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Wigan Athletic v Manchester City: match preview

Wigan have a tremendous FA Cup record against Manchester City in recent years, though since the last upset – the sixth round in 2014, not the 2013 final – the Latics have dropped another division while Pep Guardiola’s side have gone from strength to st…

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Manchester City boss calls Barry Bennell abuse scandal ‘terrible’

Manager Pep Guardiola speaks as questions remain over what club knew about former coachThe Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has described the Barry Bennell child sexual abuse scandal as a “terrible, terrible situation” amid questions as to what …

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Did this special football talent kill himself because of Barry Bennell?

Mark Hazeldine was a star of the Manchester City youth set-up but his behaviour changed dramatically after he went on a trip to Spain alone with Bennell. In 2006 he took his own lifeIt doesn’t take long, listening to the stories about Mark Hazeldine, t…

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Barry Bennell: the predatory Pied Piper who made stars and shattered lives

The former Manchester City and Crewe coach exploited his status to abuse potentially hundreds of boys, employing gifts, a sheep’s head and haunted houses to subject his victims to unspeakable horrorsAndy Woodward, one of the boys lost and brutalised du…

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Manchester City ‘ignored warnings’ and kept Barry Bennell in youth set-up

• Bennell continued scouting and coaching for City, abusing countless boys• City youth coach Steve Fleet urged club in 1970s to keep away from BennellManchester City, one of the clubs most seriously implicated in the Barry Bennell sexual abuse scandal,…

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Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus in race to be fit for Carabao Cup final

• Striker Jesus yet to resume training after injury on New Year’s Eve• City play Arsenal in Carabao Cup final on 25 FebruaryGabriel Jesus is yet to start training amid fears the Manchester City forward’s knee injury may be more serious than first thoug…

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Manchester City’s Ilkay Gündogan strikes twice against Basel in easy win

Manchester City are surely coasting into the Champions League quarter-finals for only the second time in their history after this emphatic win.Pep Guardiola will be keen to guard against complacency and that his team retain focus when the last-16 secon…

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Basel v Manchester City: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the last-16, first-leg tieJuventus v Tottenham – latest news from TurinHot 1937 and 1968 action? It’s all here! And feel free to email your thoughts to Scott 7.32pm GMT Pep Guardiola speaks! “We have done well so far [in t…

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Champions League: fans from around Europe preview the last-16 stage

Spurs dread in-form Juventus, Porto plan to cause an upset at Anfield and Neymar will show Spain what it is missingJuventus If we play as solidly as we have done in the last few months, we will be tough to beat. After a slow start to the season we have…

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Manchester City’s Leroy Sané set to return ahead of schedule

• Winger could start against Basel in Champions League last 16• Vincent Kompany says City must win competition to join eliteLeroy Sané is fit to start for Manchester City against Basel more than five weeks earlier than expected, with Pep Guardiola admi…

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

Roberto Firmino is underrated no longer, Jonjo Shelvey’s calmness is key and Alexandre Lacazette is lacking confidenceThe Recap: sign up for the best of our sport coverageLet’s call it the Denis Irwin rule, the dictum that when a player is described as…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photography Continue reading…

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Guardiola marvels at Manchester City points total – video

Manager Pep Guardiola admitted that Sergio Agüero deserved ‘all the credit’ after the Argentinian scored four goals in Manchester City’s 5-1 thrashing of Leicester City Continue reading…

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Sergio Agüero hits fizzing four in Manchester City’s mauling of Leicester

Manchester City will fly to Basel for Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 encounter in fine heart due to this impressive win. Their lead is 16 points – until Manchester United play on Sunday, at least – and they need a maximum 20 more for a third Premie…

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Manchester City v Leicester: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates of the late Premier League kick-offDavid Squires on Riyad Mahrez’s Leicester stand-offEmail your Rob.Smyth@theguardian.com 4.34pm GMT The 3pm kick-offs are into the last 15 minutes. You can get the latest news with Interpol’s m…

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Champions League last 16: tie-by-tie analysis | Marcus Christenson

From Juventus and Spurs’ intriguing battle to Chelsea’s forbidding meeting with Barcelona and a likely stroll for Bayern, we look over all eight last-16 matchupsTuesday, St Jakob-Park and Wednesday 7 March, Etihad Continue reading…

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Champions League last 16: tie-by-tie analysis | Marcus Christenson

From Juventus and Spurs’ intriguing battle to Chelsea’s forbidding meeting with Barcelona and a likely stroll for Bayern, we look over all eight last-16 matchupsTuesday, St Jakob-Park and Wednesday 7 March, Etihad Continue reading…

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Manchester City v Leicester City: match preview

Pep Guardiola stated pleasure at the display in last week’s draw at Burnley yet a born-winner will want Manchester City to return to victorious ways especially as the Champions League resumes next week. How things have changed for Leicester City and Ri…

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Riyad Mahrez ends exile and returns to Leicester training

• Mahrez refused to train or play after failed Manchester City move• Leicester play Pep Guardiola’s side but Mahrez may not be fitThe Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez has ended his self-imposed exile by returning to the club’s training ground this morning…

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Still feeling the pain of the Munich air disaster | Letters

Readers respond to coverage of the 60th anniversary of the plane crash that killed eight Manchester United players, three of the team’s staff, eight journalists and four othersI read with sadness the articles about the Munich air disaster 60 years…