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Roberto Mancini stands by criticism of Manchester City's Adam Johnson

Posted Monday, October 31, 2011 by theguardian.com163 hits

Adam Johnson is congratulated by Edin Dzeko after scoring at Wolves but he was criticised by his manager afterwards. Roberto Mancini faces yet more player unrest after it was reported that Adam Johnson initially refused to board the team bus after the Carling Cup victory at Molineux last Wednesday night. The winger was said to be angered by the Italian's public criticism, especially after a ...Full Story »

Man City face PFA clash over Kolo Toure

Posted Monday, October 31, 2011 by The Sun76 hits

BAN DISPUTE ... City defender Toure MANCHESTER CITY are on collision course with the PFA again today as they put Kolo Toure in the dock. The defender could be hit with a fine of around £300,000 when he faces an internal disciplinary panel over his six-month drugs ban. Toure is expected to be represented by the players' union just days after they clashed with his club over the Carlos Teve...Full Story »

Nigel de Jong: Everyone thought I was mad joining Manchester City's project

Posted Monday, October 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport67 hits

Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong has expressed his delight at being part of his side's evolution into title challengers. The Dutchman joined the Eastlands outfit in 2009 and they have since lifted the FA Cup, qualified for the Champions League and now have an early lead in this year's Premier League. "Everyone thought I was mad [when I joined]," he told the Sunday Mirror. "Why did I pr...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli happy with Roberto Mancini's management of Manchester City

Posted Sunday, October 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport76 hits

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli insists that he is delighted with the way this season has panned out so far, showering praise on manager Roberto Mancini in the process. "I'm happy, I train good and I feel good and that's how it should be always," he told The Mail on Sunday. "I'm getting better all the time. The real Mario is coming now and it isn't the same Mario as last year." The 21-...Full Story »

Stoke City vs Newcastle preview - Woodgate set to face Magpies

Posted Monday, October 31, 2011 by PA477 hits

Jonathan Woodgate could start against his former club Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League on Monday night after returning to the Stoke side for Wednesday's Carling Cup match with Liverpool. Woodgate played the full 90 minutes of the 2-1 defeat having missed the previous three games with a calf injury, while Jermaine Pennant might also be involved having appeared as a second-half replace...Full Story »

Man City stays clear of United, Chelsea loses 5-3

Posted Sunday, October 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

LONDON - Manchester City stayed five points ahead of Manchester United at the top of the Premier League on Saturday, while Chelsea lost ground on the leaders with a 5-3 defeat against visiting Arsenal. City overcame a second-half red card for Vincent Kompany to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 and defending champion United won 1-0 at Everton, but the most notable result was at Stamford Bridge, ...Full Story »

Man City maintain lead as brave Wolves downed

Posted Sunday, October 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport36 hits

Manchester City punished an error-strewn performance from Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey to clinch a 3-1 victory on Saturday to maintain their five-point lead at the top of the table. Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov and Adam Johnson scored the goals for City, who were reduced to 10 men when captain Vincent Kompany was sent off for a foul which led to a penalty duly converted by Stephen Hunt. ...Full Story »

Brechin City 1 : 0 Cowdenbeath - King reigns supreme for Brechin

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA12 hits

Charlie King's fifth goal of the season earned Brechin a surprise 1-0 win over table-topping Cowdenbeath. Brechin came in to fixture in ninth place in the Scottish Second Division table, without a win in six games, and almost fell behind in the 40th minute. Jon Robertson converted Scott Linton's inswinging corner with a left-footed finish but his effort was disallowed by referee Brian Colvin. ...Full Story »

Norwich City 3 : 3 Blackburn Rovers - Holt rescues Canaries

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA27 hits

Norwich captain Grant Holt came off the bench to net a stoppage-time penalty as Blackburn were denied a much-needed win in an entertaining 3-3 draw at Carrow Road. Barclays Premier League's bottom club Rovers, who beat Newcastle to reach the Carling Cup quarter-finals in midweek, took the lead on the stroke of half-time through Junior Hoilett. Although Wales striker Steve Morison levelled with...Full Story »

Swansea City 3 : 1 Bolton Wanderers - Second-half showing sees Swans soar

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA18 hits

Swansea maintained their unbeaten Premier League home record as three second-half goals gave them a 3-1 win over 10-man Bolton at the Liberty Stadium. The game was turned decisively in the hosts' favour early in the second half as Bolton had Ricardo Gardner sent off after collecting a second booking and Joe Allen gave Swansea the lead from the resulting free-kick. Scott Sinclair got the second...Full Story »

