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Patrice Evra: Manchester United Care About Trophies Not Beating Manchester City

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Goal.com18 hits

Frenchman stokes up rivalry ahead of semi-final. EPL: Patrice Evra - Stephen Carr, Manchester United - Birmingham Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has claimed that the Red Devils care little for beating Manchester City in this week's League Cup semi-final. They could be playing anyone, he asserts, and are focused on winning another trophy, not claiming local bragging rights. "We know...Full Story »

Moyes: City broke rules in Lescott pursuit

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by PA16 hits

Everton manager David Moyes has accused Manchester City of "breaking the rules" and having "no class" in their pursuit of Joleon Lescott.The England defender moved to Eastlands for £22million in the summer following a protracted transfer. Moyes still feels aggrieved and stated his case ahead of the meeting between the two clubs on Saturday evening. "There is no doubt Manchester City treated us w...Full Story »

Chelsea facing £18.5m bill for former City striker Daniel Sturridge

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010 by theguardian.com26 hits

Daniel Sturridge has now played eight games since his controversial move from Manchester City last summer. Chelsea have been left to digest the cost of signing Daniel Sturridge from Manchester City last summer, and it could be as much as £18.5m over the course of the striker's four-year contract. The London club were ordered by a Premier League-convened tribunal, which was set up to solv...Full Story »

Roberto Mancini uncorks the red wine to shake up Manchester City diet

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010 by theguardian.com27 hits

Roberto Mancini wants his Manchester City team to change their diets in order to be more successful on the field. Roberto Mancini has revealed that he is aiming to shake up his players' diets at Manchester City by adding Italian favourites such as pizza to the menu, served with a glass of wine. Hailing from a culture where alcohol is sipped at mealtimes instead of necked at speed in pubs and n...Full Story »

David James set for surprise switch to Stoke City

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010 by theguardian.com16 hits

David James could be about to swap Fratton Park for the Britannia Stadium. The Portsmouth goalkeeper David James is set to join Stoke City on loan until the end of the season, according to reports last night. The move is thought to hinge on Portsmouth's willingness to pay a proportion of the player's wages, though the south coast club's financial situation could preclude such an agreement. Ja...Full Story »

Tevez claims City hat-trick

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010 by PA12 hits

Carlos Tevez scored his first Manchester City hat-trick to send Roberto Mancini's men soaring into the top four following their 4-1 victory over Blackburn.It may have been snowing in these parts recently but Tevez is on a real hot streak.His seven-minute opener put City in charge, and then, after Micah Richards had added a brilliant second, he scored twice more after the interval to take his go...Full Story »

'Let's not reach for the stars too soon,' says Birmingham City's Alex McLeish

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010 by theguardian.com19 hits

Alex McLeish, left, shakes hands with Sir Alex Ferguson, his former manager at Aberdeen, after the 1-1 draw between Birmingham City and Manchester United. Photograph:  Getty Images There can be no better barometer of Birmingham City's progress this season than the disappointment etched on the faces of Alex McLeish's players after the final whistle on Saturday. Not so long ago holding Manch...Full Story »

Charlie Adam's equaliser completes a troublesome week for Cardiff City

Posted Sunday, January 10, 2010 by theguardian.com16 hits

Blackpool's Charlie Adam and Cardiff's Chris Burke compete at the Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: Action Images It took mountains of salt and shedloads of shovels to get this game on. Cardiff may wish they had not bothered. Charlie Adam's second-half equaliser gave Blackpool a deserved point, consigned the Bluebirds to a third game without a win and provided a disappointing end to a troubleso...Full Story »

Man City v Blackburn Preview

Posted Saturday, January 09, 2010 by BBC.com17 hits

Barclays Premier LeagueVenue: City of Manchester Stadium Date: Monday, 11 January 2009Kick-off: 2000 GMTCoverage: Live on ESPN, BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 Live, local radio I'm going to go for a comfortable City win here. City have real competition for places, they're already making moves in the transfer market - though I'm not sure how much impact Patrick Vieira will have for them - and...Full Story »

Birmingham City sign Sporting Gijon midfielder Michel

Posted Friday, January 08, 2010 by BBC.com28 hits

Birmingham City have signed playmaker Michel from Sporting Gijon for £3m. The deal is subject to the 24-year-old midfielder, who Birmingham boss Alex McLeish tried to sign in the summer, passing a medical. Michel is due to say his goodbyes to Sporting on Friday before departing for England to undergo his medical. The Spaniard, who will be McLeish's first signing of the transfer window,...Full Story »

