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English 6 Super League rebels accept collective $31M fine
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English 6 Super League rebels accept collective $31M fine

The six Premier League clubs that tried to join a European Super League have accepted a collective fine of 22 million pounds ($31 million). Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester clubs United and City launched an ill-fated bid to join the breakaway competition in April that would split from the existing Champions League run by UEFA. The project, also featuring three clubs from both Spain and Italy, collapsed within 48 hours when the English clubs pulled out amid a backlash from their own fans and the government. The fines were called a “gesture of goodwill” by the Premier League on Wednesday and amount to around 3.6 million pounds ($5.1 million) per club, with the cash being invested in support for fans, grassroots leagues and community programs. “They have ...
Manchester City dominate PFA Premier League Team of the Year
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Manchester City dominate PFA Premier League Team of the Year

Premier League champions Manchester City dominated the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Team of the Year which was announced on Friday, with six players making the cut. Goalkeeper Ederson, defenders Joao Cancelo, John Stones, and Ruben Dias, and midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan were all named in the team, which is voted for by fellow players. De Bruyne, who was named last year’s Player of the Year, is the only player to retain his place from the 2019-20 team. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, United left-back Luke Shaw and midfielder Bruno Fernandes, and Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min complete the team. 🏆 The PFA Premier League Team of the Year is… @EdersonMoraes93 @LukeShaw23Joao CanceloJohn Stones@rubendias @DeBruyneKev @B_Fern...
Manchester City ready to spend to replace Sergio Aguero, says chairman
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Manchester City ready to spend to replace Sergio Aguero, says chairman

Manchester City will spend in the transfer window to find a replacement for striker Sergio Aguero and also improve the overall quality of the squad, Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said. Argentina international Aguero, City’s all-time top scorer with 260 goals, will join Barcelona on a two-year deal in July after his contract expires.”We lose a very important legend in Sergio Aguero,” Al Mubarak told the club website on Tuesday. “They are very hard shoes to fill, but I’m confident that we will find the right player to fill those shoes.”There are other areas within the group, within the team that obviously need investment. Not too many. It’s not about numbers, it’s about quality.   “One of the things I’ve learned over the years is you need to constantly bring in talent into ...
Havertz goal wins Champions League for Chelsea against Manchester City | Football News – Times of India
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Havertz goal wins Champions League for Chelsea against Manchester City | Football News – Times of India

PORTO (Portugal): Chelsea's Kai Havertz repaid some of his huge transfer fee as his first-half goal sealed a 1-0 win for his side over Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday. The German youngster, Chelsea's record signing, latched on to Mason Mount's pass and evaded City keeper Ederson before rolling the ball into an empty net in the 42nd minute. 🏆 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗠𝗣𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗘𝗨𝗥𝗢𝗣𝗘 🏆Congratulations, @ChelseaFC! 🎉🎉🎉#UCL #UCLfinal https://t.co/DDxy0BZYCn— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) 1622321988000Premier League champions City were favourites ahead of the final but suffered a desperately disappointing night in Porto in what was their first Champions League final. 🇩🇪 Havertz. Man of the moment! #UCL #UCLfinal https://t.co/9qlGRxXSjr— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague)...
Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0, win Champions League for second time
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Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0, win Champions League for second time

Chelsea won the Champions League for the second time Saturday beating Manchester City 10 thanks to Kai Havertzs first half goal as Pep Guardiola’s overthinking proved costly again in the all English final. Havertz ran onto Mason Mounts throughball and skipped by City goalkeeper Ederson Moraes before slotting the ball into an empty net in the 42nd minute. Chelsea added to the first European Cup it won in 2012 and become the 13th multiple winner of the worlds biggest club competition Manager Thomas Tuchel got his hands on the trophy a year after losing in the 2020 final with Paris Saint Germain. City’s long, often painful, and lavishly funded journey to the summit of European soccer remains incomplete and Guardiola might regret tinkering with his settled team by choosing to ...
Tuchel declares Chelsea at full strength for Champions League final | Football News – Times of India
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Tuchel declares Chelsea at full strength for Champions League final | Football News – Times of India