Manchester City 3 : 1 Wolves - Ten-man City triumph once again

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA29 hits

Manchester City overcame Wolves 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium despite having Vincent Kompany sent off to restore their five-point advantage at the top of the Barclays Premier League. City went ahead early in the second half when Edin Dzeko converted the loose ball after Sergio Aguero had pounced on some hesitant play by the previously impressive Wayne Hennessey, and the Wanderers goalkeeper then pa...Full Story »

Everton 0 : 1 Manchester United - Hernandez too hot for Toffees

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA18 hits

Javier Hernandez grabbed the only goal as Manchester United started to put their derby mauling behind them with a laboured 1-0 victory at Everton. The Mexican tapped in after 19 minutes to get the champions back on track in the Barclays Premier League after last week's 6-1 thrashing by Manchester City. Yet it was a far from convincing performance by United and Everton twice went close to equal...Full Story »

United recover from City defeat with win at Everton

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport68 hits

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Manchester United bounced back from their harrowing 6-1 defeat by Manchester City last weekend when they beat Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park to move within two points of City at the top of the Premier League on Saturday. Javier Hernandez scored what proved to be the winner and gave United their first victory at Goodison since September 2007 when he capitalised on good...Full Story »

Gael Clichy says Manchester City can be the Invincibles II

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by The Sun365 hits

REPEAT THE FEAT ... former Arsenal star Gael Clichy believes Man City can go unbeaten GAEL CLICHY was once a proud part of the awesome Arsenal Invincibles.Now he has a starring role in the marauding Manchester City Incredibles. So who better to gauge the progress and promise of Roberto Mancini's unbeaten Premier League leaders? A side already five points clear at the top with 33 goals scored ...Full Story »

Alex Ferguson backs ‘real’ Manchester United to roar again

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by The Sun114 hits

ALEX FERGUSON has told his team to forget their derby nightmare — and get back to being the real Manchester United.The Red Devils were hammered 6-1 at home last Sunday by fierce rivals Manchester City, who went five points clear at the top of the Premier League. United boss Ferguson described it as the worst day of his football career. But now he is determined everyone at the club boun...Full Story »

Emmanuel Adebayor says life at Manchester City was a ‘headache’

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by The Sun166 hits

EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR says his Manchester City days were a "headache" and he has no regrets about leaving the club.Striker Adebayor, 27, was surplus to requirements at the Etihad and was allowed to join Tottenham on a season-long loan. After being frozen out by City boss Roberto Mancini, he has enjoyed regular football at White Hart Lane. And he has hinted he would like to make the move permanen...Full Story »

Roberto Mancini is to be offered a new £22million four-year deal by Man City

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by The Sun182 hits

ROBERTO MANCINI is to be offered a new £22million four-year deal by Manchester City.It will make him the Premier League's joint highest-paid boss. The Italian's contract will take his £3.5m-a-year salary to £5.5m and put him alongside rival Alex Ferguson at Manchester United at the top of the pay league. The mega deal is a reward for an amazing 22 months at the City helm. In ...Full Story »

Everton vs Manchester United preview - Toffees boss in a sticky situation

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA326 hits

Everton boss David Moyes admits his team selection for the midweek Carling Cup tie against Chelsea appears to have backfired, as he prepares his side to face Manchester United. Moyes fielded a strong starting XI for the fourth-round clash at Goodison Park on Wednesday, but in extra time Toffees winger Royston Drenthe was sent off before Daniel Sturridge's goal secured a 2-1 win for the visito...Full Story »

Manchester City vs Wolves preview - Mancini calls for focus

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA113 hits

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has enjoyed the afterglow of last week's stunning derby triumph but now claims it counts for little as he prepares his side for the visit of Wolves. City emphatically underlined their title credentials as they thrashed champions Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford to move five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Yet while City suppo...Full Story »

Man City poised to open cheque book again to land Belgian ace

Posted Friday, October 28, 2011 by hits

Manchester City are set to renew their interest in Belgian winger Yassine El Ghanassy when the transfer window re-opens in January. El Ghanassy, 21, has been one of the star performers for Gent and has also attracted interest from Inter Milan, Fiorentina and Lille. Roberto Mancini was strongly linked with a move for the talented midfielder throughout the summer but the move never materialise...Full Story »

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