Manchester City

  • Rodgers 'pleased' with Liverpool's comeback win over City Yesterday

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with his side's positive response to tactical changes after they twice rallied against Manchester City to edge out the Premier League champions in a New York friendly on Wednesday. Stevan Jovetic gave City, who finished two points ahead of Liverpool last season, the lead twice...
  • Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 in pre-season friendly 4 days ago

    Pittsburg: Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 on Sunday in the International Champions Cup. Jovetic opened the scoring in the 11th minute, starting a run of four straight goals for Manchester City in their Pool B opener. His right-footed shot beat goalkeeper Ian Lawlor to...
  • Title holders Manchester City still looking for reinforcements July 23, 2014

    English champions Manchester City are still in the market for new signings to boost their title defence, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Tuesday. Pellegrini has already brought in Brazilian midfielder Fernando from Porto, French fullback Bacary Sagna from Arsenal and goalkeeper Willy Caballero from former club Malaga but isn't convinced his...
  • I'm staying for the fans, says City's Yaya Toure July 18, 2014

    Yaya Toure has no intention of leaving Premier League champions Manchester City and is looking forward to the new season with them, he said on Friday. "The fans have always been good to me, they've always been good to my family," Toure told Sky Sports television. "I want to stay. I will...
  • Nissan signs as sponsor of Manchester City July 17, 2014

    Premier League champion Manchester City have signed Nissan Motor Co. as the first global sponsor of their portfolio of clubs. The five-year deal with Nissan was announced on Thursday, two months after City bought a stake in Japanese team Yokohama F Marinos from the car giant. Man City, who have been rapidly...
  • Samir Nasri signs new 5-year deal at Man City July 10, 2014

    Manchester: France midfielder Samir Nasri has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City, keeping him at the English Premier League champion until 2019. Nasri was one of City's key players in its run to the league and League Cup titles last season, scoring 11 goals in all competitions and becoming...
  • Goalkeeper Willy Caballero signs with Manchester City July 8, 2014

    Manchester City say they have signed goalkeeper Willy Caballero to a three-year contract on a free transfer from Spanish club Malaga. The 32-year-old Caballero, whose contract with Malaga expired at the end of the 2013-14 season, says on the club's website that "this is a new challenge and a new league...
  • Manchester City complete signing of Fernando from Porto June 26, 2014

    Manchester City have completed the signing of FC Porto's Brazilian midfielder Fernando, the Premier League champions said on Thursday. The Portuguese club had said in a stock market statement on Wednesday that they have sold the 26-year-old for 15 million euros ($20.45 million) to City. "I am so happy to finally be...
  • Yaya Toure claims City denied him time to see dying brother June 24, 2014

    Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure hit out at Manchester City, claiming his club denied him compassionate leave at the end of the Premier League season to be with his brother, who was dying of cancer. Ibrahim Toure died of the disease aged just 28 in Manchester last Thursday, while his brothers...
  • EPL 2014-15 schedule: Manchester City draw Liverpool at home in 2nd round June 18, 2014

    London: Champions Manchester City begin the defence of their English Premier League title away to Newcastle then face Liverpool at home. Manchester United, with new Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, have a favorable start, playing all three newly promoted sides in their opening five games. United play Chelsea on October 25, before...
  • Manchester City style has boosted World Cup chances, says David Silva June 11, 2014

    Playmaker David Silva believes the passing game Manuel Pellegrini introduced at Manchester City has highlighted his best qualities and helped make him a strong contender to start Spain's World Cup opener in Brazil on Friday. Spain begin their bid to retain the trophy in a Group B encounter against the Netherlands...
  • Premier League clubs earned record revenue in 2012-13 June 5, 2014

    London: English Premier League clubs earned a record $4.23 billion in revenue in the 2012-13 season to lead the "big five" leagues in the world. An annual review conducted by consultants Deloitte shows that revenues among the 20 Premier League sides grew by $276 million with over 60 percent of the...
  • Yaya Toure expresses interest for PSG move May 27, 2014

    Paris: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says it would be an "honour" to play for Paris Saint-Germain, adding to speculation that he could leave the England champions. Toure, who was the driving force behind City's Premier League title success this season, complained last week about the way the club celebrated his...
  • Yaya Toure could leave Manchester City over birthday snub, says agent May 20, 2014

    Midfielder Yaya Toure is upset with Manchester City after an apparent birthday snub and could leave the club, his agent said on Tuesday. According to Dimitri Seluk, who represents the Ivory Coast international, Toure was dismayed that, despite the club giving him a 31st birthday cake, the owners did not personally...
  • Big spending PSG, Manchester City punished for excessive losses May 17, 2014

