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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 …

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Pep Guardiola praises ‘incredible’ Manchester City after thrashing Schalke

• Guardiola: ‘In the second half we were incredibly good’• Manager wants Bayern Munich to beat LiverpoolPep Guardiola praised goal-hungry Manchester City as “incredible” after they trounced Schalke 7-0 and said he was “sorry for the English people” but…

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Manchester City shedding growing pains under strict Pep Guardiola | Jamie Jackson

Pep Guardiola has played down City’s threat in Europe but a 7-0 hiding of Schalke means they must assume mantle of Champions League contendersThis last-16 tie was over by the interval, a feat achieved in seven minutes when Manchester City scored three …

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Sterling goal prompts Pep Guardiola and Javi Gracia to call for offside clarity

• Opener against Watford was ruled offside and then allowed• Manchester City and Watford managers were both left confusedPep Guardiola and Javi Gracia both called for the offside rule to be clarified after Raheem Sterling’s controversial opening goal i…

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Necessity calls for Manchester City as champagne football is put on ice | Jamie Jackson

The champions may need to grind out more results as they did against West Ham if they are to retain the titleManchester City may have to grind out more unshowy wins of the kind they chalked up over West Ham on Wednesday if they are to defend their Prem…

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Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea: player ratings from the Etihad Stadium

Sergio Agüero made up for his early miss in superb fashion but Ross Barkley in no way atoned for his awful gift for the Argentinian’s secondEderson 8 Retained concentration, made sharp saves when required and hit precise long balls. Continue reading….

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Pep Guardiola says City are back on form and turns up heat on Liverpool

• Everyone expected Liverpool to beat Leicester, says Guardiola• West Ham are a good side, he says of rivals’ Monday gamePep Guardiola believes Manchester City are back to their best after Sergio Agüero’s hat-trick secured a 3-1 win against Arsenal, wi…

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Manchester City v Arsenal: player ratings | Jamie Jackson

Sergio Agüero was a class apart while Stephan Lichtsteiner had a torrid afternoon at right-back against Raheem SterlingEderson Continue reading…

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Kevin De Bruyne hits thunderbolt as Manchester City storm past Burnley

Manchester City toyed with Burnley then pummelled them mercilessly to record an eighth consecutive victory and enter the fifth round of the only major tournament Pep Guardiola is yet to win in England. Were he to do so he would join Joe Mercer as the o…

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Kevin De Bruyne hits thunderbolt as Manchester City storm past Burnley

Manchester City toyed with Burnley then pummelled them mercilessly to record an eighth consecutive victory and enter the fifth round of the only major tournament Pep Guardiola is yet to win in England. Were he to do so he would join Joe Mercer as the o…

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Guardiola tells City players to keep minds on the job and forget Liverpool

• ‘I don’t have magician’s ball about how many points we need’• Nuno Espírito Santo has no complaints over Boly red cardPep Guardiola said he has no “magician’s ball” to tell him how many points Manchester City may need to defend their Premier League t…

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Rúben Neves fails to show he could be City’s Fernandinho-in-waiting | Jamie Jackson

Wolves’ defensive midfielder overshadowed by Pep Guardiola’s current all-rounder although his opportunities were limited by Willy Boly’s early red cardIf Kevin De Bruyne was a surprise omission for Manchester City, this was an evening when Rúben Neves …

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Nigel Clough: ‘I hope Guardiola’s got more than a glass of wine for me’

• Burton manager sees funny side of 9-0 defeat by Manchester City• Pep Guardiola: ‘It’s an honour to play against a Clough’Nigel Clough managed to retain his sense of humour after Burton’s 9-0 trouncing by stating he hoped Pep Guardiola had “more than …

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Phil Foden helps merciless Manchester City put Rotherham to the sword

Manchester City required only low gear to rout Rotherham United and coast into the FA Cup fourth round – 7-0 being the highest margin of victory of the Pep Guardiola reign.Riyad Mahrez’s 73rd-minute finish was indicative of the contest. When Guardiola’…

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Jürgen Klopp: ‘How on earth was Vincent Kompany not sent off?’

• Liverpool manager rails at lunging tackle on Mohamed Salah• Pep Guardiola ‘proud’ of Manchester City – ‘It was like a final’Jürgen Klopp was left in disbelief that Vincent Kompany was not sent off in the first half of Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat at Manche…

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Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola praises Raheem Sterling’s calmness

• Manager ‘very pleased’ after Sterling scores third in Everton win• Marco Silva disappointed by Everton’s profligacy up frontPep Guardiola praised Raheem Sterling’s calmness after a week that began with his alleged racial abuse at Chelsea ended with t…

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Raheem Sterling finishes off Everton to put Manchester City on top

Manchester City did not have things completely their own way against Everton so in emerging with the win the champions illustrated why they remained title favourites despite losing top spot last Saturday. They also leapfrogged Liverpool to become leade…

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Leroy Sané’s fine double fires Manchester City past Hoffenheim

Manchester City stuttered but two goals from Leroy Sané gave them a fourth win of the group stage and cemented their position as one of the big favourites to win the Champions League this season.Pep Guardiola made five changes to the team that lost at …