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Guardiola wins October Barclays Manager of the Month
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Guardiola wins October Barclays Manager of the Month

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has emerged as the winner of the Barclays Manager of the Month award for October for the second time in a row. READ: Morocco fighting for Munir El-haddadi switch He beat competition from the likes of Pochettino, Wenger, and Sean Dyche as his side won all the three fixtures they played in October. Man City beat West Brom, Stoke City, and Burnley during the p, scoring 13 goals in the process. Guardiola emerged winner due to votes from a combination of experts public. He has now won the award three times since his arrival to the Premier League
Chiellini – Guardiolismo has ruined many Italian defenders
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Chiellini – Guardiolismo has ruined many Italian defenders

Giorgio Chiellini has opined that Pep Guardiola has ruined many Italian defenders with his style of football. He claimed that defenders could now spread the ball effectively but have forgotten the basics that the role demands. READ: YANNICK BOLASIE TO RETURN TO FIRST TEAM TRAINING WITH EVERTON “Guardiolismo has ruined many Italian defenders a bit,” said Chiellini. "Now defenders know how to set the tone of play and they can spread the ball, but they don’t know how to mark. Unfortunately, that’s the way it is. “When I was young, we used to do drills to get a feel for the man you were making. Nowadays, from crosses, Italian defenders – and I can only really talk for Italian defenders, I am only relatively interested about foreign players – don’t mark their man. “It’s a great pity...
Yaya Toure joins Guardiola in criticism of the Carabao Cup match ball
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Yaya Toure joins Guardiola in criticism of the Carabao Cup match ball

  Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has also criticised the Carabao Cup match ball, describing it as rubbish, just as the EFL have hit back at Pep Guardiola for his criticisms of the ball. Guardiola, after his side's surprising hard fought win over Wolves in the Carabao Cup competition said that the ball shouldn't be used for serious competitions. However, the EFL insisted that the ball meets all the laid down requirements and also disclosed their desire to have a chat with Guardiola before the next round of the competition. The EFL Cup said: 'The Mitre ball used in this season's Carabao Cup is of exactly the same technical specification as the balls used in the Sky Bet EFL and Checkatrade Trophy, all of which are tested in accordance with the "FIFA Quality Programme f...
Mendy booked to see surgeon over knee injury
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Mendy booked to see surgeon over knee injury

  Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy appeared to pick a knock in the game against Crystal Palace last weekend and will be undergoing further tests to ascertain the degree of the injury as there are fears that he could be out of action for several months. Mendy left the pitch before half-time in City's game against Crystal Palace on Saturday after a collision with Andros Townsend READ: Tony Pulis slams Alexis Sanchez for supposedly cheating Pep Guardiola initially disclosed that it appeared to be a knock but further added on Monday that further assessments would be carried out on Mendy to determine his availability for the UEFA Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk Reports suggest that that the 23-year-old has been sent to see Dr. Ramon Cugat who has been w...