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Guardian - Fri Dec 15 10:30 PM
• Tottenham visit Manchester City after leaders vexed José Mourinho • ‘Sometimes it’s good to listen. It’s good to feel the pain’ It is one of Mauricio Pochettino’s guiding principles and, as he prepared for a defining test at Manchester City on Saturday, the Tottenham Hotspur manager mentioned i...
Guardian - Fri Dec 15 10:30 PM
• I never tell my players to make fouls, says Manchester City manager • Etihad club may enter January market for a central defender Pep Guardiola has hit back at José Mourinho’s claim that Manchester City commit tactical fouls by insisting he never instructs his players to do this. Mourinho made...
Guardian - Fri Dec 15 2:08 PM
• Bailly picked up ankle injury on international duty with Ivory Coast • Defender has not featured for United since defeat at Stamford Bridge Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will be sidelined for “two to three months” because he needs surgery on an ankle injury, manager José Mourinho has s...
Guardian - Fri Dec 15 1:39 PM
• Winger ruptured cruciate ligament against Manchester United last December • Bolasie could play on Monday if he comes through second under-23s match Yannick Bolasie could make his first Premier League appearance in 12 months on Monday as the Everton winger steps up his recovery from a serious kn...
Guardian - Fri Dec 15 12:45 PM
• ‘It’s not a problem, I know that he needs to grow, ’ says Atlético manager • Griezmann said exit last summer would have been a ‘dirty move’ Antoine Griezmann will be allowed to leave Atlético Madrid if the right opportunity comes along for the France forward, according to head coach Diego Simeo...
Guardian - Fri Dec 15 12:01 AM
Will there be goals galore again at the Etihad, could West Ham finish off Hughes and is Jack Wilshere the man to bring some beauty back into Arsenal’s play? Since 2010-11, when the two games between these sides featured one goal between them, this has not been a fixture for goalkeepers. In 12 mee...
Guardian - Wed Dec 13 10:26 PM
After the fiery tunnel bust-up with Manchester City at the weekend came this muted Manchester United display. They claimed victory but José Mourinho’s side are misfiring as their cross-town rivals continue to coast, winning a record 15th consecutive match at Swansea City tonight. The anomaly abou...
Guardian - Wed Dec 13 9:53 PM
By the time the evening temperature plunged and icy Tyneside pavements started turning treacherous, Newcastle United had already lost their footing. Undone by Wayne Rooney’s first-half goal, Rafael Benitez’s unsteady side were heading for a seventh defeat in eight games. Benitez will not have rel...
Guardian - Wed Dec 13 6:05 PM
• Deadline for FA investigation submissions extended to Friday • City and United expected to argue they were the passive party The Football Association’s prospects of discovering who was culpable for the fracas between players and staff of Manchester United and Manchester City on Sunday may be re...
Guardian - Wed Dec 13 12:20 PM
The fracas at Manchester United was supposedly all about José Mourinho demanding respect but upstartery is a lot of what makes sport great Is there a more elastic concept in modern football than “respect”? There certainly isn’t a more self-regardingly irritating one. Endlessly demanded, its absen...
Guardian - Tue Dec 12 10:31 PM
xxx ‘Bye-bye, ” José Mourinho said. His press conference had been cut short, he was out of his seat and his voice was not exactly filled with genuine warmth. But then he stopped in the doorway and we were given a tiny glimpse of what Ederson, Manchester City’s goalkeeper, encountered in the labyr...
Guardian - Tue Dec 12 5:10 PM
Pep Guardiola denies that Manchester City celebrated excessively following their derby win over city rivals Manchester United. Asked if his players had enjoyed the 2-1 victory at Old Trafford too much Guardiola replies ‘definitely not’. ‘I encourage players to celebrate victories, ’ he adds Mouri...
Guardian - Tue Dec 12 2:51 PM
• City manager says his team’s celebrations were “definitely not” excessive • United coach questions the ‘education’ at his rival manager’s club Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho stood their ground on Tuesday over the tunnel clashes at Old Trafford, with Manchester City’s manager insisting his team...
Guardian - Tue Dec 12 10:34 AM
Our cartoonist takes a peek inside the Old Trafford tunnel, at Sam Allardyce’s Christmas tactical plan and more View all of David’s cartoons in his archive of strips David’s only got another book out. More details here Continue reading
Guardian - Mon Dec 11 8:16 PM
• Both clubs have until 6pm on Wednesday to provide an account of the fracas • Vincent Kompany alleged to having to be ‘restrained’ during row Manchester United and Manchester City are at loggerheads regarding the scuffle in the Old Trafford tunnel on Sunday night, with the Football Association e...
Guardian - Mon Dec 11 7:00 PM
Chelsea renew their rivalry with Barcelona, City get lucky, Liverpool and United should both progress, while Spurs aim to create more history First leg 13 February Second leg 7 March Related: Champions League draw: Chelsea to face Barcelona in last 16 Related: Paris St-Germain signing of Kylian M...
Guardian - Mon Dec 11 3:46 PM
In confronting Manchester City staff after Sunday’s defeat, the United manager showed an aggression that was missing from his side’s display on the field At first glance the most startling aspect of the Manchester derby tunnel fracas is the fact it seems to have been kicked off by José Mourinho k...
