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Manchester City squad coming back together at right time – Bernardo Silva

Bernardo Silva believes Manchester City’s squad are coming back together at the right time as they chase glory in four competitions. Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy have missed large chunks of the campaign through injury, while the likes of David Silva, Fernandinho, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan have had spells out recently. But the champions are now getting close to returning to full strength, with Mendy the only key player sidelined with a serious injury, and there are hopes he could be back in action before the end of the month. He’s magic, you knooooooooooow! 👀 @BernardoCSilva 👀 pic.twitter.com/F7ehmVHsuI — Manchester City (@ManCity) January 15, 2019 City illustrated the depth of their squad as they named De Bruyne, Aguero and Riyad Mahrez on the bench for Monday’s clash wi...

Premier League Team of the Week – Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba, David de Gea

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 22, including Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba, David de Gea and three Chelsea players. The gap at the top of the Premier League table remains four points after gameweek 22 as Liverpool‘s 1-0 triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion was followed up by a 3-0 win for Manchester City against Wolverhampton Wanderers. It looks like developing into a two-horse title race once again, though, with Tottenham Hotspur falling to a costly defeat at home to Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer extended his 100% start at the helm. United now sit level on points with Arsenal after the Gunners were beaten by West Ham United on Saturday lunchtime, and both sides sit six points behind Chelsea, who beat Newcastle United this weekend. Hud...

Manchester City determined to keep up pressure in title race – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola warned Liverpool his Manchester City side are determined to maintain the pressure after moving back within four points of the Premier League leaders. Gabriel Jesus struck twice as the champions eased to a 3-0 win over 10-man Wolves at the Etihad Stadium on Monday. It was a convincing response to the Reds’ victory at Brighton on Saturday and Guardiola wants his side to be ready to pounce on any slip-ups by Jurgen Klopp’s team in the title race. Guardiola said: “We cannot play the games against Liverpool. All we can do is win our games. We cannot control what they do, we can control what we do. +3 points 🤙🏽 Alô, mãe #mancity #alômâe #gratidão pic.twitter.com/MfMgO9TDUH — Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus33) January 14, 2019 “The only way to do that is to be there – be there and mayb...

Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva reveals Willy Boly apology

Wolves defender Willy Boly apologised to Bernardo Silva for the dangerous tackle which earned him an early red card in a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City. City cut the gap at the top of the Premier League back to four points as Gabriel Jesus scored twice before an own goal from Conor Coady wrapped up the points. But City’s night was made straightforward by an early red for Boly, who was dismissed after 19 minutes for a sliding tackle which left Bernardo on the deck. Willy Boly stands over Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva prior to his dismissal (Martin Rickett/PA) “It was quite a hard tackle but I am fine,” the Portuguese midfielder said after the match. “Yes he did (apologise) at the end of the game. These things happen. “You don’t do it on purpose, I think, and he said that. Everything’s fin...

Result: Manchester City easy winners over 10-man Wolves

Manchester City stroll to a 3-0 win over 10-man Wolves, with Gabriel Jesus scoring twice as the champions close the gap on leaders Liverpool to four points. Manchester City moved to within four points of Premier League leaders Liverpool with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium tonight. Gabriel Jesus scored either side of Willy Boly’s 19th-minute red card to put the Citizens in complete control by the break, but the only further damage to Wanderers was Conor Coady‘s own goal as the visitors battled to the end. An 11th win from 12 home matches in the top flight this season not only reduces the gap to Liverpool but takes them five points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in third. The Citizens had scored 16 goals in their last two outings and looked in...

Manchester City cannot afford Ruben Neves, says Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola claims Ruben Neves is out of Manchester City’s price range. City have been linked regularly with the Portuguese midfielder, who has been one of the stars of Wolves’ impressive first season back in the Premier League. But while City boss Guardiola would like to strengthen his central midfield options, he says the figures being mentioned in relation to 21-year-old Neves are beyond the champions. Guardiola might rate Ruben Neves but says City would not pay £100million (Martin Rickett/PA) Guardiola said: “A month ago I started reading ‘Ruben Neves, £100million’. That is not going to happen. We are not going to pay £100million for a holding midfielder. “We have a limit and cannot spend more so that’s why we need to be careful with the players and try next season to see what we can...

