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Guardiola – Aguero must be at his best to play for City
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Guardiola – Aguero must be at his best to play for City

Manchester City are soaring in the Premier League and coasting to the title win for the 2020/21 season and this has been possible even in the absence of key man and goal machine Sergio Kun Aguero. The Citizens beat West Ham 2:1 last weekend in the Premier League to extend their lead at the top as city rivals Man United drew away to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge while Leicester City lost 3:1 to Arsenal at the King Power stadium. City boss Pep Guardiola speaking about the absence of Sergio Aguero has now insisted that the Argentine will have to earn his place in the starting 11. Sergio Aguero has attained legendary status at the Etihad since he joined in 2011 but Guardiola will not invite him into the team based on past glories. The Citizens have won 20 games in a row and the Spanish b...
City are unstoppable and are overwhelming favorites for PL title
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City are unstoppable and are overwhelming favorites for PL title

It appears the title race for defending champions Liverpool is as good as over with three consecutive losses in the Premier League. The current league leaders Manchester City are also on fire and currently lead the Reds with 13 points, with a game in hand. The Reds started out like a house on fire whilst the Citizens were faltering with some shock losses and results early in the season. Critics were satisfied and happy with Man City's struggles amid suggestions that the Premier League cannot be conquered by Pep Guardiola. There were suggestions that the Spaniard had been found out and would eventually leave England on a low. However, Pep Guardiola has other plans and was working on a solution for his side all the while. The Citizens have been unstoppable in recent months with 5 ho...
Arsenal join race for Barca target Eric Garcia
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Arsenal join race for Barca target Eric Garcia

Arsenal have reportedly entered the race to sign Manchester City center-back Eric Garcia, reports in Spain have revealed. The 20-year-old is in the final six months of his contract with the Citizens and they are open to his departure for a fee of around £4.4million. La Liga giants Barcelona were the overwhelming favorites with Ronald Koeman keen to bring in the defender before the winter transfer window shuts on Monday. However, with the club's elections being delayed, any move may be unlikely this month. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Gunners have now joined the race for the young center-back. It can be recalled that Mikel Arteta played a part in the player's development in his time at Manchester City before leaving to become Arsenal boss in 2019. The report pointed out th...
The Noisy Neighbors and the Red Devils want to be favorites
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The Noisy Neighbors and the Red Devils want to be favorites

It seems the glory days are returning to Manchester as the two clubs continue to thrive in the 2020/21 Premier League. Manchester City and Manchester United are presently the top two sides on the log as the Citizens with a game in hand overtook their local rivals in the number 1 spot. Regardless, the Red Devils still have a say as a victory against Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night will see them go back to number 1 and this is overly expected. This will ensure that the Citizens wait till after winning their outstanding game to go top of the table. Meanwhile, Man City boss Pep Guardiola has called for calm after his in-form side thrashed West Brom 5 nil at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night. A brace from Ilkay Gundongan in the first half, alongside goals from Jo...
Preview of Man United vs Man City – The fight for derby glory
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Preview of Man United vs Man City – The fight for derby glory

The first Manchester Derby for the 2020/21 Premier League season comes up this Saturday as Manchester United host Manchester City at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola will lock horns against each other on the sidelines again. This derby is coming at a time when both sides can be said to be in form although they've had disappointing moments this season. Therefore, it promises to be a cracking Manchester United vs Manchester City fixture. Manchester City have been favorites on paper in the Manchester Derby in recent times but will be the side seeking revenge in this game having lost both home and away to the Red Devils in the Premier League last season. Just 1 point separates the sides in the Premier League presently and the game looks evenly poised. Regardless, t...
A second Premier League lockdown could be on the cards
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A second Premier League lockdown could be on the cards

Pep Guardiola has questioned whether the Premier League should continue if a second national lockdown is initiated. This is coming after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Saturday, announced restrictions with all non-essential services to be on lock and key from Thursday for a period of four weeks. Regardless, elite sports have been exempted and will continue as normal although fans will not be allowed to attend games. It can be recalled that the Premier League paused a period of last season when the country went into the first lockdown. They came back to action after a fully operational testing system was put in place. Guardiola has now questioned if it's right for football clubs to carry on playing this time. In a chat ahead of Johnson's speech, the Manchester City boss sai...
Manchester City duo test positive for coronavirus
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Manchester City duo test positive for coronavirus

Manchester City stars Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez have tested positive for coronavirus. This was disclosed by the Premier League club on Monday. The two players will now have to spend a period in self-isolation in conformance with government guidelines. A statement released by the club read: “Manchester City FC can confirm that Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for Covid-19. “Both players are currently observing a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine. Neither is displaying symptoms of the virus. “Everyone at the Club wishes Riyad and Aymeric a speedy recovery ahead of their return to training and the new season.” The isolation period is already in effect with the 2020/21 Premier League appro...
Reports suggest Man City interest in Thiago Alcantara
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Reports suggest Man City interest in Thiago Alcantara

Manchester City are reportedly ready to make a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara and the coach Hans-Dieter Flick has admitted that he believes that a Premier League move must be the next step for the Spaniard. Thiago has one year left on his contract with the Bundesliga giants and has told the club he would like to leave this summer for a new challenge.  He has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League champions Liverpool but it is understood that although Klopp admires the 29-year-old, a move is not likely till they let go of a key player in their midfield. Liverpool are discussing with Georgino Wijnaldum and are yet to agree terms with the Dutchman for a new contract as he enters the final 12 months of his current contract. However, it is unlikely that t...
La Liga President – Man City breached FFP rules, CAS is dead
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La Liga President – Man City breached FFP rules, CAS is dead

La Liga president Javier Tebas has made claims that many people involved in European football are convinced that Manchester City breached UEFA financial fair play rules. He also went on to assert that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is dead after the Citizens' successful appeal against a two-year ban from the UEFA Champions League. It can be recalled that the 57-year-old Spaniard, on Monday, was accused of being jealous of the Premier League by Manchester City boss and fellow Spaniard Pep Guardiola after City's sanction was overturned. The Manchester outfit has been cleared to participate in the UCL next season. Tebas has hit back at criticisms in a chat with ESPN. He said: “We all know what City do. When they were punished (by Uefa originally), there was no surprise amon...
Kelvin Phillips urges Stones to quit City and join Newcastle
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Kelvin Phillips urges Stones to quit City and join Newcastle

Kelvin Phillips has advised John Stones to consider a move to Newcastle United this summer, seeing he has fallen down the pecking order and out-of-favor under Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. John Stones has been limited in his appearances for the Citizens this season with just 12 in the Premier League, with 10 of those being starts. The England international has been fit and raring to go for the majority of the season except during a one-month period between September and October.  However, he has been omitted from the squad in a good number of important games by the Spaniard. READ: Two top European clubs trying to sign Jorginho, says Agent This development has resulted in speculations and doubts about his future at the Etihad.  Therefore, Phillips has urged the cente...