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Raheem Sterling Seals Domestic Treble With FA Cup Final Hat-Trick

Manchester City have secured a domestic treble following an emphatic 6-0 win over Watford at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. A Raheem Sterling hat-trick plus goals from David Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne eased Man City over the line for Pep Guardiola’s third trophy of the season. Watford had a golden opportunity to go ahead after 12 minutes when …

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Guardiola Ruled Out De Jong Swoop Over Wage Fears

Pep Guardiola has revealed Manchester City pulled out of the race to sign Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong for fear of upsetting other players by breaking the club’s wage structure. De Jong will join Barcelona in July in a deal that will cost up to a reported £74 million. The Dutchman was handed a contract worth at least £300,000 a …

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Guardiola In Tough Hunt For ‘New’ Fernandinho

Pep Guardiola has acknowledged finding a long-term replacement for Fernandinho is becoming a matter of increasing urgency for Manchester City. The 33-year-old Brazilian has become one of the most important players in City’s line-up during Guardiola’s three seasons at the club, with his hard work and passing ability as a holding midfielder providing both security in front of the defence …

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Guardiola Confident That Liverpool Will Start Dropping Points

Pep Guardiola is convinced Premier League leaders Liverpool will drop points between now and the end of the season as the Manchester City boss prepares for Thursday’s huge title clash with the Reds. Guardiola’s City side have been unable to keep pace with unbeaten Liverpool despite their own blistering start and sit in third place, seven points behind Jurgen Klopp’s outfit …

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Guardiola Warns City’s Season Will End With Defeat To Liverpool

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Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City side a failure to beat Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday will effectively mean their title challenge is “over”. Reigning champions City revived their bid to retain the Premier League trophy with a 3-1 win away to Southampton on Sunday that followed shock defeats by Crystal Palace and Leicester. Victory at St …

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Guardiola Stays Cool Despite Shock Manchester City Defeat

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said he was not disappointed by his players’ effort despite suffering a surprise 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for the home side at the Etihad but Palace hit back with goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend followed by a Luka Milivojevic penalty. Substitute Kevin De Bruyne …

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Pep Guardiola: Man City Will Not Sacrifice League Cup For Title Race

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Holders Manchester City will take Tuesday’s League Cup quarter-final with Leicester City seriously, says manager Pep Guardiola, even though they are in a tight duel with Liverpool for the Premier League title. Guardiola — whose Premier League champions trail Liverpool by a point — says it is only by winning trophies the club can get better, even if the League …

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Guardiola Praises ‘Incredible’ Raheem Sterling For Confronting Racism

Pep Guardiola has praised Manchester City star Raheem Sterling for refusing to be intimidated by the menace of racism in football. Sterling endured alleged racial abuse from a Chelsea fan during City’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The 24-year-old was targeted by the supporter while he was standing near fans on the touchline. Sterling appeared to laugh off …

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Guardiola Would Welcome UEFA Fair Play Probe To Silence Rumours

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hopes a swift conclusion to UEFA’s investigation over alleged Financial Fair Play (FFP) irregularities committed by the Premier League champions will silence the speculation surrounding the case. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said after an Executive Committee meeting of European football’s governing body on Monday that an independent body looking into the allegations made by German …

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Guardiola Admits FIFA Plan Will Change City’s Transfer Policy

Pep Guardiola says FIFA proposals designed to limit the number of players allowed to be loaned out to rival clubs will seriously alter Manchester City’s business model. City and Chelsea are among the Premier League teams who will be most seriously impacted by the proposals that, from 2020, clubs will only be allowed to have between six and eight players …

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Pep Guardiola Heaps Praise On Top “English” Player Declan Rice

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has been turning heads with his tremendous performances in the Premier League for the Hammers this season. The 19-year old has been one of West Ham’s stand-out performers as he continues to establish himself in the heart of Manuel Pellegrini’s side’s midfield. Rice has been reportedly attracting interest from the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea …

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Manchester City Can Survive Without De Bruyne – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City can survive without Kevin De Bruyne after the inspirational Belgian playmaker was ruled out for up to six weeks due to a knee injury. De Bruyne sustained ligament damage to his left knee in the closing stages of City’s League Cup victory over Fulham at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday. It was just the second …

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