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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 11:12 PM
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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 2:36 PM
The United midfielder was a force of nature in the Manchester derby but can he produce that form week in, week out to ensure his side are not left as also-rans again in the title race? Is Paul Pogba on the cusp of greatness or will Saturday’s barnstorming shredding of Manchester City prove the fa...
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 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 4:42 PM
• Everton manager unhappy with his reaction to being substituted • ‘He can say whatever he wants to me in the office’ Sam Allardyce has told Wayne Rooney to vent his frustrations within the confines of the Everton manager’s office after reacting furiously to his early substitution against Liverpo...
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...
Guardian - Fri Apr 6 10:36 PM
The talismanic Belgian explains why he feels no animosity towards the man who gave him the boot at Chelsea and why Manchester City like their music loud Kevin De Bruyne is as cool about being rejected by José Mourinho as he is when dismantling opponents with his laser-like midfield passes for Man...
Guardian - Fri Apr 6 10:36 PM
• Manchester United manager promises to go for a win at the Etihad • Mourinho says he has enough attacking players to set up a victory José Mourinho is understandably not thrilled by the possibility of turning up at the Etihad to watch Manchester City crowned champions, though he has at least pro...
Guardian - Fri Apr 6 5:15 PM
• Guardiola says agent invited him to buy Manchester United player • Manchester City manager rounds on Raiola, who called him ‘a dog’ Pep Guardiola has said he was offered Manchester United’s Paul Pogba this season by Mino Raiola, with Manchester City’s manager rounding on the agent, who last mon...
Guardian - Fri Apr 6 4:45 PM
The timing of the 176th derby could not be better as Manchester City have a priceless chance to claim a fifth league title against their fiercest rivals at home. If City pull this off then their players will become legends and those in the Manchester United side will be constantly reminded of the...
Guardian - Fri Apr 6 3:45 PM
Swansea will be feeling much better about visiting the Hawthorns than their trip to Old Trafford last week. Carlos Carvalhal’s mission to save the club can get back on track against a West Bromich Albion side that are now 11 points adrift with six games left to play. However who knows what change...
Guardian - Fri Apr 6 12:00 PM
With City playing for the title at home to United on Saturday, we look back at meetings memorable for more than local pride In a season that finished with Everton winning the title, both Manchester clubs were mired in relegation trouble and met at Maine Road for a derby that could scarcely have h...
Guardian - Fri Apr 6 9:23 AM
Today’s fluff is ducking and diving The Mill has no doubt about who’ll be getting it in the neck if Manchester City get over their rocky coach ride outside Anfield by wrapping up the title with victory over Manchester United on Saturday evening: step forward Luke Shaw , José Mourinho’s No 1 fall...
Guardian - Thu Apr 5 4:18 PM
By the benchmark they have set, Manchester City were terrible at Liverpool – light up front, porous at the back and less than tigerish in midfield – and they need to react quickly Only three managers have outwitted Pep Guardiola this season, and while Wigan’s Paul Cook and Basel’s Raphaël Wicky w...
Guardian - Thu Apr 5 12:32 PM
The Manchester United manager’s track record at the top end of the market is under scrutiny given the struggles of Pogba and Sánchez and with City aiming to clinch the title in Saturday’s derby Regular readers of the Jeeves and Wooster stories will be familiar with the plot device which involves...
Guardian - Thu Apr 5 9:06 AM
Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today without knowing a favourable report when it reads one Juan Mata may be one of the nicest men in football but his fabled geniality and generosity will not be enough to secure his future at Manchester United. A Sun “exclusive” suggests the Spaniard coul...
Guardian - Wed Apr 4 5:54 PM
Ray Wilkins, one of England's most capped footballers, has died aged 61. He made 84 England appearances, captaining his country on 10 occasions and scoring three goals. The midfielder played for Chelsea Manchester United, Milan, Rangers and QPR during his lengthy playing career, before his retire...
Guardian - Wed Apr 4 4:19 PM
England, Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder known for his grace and reliability under pressure Ray Wilkins, who has died aged 61 after a cardiac arrest , was one of England’s most capped footballers, appearing 84 times for his country between 1976 and 1986 and playing in two World Cups. A g...
Guardian - Wed Apr 4 2:52 PM
From Chelsea captain at 18 to a generous-spirited pundit, he was the most well-mannered and courteous of football men In the eyes of all who watched him captaining Chelsea at the age of 18, Ray Wilkins was a golden boy of English football. To an instinctive vision of the game and a superlative ra...
Guardian - Wed Apr 4 2:31 PM
• Wilkins won 84 England caps in 24-year playing career • Midfielder played for Chelsea, Manchester United and Rangers Ray Wilkins, the former England midfielder, has died at the age of 61. Wilkins, whose clubs included Chelsea, Manchester United, Queens Park Rangers and Rangers in a 24-year play...
Guardian - Wed Apr 4 9:42 AM
Today’s fluff is weighing up its options To France, where word is percolating that the Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam will be the subject of a bid from Manchester United this summer. Born in the Loire region’s Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, the Algerian international recently became a client of the agen...
Guardian - Tue Apr 3 8:49 AM
Today’s fluff has nothing to show for it José Mourinho is ready for a summer splurge. The Manchester United manager wants to raid Spurs for the out-of-favour pair of Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld , and while he’s in north London he’ll bag himself Hector Bellerín from Arsenal. Napoli’s Jorginho...
Guardian - Mon Apr 2 8:48 AM
Arsène Wenger is given a striking decision, Hugo Lloris climbs the wrong table and Christian Benteke’s woes rumble on Alexandre Lacazette heard one of the loudest cheers when he came on for Danny Welbeck against Stoke City. Arsène Wenger said Welbeck had hurt his back and so Lacazette’s return fr...