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  • Manchester City pay heavy price for lack of spine 3 hours 22 minutes ago

    London: The absence of Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero cost Manchester City dear as they blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to struggling Burnley on Sunday. The Premier League champions looked certain to cut the gap on leaders Chelsea to one point with a 10th successive...
  • EPL: Burnley stun Manchester City with a 2-2 draw at Etihad 15 hours 12 minutes ago

    Manchester: Manchester City threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at home to struggling Burnley on Sunday, squandering the chance to close the gap on leader Chelsea to one point. David Silva and Fernandinho scored for City in the first half, but George Boyd began Burnley's comeback two minutes after...
  • Strong start gives Manchester City 3-1 win at West Brom 2 days ago

    West Bromwich: Manchester City kept the pressure on Premier League leader Chelsea by easing to a 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion in snowy conditions on Friday, scoring all of its goals in the first 34 minutes. Fernando gave City the lead in the eighth minute by pouncing on a goalkeeper...
  • Pellegrini sets Manchester City target of 87 points to retain EPL title 2 days ago

    London: Manager Manuel Pellegrini has set Manchester City a target of 87 points to retain their English Premier League (EPL) crown. The defending champions trail Chelsea by three points going into the trip to West Bromwich but are on course to meet Pellegrini's mark as they approach the halfway point of...
  • No rest in EPL as hectic festive period looms 3 days ago

    Manchester: While Europe's other big leagues take a breather over the festive period, clubs in the English Premier League begin a traditionally frenzied spell of fixtures that excites fans, exhausts players, tests managers, and potentially defines campaigns. A run of four games in nine or 10 days kicks off on Friday...
  • Chelsea aim to deny rivals Manchester City any festive cheer 4 days ago

    The omens are good for a Chelsea side heading into Christmas top of the Premier League tree but manager Jose Mourinho does not want to give title rivals Manchester City any reason to cheer over the festive season. Having beaten Stoke City 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium on Monday, the London...
  • Manchester City and Barcelona turn heat up on leaders 1 week ago

    Manchester City's David Silva struck twice as they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 to join Chelsea at the top of the Premier League this weekend while Lionel Messi's double helped Barcelona to a 5-0 La Liga win over Cordoba. The top two in England have 39 points but Chelsea can regain their...
  • EPL: David Silva brace gives Manchester City easy win over Palace December 20, 2014

    Manchester: David Silva came to the rescue of a strikerless Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace that drew them level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League on Saturday. Silva eased an increasingly tense atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium when he...
  • Joe Hart signs new contract with Manchester City December 20, 2014

    London: Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new contract which will keep him with the current Premier League champions until 2019. "I'm really happy, I've been here a long time now and I want to keep that going," Hart told City's official website on Friday, reports Xinhua. Hart, who joined...
  • EPL: Manchester City primed to pounce on leaders Chelsea December 20, 2014

    Rejuvenated Manchester City can pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea for the first time this season if they beat struggling visitors Crystal Palace on Saturday. With Chelsea not playing at Stoke City until Monday, a City victory at the Etihad Stadium against a Palace side who have failed to...
  • Lionel Messi is the best footballer of all time: David Silva December 18, 2014

    Manchester: Spanish midfielder David Silva had said that Argentine forward Lionel Messi is part of his dream team as he is the best footballer of all time. "He's the best of all time, although I haven't had a chance to watch some other greats of the past," he was quoted as...
  • Manchester City a very difficult team: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique December 16, 2014

    Geneva: In a repeat of last season's Champions League round of 16 clash, won by Barcelona, the La Liga giants will take on England's Manchester City again, in a "very difficult tie", according to Barcelona coach Luis Enrique. Barcelona got the better of City in last season's Champions League round of...
  • Champions League last-16 draw: Real Madrid get Schalke, Manchester City face Barcelona December 15, 2014

    A Champions League draw heavy with reunions on Monday paired Real Madrid and Barcelona with the same last 16 opponents as last season, and sent Arsene Wenger back to the club where he made his reputation. Defending champion Madrid will play Schalke a year after a 6-1 rout in Germany sparked...
  • Lampard scores Manchester City beat Leicester 1-0 in Premier League December 13, 2014

    Leicester: Frank Lampard scored in the first half to give defending champion Manchester City a 1-0 win at last-place Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday that came at the price of two more costly injuries. Lampard was left totally unmarked in front of goal to slot in a low cross...
  • Vincent Kompany set for Manchester City return at Leicester December 12, 2014

    London: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will return for their game at Leicester City as the champions bid to maintain the pressure on leaders Chelsea with a fifth straight Premier League win, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. Kompany has sat out City's last three games, including the superb 2-0 midweek...
  • Manuel Pellegrini hails Roman warriors not big-name absentees December 11, 2014

