Manchester City equalled a club record of six successive clean sheets in the Premier League to underline their progress towards becoming a complete modern team as Riyad Mahrez gave them victory over back-pedalling Tottenham and sent them top.
Tue, 30 Oct, 2018
Manchester City can consider themselves highly unfortunate not to beat Wolves. They hit the woodwork three times, Rui Patricio made a world-class save from Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus missed a simple chance, and the Wolves’ goal should have been disallowed for handball.
Mon, 27 Aug, 2018
Pep Guardiola has his first trophy as manager of Manchester City and Arsene Wenger may have won his last in charge of Arsenal after the Premier League leaders dismantled their rivals 3-0 in the Carabao Cup Final on a day of bitter contrasts.
Mon, 26 Feb, 2018
Bobby Reid’s penalty drew first blood in this absorbing Carabao Cup semi-final first leg before the Championship team simply became the latest in a long line of teams to discover why Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City are still on course for an historic quadruple.
Wed, 10 Jan, 2018
In what is shaping up to be a golden age of strikers for the Premier League, Chelsea’s match-up against Manchester City today, the first real title six-pointer of the season, is the kind of game which will decide whether the hype surrounding the likes of Alvaro Morata is justified.
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
Fifa’s Video Assistant Referee (VAR) claimed the spotlight for all the wrong reasons at the Confederations Cup in Russia yesterday when the on-field official’s decision resulted in the wrong man getting sent off before the players intervened in Germany’s 3-1 win over Cameroon last night.
Mon, 26 Jun, 2017
Marouane Fellaini managed to drag a Manchester derby that had been interesting rather than memorable into pure chaos at the Etihad last night, earning a red card for a headbutt on Sergio Aguero some six seconds after being booked for a foul on the same City forward.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2017
We’ve all nodded along sagely to warnings that Double Gameweek players don’t necessarily outscore their single-fixture counterparts, but it takes a week like this to make us actually believe it.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2017
Thu, 02 Feb, 2017
As my long-suffering comrades in the press box know only too well, your aging correspondent doesn’t need much encouragement to regale all and, yes, even sundry with what I like to imagine are fascinating stories from my life in — yikes! — going on 40 years in the inky trade.
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
With Everton’s first proper shot of the afternoon resting comfortably in the back of Claudio Bravo’s net after 34 minutes, it was hard not to think City were already well on their way to claiming a thoroughly unwanted league double on Merseyside this season, writes.
Mon, 16 Jan, 2017