PORTO (Portugal): Chelsea are set to be at full strength for Saturday's Champions League final against Manchester City with N'Golo Kante and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy having now fully shaken off injury problems in the run-up to the game. "Best news ever: no injuries and let's hope it stays like this until after training today," coach Thomas Tuchel told reporters at a press conference on Friday just before his squad's final work-out ahead of the match at the Estadio do Dragao. France midfielder Kante missed Chelsea's final game of the Premier League season at Aston Villa last weekend as a precaution after limping out of the 2-1 win against Leicester City five days earlier with a hamstring problem. Mendy, who has been outstanding since signing from Rennes at the beginning of the season, wa...
Manchester City’s 13-year journey to the Champions League final
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Manchester City’s 13-year journey to the Champions League final

A journey that started in 2008 for Manchester City could culminate on Saturday night. Thirteen years ago, the then minnow-club’s new owners in Abu Dhabi signed the dotted line to take control of a team that for long had lived under the shadow of their cross-city heavyweights. But over this weekend, when the Blues of Manchester walk onto the manicured pitch of the Estadio do Dragao in Porto, with only the Blues of London, Chelsea, standing in the way, Pep Guardiola’s team are just a win away from becoming the crown jewel of English football. The club has won five Premier League titles (the latest just a few weeks back) in 10 years and two FA Cups. Now they will get a shot at that elusive Champions League title. European glory delayed Every aspect of owner Sheikh Mansour’s dr...
184 goals and out as Aguero bids farewell to Premier League
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184 goals and out as Aguero bids farewell to Premier League

For Sergio Aguero, it’s 184 goals and out as he bids farewell to the Premier League. Could there be one final scoring hurrah in the Champions League? The 32-year-old Aguero scored twice in a fairytale last appearance in English soccer as Manchester City completed its title-winning campaign by thrashing Everton 5-0 on Sunday. City’s record scorer moved onto 260 goals for the club with one game remaining _ the Champions League final against Chelsea in Porto on Saturday. The Argentina striker is likely to start on the bench for the match but City manager Pep Guardiola didn’t rule out Aguero scripting one last amazing chapter to cap his 10 years with the team. Manchester City give Sergio Aguero the send off that he deserves 👏 pic.twitter.com/dTU5sSwD9y — Football Daily (@footb...
Liverpool, Chelsea qualify for Champions League, Aguero scores twice on City farewell
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Liverpool, Chelsea qualify for Champions League, Aguero scores twice on City farewell

Liverpool and Chelsea secured the final two Champions League qualification spots on a thrilling last day of the Premier League season, with Leicester missing out in the three-way fight for a top-four finish on Sunday. Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa didn’t prove critical because Leicester conceded three late goals to lose 4-2 at home to Tottenham and stay in fifth place. Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-0 thanks to two goals from Sadio Mane and jumped into third place, two points above fourth-place Chelsea. Leicester, which also missed out on Champions League qualification by losing on the final day of last season, was leading 2-1 after 76 minutes, only for goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to punch the ball into his own net. Substitute Gareth Bale scored in the 87th and agai...
Harry Kane hints at Man City move, praising ‘striker’s dream’ Kevin De Bruyne | Football News – Times of India
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Harry Kane hints at Man City move, praising ‘striker’s dream’ Kevin De Bruyne | Football News – Times of India

Harry Kane has reportedly told Spurs he wants to leave at the end of the season. (AFP Photo)LONDON: Tottenham forward Harry Kane has hinted at a move to Manchester City as speculation mounts over his future, calling the champions' star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne a "striker's dream". Kane has reportedly told Spurs he wants to leave at the end of the season and the England captain has been linked with City, Manchester United and Chelsea. Kane has now raised the prospect of a move to Pep Guardiola's title winners, naming City's De Bruyne as a perfect team-mate. City are reported to be interested in signing the 27-year-old, but Spurs will not let their talisman go without a fight, especially as he is under contract for the next three years. Kane is determined to stay in the Premier League a...
Fans to stay in bubble, return same day for Champions League final | Football News – Times of India
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Fans to stay in bubble, return same day for Champions League final | Football News – Times of India

