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  • Manchester City facing the blues? 14 hours 50 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • EPL: Cazorla fires Arsenal to solid win over champions Manchester City January 18, 2015

    Arsenal finally ended their streak of poor away performances against top teams as Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud scored in each half Sunday for a 2-0 victory at Manchester City that dented the hosts' title hopes. Cazorla converted a penalty in the 24th minute and then sent in a pin-point free...
  • Yaya Toure unsure about future in Manchester City January 17, 2015

    London: Yaya Toure has again thrown his future into doubt by claiming he doesn't know if he will still be a Manchester City player next season. But manager Manuel Pellegrini was quick to dismiss talk of a transfer at a press conference on Friday, insisting the 31-year-old was fully committed to...
  • Fresh injury problems for Arsenal ahead of Manchester City trip January 17, 2015

    When Arsenal cannot beat the English Premier League's leading teams, the prospects of an imminent title triumph seem slim. Traveling to defending champion Manchester City on Sunday, the focus is just on returning to the top four for the side which was last champion in 2004. It's three years since Arsenal's last...
  • Samir Nasri out for up to four weeks with calf injury January 16, 2015

    Manchester City's Samir Nasri will miss Sunday's game against former club Arsenal after being ruled out for up to a month with a calf injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The France playmaker is also likely to sit out their crucial clash with Premier League leaders Chelsea on Jan. 31,...
  • Fresh injury problems for Arsenal ahead of Manchester City trip January 16, 2015

    London: When Arsenal cannot beat the English Premier League's leading teams, the prospects of an imminent title triumph seem slim. Traveling to defending champion Manchester City on Sunday, the focus is just on returning to the top four for the side which was last champion in 2004. It's three years since Arsenal's...
  • EPL: Striker Wilfried Bony leaves Swansea for Manchester City January 14, 2015

    London: Champions Manchester City have bolstered their attacking arsenal with the signing of Ivorian forward Wilfried Bony from Swansea City for a sum believed to be in the region of 30 million pounds ($45.48 million), the club confirmed on Wednesday. The 26-year-old, who scored 20 goals in the 2014 calendar year,...
  • Schalke sign Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic on loan January 12, 2015

    Bundesliga club Schalke 04 have signed Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic on loan until the end of the season. "Matija Nastasic to the Royal Blues. Schalke get Serbia international on loan," the club said on Twitter. The tall 21-year-old joined City as a teenager in 2012 on a five-year deal but has...
  • EPL: Manchester City lose ground in Premier League title race January 10, 2015

    Liverpool- Manuel Pellegrini's side was far from its best and even the return from injury of leading scorer Sergio Aguero as a second-half substitute could not get the defending champions over the line. Fernandinho put City in front in the 74th minute but Steven Naismith's glancing header shortly afterward earned a...
  • Manchester City will sign a striker in January, says Manuel Pellegrini January 9, 2015

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will trawl the January transfer market in search of a striker tasked with helping the Premier League champions to successfully defend their title. City, who sit level on 46 points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table, have lacked attacking options in...
  • Frank Lampard says he didn't sign contract to join NYCFC in 2014 January 9, 2015

    London: Frank Lampard says he didn't sign a contract to join New York City FC in August 2014, contradicting the Major League Soccer team's original announcement. The uncertainty over the midfielder's status emerged after his stay at Manchester City, which was initially described as a loan from the New York partner...
  • Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year award January 9, 2015

    LAGOS: Yaya Toure was named African Footballer of the Year for a record fourth straight time at the annual Confederation of African Football awards on Thursday. The Ivory Coast midfielder joins Samuel Eto'o as the only players to win the continent's top individual award four times but only Toure has done...
  • EPL says Frank Lampard under contract at Manchester City, not New York City January 9, 2015

    London: The English Premier League added to the mystery over Frank Lampard's status on Thursday by confirming he is under contract at Manchester City and does not have a formal deal with partner club New York City FC. The league statement came after The Associated Press on Monday highlighted the confusion...
  • Elano Blumer declares wish for Santos return January 6, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Manchester City footballer Elano Blumer has revealed a desire to return to his former club Santos. The 33-year-old said he had met with his good friend Robinho, currently on loan at Santos from AC Milan, about the prospect of rejoining the Brazilian club, reports Xinhua. "I met up...
  • Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero back in training January 5, 2015

    London: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has returned to training following a knee ligament injury, the Argentine international said on Monday. The 26-year-old Argentine, who has scored 19 goals in all competitions for City this season, has not played since the start of December when he limped off against Everton. "I wanted...
  • Manchester United and City through in FA Cup, QPR stunned January 4, 2015

    Manchester City and Manchester United were among a slew of Premier League teams to leave it late in overcoming lower-league opposition in the FA Cup on Sunday, as third-tier Sheffield United delivered the biggest shock of the third round. Makeshift striker James Milner scored twice - including an injury-time winner -...
  • Manchester City eye another Wembley FA Cup triumph January 3, 2015

    London: Manchester City's recent emergence as a genuine footballing power started with FA Cup success in 2011 and, if manager Manuel Pellegrini has his way, it will continue with another triumph at Wembley in May. The current Premier League joint-leaders face an apparently easy third round home tie on Sunday against...
  • EPL: Manchester City joint top after five-goal Spurs sink Chelsea January 2, 2015

    London: Chelsea and Manchester City ended a memorable first day of 2015 locked together at the top of the Premier League as City's dramatic 3-2 win over Sunderland was followed by a shock 5-3 defeat for Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea, previously beaten only once this season, were blown away by...
  • Frank Lampard gives Manchester City 3-2 win over Sunderland January 1, 2015

    London: For the second time in a week Manchester City threw away a 2-0 lead against a Premier League strugglers but this time they hit back as Frank Lampard came off the bench to secure a 3-2 win over Sunderland on Thursday. After dropping points at home to Burnley on Sunday,...
  • Frank Lampard in City squad despite end of loan deal January 1, 2015

    London: Frank Lampard is in the Manchester City squad for Thursday's Premier League clash against Sunderland despite his loan agreement expiring at the end of December, manager Manuel Pellegrini said. The 36-year-old midfielder has been on loan from Major League Soccer club New York City since the start of the campaign...
  • Manchester City pay heavy price for lack of spine December 29, 2014

    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 December 28, 2014

    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 December 26, 2014

    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 December 26, 2014

    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...