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Man City vs Aston Villa preview - Barry and Mancini hope to make their mark

Posted Tuesday, December 28, 2010 by PA100 hits

Roberto Mancini accepts Manchester City's meeting with Aston Villa holds special significance for Gareth Barry - but he wants it to be memorable for a different reason. After 10 years' service at Villa Park, Barry quit for City at the start of last season, believing the Blues had more chance of breaking the top-four cartel than the midlands outfit. The 29-year-old has been proved correct too. ...Full Story »

Blackburn Rovers 0 - 2 Stoke City - Stoke sour Kean's day

Posted Sunday, December 26, 2010 by PA33 hits

Steve Kean's coronation as the new Blackburn boss turned sour at Ewood Park as goals from Robert Huth and Marc Wilson saw Stoke triumph 2-0 to snap their run of three Barclays Premier League games without a win. Huth opened the scoring with a powerful 51st-minute header from a Matthew Etherington corner and Wilson wrapped up the points by knocking home the simplest of chances in injury time. A...Full Story »

Newcastle 1 - 3 Manchester City - Tevez sinks spirited Magpies

Posted Sunday, December 26, 2010 by PA26 hits

Carlos Tevez fired Manchester City back into the Barclays Premier League title race as his side killed off a spirited Newcastle fightback to win 3-1. The Argentinian, whose differences with the club have been resolved, put the Magpies to the sword in a blistering opening to the game, setting up Gareth Barry's opener with just 72 seconds gone and then helping himself to a second in the fifth min...Full Story »

Manchester United 2 - 0 Sunderland - Dimitar double lifts United

Posted Sunday, December 26, 2010 by PA46 hits

A Dimitar Berbatov double extended Manchester United's unbeaten run to 17 games and consolidated their position at the Barclays Premier League summit as Sunderland were brushed aside 2-0 at Old Trafford. Victory provided United with a healthy advantage over Arsenal and Chelsea, who meet at the Emirates Stadium on Monday, and nearest challengers Manchester City, who have played two games more. ...Full Story »

Manchester City Table £21m Bid For Benfica Defender David Luiz - Report

Posted Saturday, December 25, 2010 by Goal.com150 hits

Manchester City are believed to have put forward an offer of £21 million to Benfica to acquire the services of defender David Luiz. Roberto Mancini is said to be keen to bolster his defensive ranks, having seen his City side concede at least one goal in six of their last seven games in all competitions. Reports linking the highly coveted Luiz with a move to England have been common place,...Full Story »

Newcastle vs Man City preview - No Shola for Magpies

Posted Sunday, December 26, 2010 by PA127 hits

Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi is struggling to make the Boxing Day clash with Manchester City. Ameobi would have missed the postponed Barclays Premier League trip to Birmingham last weekend with a hamstring injury, and is likely to miss out on Sunday. However, defender Sol Campbell has shaken off the bout of illness which threatened his participation at St Andrews, and he and Steven Taylor wi...Full Story »

Mario Balotelli must back up words with deeds, says Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini

Posted Friday, December 24, 2010 by hits

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has told Mario Balotelli to start playing with a smile on his face. Motor mouth: Mario Balotelli has yet to support his big claims with big performances Although there have been flashes of the brilliance that has seen Balotelli crowned the world's best young player since his summer arrival at Eastlands from Inter Milan, there have been just as many scow...Full Story »

Sir Alex Ferguson shelves plans to retire from Manchester United

Posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 by theguardian.com93 hits

It is almost nine years since Sir Alex Ferguson reversed his decision to quit as Manchester United manager.  Sir Alex Ferguson claims that he has postponed all thoughts of retirement. The Scot yesterday became the longest-serving manager in Manchester United's history and on New Year's Day will celebrate his 69th birthday. It is also almost nine years since he reversed a long-standing pla...Full Story »

Man City 1-2 Everton - City miss out on top spot

Posted Monday, December 20, 2010 by PA28 hits

Carlos Tevez provided Manchester City with some Christmas cheer but Everton denied them the present they really wanted with a 2-1 victory. Instead of sitting top of the table on December 25 for the first time since 1929, they remain in third, beaten by the Toffees once more who registered their fourth successive win at Eastlands. First-half efforts from Tim Cahill and Leighton Baines were enou...Full Story »

Man City vs Everton preview - City aiming for top spot

Posted Monday, December 20, 2010 by PA237 hits

Manchester City will aim to create their own bit of history by beating Everton at Eastlands on Monday - but for Aleksandar Kolarov it will just be another minor milestone compared to what life as a kid was like. The blizzard conditions which swept England on Saturday morning, and put paid to key Barclays Premier League matches at Arsenal and Chelsea, mean City will secure top spot on Christmas ...Full Story »

