Manchester City’s Mahrez and Laporte test positive to COVID-19

Manchester City’s duo of Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for coronavirus. The club announced this on Monday morning. It said both players are asymptomatic and observing isolation at home. The club, in a statement, said: “Manchester City FC can confirm that Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for Covid-19. “Both … Continue reading Manchester City’s Mahrez and Laporte test positive to COVID-19

Pep Guardiola wants David Alaba at Manchester City

Manchester City are now planning the structure of the squad for the 2020/2021 season with added clarity following the recent CAS ruling which lifted the UEFA ban which would have ruled them out of Champions League action for two seasons. According to Catalan sports daily Sport, Pep Guardiola will have access to a budget of 300 million pounds (approximately … Continue reading Pep Guardiola wants David Alaba at Manchester City

Man City appeal their 2-year ban from Champions League

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed on Wednesday that Manchester City have officially appealed their two-year ban from the Champions League. UEFA announced last week that City would be banned from Europe for the next two seasons for Financial Fair Play breaches and for mis-leading them during their investigation. City, through CEO Ferran … Continue reading Man City appeal their 2-year ban from Champions League

Manchester City’s ban shows how politics is destroying football

Manchester City almost had two signings tied down as part of a rebuilding job they consider necessary to continue competing at the top level (three or four players needed to come in as regulars), but the Champions League ban from UEFA has slowed things down somewhat. Neither player wants to commit to anything until May, … Continue reading Manchester City’s ban shows how politics is destroying football

Why UEFA banned Manchester City

English Premier League champion Manchester City was banned by UEFA from the Champions League for two seasons on Friday for “serious breaches” of spending rules in a seismic ruling against one of world football's wealthiest clubs. The Abu Dhabi-owned team was also fined 30 million euros ($33 million) after an investigation that was sparked by … Continue reading Why UEFA banned Manchester City

Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick against Aston Villa crowns him the King of Goals

Sergio Aguero scored his 12th hat-trick to become the highest overseas goalscorer in Premier League history in rampant Manchester City's six-goal hammering of struggling Aston Villa. The Argentine moved level - and then past - Thierry Henry, before joining Frank Lampard on 177 goals in England's top flight. Only three men - Alan Shearer, Wayne … Continue reading Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick against Aston Villa crowns him the King of Goals

FIFA bans Manchester City for alleged deals with minors

FIFA's disciplinary committee has punished Manchester City for international transfers of underage players, but the English side have escaped being hit with a transfer ban. The sanction is a financial one, with City fined 370,000 Swiss Francs - around 339,000 euros. "The FIFA disciplinary committee has sanctioned English club Manchester Cityfor breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of … Continue reading FIFA bans Manchester City for alleged deals with minors

Guardiola angry with FIFA

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has expressed strong disapproval at FIFA's snub of several of his players from the 10-man shortlist for The Best award. Guardiola's team won a domestic treble last season, which included the defence of their Premier League crown, but none of his players were recognized this week. Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Harry Kane were the … Continue reading Guardiola angry with FIFA

Jesus will match Aguero’s performance level – Pep Guardiola

  Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has expressed optimism that his Brazilian striker has ample room for personal development at the Etihad Stadium. Guardiola made the statement about Gabriel’s performance in response to the ongoing competition with Argentine forward Sergio Aguero. Gabriel scored a goal during City’s 7-0 demolition of Rotherham in the FA Cup. … Continue reading Jesus will match Aguero’s performance level – Pep Guardiola

Win against Manchester City was a great relief – Eden Hazard

  Three days after losing 2-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers, Chelsea bounced back with a brilliant performance against former 2018/19 league leaders, Manchester City, and Eden Hazard thinks this massive win restored hopes for the Blues' campaign to win another English Premier League trophy. Image: Eden Hazard Goals from N'golo Kante and David Luiz were all … Continue reading Win against Manchester City was a great relief – Eden Hazard