    Manchester City and Paris St Germain, two of the newly rich clubs in European soccer, have been fined up to 60 million euros ($82.23 million) and had their squads capped for next season's Champions League after breaching UEFA's financial rules. As part of their settlement with UEFA, Premier League champions City,...
  • No hurry for Financial Fair Play decisions, says UEFA May 13, 2014

    Turin: UEFA says there is no hurry to announce punishments for clubs, including Paris St Germain and Manchester City, that have breached new rules designed to make soccer more financially stable. Nine clubs, which UEFA has not named but that sources close to the process have said include City and PSG,...
  • Despite Manchester City's title, United still the bigger club May 12, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City has deposed their neighbour as Premier League champions for the second time in three years, but is not close to usurping United's global supremacy - both as a football club and as a brand. For many people, the word "Manchester" still equates simply with "United." Even Premier League...
  • Noisy neighbours Manchester City bask in ultimate humiliation of United May 12, 2014

    A huge roar erupted in the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as the final Premier League table was displayed on the giant screens with Manchester City on top and Manchester United's name highlighted in seventh place. City's 2-0 win over West Ham secured the title on the final day of the season...
  • Manuel Pellegrini is a title winner at last in Europe May 12, 2014

    Thrown into the air by his jubilant Manchester City players, Manuel Pellegrini is a league winner at last in Europe with the skeptics silenced. "It's a great experience," Pellegrini said after Sunday's title-clinching 2-0 win over West Ham. "It's not easy to come to the Premier League - the most difficult...
  • Manchester City clinch their second Premier League title in three years May 12, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City won the Premier League for the second time in three seasons on Sunday, completing their campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham that lacked any of the drama of their previous title. Unlike the stoppage-time comeback required in the 2012 title decider, goals either side of...
  • Decisive day in EPL, Manchester City favourites to clinch title May 11, 2014

    The climax to this season has taught us there's no such thing as a foregone conclusion in the English Premier League. Manchester City avoiding defeat at home to West Ham, however, is as close it gets. And that's all City need to achieve on Sunday to clinch a second championship in...
  • Manuel Pellegrini has improved Manchester City, says David Silva May 11, 2014

    Manuel Pellegrini has given Manchester City an "extra push" in his first year in charge, Spanish playmaker David Silva said in hailing the Chilean's impact with City on the brink of their second Premier League title in three seasons. Since taking over from Roberto Mancini at the Etihad Stadium last June...
  • Allardyce wants to deny City title for Gerrard's sake May 9, 2014

    London: Strapping Sam Allardyce doesn't look the sentimental type, but the West Ham boss says he'd like his team to deny Manchester City the Premier League title in the final match of the season on Sunday because Liverpool's Steven Gerrard deserves to win it. City, who have already beaten West Ham...
  • EPL: Sergio Aguero fit after injury for Manchester City's title decider May 9, 2014

    Argentina striker Sergio Aguero is available for Manchester City's title-deciding match against West Ham in the English Premier League on Sunday after recovering from a groin injury. City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his "whole squad is fit" for the game, which the team needs to win or draw to guarantee capturing...
  • Manchester City need only a draw against West Ham to clinch EPL title May 9, 2014

    England: The climax to this season has taught us there's no such thing as a foregone conclusion in the English Premier League. Manchester City avoiding defeat at home to West Ham, however, is as close it gets. And that's all City need to achieve on Sunday to clinch a second championship in...
  • Manchester City's Zabaleta wary of repeating final day drama May 8, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City have one hand on the Premier League trophy but defender Pablo Zabaleta remains wary of allowing any repeat of the heart-stopping manner in which they claimed the title two seasons ago. Wednesday's 4-0 victory at home to Aston Villa sent them two points clear of second-placed Liverpool, and...
  • Manchester City confident of winning EPL title May 8, 2014

    Manchester: Manager Manuel Pellegrini expects Manchester City to be crowned English champions for the second time in three seasons with his side needing only a point from their final home game against West Ham United on Sunday. City will win the Premier League unless Sam Allardyce's West Ham pull off a...
  • Manchester City close in on EPL title with 4-0 win over Aston Villa May 8, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City moved to the brink of the Premier League title with an emphatic 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday as Edin Dzeko scored twice to leave them needing just a point from the final game of the season. Dzeko's double midway through the second half relieved the pressure...
  • Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero ruled out of Aston Villa game May 6, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City top-scorer Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against Aston Villa, where victory would put City on the verge of securing the English Premier League title. Aguero left the pitch with a groin problem soon after scoring in a 3-2 win over Everton on Saturday. "He...
  • PSG, Manchester City face squad caps, fines over FFP breaches May 6, 2014

    London: Paris St Germain and Manchester City face fines of 60 million euros ($83.3 million) and limits on their Champions League squads for next season for breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules, a source close to the process told Reuters on Tuesday. UEFA said last week that nine unnamed clubs faced...