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Result: Tottenham Hotspur through to semi-finals despite second-leg defeat

Tottenham Hotspur book their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League despite losing 4-3 to Manchester City in the second leg of their quarter-final. Tottenham Hotspur booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League despite losing 4-3 to Manchester City in the second leg of their quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium. Tottenham entered the match with a 1-0 advantage from the first leg last week, but a quite stunning match saw City score four on the night. Pep Guardiola‘s side thought that they had netted a decisive fifth in stoppage time when Raheem Sterling finished from inside the box, but the goal was disallowed following a VAR review, allowing Tottenham to advance to the semi-finals on the away-goals rule. Spurs take on Dutch giants Ajax, who have eliminated bot...

Combined XI: Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from the squads of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur ahead of Wednesday’s clash at the Etihad Stadium. The second of three matches between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the space of 11 days takes place at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening as the sides face off for a place in the Champions League semi-finals. Tottenham won last week’s quarter-final first leg 1-0 in North London and are now within 90 minutes of creating some personal history. City, who also welcome Spurs to the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday, are 18 points better off than their opponents in the Premier League and had won three in a row against the Lilywhites prior to last Tuesday’s meeting. Ahead of this latest tussle betwe...

Premier League Team of the Week – Lucas Moura, Kevin De Bruyne, Virgil van Dijk

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 34, including Lucas Moura, Kevin De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk. The 2018-19 Premier League season edged one more game towards its conclusion this weekend, with Liverpool still leading a title race which looks set to go down to the wire. Manchester City momentarily returned to the top of the table with a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday, but the Reds responded by beating Chelsea 2-0 at Anfield to move two points clear – albeit having played a game more than the champions. Chelsea’s defeat at Anfield saw their top-four hopes take a blow as Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Arsenal all won, with Spurs among the biggest victors of the weekend courtesy of their 4-0 triumph over relegated Huddersfiel...

Vincent Kompany ‘commits to staying at Manchester City’

Defender Vincent Kompany says that he will still be playing for Manchester City next season. Defender Vincent Kompany has revealed that he will remain at Manchester City past the end of this season. Kompany is nearing the end of his 11th campaign at the Etihad Stadium, but the 33-year-old has less than three months remaining on his contract. Discussions are continuing regarding fresh terms, but Kompany has insisted that he will be staying at the Premier League champions. The club captain told talkSPORT: “Oh yeah, I’ll be playing next season. I’m part of the family now, so we’ll deal with this situation as a family. “We might agree or disagree but it won’t change any of the relationships between me and the club, but it’s not a priority right now, on...

How Manchester City could line up against Crystal Palace

Ahead of Sunday’s Premier League meeting between Crystal Palace and Manchester City, Sports Mole looks at how the champions could line up. Manchester City take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park this weekend, seeking a first win in three attempts against their opponents. The Citizens suffered a shock 3-2 loss in the reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium in December, nearly 12 months on from drawing 0-0 against the Eagles in South London. Only victory will do for City on Sunday, though, as any dropped points will give Liverpool the title advantage as the Premier League finish line draws into sight. Here, Sports Mole looks at how Pep Guardiola could set out his side this weekend. Out: Claudio Bravo (Achilles), Vincent Kompany (muscle)Doubtful: Bernardo Silva (muscle), Oleksandr Zinchen...

How Manchester City could line up against Brighton & Hove Albion

Sports Mole looks at how Manchester City could line up for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Brighton & Hove Albion at Wembley. Manchester City could take a significant step closer to another leg of a potential quadruple when they face Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley on Saturday. Having already wrapped up the EFL Cup, Pep Guardiola‘s side currently sit top of the Premier League table and have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, while only 180 minutes potentially separate them from FA Cup glory too. The FA Cup is the only major domestic trophy to have eluded Guardiola in his managerial career so far, and after a major scare against Swansea City in the last round he will be desperate to avoid an upset in London. Here, Sports ...

Preview: Manchester City vs. Cardiff City – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole brings you the team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Manchester City’s home Premier League game with Cardiff City. Manchester City will be looking to reclaim first position in the Premier League table when they welcome Cardiff City to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. Liverpool returned to the summit with a win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, but the reigning champions would be back on top if they manage to overcome 18th-placed Cardiff. Manchester City © Reuters It did appear that City would keep their spot at the top of the table heading into this match with Liverpool drawing 1-1 with Tottenham in the latter stages of Sunday’s clash at Anfield. A 90th-minute own goal from Toby Alderweireld, however, secured all three points for Liverpool and mea...

Manchester City team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Cardiff City

Sports Mole rounds up Manchester City’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash with relegation-threatened Cardiff City. Manchester City could take another step towards defending their Premier League title on Wednesday when they face relegation-threatened Cardiff City at the Etihad Stadium. Liverpool’s dramatic late victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday saw the Reds move back above the champions at the top of the table, but Man City’s game in hand still gives them the edge in a title race which looks set to go down to the wire. Pep Guardiola‘s side go into the midweek match having won each of their last 12 outings across all competitions and know that if they maintain their recent 100% record until the end of the season t...

Preview: Fulham vs. Manchester City – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Premier League clash between Fulham and Manchester City, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. Manchester City can reclaim top spot in the Premier League when they head to Championship-bound Fulham on their return to action this weekend. The Citizens have a game in hand to play on Liverpool, who are two points better off but face a tricky test against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, meaning that this could be a pivotal matchday at the top. Fulham © Reuters Fulham may have given a below-par Liverpool a run for their money two weeks ago, but positives are few and far between for interim boss Scott Parker as he watches his side slide back into the second tier. The Cottagers were level at 1-1 with 10 minutes to play against the current pa...

Manchester City team news: Injury suspension list vs. Fulham

Sports Mole rounds up the latest injury and suspension news for Manchester City ahead of Saturday’s trip to Fulham, when they could return to the top of the table. Manchester City have the chance to move back to the top of the Premier League table on Saturday when they take on relegation-threatened Fulham at Craven Cottage. The champions spent the international break sitting second behind Liverpool, who moved two points clear with a win over the Cottagers while City were in FA Cup action. City do now have a game in hand over Jurgen Klopp‘s side, but victory this weekend might only be enough to lift them top for a temporary spell with Liverpool playing on Sunday. Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest injury and suspension news for Pep Guardiola‘s side. MAN CITY’S IN...

Manchester City to outbid Manchester United for Milan Skriniar?

A report claims that Manchester City will go as high as £85.5m with their bid for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, who is also a target for Manchester United. Manchester City are reportedly prepared to break their transfer record to sign rumoured Manchester United target Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan. The 24-year-old has long been linked with a switch to Old Trafford, though speculation of a possible deal being struck between the two clubs has died down since Jose Mourinho was sacked in December. United are not alone in showing an interest in the Slovakia international, though, as Calciomercato reports that Man City are also in the running to sign him. City are supposedly happy to meet the defender’s £85.5m valuation as they have doubts over Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi...

Manchester City discussing new deal with Vincent Kompany?

Manchester City are reportedly holding discussions with Vincent Kompany regarding a new contract for the club captain. Manchester City have reportedly moved to offer a new one-year contract to Vincent Kompany. The Belgium international has spent the last 10-and-a-half years at the Etihad Stadium, but the 32-year-old’s injury problems have left his future at the club in doubt. Kompany has just over three months remaining on his existing deal but according to the London Evening Standard, City want to keep the club captain in the North-West. The centre-back has made just 18 appearances in all competitions this season, but the report claims that City value Kompany’s influence in the changing room. Kompany is also scheduled to be granted a testimonial by City during the summer. Read...

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