MANCHESTER CITY

  • Joe Hart says penalty save will give Manchester City belief 2 days ago

    Manchester City were outplayed by Barcelona for most of their Champions League first leg tie on Tuesday but will still go to the Nou Camp hopeful of reaching the last eight for the first time thanks to Joe Hart. The England goalkeeper, beaten twice by Uruguay striker Luis Suarez in a...
  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez bursts from shadow of Lionel Messi and Neymar 2 days ago

    Manchester: Luis Suarez has played third fiddle in Barcelona's attacking trio since his big money move from Liverpool but he returned to England on Tuesday with a reminder of the predatory instincts that haunted Premier League defences. The Uruguayan, so often in the headlines during his spell on Merseyside, mostly for...
  • Suarez scores brace, Barcelona beat Manchester City 2-1 in Champions League 2 days ago

    Manchester: Luis Suarez marked his return to England by scoring both of Barcelona's goals in a 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, putting the Spanish club within sight of the quarterfinals for an eighth straight year. However, Barcelona could live to regret Lionel Messi having a...
  • Champions League: Man City aim to break new ground by beating Barca 3 days ago

    Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday's last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders. Last season's exit at the identical stage also against Barca, 4-1 on aggregate, revealed City's shortcomings in...
  • Manchester City is ready for Barcelona this time: Samir Nasri 3 days ago

    Manchester: Samir Nasri says Manchester City goes into their last-16 rematch against Barcelona in the Champions League with a different mindset, acknowledging that it was "too much of a big game" for his team last season. Appearing in the knockout stage for the first time, City lost both legs to the...
  • Manchester City rout Newcastle United 5-0 in EPL 5 days ago

    Manchester City regained their attacking swagger in time for the visit of Barcelona in the Champions League by thrashing Newcastle 5-0 on Saturday, and trimming the gap to English Premier League leader Chelsea to five points. The champions were 3-0 ahead within 21 minutes through goals by Sergio Aguero - from...
  • EPL: Selection dilemma for Manchester City as Bony prepares for debut 6 days ago

    Manchester: Five weeks after his big-money transfer to Manchester City, Wilfried Bony is ready to play his first match for the English champions and give manager Manuel Pellegrini a selection dilemma up front. Bony became one of the most expensive African players of all time when he joined City from Swansea...
  • Champions League: Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City have tough task ahead 1 week ago

    It's that time of the year again. The Champions League has reached its knockout stages and many are left wondering to the pedigree of the English teams remaining in the European competetion. After Liverpool's exit in the group stages, the task of carrying forward the English contingent rests on Arsenal, Manchester...
  • Manchester City are back in the groove, says Manuel Pellegrini February 12, 2015

    Normal service has been resumed, according to Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, after his side rediscovered their free-scoring touch to beat Stoke City 4-1 and halt a worrying form slump on Wednesday. City have endured a miserable start to the year but the swashbuckling style that had gone AWOL to leave...
  • Manchester City outclass Stoke thanks to Sergio Aguero's double February 12, 2015

    Stoke: Sergio Aguero scored in each half to guide Manchester City to a 4-1 win at Stoke on Wednesday as the champions rediscovered their form after a five-match winless run in the Premier League. James Milner and Samir Nasri also found the net in City's first win at Britannia Stadium in...
  • Yaya Toure cannot return quickly enough for stumbling Manchester City February 10, 2015

    Manchester: With the English Premier League title slipping away, Manchester City's Yaya Toure cannot return quickly enough from the African Nations Cup to lift the stumbling champion. City haven't won any of its last five matches in all competitions, the club's worst run since the final days of Mark Hughes' reign...
  • Manchester City cannot afford any more slip-ups, says James Milner February 9, 2015

    London: Manchester City's chances of winning the Premier League title for the third time in four seasons will almost certainly end if they lose at Stoke City and Chelsea beat Everton on Wednesday. The gap between the leaders and the champions widened to seven points on Saturday when Chelsea won 2-1...
  • Seven-point lead means nothing in England, says Jose Mourinho February 8, 2015

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said the Premier League title race is still open despite his team stretching their lead over Manchester City to seven points on Saturday. Branislav Ivanovic secured a 2-1 win for Chelsea at Aston Villa while City needed a late James Milner goal to scrape a 1-1 home...
  • Manchester City grab late point in 1-1 draw with Hull February 7, 2015

    James Milner scored in the 90th minute as Manchester City grabbed a disappointing point to draw with Hull 1-1 on Saturday and fall further behind Premier League leader Chelsea. David Meyler put the visitors ahead in the 35th at the Etihad Stadium with a left-foot shot from the center of the...
  • Manchester City have nothing to fear against Barcelona, says Caballero February 7, 2015

    James Milner struck a superb injury-time free kick as Manchester City grabbed a disappointing point to draw with Hull 1-1 Saturday and fall further behind Premier League leader Chelsea. David Meyler put the visitors ahead in the 35th at the Etihad Stadium with a left-footed shot from the center of the...
  • EPL: Villa and Hull facing more misery from Chelsea and Man City February 7, 2015

