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Phil Foden saves Manchester City with late winner against Borussia Dortmund

All’s well that ends well for Manchester City. This was a strangely disjointed performance from England’s champions elect, in which they led through Kevin De Bruyne’s early goal but never truly asserted their class, never totally suppressed the threat …


Manchester United catch City cold as Fernandes and Shaw end winning run

There was nothing on, seemingly, for Manchester United. Dean Henderson, the goalkeeper, had the ball in his hands and Manchester City were in their defensive shape. City felt that their rivals were time-wasting as they led in the early exchanges of the…


Kevin De Bruyne drags penalty wide in Manchester City’s draw with Liverpool

It felt like a trick of the eye. Kevin De Bruyne had aimed his 42nd-minute penalty for the bottom corner and, with Alisson having moved the wrong way, everybody inside the stadium waited for the net to bulge. And then the ball kept going, past the post…


Manchester City reach Carabao Cup final despite Matic’s winner for United

Remember Paris, Pep Guardiola had cautioned after his Manchester City team’s 3-1 first-leg victory in this Carabao Cup semi-final. Remember Paris, Ole Gunnar Solskjær had trumpeted in the countdown to the second leg. It could be done.His Manchester Uni…


Manchester City investigate alleged racist abuse aimed at Fred and Lingard

• Video clip online shows fan making gesture at United players• Solskjær: ‘It is an act of ignorance. Why don’t we educate him?’Ole Gunnar Solskjær said that the Manchester United players Fred and Jesse Lingard were shaken up during the 2-1 derby victo…


Rashford and Martial give Manchester United derby honours against City

Manchester City’s hopes of winning the Premier League title for a record-equalling third time in succession had felt slim at kick-off time but does anybody truly think they can overhaul Liverpool after this?It was hard enough for the City support to se…