Guardian - Mon Dec 11 12:00 PM
Manchester City were vulnerable at times at Old Trafford but their hosts never looked like taking advantage due to tactics that do not fit with Manchester United’s attacking heritage About 10 minutes before half-time, the plea went up around Old Trafford, “Attack! Attack! Attack!” It’s a chant th...
Guardian - Mon Dec 11 11:30 AM
• Juventus v Tottenham; Basel v Manchester City; Porto v Liverpool • Sevilla v Manchester United and Real Madrid to face Paris Saint-Germain Chelsea must find a way past five-time winners Barcelona in the last-16 of the Champions League, while Tottenham face a tricky tie against last season’s run...
Guardian - Mon Dec 11 10:30 AM
Updates from the Champions League draw, 11am start (GMT) Champions League power rankings: Manchester City the team to beat And feel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.08am GMT There seem to be a lot of draws about at the moment. The dust only just having settled after the World Cup po...
Guardian - Mon Dec 11 9:07 AM
Sean Dyche takes Burnley into lofty territory, José Mourinho miscalculated in the Manchester derby and Tiémoué Bakayoko fails to justify his costly transfer There is a temptation to regard Burnley’s presence in the upper reaches of the division as an early-season aberration. One of their alumni a...
Guardian - Mon Dec 11 9:04 AM
Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today being squirted by water and milk While the identity of the player who doused José Mourinho with milk and water in Sunday’s post-match tunnel bust-up at Old Trafford has yet to be revealed, the Rumour Mill can’t help but hope that Luke Shaw took advant...
Guardian - Mon Dec 11 12:05 AM
• Confrontation in tunnel and changing rooms after derby match • City coach Mikel Arteta left with blood streaming down his face Police officers and stewards had to separate up to 20 players and members of staff from Manchester United and City after an extraordinary bust-up in which bottles and p...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 9:59 PM
In the post-match press conference following his team's 2-1 win over their city rivals, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola had a simple explanation for their success: 'we were better.' United manager José Mourinho found it within himself to criticise the referee for not awarding his side a penalt...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 9:51 PM
In midfield or as an oddball centre-forward, Manchester City’s key man was brilliant in a win that could be decisive for his team’s title aspirations With half an hour to go in this taut, thrilling, at times spiky Manchester derby, David Silva could be seen chugging around at the point of the Man...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 8:41 PM
• Coach says rivals are ‘protected by the football gods’ after penalty incident • Pep Guardiola: ‘We won because we were better in every department’ José Mourinho all but admitted defeat in the Premier League title race after watching Manchester United fall 11 points behind a Manchester City team...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 8:06 PM
The managers of Liverpool and Everton, Jürgen Klopp and Sam Allardyce, saw a late penalty, which was converted by Wayne Rooney to earn the Toffees a point, very differently. Klopp argued that his team were subject to 60-70 similar challenges in midfield which went unpunished, while Allardyce clai...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 7:37 PM
Did José Mourinho’s decision to take the handbrake off hand the title to Manchester City and would things have been different if Paul Pogba was not suspended? This 20th head-to-head meeting of the two managers ended with José Mourinho on the wrong end of a defeat and Pep Guardiola the correct one...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 6:46 PM
For Manchester City, this was not just the day they declared themselves the best team in town. It counts for more than that, surely, when there is now an 11-point gap at the top of the Premier League and the team in second place have just learned the hard way why Pep Guardiola’s side are disappea...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 4:27 PM
Not scoring in a Merseyside derby had always been one of Wayne Rooney’s great regrets in football. No longer. Everton’s captain for the 229th meeting between the Merseyside rivals ticked that box at Anfield and ensured regret belonged firmly to Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool. The hosts dominated at A...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 3:40 PM
Live updates from the Manchester derby at Old Trafford Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh with your thoughts Liverpool v Everton – live with Ben Fisher! Live scores: all Sunday’s goals as they go in 3.40pm GMT José has taken the handbrake off the bus, naming Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Mar...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 8:30 AM
On current form four Manchester United players feature in our derby XI, while Pep Guardiola’s team can boast seven Selection elsewhere has been affected by who is available but luckily that is not the case in goal. Ederson has been hugely impressive, so it is no slight that David de Gea , one of...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 10:30 PM
• United manager claims rivals resort to illegal methods to halt counter attacks • ‘Then it is up to the referee to analyse and to make a decision’ José Mourinho has accused Manchester City of regularly committing “tactical fouls” in order to stop opposition teams counterattacking them and called...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 1:02 PM
World’s fans head for England’s Premier League double drama – United v City and Liverpool v Everton It is, as Dag Langerød says, “a massive day” – Manchester United versus Manchester City , with Liverpool against Everton as an aperitif. Two derbies, major events in a footballing calendar, have fa...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 9:00 AM
The showdown of the season so far. Despite each manager’s public platitudes José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola know a victory for their side will have a seismic effect on the title race. If the Portuguese’s Manchester United can cut the gap to five points it gives them belief and boosts Chelsea, who...