    Things might well get a lot worse before they get any better for relegation-threatened Aston Villa and Hull City who face title-chasing Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Villa, who host leaders Chelsea, were accused of being "gutless" by former Villa striker Stan Collymore when they were...
  • Manuel Pellegrini hopes draw at Chelsea can spark revival February 6, 2015

    London: Winless in four games, it is unsurprising that Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is clinging to the hope that last week's draw with Chelsea might help cure the January blues that threatened to derail their title bid. The City manager has seen his side slip five points behind last week's...
  • Manchester City prefers Bony over Jovetic in Champions League squad February 5, 2015

    Nyon: Manchester City has made space for new signing Wilfried Bony in its Champions League squad by dropping Stevan Jovetic. UEFA published lists of eligible squads on Thursday for the Round of 16, showing Man City preferred Ivory Coast forward Bony to Jovetic, who played in five group matches without scoring. UEFA...
  • Chelsea hold Manchester City to strengthen their top position in EPL February 1, 2015

    London: Manchester City ended Chelsea's perfect home record in the Premier League this season with a 1-1 draw between the top two teams on Saturday. Loic Remy, deputising for suspended striker Diego Costa, put Chelsea in front in the 41st minute, but the leaders couldn't hold on for an 11th...
  • EPL: No love lost as Chelsea, Manchester City set for title showdown January 31, 2015

    It is hard to imagine two more different characters than Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, so it is no surprise that the Chelsea manager and his Manchester City counterpart seem to rub each other up the wrong way. Their simmering rivalry is set for another chapter in Saturday's top-of-the-table Premier League...
  • Manchester City loans winger Scott Sinclair to Aston Villa January 30, 2015

    Manchester: Manchester City has given Scott Sinclair another chance to revive his career by sending the winger on loan to fellow English Premier League side Aston Villa for the rest of the season. Sinclair joined City from Swansea in the summer of 2012, when he played for Britain in the 2012...
  • Chelsea striker Diego Costa banned for 3 games after appeal fails January 30, 2015

    London: Chelsea striker Diego Costa will miss Saturday's crucial English Premier League game against title rival Manchester City after being handed a three-match ban for stamping on an opponent's leg. The Spain international contested the English Football Association's decision to charge him with violent conduct for treading on the right ankle...
  • Embattled Chelsea cancel news conference January 30, 2015

    London: Chelsea have cancelled their pre-match news conference ahead of Saturday's top-of-the-table crunch game against champions Manchester City, the Premier League leaders said on Thursday. Chelsea have been the focus of attention from the Football Association this week after manager Jose Mourinho was fined 25,000 pounds ($38,000) and pivotal striker Diego...
  • Manchester City facing the blues? January 29, 2015

    Defending Champions, best team in the league last season, yet they have failed considerably this year. Now facing a daunting task to recover their season, is it all over this year for the blue half of Manchester? Such are the expectations from this City team full of stars, anything other than...
  • Chelsea pair face fitness race for Manchester City showdown January 28, 2015

    London: Premier League leaders Chelsea could be without midfielder Cesc Fabregas and defender Filipe Luis for Saturday's top-of-the-table clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Both came off during Chelsea's 1-0 victory in the Capital One (League) Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool on Tuesday, while Branislav Ivanovic, who headed the...
  • Middlesbrough handed FA Cup trip to holders Arsenal January 27, 2015

    London: Middlesbrough were rewarded for beating Manchester City with a trip to FA Cup holders Arsenal while Chelsea's conquerors Bradford City host Sunderland or Fulham after the fifth round draw on Monday. Third tier Bradford and Championship (second tier) Middlesbrough overcame the odds to register two of the biggest FA Cup...
  • Wilfried Bony will be wasted at Manchester City: Swansea chief January 26, 2015

    Swansea City AFC director John van Zweden on Monday said former striker Wilfried Bony will be wasted at new side Manchester City, as he will just sit on the bench. Bony sealed a 28 million pounds move to City from the south Wales side earlier this month, and while Van Zweden...
  • Chelsea, Manchester City shocked by lower-league teams in FA Cup January 24, 2015

    The FA Cup lived up to its so-called "giant-killing" reputation on Saturday when Chelsea and Manchester City were eliminated at home by lower-league oppositions on a day of fourth-round shocks in the world's oldest knockout competition. Four of the English Premier League's top six were ousted on a classic FA Cup...
  • We can win without Yaya Toure, says Manchester City boss January 23, 2015

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told his players they must believe they can win without Yaya Toure after failing to do so in the four league games he has missed this season. Toure is currently on international duty with Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup and his departure has...
  • Tactical change reaps reward for new-look, solid Arsenal January 19, 2015

    London: A change of tactics reaped rewards as a new, more subdued but more solid Arsenal arrived at Manchester City on Sunday, saw less of the ball than usual yet still masterfully outplayed the champions. Arsenal registered just 35 percent possession -- their lowest total since these statistics were first compiled...