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Report: City eager for Guardiola to build Alex Ferguson-like dynasty

Manchester City officials will offer Pep Guardiola the opportunity to establish a Sir Alex Ferguson-like dynasty at the club, the Guardian’s Jamie Jackson reports. City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak and sporting director Txiki Begiristain believe Guardiola has it in him to remain at Eastlands for at least the next decade, according to Jackson. The Spaniard’s current deal expires in June 2019. ...

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Report: Hughes to remain Stoke manager for clash against West Brom

by Carlo Campo 49m ago Gareth Copley / Getty Images Sport / Getty Stoke City supporters will reportedly have another chance to vent their frustration at Mark Hughes. According to the Stoke Sentinel’s Martin Spinks, the Potters are keeping Hughes in charge for the Premier League game versus West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Their top brass is apparently gravely concerned ...

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Poll: Salah or De Bruyne – who has been England's best?

Four years ago, they endured spells rotting away on Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea bench before securing career-reviving moves abroad. Now, Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne are the class of the English top flight. This begs the question: Salah or De Bruyne – who has been England’s best? Salah’s goal Sunday against lowly Bournemouth was his league-best 14th and his 20th ...

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Rooney: City doesn't compare to '08 Manchester United squad

by Gordon Brunt 53m ago Action Images / Michael Regan Livepic Wayne Rooney isn’t ready to crown Manchester City as the best team in Premier League history. City thumped Tottenham 4-0 on Saturday to increase its unbeaten league run this season to 18 matches. However, the former England captain, who left Manchester United for his boyhood club Everton last summer, ...

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Celtic's record 69-match unbeaten run snapped by superb Hearts

The longest unbeaten run in British football came to a grinding halt Sunday, and the way it happened is perhaps as shocking as the scoreline. Hearts demolished Celtic 4-0 at Tynecastle Park, with the Jambos unexpectedly beating the six-time reigning Scottish Premiership winner courtesy of a comprehensive performance. Clever first-half goals from 16-year-old Harry Cochrane and Kyle Lafferty set the ...

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By the numbers: Manchester City ripped Tottenham apart

Six consecutive victories in the Premier League and 14 points clear at the top. On Saturday, Manchester City swatted Tottenham Hotspur aside at the Etihad Stadium, winning 4-1 to extend its winning streak in English football’s top flight and pull away from its crosstown rival, Manchester United. It was, simply put, a one-sided affair. The Citizens could have won by ...

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Poll: Will Manchester City go unbeaten in the Premier League this season?

by Armen Bedakian 5h ago Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images Sport / Getty One game shy of the halfway point, Pep Guardiola’s high-flying Manchester City is without a single loss in the 2017-18 Premier League season, and with a 4-1 triumph over Tottenham on Saturday, the club extended its winning streak to 16 consecutive matches. City has defeated the likes ...

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Frequent failures: Tottenham yet to learn from mistakes against top 6

As frequently as it’s used when considering the qualities of a title challenger, the adage “you have to beat the best to be the best” certainly applies when considering Tottenham‘s Premier League ambitions. Since Mauricio Pochettino took the Spurs’ reins in May 2014, Tottenham has won just one league match away from home against the rest of the division’s top ...

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Guardiola: 'No words to describe' De Bruyne's performance

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was left nearly speechless by Kevin De Bruyne‘s heroics in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Tottenham, telling reporters that the Belgian star’s performance was indescribable. The 26-year-old scored the second goal and dominated in the middle of the park as City won its 16th consecutive match – and extended its unbeaten run in the 2017-18 season. ...

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How do you beat Manchester City? Some suggestions for future foes

Sitting back didn’t work. Neither did the counter, nor the high press. Teams of both equal and lesser quality have tried different things just to take a point off this silky-smooth, record-breaking Manchester City side – all without success. Tottenham was considered the last of the legions that could reasonably give City a right go, but a meek performance Saturday ...

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