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Pep Guardiola deserved to lose the UCL final
Manchester City, News

Pep Guardiola deserved to lose the UCL final

According to Lothar Matthäus, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola should be concerned about his job after losing out on the UEFA Champions League title to domestic rivals Chelsea last weekend at the Estadio do Dragao. Chelsea beat Man City 1 nil in the final and the German World Cup winner is of the opinion that Guardiola must take the most blame for what can be described as a disappointing performance by the Citizens. He claimed that the Spanish manager stole the trophy from his team with an awkward starting selection that caused concerns. He added that the Spaniard's future should not be fully assured but be in some doubt. "With his line-up he stole the Champions League from the club and the fans and he has to rightly listen to the harsh criticism from all sides," stated Matthäus...
David Moyes among nominees for Barclays manager of the season
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David Moyes among nominees for Barclays manager of the season

David Moyes seems a rejuvenated manager since his return to management in the Premier League with West Ham. The Londoners have been punching above their weight since the Scottish manager took over and they narrowly missed out on a place in the UEFA Champions League next season. However, they got to settle for a place in the Europa League next season and this is a big development for West Ham who haven't been in Europe since the 2006/07 football season. With this notable improvement to the West Ham side, it comes as no surprise that David Moyes is one of the five managers who have been nominated for the 2020/21 Barclays Manager of the Season award. Moyes undoubtedly transformed the Hammers from relegation battlers to candidates for the Champions League in less than 12 months of his...
Manchester City face defining moment in club’s history
Chelsea, Featured, Manchester City

Manchester City face defining moment in club’s history

It’s all been building up to this. Since the takeover of Manchester City by Sheikh Mansour in 2008, winning the Champions League has been top of the club’s agenda. It’s taken a lot longer than many expected for the opportunity to present itself, but tomorrow night City face their date with destiny — the Champions League final against Chelsea in Porto. On paper, City shouldn’t have too much to fear. They are the favorites to win the match according to the Champions League odds, and with the Premier League title already in their back pockets, confidence will be high among coach Pep Guardiola’s squad. There is also the fact that opponents Chelsea have stuttered somewhat towards the end of the season, losing to Leicester City in the FA Cup final, and only narrowly making it into the top ...
2020/21 UCL Final – The clash of the billionaires and the tacticians
Chelsea, Featured, Manchester City

2020/21 UCL Final – The clash of the billionaires and the tacticians

The 2020/21 UEFA Champions League final takes place tomorrow between two English giants in recent times due to the spending power of their respective owners.  The two clubs who will be facing each other in the final of Europe's elite club competition were minnows in English football some decades back but have carved niches for themselves amongst Europe's elite clubs in recent times. Chelsea FC were just there before the arrival of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and Manchester City were the notable noisy rivals with no notable impact before the arrival of Sheikh Mansour. Regardless, both sides have become major players in English football since they were taken over by these billionaire figures. READ: BEST SITES FOR STREAMING LIVE FOOTBALL GAMES Both sides will face each...
Guardiola left worried after Brighton defeat
Manchester City, News

Guardiola left worried after Brighton defeat

According to Pep Guardiola, Manchester City's shock 3:2 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex is a wake-up call ahead of the Champions League final and is also a demonstration of how difficult it is to win the Premier League. The Citizens, who face Chelsea in the final of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League on May 29 surrendered a 2 goal lead to lose 3:2 as almost 8,000 fans were treated to a deserved comeback and unforgettable Premier League experience. Goals in the second half from Leandro Trossard, Adam Webster, and Dan Burn ensured that Brighton garnered all three points from the game. Manchester City took a two-goal lead through Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden before the shock capitulation. The Citizens are set to hoist the Premier League trophy after hosting Everton on...
Guardiola and Solskjaer refuse to talk about Kane
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Guardiola and Solskjaer refuse to talk about Kane

Harry Kane's future at Tottenham Hotspur continues to be in doubt but the managers of the top clubs linked with him ahead of the summer transfer window chose to avoid transfer talks concerning the Three Lions captain. The Englishman has reportedly told Tottenham that he wants to leave after being frustrated with the club's lack of major progress in recent seasons. The likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Manchester United are the English clubs who may be able to afford the striker in the summer and have been heavily linked with a move for him. However, when Pep Guardiola was asked about Kane during the post-match interview after his side's Premier League 3:2 loss away to Brighton at the Amex on Tuesday, he replied: "Next question. He’s a Tottenham Hotspur player" Manchester U...
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Carragher – Dias is the best defender in the Premier League

Jamie Carragher has hailed Ruben Dias as the best center-back in the Premier League and even rates him higher than Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk. The 23-year-old has helped in the transformation of Man City's defensive fortunes since joining from Benfica in a deal worth £62million in the summer. Dias has brought organization and leadership to the backline. He has played his role perfectly in the successes that the Citizens have enjoyed thus far. Dias has been one of the best players in the Premier League this season and has helped in putting Pep Guardiola's men one win away from the 2020/21 Premier League title, as well as in the UEFA Champions League final for the first time. The player has been so good that Carragher loves the Portuguese star despite City's rivalry with Liverpo...
Manchester City, News, Paris Saint-Germain

Guardiola praises Torres, eyes PSG challenge at the Etihad

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has praised Ferran Torres after his performance in the Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, describing it as his best in a Manchester City shirt. Torres was one of the eight changes for the game and recovered from a shaky start to impress as he made himself the main man for every attack that was launched by the Citizens. He put his name on the scoresheet 80 seconds after Aguero's opener by bending a lovely effort into the corner to ensure a 2:0 win that moved them closer to the 2020/21 Premier League title. It was a brilliant display from the Spaniard and the goal was his 10th of the season and this is a good one for his first season after making the move from Valencia. READ: Sweet revenge for Conte as Inter halts Juve’s Serie...
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UCL – Can this Premier League trio make their numbers count?

The Premier League is the go-to league at the moment in Europe after three of their teams have made it to the quarterfinal stage of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League against all odds. We may have predicted this number making it to the round of 16 but making it further? Well, unless the folks at Footiehound are psychic. The likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City are in the next stage of the competition and have ignited hopes that the UCL title can end up in England this season. However, can these clubs make their numbers count? England currently has the highest number of representatives remaining in the competition and this is a good one although there is the concern of an all Premier League encounter. Regardless, they've been impressive in the competition this season. RE...
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Can these two produce upsets on Premier League Matchday 28

2020/21 Premier League matchday 28 kicks off this Saturday, and we have our eyes on two games namely, Chelsea away to Leeds United at Elland Road in the early kickoff and Manchester City away to relegation-threatened Fulham at Craven Cottage. LEEDS UNITED vs CHELSEA (Marcelo Bielsa vs Thomas Tuchel) It's no more news that early kickoffs can come with their surprises and the Blues will be wary of the threat that the energetic Marcelo Bielsa-led side can pose, especially whilst at home. Tuchel is yet to lose a game since he became Chelsea's boss, and although Leeds are not in the best of form in recent times, it will be foolhardy to undermine them as they're getting close to the relegation waters but won't want to be soaked in them. Regardless, this should be an exciting game betw...