Tag Archives: Manchester

Football transfer rumours: Kane keen on Manchester United move? | Football

It’s been 125 days since José Mourinho took over as Tottenham manager. Let’s see how he’s getting on. Oh. Oh boy. Dear me. Oh wow. Mourinho will have had a rough night’s sleep, those Spurs pyjamas itching him terribly, and his mood won’t improve when he sees the morning papers. …

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Phil Foden shows he is on course to replace David Silva at Manchester City | Football

Phil Foden is hugged by Pep Guardiola after the Englishman’s man-of-the-match performance at Wembley.

How does anyone lay claim to succeeding a man they call Merlin? Phil Foden had the answer on Sunday. By sprinkling his magic across Wembley to inspire Manchester City to victory in the Carabao Cup final against Aston Villa. The 19-year-old has long been considered as the heir apparent to …

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Impressive Bruno Fernandes has transformed Manchester United | Football

Fernandes caught Jordan Pickford out with his low shot for United’s equaliser.

The good news for Ole Gunnar Solskjær is that Manchester United did not throw in the towel here as they did in losing 4-0 last season. Even after making a comically inept start and gifting Everton an opening goal inside three minutes, they kept their cool and kept going. The …

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Manchester City sink Aston Villa to win third successive Carabao Cup | Football

Rodri scores the second and eventually decisive goal.

Manchester City had no time for the romance of Aston Villa’s Carabao Cup final story. Pep Guardiola and his players deal only in the hard currency of domestic silverware and they extended their grip on it via a performance of near suffocating control. It was important to add the qualification. …

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Ancelotti sent off after Everton denied late winner against Manchester United | Football

Gylfi Sigurdsson allows a deflected shot from Dominic Calvert-Lewin to roll into the net before being ruled offside by VAR.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær was forced to issue a public apology at Goodison Park last season after Manchester United’s 4-0 capitulation. This time out, enthused by the reaction he had demanded from his team, he headed to the away section to applaud a well-earned point and evidence of United’s creeping recovery. …

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Manchester City fans left unhappy by curse of constantly winning trophies | Jonathan Wilson | Football

Players and crowd share the joy of Sergio Agüero’s goal that won the title in 2012

S ilenus the satyr, stumbling with age and wine, was taken captive by the Phrygians and taken before King Midas. But the king recognised him as a friend and joyfully led a celebration of his guest’s arrival, lasting 10 days. On the 11th day the king with gladness came to …

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Kevin De Bruyne at the heart of new era emerging at Manchester City | Football

Welcome to Kevin De Bruyne’s Manchester City. This was the deafening message sent by the Belgian in a midweek dismantling of Real Madrid that will have Aston Villa wondering how to shackle him when he tries to drive City to a third successive Carabao Cup on Sunday. Operating as a …

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Bruno Fernandes inspires Manchester United romp against 10-man Brugge | Football

Odion Ighalo reveals a tribute to his late sister after scoring his first Manchester United goal.

Another scintillating Bruno Fernandes display swept Manchester United into the last 16 and on this showing they are serious contenders for a second Europa League crown in three years. Fernandes’s vision gives United a new dimension and elevates his teammates. The playmaker scored a second penalty in two games and …

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Manchester City showed ‘personality’ lacking all season, says Rodri | Football

Rodri has described Manchester City’s Champions League victory at Real Madrid as a psychological turning point for his club’s season. City were well-balanced and comfortable in the last 16 first leg only to be stunned when Real took the lead through Isco against the run of play on the hour. …

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Manchester City revel in sacking of temple of the white-shirted aristos | Football

Kevin De Bruyne

“We ask Manchester City’s fans to stay seated at the end of the match,” the Bernabéu PA pleaded as the minutes ticked down. Ha! Fat chance. Into the belly of the beast. And indeed, fuck Uefa too, as City’s fans insisted throughout the match from their perch in the gods. …

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