    Pellegrini celebrated Manchester City's remarkable brinkmanship in securing a Champions League knock-out spot on Wednesday by hailing the champions' Roman warriors rather than the absent leading players. The unruffled Chilean, who must have feared a quick exit before his side made a remarkable comeback against Bayern Munich last month, almost made...
  • Champions League: Manchester City complete great escape in Rome December 11, 2014

    London: Manchester City concluded one of the great Champions League Houdini acts on Wednesday as they qualified for the knockout stages with goals from Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta sinking Roma 2-0 to eliminate the Italians at the Stadio Olimpico. The Frenchman's 60th-minute thunderbolt, before he laid on a second for...
  • Manchester City's Sergio Aguero sidelined for up to six weeks December 10, 2014

    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will be out for up to six weeks with a knee ligament injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on the eve of their Champions League clash at AS Roma. Argentine Aguero, the Premier League's leading scorer with 14 goals, hobbled off after less than five minutes against...
  • Champions League: Calculators out for Roma-Man City decider December 9, 2014

    The calculators will be out in force as AS Roma and Manchester City clash for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday with outsiders CSKA Moscow lurking in the background. The head-to-head rule which UEFA use to separate teams who are level on points means that...
  • Champions League: Man City reeling as Aguero ruled out of Rome trip December 7, 2014

    Manchester City's already slim hopes of remaining in the Champions League beyond next week suffered a devastating blow on Saturday when a tearful Sergio Aguero joined their lengthening injury list. Aguero, the Premier League's leading scorer with 14 goals, suffered a knee ligament injury in the opening minutes of City's 1-0...
  • EPL: Manchester City beat Everton 1-0 to close in on Chelsea December 7, 2014

    Manchester: An injury to star striker Sergio Aguero cast a shadow over champion Manchester City's hard-fought 1-0 win over Everton in the English Premier League on Saturday. Yaya Toure converted a first-half penalty as City cut Chelsea's lead at the top to only three points, but the immediate concern was for...
  • Chelsea seek record, Manchester City aim to keep up chase December 6, 2014

    Chelsea will try to stay unbeaten for a club record 24th straight match when they visit Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday having had little time to recover from their midweek win over Tottenham Hotspur. Jose Mourinho's men maintained their unbeaten start with a 3-0 home victory over Spurs...
  • Sergio Aguero's form key to Manchester City revival, says Zabaleta December 5, 2014

    Sergio Aguero's electrifying form has dragged Manchester City out of their early-season slumber and they are ready to start chasing down Premier League title rivals Chelsea, according to fellow Argentine Pablo Zabaleta. Aguero's hat-trick in a 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich last month threw City a Champions League lifeline and he...
  • Manchester City to face Real Madrid in Melbourne friendly December 5, 2014

    English Premier League champions Manchester City will play European champions Real Madrid in an exhibition match next year at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, organisers said on Friday. The teams will play each other as part of the International Champions Cup, a series of pre-season matches involving top European clubs. A third...
  • Sergio Aguero to 'try and convince' Messi to join City December 4, 2014

    London: Manchester City star forward Sergio Aguero has vowed to try and persuade Argentine team-mate Lionel Messi into signing with the English football club. The two attackers are said to be close friends having been together in the Argentina youth national squad and the senior team. Aguero, who was married to Giannina,...
  • Manchester City bullish after cutting financial losses December 4, 2014

    Manchester City cut their financial losses en route to the Premier League title last season, leaving the English champions to believe they will not fall foul of UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations again. City's annual report published on Wednesday revealed a loss of 23 million pounds ($36.1 million) in 2013-14, substantially...
  • Manchester City crush Sunderland 4-1 in EPL December 4, 2014

    Manchester City ended a six-year wait for a Premier League win at Sunderland with an impressive 4-1 victory on Wednesday for the defending champions. The visitors, who had lost their last four games at the Stadium of Light, fell behind in the 19th when Pablo Zabaleta's attempted clearance deflected off Connor...
  • Ready to fight till the end with Chelsea: Toure December 2, 2014

    London: Manchester City mid-fielder Yaya Toure said they are focused to defend their English Premier League (EPL) title. The 31-year-old blasted reigning champions City into the lead en route to a vital 3-0 victory at Southampton Sunday. City now trail leaders Chelsea by six points, reports Xinhua. "The Premier League is important...
  • Manuel Pellegrini confident of retaining English Premier League title December 1, 2014

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was confident of defending their Barclays Premier League title following a 3-0 win over third-placed Southampton. After 13 matches City are now just six points behind league leaders Chelsea, who dropped points on the weekend courtesy their 0-0 draw against Sunderland. "We can complain about a...
  • 10-man Manchester City beat Southampton 3-0 November 30, 2014

    Second-half goals from Yaya Toure, Frank Lampard and Gael Clichy gave 10-man Manchester City a 3-0 victory against Southampton in the Premier League at St. Mary's on Sunday. Despite the emphatic nature of the scoreline, City were made to work hard for victory without ever being truly threatened by Southampton, who...