Man City assemble football’s first billion-euro squad

Premier League champions Manchester City are the first team to have spent more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to assemble their squad, a study has shown. Data from the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory showed that City have spent 1.014…

Jesus first player to have goal ruled out by VAR in PL

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus became the first player to have a goal disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the Premier League during the defending champions’ opening game at West Ham United on Saturday. Jesus thought he had…

Guardiola hits backs at Solskjaer’s ‘tactical’ fouling jibe

Pep Guardiola has slammed suggestions from Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Manchester City are guilty of “tactical” fouling in an attempt to stop rivals from counter-attacking. Solskjaer, talking before the crucial Manchester derby between the sides at Old…

Real Madrid, Man City and Juventus among UCL qualifiers

Holders Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus were among seven teams to reach the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday while late equalisers sent both Manchester sides through. Bayern Munich thumped Benfica 5-1 to book their place and…

Salah on target again as Liverpool beat City to reach UCL semis

Liverpool moved into the semi-finals of the Champions League after a 2-1 win against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday earned them a 5-1 aggregate victory. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino struck in the second half as…

‘We didn’t want to be clowns at City’

Chris Smalling revealed Manchester United’s stunning fightback against Manchester City was inspired by Jose Mourinho imploring his players not to be “clowns” at their rivals’ title party. United looked set to suffer the indignity of watching City celebrate winning the…

Liverpool 3-0 Man City: Pep still believes despite mauling

Pep Guardiola believes his Manchester City team are capable of turning around a 3-0 first-leg deficit in their Champions League quarterfinal with Liverpool and says he will convince his players they can fight back in the tie. Three first-half goals…

#UCLdraw: Liverpool get City, Real vs Juve again in quarterfinals

The draw for the quarter-finals of the 2017/18 Uefa Champions League Friday morning has thrown up a plethora of intriguing ties. Holders Real Madrid have been drawn to face Juventus in a repeat of last season’s final while their Spanish rivals Barcelona…

Man City advance to UCL quarters despite defeat

Manchester City secured their place in the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday, but did little to enhance their tag as favourites to win the competition as a much-changed side suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat by Basel. Despite losing for…

Wigan end City’s quadruple bid

Pep Guardiola’s quest to win an unprecedented quadruple with Manchester City came to a stunning and controversial end when they fell to a 1-0 defeat at third-tier Wigan in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday. In an…

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