rest players en masse as he warns of Cardiff test Pep Guardiola has said Manchester City will challenge for an unprecedented quadruple by adapting to an intense schedule rather than resting players en masse a...
Guardian - Thu Jan 25 8:50 AM
Today’s fluff has been a liar, been a thief Aymeric Laporte is Manchester City -bound, according to the Sun, with the defender deciding that his decision to stay at Athletic Bilbao rather than head to England back in the summer of 2016 was, on reflection, a poor one. A bid of £57m will trigger th...
Guardian - Wed Jan 24 5:39 PM
• Chelsea still need to convince Dzeko to return to Stamford Bridge • 31-year-old Bosnian to be offered a contract until at least 2020 Chelsea have had a £44m bid plus add-ons (£13.2m) for Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri accepted and hope to bring the two players to Stamford Bridge before the tra...
Guardian - Wed Jan 24 10:24 AM
Manchester City have qualified for their first chance at silverware under Pep Guardiola after seeing Bristol City in a 2-3 (3-5 Agg) win at Ashton Gate. Speaking after the match Guardiola revealed that it was 'a really good game, against a tough team' but said his players must keep control for...
Guardian - Wed Jan 24 12:20 AM
Bristol City pushed Manchester City hard and Lee Johnson wants to build on the semi-final to reach Premier League After the tantalising and rip-roaring first leg, Pep Guardiola invited Lee Johnson and his Bristol City coaching staff in to his office to talk over what was a truly glorious advert f...