Pep Guardiola

Liverpool Beat Bournemouth to Silence their Critics – Paisley Gates – Football Article

Following back to back draws, Liverpool got back on track with a workman like 3-0 victory against Bournemouth. Critics rounded on Liverpool after a home draw against Leicester City was followed up by another draw against West Ham. However, Liverpool were always in full command this afternoon and the home crowd can be satisfied with what they saw. The win means Liverpool are now level on points with Manchester City, but they hold a match in hand over Pep Guardiola’s…

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From a regular figure to a bench-warmer – Football Weeks – Football Article

From being an untouchable player to a bit-part player, that’s the best way to describe the effect of Riyad Mahrez’s decision to dump Leicester City for Manchester City in summer. The 27-year-old joined Leicester City from French Ligue 2 side Le Havre in 2014 and he helped the Foxes gain promotion to the Premier League. His stock continues to rise week after week due to his blistering performances for the team. The highlight of it all was his deadly partnership…

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Potential big players in the Premier League title race – Football Article

Very little separates Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the table with a third of the Premier League season remaining. Neither side has had things their own way in recent weeks and there could be a few more stumbling blocks over the next three months. Embed from Getty Images Here is a look at some of the potential hazards for both teams. Tottenham Hotpsur While Tottenham still harbour title ambitions of their own, it’s hard to see them…

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’11-0′ ‘Will Be Harder Than Schalke And Chelsea’ – City Fans Make Their Predictions Ahead Of Facing Newport – Football Article

Manchester City face Newport in the FA Cup this evening with many supporters of other clubs tuning in hoping for a famous cup giant killing. Before the game, the League Two club’s manager Michael Flynn talked up the magnitude of such a victory if the Welsh club come out on top: “If we win this, whether it’s extra time or penalties and I don’t care how we do it, it will be the biggest shock in FA Cup history. I…

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Guardiola big decision dilemma, unable to find an answer!? – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email Go strong and win the game, or take the risk and rotate the pack? Guardiola in dilemma for City’s squad… It’s a problem Pep Guardiola has faced before ahead of cup ties, but when he comes to prepare his Manchester City side for the FA Cup game against Newport on Saturday, there is no obvious solution that is presenting itself. Pep Guardiola must choose how many first team players to rotate. City travel to South Wales looking to…

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‘I Didn’t See Him’ – Maurizio Sarri Snubs Pep Guardiola Handshake After Watching Chelsea Get Eviscerated By Man City (Photo & Video) – Football Article

Embed from Getty Images Maurizio Sarri conducted football management’s ultimate sin (just ask Mark Hughes) after watching his Chelsea side get well and truly disembowelled by a rampant Man City side at the Etihad on Sunday. After falling four goals behind inside the first 25 minutes, the Blues ultimately found themselves on the wrong end of a thoroughly embarrassing 6-0 pasting. When the final whistle eventually put him out of his visible misery, Sarri just turned and started walking –…

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Guardiola Makes Frank Admission About De Bruyne’s Selection Chances Against Chelsea – Football Article

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that Kevin De Bruyne is not guaranteed a starting place when his side faces Chelsea tomorrow. The Citizens have performed well without the Belgian in the middle of the park this season, with Bernardo Silva having taking up the mantle by putting in a string of top drawer displays in a more central role. When asked whether De Bruyne could miss out against the Blues due to the other options available to him,…

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Everton vs Manchester City – Time for Marcos Silva to unleash his secret weapon? – Football Weeks – Football Article

Everton will seek to redeem their image when they face Manchester City at Goodison Park on Wednesday. Marco Silva’s men were defeated 3-1 at Goodison Park by Wolves on Saturday which dents their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Europa League competition. The Toffees currently occupy the ninth position in the Premier League table, five points behind Wolves who are in the final Europa League’s qualifying spot. Wednesday’s encounter against in-form Manchester City is a must-win affair for Marcos Silva…

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See Why Unai Emery must start Mesut Ozil against Manchester City – Football Weeks – Football Article

Arsenal travel to the Etihad Stadium where they will battle Manchester City in a must-win affair. The Gunners currently occupy the fourth position in the Premier League table with 47 points, same points with Chelsea but they have a superior goal difference. They can’t afford to drop any point against the Citizens on Sunday if they must remain in contention for a top-four finish. Considering the importance of Sunday’s game, Unai Emery has no option but to give Mesut Ozil…

