If these are the first, stuttering steps of Manchester City’s new era under Pep Guardiola — and make no mistake, there are still deep flaws in his team as his own touchline antics will testify — then the rest of the Premier League could be in trouble when, and if, the manager ever gets his team playing the way he wants.
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Mon, 19 Oct, 2015
For Manchester City, the club records are being countered with caution; they may look unstoppable in both the Premier League and the transfer market as August closes, but no one at the Etihad Stadium expects this to be a trouble-free season. Friday’s Champions League draw gave notice of the difficulties that lie ahead.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015
Barcelona 1 Man City 0 (Barcelona win 3-1 on agg): Lionel Messi starred once more as Barcelona progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals for a ninth consecutive season thanks to a 1-0 last 16 second leg victory over Manchester City at the Camp Nou last night.
Thu, 19 Mar, 2015
Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0: THE prospect of facing mighty Barcelona - Messi, Neymar, Suarez et al - will presumably offer Manchester City more concern than this perfunctory five-goal thrashing of Newcastle but so schizophrenic are the mood swings at the Etihad Stadium these days that captain Vincent Kompany is relishing the prospect.
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015