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Marcus Rashford stars as Manchester United come back to beat Manchester City 2-1 in dramatic EPL derby | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): In-form Marcus Rashford scored a late winner as Manchester United came from behind to beat rivals Manchester City 2-1 on Saturday, a victory that moves them to within a point of the champions in the Premier League standings.The hosts had the best chances of a tense first half at Old Trafford, with in-form England forward Rashford seeing a tame effort blocked on the line by Manuel Akanji, while City struggled to get going.WHAT A COMEBACK! WHAT A WIN! 😍#MUFC || #MUNMCI— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 1673706290000City were much improved after the break, and the pressure told as Jack Grealish stepped off the bench to head his side into the lead in the 61st minute, on the end of a superb cross from the ever-reliable assist-maker Kevin De Bruyne.However, with United lookin...
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Winning another League Cup won’t change my life, says Guardiola

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said becoming the League Cup’s most successful manager will not change his life, insisting the glory belongs to the players should his side add yet another trophy to their collection. Premier League champions City face Southampton in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, looking to win the competition for the fifth time in the last six seasons. Guardiola is currently tied on four League Cup triumphs alongside Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Brian Clough, chasing his 10th major trophy in seven years at City. “Absolutely not,” Guardiola told a news conference on Tuesday, when asked whether he cares about setting records. “We want to win it but it will not change my life to have more than Sir Alex. It’s the same with Brian (Clough) and Sir Alex. W...
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Manchester City rout Chelsea in FA Cup

Different competition, same outcome. Manchester City beat Chelsea for the second time in less than three days, on this occasion in the FA Cup. And this time it was a 4-0 thrashing, without even needing Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne. City’s top two players were given a rest after the 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League on Thursday yet they weren’t especially missed, with Riyad Mahrez, Julián Álvarez and Phil Foden scoring first-half goals and Mahrez adding another late on in a third-round cruise. Winning in 𝘀𝘁𝘆𝗹𝗲 😮‍💨@ManCity oozed class as they sealed their spot in the #EmiratesFACup fourth round with a 4-0 victory over @ChelseaFC 👏 pic.twitter.com/zPFWk7qhvq — Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 8, 2023 Next up for City in world soccer’s oldest knockout competition is ...
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Not easy being a coach, look at Pep, he went bald: Sergio Aguero jokes about his ex-Man City manager Pep Guardiola

Former Manchester City and Argentina star Sergio Aguero, who had to retire in 2021 because of heart problems, ribbed former gaffer Pep Guardiola when asked if he will consider coming into management. ‘It’s not easy to be a coach… Look at Pep, he went bald from thinking so much,’ Aguero said in his Twitch stream, as reported by Daily Mail. For half a decade, Aguero had played under Guardiola at Manchester City winning countless honours, before he left for Barcelona in 2021, having scored 260 goals for City. He had a record 12 hat tricks in his total haul of 184 Premier League goals, the most for an overseas player and the fourth most all-time. He also scored arguably the Premier League’s most famous goal, the dramatic stoppage-time winner against Queens Park Rangers that clinched the tit...
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Manchester City beat Chelsea to close gap at top of Premier League | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Defending champions Manchester City beat injury-hit Chelsea 1-0 on Thursday to close the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal to just five points.Pep Guardiola's men were well below par in the first half but were transformed after the break, with substitutes Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez combining for the only goal, scored by the Algerian in the 63rd minute.Graham Potter's Chelsea came into game languishing in 10th place in the table and were expected to face a searching examination from second-placed City but they had the better of the first half.Chelsea, however, were up against it from the opening minutes, with forward Raheem Sterling forced off after suffering an apparent hamstring injury, replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Potter was also without a string of senior pla...
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Arsenal could reach 100 points, says Guardiola | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned that Arsenal will be tough to catch in the Premier League title race and that 100 points could be required to retain their crown.Arsenal, managed by Guardiola's former assistant Mikel Arteta, could have moved 10 points clear of the champions on Tuesday but drew 0-0 at home to Newcastle United.City, who were held by Everton on New Year's Eve, can close the gap to five if they win at Chelsea on Thursday and Guardiola says his side can ill-afford many more slip-ups if they are to claim a fifth title in six years."The way you have to reduce the gap is play good and win games," Guardiola told a news conference on Wednesday."It's not for the fact. (Arsenal) have an average that they will do more than 100 points the way they have don...
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Erling Haaland scripts unique record after scoring his 21st Premier League goal against Everton

Erling Haaland continued to shatter records as he became the first player to score the highest number of goals by a player before the turn of the year in a single Premier League season when he scored his 21st goal in the league against Everton. However, he could not inspire his side to victory as Demarai Gray levelled for the Toffees. Earlier in the week, against Leeds, Haaland became the fastest player to score 20 goals in the Premier League after he completed a brace at Elland Road. He also surpassed his father Alfie Haaland’s entire Premier League goal tally (18), that too against his father’s former club, in the city Haaland was born. In the match, the Norwegian looked to have put the defending champions on course for victory in a scrappy Premier League contest at the Etihad Stadium...
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Man City fall behind in title race after Everton draw