LISBON: English fans attending the Champions League final in Porto between Manchester City and Chelsea will have to fly in on the day of the match and will need to stay in a 'bubble' before flying back straight after the game, the Portuguese government said on Thursday. European soccer's governing body UEFA confirmed on Thursday that the game had been moved from original host Istanbul to Porto in order to ensure that English fans could attend. Turkey was on the UK government's 'red list' for travel while Portugal has been placed on the 'green list'. City and Chelsea will each be provided with 6,000 tickets for their fans. Portugal's Cabinet Affairs Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva told a news conference that a set of rules had been put in place for those fans attending the final. "Those...
Bruce hopes to stay on as boss after Newcastle avoid relegation | Football News – Times of India
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Bruce hopes to stay on as boss after Newcastle avoid relegation | Football News – Times of India

Steve Bruce. (Reuters Photo)Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce said on Thursday he expects to be in charge of the Premier League outfit next season unless told otherwise and is already having conversations about recruiting new players. Bruce, who has a contract until June 2022, steered Newcastle clear of relegation, with the club sitting 16th on 39 points from 35 matches ahead of Friday's meeting with champions Manchester City. The 60-year-old has faced criticism from Newcastle fans for some disappointing performances throughout the season, but said he would not walk away. "I have a contract, so until I hear otherwise we'll crack on," Bruce told a news conference. "I'm a football manager, I'm not ready to retire yet. "You have to dust yourself down and have a thick skin. I'll crack on...
Five key moments that won Manchester City the Premier League | Football News – Times of India
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Five key moments that won Manchester City the Premier League | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Manchester City are Premier League champions for the fifth time in 10 seasons -- underlining their status as the dominant side in English football. A third league title of Pep Guardiola's reign was anything but a foregone conclusion in the early months of a season like no other, played out almost entirely in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. City stumbled in the early weeks of the campaign but found their groove in mid-December to streak clear of the chasing pack and wrap up the title with three games to spare. Here's a look at five defining moments that swung the title race City's way: After a 5-2 thrashing by Leicester in their first home league game of the season, it was hard to imagine City would go on to boast by far the best defensive record in the Premie...
Manchester City crowned Premier League champions as Leicester win at Man United | Football News – Times of India
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Manchester City crowned Premier League champions as Leicester win at Man United | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for the third time in four seasons after Manchester United crashed to a 2-1 defeat against Leicester on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola's side are 10 points clear of second placed United and have wrapped up the title with three games to spare. In the midst of a gruelling run of three games in five days, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer effectively handed the title to arch rivals City by picking a weakened team with 10 changes. 𝘾𝙃𝘼𝙈𝙋𝙄𝙊𝙉𝙎 🏆 🔷 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re https://t.co/5T678GGPnO— Manchester City (@ManCity) 1620759096000With many of City's players watching on television, Luke Thomas' 10th minute volley put Leicester ahead before Mason Greenwood equalised five minutes later. Caglar Soyuncu's towering header in the...
UEFA moves Champions League final to Porto: Reports | Football News – Times of India
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UEFA moves Champions League final to Porto: Reports | Football News – Times of India

