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Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri said post-Porto talk inspired win over Manchester City

11 Dec

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri said a post-Porto inquest helped to inspire the reigning Premier League champions after Jamie Vardy’s hat-trick downed Manchester City. The striker ended a three-month wait for a club goal as the Foxes won 4-2 to seal their first leave victory since October. Vardy was left at home for Wednesday’s 5-0 Champions […]

Guardiola defends Man City’s system

11 Dec

Media playback is not supported on this device Leicester 4-2 Manchester City: Guardiola will ‘look inside’ himself after defeat Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola defended his team’s system after a 4-2 defeat by Premier League champions Leicester City. Guardiola started with a back three but reverted to a four-man defence when his side trailed 2-0 […]

Leicester 4 Manchester City 2: Jamie Vardy the hat-trick hero as Foxes dominate

10 Dec

LEICESTER: Zieler 7; Simpson 7, Morgan 7, Huth 8; Fuchs 8; Mahrez 8 (James 90), Amartey 7, King 8, Albrighton 7; Slimani 8 (Okazaki 78), Vardy 9 (Gray 88) MANCHESTER CITY: Bravo 5; Zabaleta 5; Stones 4, Kolarov 4, Sagna 4; Fernando 4, Navas 4 (Sterling (58, 5), De Bruyne 5, Gundogan 5 (Nolito (68, […]

‘The Premier League is making Pep Guardiola look average’ – Twitter reacts as Manchester City are embarrassed by Leicester

10 Dec

Has Pep Guardiola underestimated the challenge of the Premier League? The Spaniard, who has won pretty much everything there is to win at club level, suffered the second highest defeat of his managerial career as Jamie Vardy’s cool hat-trick led Leicester to a 4-2 victory over Manchester City. City’s defence was ripped to shreds in the early stages […]

Pep Guardiola insists Sergio Aguero isn’t dirty despite horror-tackle

10 Dec

Guardiola, meanwhile, says he is not a fan of FIFA’s proposals to expand future World Cups to 48 teams, fearing it will ‘kill players’. He added: “They talk about a World Cup of 48 teams, but we are going to kill the players. “We are looking for the quality and forget the quantity, but the […]

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola worried about player workloads

10 Dec

Pep Guardiola has warned football is going to “kill” players by demanding too much of them. The Manchester City boss was speaking a day after FIFA president Gianni Infantino reported a plan to expand the World Cup finals to 48 teams from 2026 had been met with enthusiasm. Guardiola is in favour of increasing the […]

Pep Guardiola insists Sergio Aguero isn’t dirty despite horror-tackle

10 Dec

Guardiola, meanwhile, says he is not a fan of FIFA’s proposals to expand future World Cups to 48 teams, fearing it will ‘kill players’. He added: “They talk about a World Cup of 48 teams, but we are going to kill the players. “We are looking for the quality and forget the quantity, but the […]

Guardiola wants up to six substitutes

10 Dec

Guardiola has used 29 players in 24 matches in all competitions this season Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Fifa should consider allowing “four, five or six” substitutes to combat the threat of burnout among players. The world governing body this week confirmed its wish to expand the World Cup finals to a 48-team competition, […]

Boca Juniors star Carlos Tevez plays down big money move to China

9 Dec

Former Manchester City and Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez has played down talk of a move to China and hinted he could retire. Shanghai Shenhua, who are coached by former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet, want to sign the Boca Juniors star and are reportedly ready to pay him around £600,000-a-week. However, the 32-year-old is reluctant […]

DAVID WOODS COLUMN: Pep Guardiola’s learning how tough the Premier League really is

9 Dec

BY the time you have read this sentence, Paul Pogba will have earned around £100. Assuming he does a 40-hour week, Manchester United’s France midfielder picks up more than £20 a second. Somehow no-one seems to be that fazed any more by United paying such wages to a player who hasn’t exactly set the Premier […]