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Manchester City V Arsenal – Match Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds – Football Article

Manchester City may have had a setback against Newcastle but Liverpool’s draw against Leicester on Wednesday night would have given them a much-needed boost. With just a five-point gap heading into the home game against Arsenal, Pep Guardiola’s side will be more confident of overhauling the Reds and getting the three points on Sunday. City are sweating over the fitness of number one Ederson ahead of the match. The Brazilian suffered a gashed leg prior to Matt Ritchie scoring the…

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Guardiola Raises Doubts About City Star’s Future At The Club – Football Article

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has raised doubts over whether captain Vincent Kompany will be handed a new contract to stay at the Etihad. The 32-year-old’s current deal expires in the summer and speaking at his press conference yesterday, the City boss says the club won’t make a decision on his future based on sentimental reasons: “I think it’s an issue that we have to speak with Vincent about – the club, him and his agent. We don’t have any…

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Manchester City: Pep Guardiola wants David Silva at club beyond 2020 – Football Article

The Spaniard is contracted until the end of next season, but the manager wants him to stay at the club longer Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants David Silva to remain at the Premier League club beyond the end of his deal in 2020. Silva, 33, has become a star for City, winning three league titles and an FA Cup since arriving from Valencia in 2010. He’s gone on to make 370 total appearances, scoring 70 goals during his stay…

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Pep gives reason behind stars new position – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email Kevin De Bruyne had to play much deeper than usual in the Carabao Cup second leg win at Burton Albion Everyone knows that Pep Guardiola loves tinkering around with his team selection every once in a while, and Manchester City‘s 9-0 lead over Burton Albion allowed him to do just that. After naming his squad, the gaffer revealed that one player might play out of position, as he was capable of doing so. “I know them quite well,…

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How Pep Guardiola Rejuvenated Manchester City – Football Article

Manchester City has turned into the Barcelona of English football this season after eleven victories and a draw against Everton at the openings of the Premier League. This feat comes right after the first year without a trophy in Pep Guardiola’s career. It seems that the Spanish manager has taken his job seriously and is keeping it up. This is precisely the start of the new campaign Manchester City fans have been waiting for. Citizen’s fans are not only celebrating…

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Man Utd and Chelsea joins Man city in race for highly-rated Crystal Palace youngster – Football Weeks – Football Article

Manchester United and Chelsea are preparing to sign highly-rated Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka – and wouldn’t hesitate to pay the reported sum of £40million transfer fee to sign the ace. According to the Daily Mirror, Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is braced-up for summer transfer window profit in the England Under-21 international, who has been the club’s first choice right-back since his first appearance last February. Wan-Bissaka has at a point been connected with a move to Manchester City having been…

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Guardiola not entirely happy despite 3-0 win over Wolves – Football Article

Manchester City closed the gap on league leaders Liverpool to four points after comfortably beating Wolves 3-0 at the Etihad tonight. The reigning Premier League Champions took the lead through rejuvenated striker Gabriel Jesus on nine minutes and the game was all but over as a contest 10 minutes later when Wolves centre-back Wily Boly was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Bernardo Silva. Brazil international Jesus doubled City’s lead from the penalty spot on 39…

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The Game of Chess Has Only Just Begun – Paisley Gates – Football Article

The chess board between Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, and Manchester City counterpart, Pep Guardiola, has begun to take shape. Liverpool’s win over at Brighton on Saturday at the Amex Stadium restored the 7-point lead at the top of the Premiership, piling all the pressure on the defending champions. It is now Pep’s move as Manchester City take on Wolves tonight. However, anything less than a win for Pep Guardiola’s side will mean, advantage Liverpool. Video courtesy of BeanymanSports The FA Cup exit…

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Guardiola Rules City Out Of Race For £100m Rated Portuguese Playmaker – Football Article

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says the club won’t spend over the odds to secure a long-term replacement for Fernandinho. The Brazilian turns 34 in May and reports have linked City with Wolves’ Ruben Neves as a possible signing to take over from the veteran midfielder. However, it is believed that the Portuguese international would only be sold for £100m; a figure that Guardiola says is way out of the club’s price range: “It’s not difficult – there are many…

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