Manchester City slipped off the pace in their bid to catch up with Premier League leaders Arsenal as they were held to a 1-1 draw by strugglers Everton in their final match of the year. Erling Haaland made a positive start for Pep Guardiola’s men when he latched on to Riyad Mahrez’s pass to tap home his 21st league goal of the season. After a number of stoppages early in the second half, with one taking over six minutes as the assistant referee’s communications headset was repaired, Demarai Gray levelled for the visitors. FULL-TIME Man City 1-1 Everton Demarai Gray earns Everton a vital point and leaves Man City four behind Arsenal#MCIEVE pic.twitter.com/mkFnufEFC7 — Premier League (@premierleague) December 31, 2022 The Everton winger surged up the left-hand flank in a rare counter-att...
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EPL: Man City fall behind in title race after Everton draw | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City slipped off the pace in their bid to catch up with Premier League leaders Arsenal as they were held to a 1-1 draw by strugglers Everton in their final match of the year.Erling Haaland made a positive start for Pep Guardiola's men when he latched on to Riyad Mahrez's pass to tap home his 21st league goal of the season.After a number of stoppages early in the second half, with one taking over six minutes as the assistant referee's communications headset was repaired, Demarai Gray levelled for the visitors.The Everton winger surged up the left-hand flank in a rare counter-attack before cutting inside and unleashing a curling effort from the edge of the box which left City goalkeeper Ederson beaten.The result left second-placed City four points behind Arsenal hav...
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‘Football is football’ because of players like Pele, says Man City boss Pep Guardiola | Football News – Times of India

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola likened the legacy left behind by Pele to the script of a movie on Friday, saying football would not be what it was without the Brazilian soccer legend.Pele, a prolific goalscorer who won the World Cup an unprecedented three times as a player in 1958, 1962 and 1970, died on Thursday aged 82 after a long battle with cancer."On behalf of Manchester City, biggest condolences to his family. Football is football thanks to these types of people, players and human beings," Guardiola told reporters ahead of Saturday's Premier League game against Everton."I think Neymar said it, before the number 10 was just a number and after it became something special - every top player wants to wear it for their team. What he has done for football is there and always wil...
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Erling Haaland can get better, he is not at his best, says Pep Guardiola | Football News – Times of India

LEEDS: Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola believes Erling Haaland is not at his best and can get even better despite the Norwegian becoming the fastest player to reach 20 goals in Premier League history during his side's 3-1 win at Leeds United.Haaland continued his incredible goalscoring form with two second-half strikes at Elland Road on Wednesday to reach 20 goals from just 14 appearances -- seven games faster than the next quickest player to reach such a goal tally.The Norway international has scored 26 times in 20 appearances under Guardiola in all competitions -- the quickest that any player has reached 25 goals under the City boss with top-flight clubs."He missed chances, hopefully he can do better," Guardiola said. "But the numbers are exceptional, he is an incredible threat fo...
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Manchester City edge out Liverpool in League Cup thriller | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City beat League Cup holders Liverpool 3-2 in a cracking game on Thursday, taking the lead three times before holding on to reach the quarter-finals.Defender Nathan Ake headed in what proved to be the winning goal in the 58th minute after Mohamed Salah had equalised one minute after Riyad Mahrez restored City's advantage early in the second half.Erling Haaland scored his 24th goal of the season in all competitions to put City ahead in the 10th minute at the Etihad Stadium but Liverpool responded in the 20th, when Fabio Carvalho knocked in a James Milner pass to complete a flowing move.Walking in a Winter WondHaaland! 🙌 https://t.co/2Mh7kc7xws— Manchester City (@ManCity) 1671759000000It was another fast and furious game between the two rivals who took the Premier L...
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Messi the greatest even without World Cup heroics, says Guardiola | Football News – Times of India

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has no doubt that Lionel Messi is the greatest player of all time and his opinion would not change even if the forward had not guided Argentina to the World Cup title in Qatar, the Spaniard said on Wednesday.Messi scored two goals and again in the shootout as he led Argentina to an emotional 4-2 win on penalties over France on Sunday, with the final ending 3-3 after 120 minutes of breathtaking action.The 35-year-old, who enjoyed a trophy-laden spell under Guardiola during their time at Barcelona, also won the Golden Ball award for the best player with supporters saying his performance had further elevated his status."Everyone has (an) opinion but nobody can doubt that he's there as the greatest of all time," Guardiola told reporters before Thursday'...
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France footballer Benjamin Mendy branded ‘predatory serial rapist’ at UK trial | Off the field News – Times of India

