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Manchester City v Watford: match preview

The paper covering Manchester City’s cracks was torn down by Norwich but without John Stones’s slack passing they are likely to improve defensively. A strong showing in Ukraine also aids the feeling that their shock defeat was a freak aberration. Watfo…

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Watford give us 11,158 reasons to believe bogey teams do exist | Barry Glendenning

Every side has a team they just can’t beat – and the winless Hornets haven’t toppled City since Thatcher was PMIs there really such a thing as a football bogey team? Opponents whom fans of a particular club dread to see their team face because they see…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Mesut Özil remains an enigma for Unai Emery, Phil Jagielka returns to Everton and Liverpool’s 100% record could endStill looking for his first home win as Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard will do well to get off the mark against Liverpool at Stamford Bri…

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Ilkay Gündogan lights up Manchester City’s easy win over Shakhtar Donetsk

In the context of a defensive crisis caused by injuries to centre-backs Aymeric Laporte and John Stones, this was a particularly fine display from Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s team might have claimed victory in this opening Group C game by double t…

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Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm BST kick-offOlympiakos v Tottenham: Champions League – follow it live!PSG v Real Madrid: Champions League – follow it live!And you can email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.58pm BST And out they come! As the crowd …

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Shakhtar have 12 Brazilian imports but which should City fear most?

The Ukrainian club has long been a haven for Brazilians and three stand out as they start their Champions League campaignThe landscape in which Shakhtar Donetsk, displaced from their home city since 2014, operate has quite literally changed but one sym…

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Manchester City’s refusal to pay above the odds is hurting Pep Guardiola | Jamie Jackson

Pep Guardiola would not pay £75m for Virgil van Dijk last year and City balked at £80m for Harry MaguireJohn Stones’s thigh injury makes Manchester City’s failure to sign a centre-back in the summer all the more conspicuous. Even before the 25-year-old…

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John Stones out for at least a month to deepen Manchester City injury crisis

• Stones suffers injury in training for Shakhtar Donetsk game• Otamendi is City’s only fit centre-half with Laporte also outJohn Stones will be out for up to six weeks because of a muscle problem that leaves Nicolás Otamendi as Manchester City’s only a…

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David Squires on … a famous day for the Rebel Alliance, Norwich branch

Our cartoonist looks back at the upset of Pep Guardiola’s Galactic Empire in the remotes of Norfolk Take a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Buendía the architect of City’s bad day, Arsenal were woeful in defence and Maguire deserved better from Leicester fansThe Dozen: our pick of the weekend’s best picturesThe way in which Norwich turned a negative into a positive was quite something. Wit…

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Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City can learn and refocus after humbling

• Norwich’s entire squad cost less than a City substitute• Guardiola: ‘These boys gave me the prestige I have in England’It did seem odd that, in the aftermath of Manchester City’s defeat to Norwich, there was talk of the champions needing to strengthe…

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Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City can learn and refocus after humbling

• Norwich’s entire squad cost less than a City substitute• Guardiola: ‘These boys gave me the prestige I have in England’It did seem odd that, in the aftermath of Manchester City’s defeat to Norwich, there was talk of the champions needing to strengthe…

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The Dozen: Guardiola’s grief and David Luiz’s lunge – the best Premier League pictures

Our picture editors choose their favourite images from the weekend’s matches Continue reading…

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‘We forget they are human’ – Guardiola defends players after Norwich defeat

• Manchester City manager says title is a long way from over• ‘Things can go wrong and I must see what I can do to help them’Pep Guardiola could only put his hands up after Norwich City pulled off the shock of the season so far to leave Manchester City…

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Teemu Pukki strikes again to seal Norwich’s shock win over Man City

Norwich served up the shock of the Premier League season so far as they deservedly beat the champions in thrilling style.A late drive from Rodri, his first goal for Manchester City, was not enough to peg back the Canaries, who had led from the 19th min…

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Norwich City v Manchester City: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-offCity won’t spend big to replace injured Laporte, says GuardiolaAny comments? Email scott.murray@theguardian.com 5.44pm BST 14 min: An absurd amount of space for Gundogan, 25 yards out. Inexplicably, he…

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Norwich v Manchester City: match preview

Pep Guardiola confirmed the news that Aymeric Laporte will be missing for up to six months for Manchester City, but otherwise posted a positive injury bulletin with the news that Gabriel Jesus, John Stones and Ilkay Gündogan are available for selection…

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Guardiola: Sterling is incredible but still can’t compare to Messi and Ronaldo – video

Pep Guardiola says he is ‘delighted’ with the progress of Raheem Sterling, who has become one of the most effective strikers in the Premier League under his watch. But he hopes his forward avoids reading the praise heaped on him after impressive displa…

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Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte out for up to six months with knee injury

• Guardiola says defender could be sidelined until March• Sterling urged to ignore Ronaldo and Messi comparisonsManchester City could be without Aymeric Laporte until March after Pep Guardiola said the defender may be out for six months following knee …

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Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte out for up to six months with knee injury

• Guardiola says defender could be sidelined until March• Sterling urged to ignore Ronaldo and Messi comparisonsManchester City could be without Aymeric Laporte until March after Pep Guardiola said the defender may be out for six months following knee …