Uefa warns Chelsea and Manchester City over huge losses

Posted Thursday, January 07, 2010 by theguardian.com22 hits

Roman Abramovich, the Chelsea owner, faces a threat over the club's losses from Uefa. Photograph: PA Manchester City and Chelsea face being excluded from the Champions League unless they can work the huge losses both have announced over the past seven days down to break-even levels within four seasons. Uefa is working up formal regulations that will entrench Michel Platini's plan to ensure that...Full Story »

City record £93m loss – and worse is to come

Posted Wednesday, January 06, 2010 by The Independent30 hits

Manchester City will today announce losses of £92.6m for the last financial year, the second-biggest single-year loss for any club in the history of English football, after Chelsea – and City's figures do not even take into account the summer's £125m spending spree. City's staggering losses are more than twice the £44.4m annual losses announced last month by Chelsea but t...Full Story »

Roberto Mancini targets Patrick Vieira for Man City

Posted Wednesday, January 06, 2010 by BBC.com20 hits

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini wants to sign Patrick Vieira and the Inter Milan midfielder is interested in making the move, BBC Sport understands. Vieira, 33, is believed to be intrigued by the possibility of returning to England, where he has not played since leaving Arsenal for Juventus in 2005. The France captain is out of favour at Inter and wants first-team football. Other c...Full Story »

Manchester City plot to rescue Patrick Vieira from Inter misery

Posted Tuesday, January 05, 2010 by theguardian.com32 hits

Patrick Vieira has lost his place at Inter and is believed to be intrigued by a move to Manchester City. Roberto Mancini, Manchester City's new manager, is trying to bring one of the Premier League's greatest ever players back to England after putting in place a possible deal for Patrick Vieira. The former Arsenal captain, whose clashes with Roy Keane came to symbolise the London club's rival...Full Story »

Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Man City

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2010 by BBC.com23 hits

Just over 12,000 supporters were in attendance to for the visit of Man City Manchester City edged past a spirited Middlesbrough side to maintain Roberto Mancini's unblemished record and book a place in the FA Cup fourth round. Benjani broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time when he swept home an incisive pass from Martin Petrov. Boro impressed with their workrate and commitment, but st...Full Story »

Giant among Imps: why Chris Sutton is loving life at Lincoln City

Posted Saturday, January 02, 2010 by theguardian.com93 hits

Chris Sutton won league titles in England and Scotland but has started at the bottom in his managerial career with perennial strugglers Lincoln City. It can be strange sometimes watching an ex-pro trying to make the transition into becoming the gaffer and, initially, it takes some getting used to seeing Chris Sutton, this tall, familiar figure synonymous with big-money transfers and the inaugu...Full Story »

Real Madrid deny approach from Manchester City owner

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by The Independent343 hits

Reports suggest Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan has made a mega offer to Real Madrid Real Madrid have denied they have received a mega offer from Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan to buy out the Spanish giants. Reports in Spain suggested the Sheikh was set to shell out one billion euros for Madrid and was due to meet club president Florentino ...Full Story »

Terrific Tevez inspires City win

Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 by PA29 hits

Two goals from Carlos Tevez and a Javier Garrido free-kick earned Manchester City their first away win in four months - and their second victory in three days under new boss Roberto Mancini - as they saw off Wolves 3-0 at Molineux.Tevez continued his hot scoring streak with his seventh and eighth goals in his last seven appearances and his 11th of the campaign.Substitute Garrido, frozen out of ...Full Story »

City triumph in seven-goal thriller

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009 by PA15 hits

Manchester City claimed a 4-3 victory over Sunderland at Eastlands as speculation mounted over the future of Mark Hughes.The hosts were forced to take the lead three times before finally securing only their second win in 11 games.Roque Santa Cruz - a man Hughes fought so hard to get from former club Blackburn - scored at the beginning and end of an extraordinary afternoon.Carlos Tevez and Craig...Full Story »

Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour to offer one billion euros for Real Madrid

Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 by IMscouting.com32 hits

Sheikh Mansour, the owner of Manchester City , has sensationally been linked with a move to buy Real Madrid by Spanish newspaper AS. The member of the Abu Dhabi royal family has instructed intermediaries to approach Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and a meeting is expected to take place in early 2010. It was long believed that Spanish clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona could not b...Full Story »

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