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Pep Guardiola baffled at Manchester City letting Zaha make crucial run

• Wilfried Zaha’s break and cross lead to Fernandinho own goal• ‘The second goal is a mistake and we have to avoid it’Pep Guardiola criticised the defensive mistake that allowed Crystal Palace a late equaliser against Manchester City that may kill any …

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Manchester City hit by Fernandinho own goal as Crystal Palace grab draw

If this is the day Manchester City all but mathematically surrender their title, frustration will surely be the searing emotion. They dominated Crystal Palace and looked to have overturned Cenk Tosun’s first-half strike via two late Sergio Agüero goals…

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Gabriel Jesus strikes twice to steer Manchester City past Everton

Manchester City end the festive period with nine points from their four games after a pair of Gabriel Jesus goals handed a first defeat with Everton to Carlo Ancelotti. The visitors held out until early in the second half but ultimately could not deny …

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Gabriel Jesus strikes twice to steer Manchester City past Everton

Manchester City end the festive period with nine points from their four games after a pair of Gabriel Jesus goals handed a first defeat with Everton to Carlo Ancelotti. The visitors held out until early in the second half but ultimately could not deny …

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Manchester City sink Sheffield United thanks to Agüero and De Bruyne

Manchester City can thank Chris Kavanagh, the referee, for his unwitting help in Sergio Agüero’s opener on a day when the champions struggled yet again.It was a moment of farce that turned the contest, seriously upset Sheffield United and which, in the…

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Gabriel Jesus seals Manchester City comeback win over Leicester City

Manchester City closed to a point behind Leicester City in second place after sinking them with a display that became better as this contest aged.The champions’ perseverance should be applauded because they are not the force they were. Instead Pep Guar…

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Manchester City finish top despite Shakhtar Donetsk snatching a draw

Manchester City are through to the last 16 as group winners despite another of the stuttering displays that have been a feature of their season.Pep Guardiola’s side were never at ease against a technically bright Shakhtar, though progression with a gam…

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Pep Guardiola worried by Agüero injury, praises Lampard as ‘brave manager’

• Manchester City striker may be out for ‘toughest part of season’• Chelsea limit champions to 46.7% possession in 2-1 defeatPep Guardiola could be without Sergio Agüero for some of the “toughest part of our season” after the striker suffered a suspect…

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Riyad Mahrez seals victory after Manchester City ride out Chelsea storm

Manchester City came into this game 12 points behind Liverpool and will be relieved to have claimed victory, but there is a nagging sense Pep Guardiola’s side are struggling to find their form. Jürgen Klopp’s men had earlier beaten Crystal Palace to op…

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Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero and Kyle Walker sink brave Southampton

Manchester City left it late to see off Southampton and in the end ensure no more ground was ceded to Liverpool. When Kyle Walker steered home an 87th-minute winner the champions had finally broken down fiercely resistant opponents, having been behind …

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Sergio Agüero hits double but Saints avoid hiding at Manchester City

Manchester City took their unbeaten Carabao Cup run to 1,098 days in a near-stroll of a victory over a still-smarting Southampton. This was the visitors’ first game since Leicester trounced them 9-0 and it showed. Southampton did, at least, lose by onl…

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Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling breaks Aston Villa’s resistance

Manchester City stuttered, then moved into high gear, three second-half goals ensuring victory and the cutting the gap to Liverpool two points, at least until the leaders entertain Tottenham on Sunday afternoon. Though Pep Guardiola will be pleased wit…

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Manchester City still in title race despite ‘nervous’ defeat, says Guardiola

• Adama Traoré scores both in 2-0 win for Wolves• It was a bad day, sometimes it happens, says City managerPep Guardiola admitted his Manchester City players were “nervous” as they were beaten by Wolves at the Etihad Stadium thanks to two goals from a …

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Wolves’ Adama Traoré stuns Manchester City with late double

Wolves’ opener had been coming when Adama Traoré finished coolly past Ederson with only 10 minutes remaining. By the 95th-minute of the contest the Spaniard had added a second and Manchester City’s patched-up defence had proved the liability that was P…

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Wolves’ Adama Traoré stuns Manchester City with late double

Wolves’ opener had been coming when Adama Traoré finished coolly past Ederson with only 10 minutes remaining. By the 95th-minute of the contest the Spaniard had added a second and Manchester City’s patched-up defence had proved the liability that was P…

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Raheem Sterling springs from bench as Manchester City down Dinamo Zagreb

Pep Guardiola’s clever introduction of Raheem Sterling after the break transformed this second group-stage match for Manchester City. Until then Dinamo Zagreb had stymied England’s champions, yet 10 minutes after entering Sterling had a 10th goal in 12…

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Manchester City hit eight past Watford as Bernardo Silva scores treble

A rout initiated by David Silva after 52 seconds showed one way Manchester City can negotiate having Aymeric Laporte and John Stones missing because injury: simply make it 5-0 by 18 minutes in and so nullify any concerns regarding being weakened in cen…

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Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino wants transfer window to stay open longer

• Spurs manager fears club could lose Christian Eriksen• Pochettino wants longer window like other nationsMauricio Pochettino has described the decision to close the domestic summer transfer window in early August as a “massive mistake” and claims he h…

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Bernardo Silva catches the eye before Kompany leaves indelible mark

The Portuguese tried to fill the gap left by Kevin De Bruyne before Manchester City’s captain stepped up to overcome LeicesterBlue Moon, Blue Moon!” This breathless contest ended with Vincent Kompany in tears and the champions’ supporters in fine voice…

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Kevin De Bruyne slips into gear and drives Manchester City past Cardiff

Manchester City did what they desired, a 26th Premier League win of the season taking the champions ahead of Liverpool by a point with each title challenger having six matches to play.Pep Guardiola’s team cantered to victory, though the manager may be …