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Vincent Kompany’s five best games for Manchester City | Jamie Jackson

From his midfield debut to his goalscoring swansong, there has been no shortage of drama in the Belgian’s City career Related: Vincent Kompany to leave Man City and become Anderlecht player-manager Continue reading…

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Pleasure of promotion is potent despite likelihood of pain to follow | Paul Wilson

Suspension of disbelief will be necessary as fans of Norwich, Sheffield United and either Aston Villa or Derby contemplate Premier League life. Luckily football supporters are good at thatIt was a privilege to be at Elland Road for the play-off second …

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Gareth Southgate warns Premier League could soon be only 15% English

• Data shows fall in starting places for England-eligible players• ‘We’ve got to arrest the slide; it’s a big danger for us’Gareth Southgate fears that only 15% of players in the Premier League will be eligible for England in a decade’s time unless clu…

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At home with Vincent Kompany: ‘Setbacks, racism – everything fed my fire’

The Manchester City captain talks frankly about the wrong path he nearly took as a teenager, ‘lunatic’ politicians and life after footballIt is 10am on an early spring day when I pull up at the electric gates of Vincent Kompany’s home. In the drizzle, …

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Crystal Palace: the Premier League team who are better away from home

Crystal Palace were the only team in the league who won most of their points from away games – and this is not a new trendBy Richard Foster, author of The Agony and the EcstasyWhen commentators describe Selhurst Park as “a fortress”, Crystal Palace fan…

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Crystal Palace: the Premier League team who are better away from home

Crystal Palace were the only team in the league who won most of their points from away games – and this is not a new trendBy Richard Foster, author of The Agony and the EcstasyWhen commentators describe Selhurst Park as “a fortress”, Crystal Palace fan…

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Premier League 2018-19 review: our predictions versus reality

We thought Manchester City would pip Liverpool to the title, but we also said Watford would go downWhat we said: “Pep Guardiola’s talented side look well placed to become the first team to retain the Premier League title since Manchester United did it …

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Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder beats Pep Guardiola to LMA manager of the year

• Wilder wins award after leading Blades to promotion• Guardiola named Premier League manager of the yearChris Wilder has been named the manager of the year at the League Managers’ Association awards after winning promotion with Sheffield United.The 51…

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Premier League 2018-19 season review: our writers’ best and worst

The best players, greatest games and standout signings – plus those that didn’t work out, and what needs to changeEd Aarons: Virgil van Dijk. Raheem Sterling runs him close but in terms of impact and influence, the big Dutchman has been peerless. Conti…

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Premier League 2018-19 review: the big quiz of the season

Who can’t wait to get out? Who sees trains? And who lost 6-0?Which team suffered the heaviest defeat of the season?Cardiff City BournemouthFulhamChelseaWhich team lost 10 London derbies?West HamFulhamCrystal PalaceArsenalThree players shared the golden…

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Unforgettable photos: the best of the 2018-19 Premier League season

Photo editor Jonny Weeks reviews a tumultuous football season through some of its best, weirdest and most defining imagesOn an average weekend, The Guardian receives around 12,000 photographs from Premier League matches via its staff, agency and contri…

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Premier League 2018-19 review: what we learned tactically from the season | Jonathan Wilson

For the elite clubs press-and-possess remains the dominant mode and the league’s less wealthy simply cannot competeOnce upon a time, not so very long ago, football was a game in which two teams battled for the ball and, when they had it, tried to score…

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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City can be judged with England’s very best | Richard Williams

The champions have retained their title through a manager persuading players to reach into areas of unexplored potentialIn the aftermath of Manchester City’s victory, Vincent Kompany said something that sounded like a Zen riddle: “We have such an incre…

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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City can be judged with England’s very best | Richard Williams

The champions have retained their title through a manager persuading players to reach into areas of unexplored potentialIn the aftermath of Manchester City’s victory, Vincent Kompany said something that sounded like a Zen riddle: “We have such an incre…

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Premier League 2018-19 review: innovations needed for next season

From the age-old shirt removal debate to an expansion of goalline technology, via a cap on clubs’ total playing staffWelcome to theguardian.com review of the 2018-19 Premier League season. We have nominated some contenders for this category but this is…

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Premier League 2018-19 review: pundits of the season

From Sky Sports’ leading duo to the excellence of Alex Scott, a look at some of the better broadcast punditsWelcome to theguardian.com review of the 2018-19 Premier League season. We have nominated some contenders for this category but this is just to …

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Premier League 2018-19 review: gripes of the season

From phone use to the absence of safe-standing, along with the proliferation of football in footballWelcome to theguardian.com review of the 2018-19 Premier League season. We have nominated some contenders for this category but this is just to get the …

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Premier League 2018-19 review: flops of the season

From Manchester United to Shkodran Mustafi, some of those who may well wish to forget this past campaignWelcome to theguardian.com review of the 2018-19 Premier League season. We have nominated some contenders for this category but this is just to get …

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Sports quiz: exceptional losers

Liverpool lost just one match in the Premier League this season but still finished second. They are not alone in their bad luckLiverpool just lost one game in the Premier League this season but finished second. Which Italian club went a full season unb…

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Premier League 2018-19 review: signings of the season

From a Bournemouth youngster, to a commanding presence at Liverpool, via an old hand at Wolves and Leicester’s No 10Welcome to theguardian.com review of the 2018-19 Premier League season. We have nominated some contenders for this category but this is …