Wed, 17 Jun, 2020
Vincent Kompany, 11 years a loyal Manchester City servant and a symbol of the stratospheric changes the club has undergone in that time, scored his first goal in 13 months at the most opportune moment and in the most spectacular fashion last night.
Tue, 07 May, 2019
When Heung Min Son smashed home the only goal of a dramatic game, to give Spurs a precious 1-0 lead to take to Manchester next week, the roar that erupted in their magnificent new stadium would have been heard loud and clear five kilometres down the Seven Sisters Road, deep in the heart of Arsenal territory.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2019
Every now and then there comes a match which not only has the potential to define a season but also possesses the power to force a seismic change in the football tide; and Liverpool’s visit to the Etihad tonight is one such game.
Thu, 03 Jan, 2019
It has been billed as the Battle of Britain – or at least England. But tonight’s showdown in Manchester is more than simply a contest to decide the best English side in Europe, or even which of two rival cities has this season’s bragging rights, writes .
Tue, 10 Apr, 2018
Tue, 10 Apr, 2018
Any suggestions that Chelsea could throw away the league title despite dominating the race for so long, or any hopes Manchester City could somehow find the discipline, consistency and momentum make it a three-way chase, have largely been put to bed by Eden Hazard after he guided the leaders to a narrow but crucial victory at Stamford Bridge.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
Titles aren’t won during the congested holiday programme but the period sets the tone for the second half of the season while the arrival of the January transfer window can prove a tipping point in determining the futures of individual managers and players. Here are five questions that could be answered during the next few days.
Sat, 24 Dec, 2016
Rampant, magnificent Chelsea may still face some disciplinary reprisals following the mass brawl that marred the closing seconds of their eighth consecutive victory, but this was still the sort of afternoon that will, surely, prove pivotal in the destiny of the Premier League title race.
Mon, 05 Dec, 2016
Just when everyone was expecting a goalscoring free-for-all, Manchester City demonstrated — in their first ever Champions League semi-final — that they have the tactical nous to be serious contenders as they earned a goalless draw against Real Madrid at the Etihad.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
Wed, 13 Apr, 2016
With one, brief announcement, the face of English football changed yesterday and the prospect of the world’s greatest footballer Lionel Messi plying his trade in a former industrial wasteland in east Manchester suddenly became wholly more plausible.
Tue, 02 Feb, 2016
It has been 11 long years since Arsenal won a league title, a drought that threatened Arsene Wenger’s popularity — and even his job — and led to serious questions about the underlying philosophy of a club that appeared to value beautiful football above winning football.
Thu, 06 Aug, 2015
Manuel Pellegrini may well insist he isn’t under pressure but, as Manchester City’s squad, which cost €1.4bn to assemble, was out-classed in the Nou Camp, you could almost hear the sharpening of knives in Abu Dhabi.
Thu, 19 Mar, 2015