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Watch: John Stones Has Made Another Howler For Manchester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Nathan Redmond of Southampton scores the opening goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) John Stones

The expectation and pressure on John Stones was somewhat unwarranted after his big-money move from Everton to Manchester City over the summer. Nonetheless, when a club plays that amount of money for the services of a defender, they anticipate top form straight away. To that end, City fans will be extremely disappointed with the start Stones has made at the club. …

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Barcelona 4-0 Manchester City: Player Ratings As Pep’s Homecoming Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong

BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 19: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his third and his team's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League group C match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City FC at Camp Nou on October 19, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola’s return to Barcelona could hardly have gone more awry as his Manchester City side were soundly beaten at the Camp Nou. The match itself was dominated by injuries, ill-discipline and some shocking defending, interspersed with a hat-trick from one Lionel Messi. Barcelona lost two defenders to injury in the first half, Jordi Alba and Gerard Piqué having to …

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England 2-0 Malta: Player Ratings From A Routine Win At Wembley

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Dele Alli of England celebrates with team mates after scoring his teams second goal of the game during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Group F match between England and Malta at Wembley Stadium on October 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The Gareth Southgate era began for England in what turned out to be a comfortable win for England. Though the home side were camped out in the Maltese half, it took half an hour for the opposition’s defence to be breached as Daniel Sturridge headed home a cross from his Liverpool team-mate Jordan Henderson. The Three Lions made it two courtesy …

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Reviewing The Stats: Who Is The Best Defender In The Premier League?

When Brendan Rodgers was at the helm of Liverpool they were conceding almost as many goals as Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez were scoring – almost, but not quite as many. The statistic allowed Rodgers a little leisure to excuse Liverpool’s defensive frailties. However, looking back at that time now, given that Liverpool still do not possess a Premier League title (in recent times), …

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The Starting XI England Boss Gareth Southgate Should Play Against Malta

UHERSKE HRADISTE, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUNE 18: England manager Gareth Southgate looks on during the UEFA Under21 European Championship 2015 Group B match between England and Portugal at Mestsky Fotbalovy Stadium on June 18, 2015 in Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Whether Gareth Southgate likes it or not, he will be the England manager for the foreseeable future. The former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender was suddenly promoted (temporarily) this week when Sam Allardyce resigned under something of a cloud, and while he has previously distanced himself from the role, he now finds himself in charge of the national side for …

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Graphic Shows That Manchester Derby Is Set To Be The Most Expensive Ever

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Sky Sports’ graphic shows that the Manchester Derby between Manchester United and City is set to feature the most expensively assembled lineups ever. Both teams have spent incredulous amounts of money in the transfer market this summer, with the combined values of each team being absolutely astounding. Manchester United may have acquired only four players, but there all arrived for …

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Manchester United V Manchester City: Whose Starting XI Cost More?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City is watched by Michael Carrick of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on March 20, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The first Manchester derby takes place this weekend as United welcome City to Old Trafford. Both sides come into this game with 100% records, three wins from three giving the respective new managers perfect starts to the season. For an added but of drama, José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola renew the rivalry that nearly drove both men to breaking point …

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These Combined Manchester United And City XI’s Are Outrageously Good

Manchester Evening News’ reporters have compiled three different line ups of both Manchester United and Manchester City players, and it is safe to say they are incredible. The favourites for the Premier League title face off against each other at Old Trafford at the weekend, with Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola reigniting a long standing rivalry that stems from their …

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The Premier League ‘Most Expensive XI’ Of This Summer’s Transfer Window

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Arsenal unveil new signing Shkodran Mustafi at London Colney on August 29, 2016 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

With almost £1.2billion spent by Premier League clubs this summer, it was a particularly busy few months for English clubs. Thirteen clubs broke their own transfer records over the course of the summer – some did so on multiple occasions – as the money in the English domestic game continues to increase yearly. £30m transfers are now becoming commonplace, as evidenced …

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Manchester City Closing In On £10m Croatian Wonderkid [Reports]

ZAGREB, CROATIA - OCTOBER 20. Ante Coric of Dinamo Zagreb warm up prior the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos FC at Maksimir Stadium on October 20, 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic UEFA via Getty Images)

Manchester City are believed to be close to securing a deal for highly-rated Croatian prospect Ante Coric, according to reports today. The Mirror are claiming that Man City are close to agreeing a fee with Dinamo Zagreb for the 19-year-old attacking midfielder, after protracted negotiations between the two clubs. Coric’s stock has risen dramatically in the past twelve months, and while other …

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Trevor Sinclair’s Manchester City Team Selection For The Sunderland Game Has To Be Seen To Be Believed

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Sergio Aguero (L), Pablo Zabaleta (C) and Carlos Tevez of Manchester City

The former England international baffled many with his Manchester City starting eleven for their Premier League opener against Sunderland this Saturday. _____ Picking a team can often be a subjective pursuit. Games such as Football Manager and FIFA have allowed us to experiment with player combinations and formations. Trevor Sinclair’s appearance on Sky Sports News takes the biscuit, though. If …

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