ANKARA: UEFA has moved this month's Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea from Istanbul to Porto, according to Turkish media reports on Tuesday. European soccer's governing body declined to comment on the reports from the media outlets, which included television channel HaberTurk, while Turkish Football Federation officials were not immediately available for comment. The UK government placed Turkey on its travel 'red list' on Friday, effectively ruling out the opportunity for supporters of the English clubs to attend the game. Talks have taken place between UEFA and the UK government in recent days on moving the May 29 game to Wembley Stadium in London to allow easier access for fans of the English clubs. However, a source with knowledge of the discussions said ther...
Chelsea beat Man City to delay Premier League title party | Football News – Times of India
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Chelsea beat Man City to delay Premier League title party | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Chelsea forced Manchester City to put their Premier League title party on hold on Saturday, winning 2-1 to boost their own chances of a top-four finish in a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final. Raheem Sterling gave the home side the lead just before half-time at an empty Etihad Stadium but Hakim Ziyech levelled and Marcos Alonso bundled in the winner in the dying seconds. City could be crowned champions before they play again. Second-placed Manchester United face three matches before Guardiola's men are next in action, against Newcastle on Friday. As it happened: Man City vs ChelseaThe point lifts Chelsea into third spot, six clear of fifth-placed West Ham with just three games to go. Thomas Tuchel's in-form team ended City's dreams of a historic quadruple by beat...
Manchester City poised to win Premier League title | Football News – Times of India
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Manchester City poised to win Premier League title | Football News – Times of India

Manchester City players (Getty Images)LONDON: Manchester City can win a third Premier League title in four years if they beat Chelsea on Saturday and Pep Guardiola says he has "not one thought" about the Champions League final between the two sides later this month. City host Thomas Tuchel's side at the Etihad at 1630 GMT just three weeks before they meet again in European club football's showpiece match, scheduled to be played in Istanbul on May 29. City swept aside Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals of the Champions League to give Guardiola the opportunity to win the European crown for the third time as a manager after he won it twice with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011. But he insisted the Champions League final and the meeting in the Premier League on Saturday were not connected. "T...
Home fans only for final two Premier League matches | Football News – Times of India
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Home fans only for final two Premier League matches | Football News – Times of India

The Premier League on Wednesday said a limited number of supporters would be permitted to return to stadiums for the final two rounds of the 2020-21 season, with attendance restricted to home fans. Matches in England's top-flight have taken place behind closed doors since June, apart from a brief window late last year when small crowds were allowed before a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. But supporters will return, in a limited capacity, after May 17 in line with the government's plan to ease lockdown restrictions in England. The #PL has today confirmed that the final two Matchweeks of the 2020/21 season will be limited to home fans, subje… https://t.co/gib1yI8MGJ— Premier League (@premierleague) 1620211477000"Supporters are expected to be able to return to stadiums from May 17 in a redu...
Mahrez double takes Manchester City to first Champions League final | Football News – Times of India
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Mahrez double takes Manchester City to first Champions League final | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Pep Guardiola said Manchester City's first ever Champions League final had been five years in the making after Riyad Mahrez's double saw off Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 on Tuesday to seal a 4-1 semifinal aggregate win. City will look to set the seal on a third Premier League title in the past four seasons in the coming days as they remain on course for a treble, having already lifted the League Cup. But their previous four Champions League campaigns under Guardiola ended in anguish before the semi-final stage. Guardiola has won the competition twice before as a coach during his time at Barcelona. However, the Catalan has also endured a decade of disappointment in Europe's premier club competition since. PEP 💬 Saying that we beat a team that knocked out Barca and Bayern. 4-1 in t...
PSG players claim referee swore at them in Man City defeat
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PSG players claim referee swore at them in Man City defeat

Paris St Germain’s Leandro Paredes was verbally abused by Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers during Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg loss to Manchester City, his team mate Ander Herrera has claimed. City reached the final of Europe’s elite club competition for the first time thanks to a 2-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium to secure a 4-1 aggregate win. French champions PSG were left angered by the referee, who sent off PSG’s Angel Di Maria in the 69th minute for an off-the-ball stamp on Fernandinho. “We talk about respect towards referees,” midfielder Herrera told French multimedia outlet RMC Sport, while revealing that the official had sworn at Paredes. “If we say that, we get a three or four-match ban.” Herrera’s team mate Marco Verratti said in his post-match inte...