Chelsea to activate Nathan Ake buy-back clause?

A report claims that Chelsea may pay £40m to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth, three years on from selling him for half that sum. Chelsea are reportedly weighing up whether to activate the £40m buy-back clause inserted in Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake‘s contract. The Blues sold the Dutch centre-back to their Premier League rivals for half that sum in the 2016 summer transfer window. Ake has impressed during his two-and-a-half seasons on the south coast which, according to The Sun, has piqued his former club’s interest. Chelsea are said to be on the lookout for a new ball-playing defender, as captain Gary Cahill is on his way out and David Luiz may join him in leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer. Ten-cap Netherlands international Ake, who emerged through the West London o...

Preview: Man City vs. Wolves – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Monday night’s Premier League clash between champions Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, including team news and predictions. Manchester City will be looking to close the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool back to four points when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night. The champions have made a perfect start to 2019, but take on a Wolves side that has fared very well against top-six opposition so far this season – including earning a point in the reverse fixture. Man City © Reuters After a December blip which saw Man City lose three times in the space of four Premier League games, it is safe to say that Pep Guardiola‘s side are now back to their fearsome best. A rousing 2-1 win over Liverpool in their l...

Manchester City ‘leading race for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele’

Manchester City emerge as favourites to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele, who has been linked with a move away from the Camp Nou this season. Manchester City have emerged as favourites to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona. Dembele’s future at the Camp Nou has been under question so far this season, having been in and out of the team under manager Ernesto Valverde. The 21-year-old missed a large chunk of his debut campaign through injury before struggling for form this term, while the club’s hierarchy are also understood to have been unimpressed with his lack of professionalism. Bookmakers have now made Man City favourites to offer Dembele an escape route from the Spanish champions, although any deal is unlikely to happen during the current transfer window. City boss Pep ...

Guardiola not planning January signings as City bid to keep pace with Liverpool

The Reds stretched their Premier League lead back to seven points with victory at Brighton. Champions Manchester City will aim to cut Liverpool’s lead back to four points as they resume their title chase by hosting Wolves on Monday. Pep Guardiola’s men pulled themselves firmly back into the race for top spot in the Premier League with thrilling victory over the Reds earlier this month. Since then they have dished out two morale-boosting domestic cup thrashings to lower division teams – beating Rotherham and Burton by a combined score of 16-0 – but Liverpool have been the first back into league action. The Merseysiders pushed their advantage out to seven points with a 1-0 victory at Brighton on Saturday and the onus is now on City to maintain their pursuit. Guardiola has been asked numerous...

How Manchester City could line up against Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sports Mole looks at how Manchester City could line up for their crucial Premier League showdown with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night. Manchester City will have the chance to close the gap at the top of the Premier League table back to four points when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night. The champions could begin the game in third place should Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester United on Sunday, while Liverpool’s triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday saw then widen their lead to seven points. However, City are in scintillating form having scored an incredible 16 goals without reply in their last two games, and they will be favourites to make it five wins on the bounce in this match. Here, Sports Mole looks at how Pep Guardiola...

Guardiola happy to dream of warm-weather camp as Man City battle on four fronts

Pep Guardiola is happy for the “dream” of a warm-weather training camp to wait as Manchester City pursue glory on four fronts. City have taken advantage of mid-season gaps in the fixture schedule in previous years to travel to work in Abu Dhabi. Rivals Manchester United have spent the past week in Dubai but City could not head abroad because they were involved in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Manchester City do not have many fixture gaps to head for warm-weather training (Mike Egerton/PA) With one Premier League game already needing to be rearranged, and title-chasing City also continuing in the FA Cup and Champions League, it may not happen this year. “It would be a dream,” City boss Guardiola said. “Last season this period was quite similar but after Wigan be...

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