Chelsea v Manchester United off as snow decimates weekend fixture list

Posted Sunday, December 19, 2010 by theguardian.com148 hits

Tomorrow's match between Chelsea and Manchester United had been due to take place at Stamford Bridge.  The Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United has become the highest-profile casualty of the weekend's snow and freezing temperatures as all of tomorrow's three top-flight fixtures were postponed today. Blackpool v Tottenham and West Brom v Wolves were also called off on ...Full Story »

Manchester United Midfielder Park Ji-Sung Will Retire From International Football After Asian Cup In January

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by Goal.com271 hits

Manchester United and South Korea international Park Ji-Sung is set to retire from international football after next month's Asian Cup, according to the player's father.The midfielder, signed from PSV Eindhoven in 2005, scored the only goal in United's 1-0 win over Arsenal on Monday to continue his impressive form this season.Park captained his country to the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup but ac...Full Story »

Manchester United Dealt A Blow As Paul Scholes Is Ruled Out Until The New Year

Posted Saturday, December 18, 2010 by Goal.com53 hits

Manchester United have been dealt a blow after it was confirmed on the club's official website that Paul Scholes will remain out of action until the New Year.The midfielder had hoped to make his comeback in Sunday's Premier League clash with Chelsea, but is struggling to shake off the niggling groin injury that has sidelined him for the past three weeks.Red Devils' boss Sir Alex Ferguson will ha...Full Story »

Juventus vs Manchester City Preview

Posted Thursday, December 16, 2010 by ESPN567 hits

Juventus boss Luigi Del Neri feels it would be wrong to draw wider conclusions about Italian football. PAST ENCOUNTER: Manchester City's manager Roberto Mancini (R) embraces his Juventus counterpart Luigi Delneri during their Europa League soccer match The Bianconeri head into their match against Group A leaders Manchester City already with no chance of qualifying, as they are three points adr...Full Story »

Manchester City wins 3-1 in Premier League

Posted Sunday, December 12, 2010 by 31 hits

LONDON (AP)—Manchester City won 3-1 at last-place West Ham on Saturday to strengthen its hold on a place among the Premier League’s top four teams. Yaya Toure put City ahead in the 30th minute before an own-goal by goalkeeper Robert Green and an 80th-minute score by Adam Johnson. West Ham scored with a minute left. Aston Villa beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 and Blackpool won 1-0 at ...Full Story »

Man City assistant Kidd likens Mancini to Ferguson

Posted Sunday, December 12, 2010 by xinhuanet.com79 hits

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Having cut his coaching teeth across town at Old Trafford under one of Britain’s best managers, Brian Kidd is well qualified to judge Roberto Mancini’s title-winning credentials at Manchester City. After a 3-1 victory at West Ham United on Saturday put City level on points at the top of the Premier League with Arsenal, Mancini’s right-hand man said...Full Story »

Stoke City vs. Blackpool Preview

Posted Saturday, December 11, 2010 by hits

The first top flight league match between the two sides for nearly 40 years will have more than just a touch of nostalgia as the late, great Sir Stanley Matthews shared his footballing career between both clubs. No doubt he'd have been thrilled to see both his old teams back in the big time. The Seasiders have been this season's surprise package. Nailed on certainties for instant relegation bac...Full Story »

West Ham v Man City Preview: Mario Balotelli Must Fill Boots of Carlos Tevez

Posted Saturday, December 11, 2010 by hits

PREMIER LEAGUE: UPTON PARK, SATURDAY DECEMBER 11, 2010. KICK-OFF: 1500 GMT West Ham's hopes of a full-blown revival were punctured by Sunderland last weekend where they went down 1-0 at the Stadium of Light. It was a distinctly average performance from the Hammers after their triumphant win over Manchester United in the Carling Cup. Now manager Avram Grant is under pressure to haul them o...Full Story »

Learn to win without Carlos Tevez, Roberto Mancini tells City players

Posted Friday, December 10, 2010 by theguardian.com78 hits

Carlos Tevez is suspended for Manchester City's match against West Ham after picking up five bookings. Roberto Mancini has challenged his Manchester City players to rid themselves of what he perceives to be an over-dependence on Carlos Tevez and show they can cope without their leading scorer. Tevez will be suspended from tomorrow's game at West Ham United, his former club, after picking up f...Full Story »

Blackpool ready to train on the beach for visit of Manchester United

Posted Friday, December 03, 2010 by theguardian.com52 hits

The Blackpool manager, Ian Holloway, turned down the opportunity to take his team to a warm-weather training camp this week. Blackpool may train on the beach this morning in preparation for tomorrow's visit of Manchester United. With their regular training ground frozen they used an artificial pitch at a local college yesterday, but Ian Holloway felt the surface was not sufficiently grasslike a...Full Story »

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