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FERNANDINHO COULD BE THE FIX FOR CITY’S INJURY HIT DEFENCE –GUARDIOLA

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has the personality and experience to solve their injury crisis in defence, manager Pep Guardiola has said. The Brazilian was deployed as a makeshift central defender in Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League win at Shakhtar Donetsk, with John Stones out for five weeks due to a muscle injury and Aymeric Laporte recovering from

UCL Roundup: PSG, Manchester City shine as big names struggle

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City succeeded on Wednesday against Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk respectively in their opening Champions League games. UCL Roundup: Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City succeeded where storied rivals failed in their opening Champions League games. Even with its star forwards absent, PSG

Norwich upset Manchester City

Teemu Pukki, who joined Norwich for free this season, has already racked up 6 goals and 2 assists this season. He has been dubbed the 'tsunami of the Premier League' b An injury-ravaged Norwich City outclassed champions Manchester City 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday with striker

SACCHI CONVINCED GUARDIOLA AND KLOPP HAVE ELEVATED FOOTBALL

Arrigo Sacchi may have been one of the great managerial innovators but even he is impressed by the top coaching talent in the Premier League. The English top flight is blessed with the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino and there have been comparisons between those coaches and Sacchi himself. But, speaking to

MAN CITY ASSEMBLES FIRST-EVER BILLION EURO SQUAD – REPORTS

Manchester City have assembled the first billion euro squad, says a report by the CIES Football Observatory. City, who have benefitted hugely since the Abu Dhabi group takeover in 2008, spent (1.014bn/£906m) on their current players with Paris St-Germain (913m euros) and Real Madrid (902m euros) in second and third. The Premier League champions' squad

Fernandinho stalling on new Manchester City deal

Fernandinho is reportedly stalling on signing a new contract at Manchester City. The midfielder has made 273 appearances for the Citizens since arriving from Shakhtar Donetsk - including 194 Premier League outings for the reigning English champions. City broke their transfer record to sign defensive midfielder Rodri earlier this summer, though, with

Pep Guardiola angry with Leroy Sane’s surgery decision

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly angry with Leroy Sane over the winger's decision to ignore the club's medical advice. Sane is expected to miss a large chunk of the new season after damaging his ACL during the Community Shield and subsequently undergoing surgery on the problem. Man City were understood

Manchester City’s VAR pain in focus after Tottenham Hotspur draw

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City were once again frustrated by VAR after Gabriel Jesus' last-gasp 'winner' against Tottenham was chalked off on Saturday evening. It was the third significant VAR call to go against Guardiola's men, the second this season, and the second time Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs were the beneficiaries. Here, the

Harry Maguire rejected £278,000-a-week Manchester City deal

Harry Maguire reportedly turned down a £278,000-a-week contract offer from Manchester City in order to join Manchester United in this summer's transfer window. United completed a move for the England international in the latter stages of the English window, with the Red Devils believed to have paid in the region

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