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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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Mata Discusses Manchester Derby Rivalry Within The Spain Squad

OVIEDO, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 05: Juan Mata and David De Gea of Spain reacts prior to the start the Spain v Slovakia EURO 2016 Qualifier at Carlos Tartiere on September 5, 2015 in Oviedo, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

There’s less than a week to go before one of the most anticipated Manchester derbies in history kicks off, and the Spanish Manchester-based contingent are already relishing it with Juan Mata warning players “not to get too crazy.” Manchester City have been revolutionised under Pep Guardiola in his journey to make them become the best team in Europe. So far, …

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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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Sergio Aguero’s Three Match Ban Upheld By The FA


Manchester City’s appeal to overturn star striker Sergio Aguero’s three match ban has been rejected by the FA. The news will come as a big blow to Pep Guardiola but will hardly be a surprise as the incident seemed as clear an example of violent conduct as one is likely to see. Manchester City are likely to have built a …

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Twitter Reacts to Manchester City’s Annihilation Of Steaua București

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions league first leg play-off football match between Steaua Bucharest and Manchester City at the National Arena stadium in Bucharest on August 16, 2016. / AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

The Pep Guardiola era at Manchester City is well and truly underway. Following last weekend’s less than stellar 2-1 win against Sunderland at the Eithad, Romanian side Steaua Bucuresti were well and truly put to the sword in this evening’s Champions League playoff first leg – Guardiola’s side ran out 5-0 winners, and it could (and probably should) have been …

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Manchester City V Sunderland: Confirmed Lineups, Joe Hart Dropped

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: David Moyes manager of Manchester United and Pep Guardiola head coach of Bayern Muenchen give instructions during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Manchester United and FC Bayern Muenchen at Old Trafford on April 1, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

New Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has laid down an early marker of a massive change by leaving Joe Hart of this evening’s Premier League match against Sunderland. Guardiola is believed to be interested in Barcelona’s Marc-André ter Stegen, however it is still a massive indicator as to how little he trusts Hart that he doesn’t want him in the …

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Manchester City Clinch Deals To Sign Teen Sensations As Manchester United Lose Out

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Pep Guardiola has lured Palmeiras forward Gabriel Jesus to Man City, beating off competition from rivals Manchester United and Barcelona for his signature. According to Sky Sports, the deal will be completed within the next twenty-four hours, whilst Colombian talent Marlos Moreno is also set to become a Citizen. City were not even mentioned in AS’s report of the clubs …

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Manchester City To Complete Deal For Colombian Prodigy [Report]

Colombia's Marlos Moreno (R) vies for the ball with Costa Rica's Ronald Matarrita during their Copa America Centenario football tournament match in Houston, Texas, United States, on June 11, 2016. / AFP / Nelson ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester City are closing in on another summer signing. Having beaten off competition from a number of European clubs, including rivals Manchester United, Man City are closing in on deal for Colombian sensation Marlos Moreno – but he will continue his development elsewhere. The Mirror are this evening reporting that while an £8.2m deal will be concluded in the near …

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Man City Look To Have Clinched A Deal To Sign Nolito [Sky Sports]


Barcelona look to have missed out on the signing of Celta Vigo’s Nolito as Sky Sports have reported that Pep Guardiola is about to make his first signing as Man City manager in the form of the Spanish forward. Sky have said that talks have increased between City and Nolito’s representatives after Spain were eliminated from Euro 2016 on Monday. And it …

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Manchester City Win Race For Supposed Arsenal and Liverpool Target

After a number of rocky years, bouncing from club to club, Nolito has turned it around in impressive style.  His goals for Celta Vigo earned him a place in Spain’s starting line-up for the European Championships and, a number of big name suitors. BBC Sport’s Simon Stone has revealed that: “City will meet an 18m euros (£13.8m) release clause in …

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BBC Drop Big Update On Vardy Deal & Arsenal’s Striker Search

CHANTILLY, FRANCE - JUNE 18: Jamie Vardy of England speaks to the media during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016 match against Slovakia at Les Fontaines on June 18, 2016 in Chantilly, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

We’ve been blessed that the Jamie Vardy to Arsenal saga has been interspersed with some actual football, because that could really have dragged on otherwise. As it is, after the initial bluster of Arsenal triggering Vardy’s £20m release clause over a fortnight ago, this is a transfer that has been less and less likely to happen as time has worn on. …

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