CHESTER (United Kingdom): France international Benjamin Mendy was on Thursday branded a "predatory serial rapist", as the prosecution wound up its case against the Manchester City star. Mendy, 28, is on trial in northwest England, charged with seven counts of rape, one of attempted rape, and another of sexual assault against six young women. His co-accused, Louis Saha Matturie, 41, faces six counts of rape and three of sexual assault against seven young women. Both men deny the charges. Prosecutor Timothy Kray told a jury at Chester Crown Court that defender Mendy lured young women into "toxic and dangerous" situations at parties. Mendy and Matturie assumed the women were "good for sex" and "never heard the word 'no'", the lawyer alleged. Their trial has been told the alleged assaults t...
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Pep Guardiola labels rape accused Benjamin Mendy “really good boy”

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said in court that Benjamin Mendy, who is accused of rape, is a “really good boy,” according to a Manchester Evening News article, quoted by the Guardian. However, the Spanish coach also said that he does not know what the player does in his private life. Mendy faces seven counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and one count of sexual assault against six young women. Prosecutors have alleged Mendy is a “predator” who “turned the pursuit of women for sex into a game.” “I control my players when we are together in training sessions. In their private life, I don’t know what they do. I don’t follow the players on social media so I don’t know what they are doing outside my control in training sessions and in games … I’m not his father,” Guardiola furth...
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Ivan Toney scores twice as Brentford stun Man City

Brentford striker Ivan Toney struck twice to give his side a shock 2-1 victory at champions Manchester City on Saturday in their final Premier League game before the World Cup break. Toney, left out of England’s squad for Qatar, made the most of a bright start by Brentford, breaking the deadlock in the 16th minute when Ben Mee headed back across the box and Toney sent a looping header over Ederson and into the net. WE WIN AT THE ETIHAD 🥰🥰 🔵 1-2 🐝#BrentfordFC | #MCIBRE pic.twitter.com/8IXj0ltGso — Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) November 12, 2022 City had a strong shout for a penalty turned down for a handball before they equalized on the stroke of halftime when Kevin De Bruyne’s corner was flicked on and Phil Foden drilled home a superb half-volley for his eighth league goal of the season....
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EPL: Ivan Toney scores twice as Brentford stun Manchester City 2-1 | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Brentford striker Ivan Toney struck twice to give his side a shock 2-1 victory at champions Manchester City on Saturday in their final Premier League game before the World Cup break. Toney, left out of England's squad for Qatar, made the most of a bright start by Brentford, breaking the deadlock in the 16th minute when Ben Mee headed back across the box and Toney sent a looping header over Ederson and into the net. City had a strong shout for a penalty turned down for a handball before they equalised on the stroke of halftime when Kevin De Bruyne's corner was flicked on and Phil Foden drilled home a superb half-volley for his eighth league goal of the season. There was a lengthy stoppage just after the break when Aymeric Laporte, who has been named in Spain's World Cup squad...
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‘Why’s Norwegian Erling Haaland learning Spanish in England?’ French paper’s curiosity piqued

“Snakker du Spansk?” No, that’s Norwegian. But the question must’ve been gotten put to Erling Braut Haaland: if he knew to speak Spanish. French paper l’equipe’s English diary section started one right forensic into the possible reasons why the unstoppable Manchester City Norwegian striker has been taking Spanish lessons in England. It was a mystery worth summoning Jo Nesbo. “AS has learned that the Real Madrid target is receiving Spanish classes. Man City say it is to aid his working relationship with Pep Guardiola,” opened the diary item, hedging on the probable reasons for his new classes. “Diario AS has learned that Real Madrid-linked Manchester City striker Erling Braut Haaland, who holidayed in Marbella this summer and is a fan of Spain, is taking Spanish classes. While the Real M...
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Manchester City beat Chelsea as Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur crash out of League Cup | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Manchester City increased the pressure on Graham Potter with a 2-0 win over Chelsea to progress to the last-16 of the League Cup on Wednesday as Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur crashed out. The Gunners were beaten 3-1 at home by Brighton, while Spurs laboured to a 2-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest despite starting Harry Kane. Holders Liverpool also survived a scare as they needed penalties to see off League One Derby after a 0-0 draw at Anfield. City won the battle of two much-changed sides at the Etihad as two goals in five second-half minutes from Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez put Pep Guardiola's men through to the next round. Mahrez curled in a brilliant free-kick from the edge of the box to break the deadlock after a tight first 45 minutes. Alvarez then made the most of an...
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Last-gasp Haaland penalty earns 10-man Man City dramatic win over Fulham

A stoppage-time penalty from substitute Erling Haaland earned 10-man Manchester City a dramatic 2-1 win over Fulham on Saturday, a victory that sent the champions back to the top of the Premier League. With leading goalscorer Haaland deemed fit enough only for the bench after missing the previous two City games through injury, Argentinean forward Julian Alvarez fired the home side into a 17th-minute lead. The champions thought they had quickly doubled their lead through John Stones but Rodri was offside in the build-up, and Fulham capitalised on that reprieve, going straight down the other end and winning a 26th-minute penalty. FULL-TIME Man City 2-1 Fulham It's that man again… Erling Haaland scores a late, late penalty to secure a dramatic win for the home team#MCIFUL pic.twitter.com/...