6 Stories that dominated English Football this week

6 Stories that dominated English Football this week

Pep Guardiola vs Aguero  It was a sight most had become used to this season. A frustrated Pep Guardiola yelling at Sergio Aguero to help his colleagues press. Aguero was having none of it, and it seemed like more tension was abound. Fast forward a few days and it was Aguero that helped City inch closer towards the coveted Champions League Final and a chance to lift that famous old trophy that has evaded them since, well, forever. It remains …
The Importance of Fernandinho for Manchester City

The Importance of Fernandinho for Manchester City

For Pep Guardiola, what will be the biggest concern right now? His team has just moved back to second position in the Premier League, closing the gap with Chelsea to eight points. Manchester City are scheduled to take on the most prolific goal scorers in Europe’s top leagues – AS Monaco – on next Wednesday night. But before that, City have to take on the Championship side Huddersfield Town in a FA Cup match on Saturday. And amidst all of …
Goals, Golden Boot and the Race for Europe

Goals, Golden Boot and the Race for Europe

2016/17 has been a campaign littered with bright patches of high quality football, plenty of goals and teams in the top seven places going toe to toe in the rat race to win the pot of money that comes with qualifying for the next edition of the Champions League. It should not come as a surprise, given the influx of managerial talent, the new 5.1 billion TV deal, that has brought with it an assemblage of superstar footballers attracted by astronomical wages. …
West Ham vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League returns during the week and these two sides will be familiar with each other, having played at the beginning of the month in the FA Cup. Manchester City ran out 5-0 winners on that occasion, delivering one of their best performances of the season, but they will be coming up against a different side on Wednesday, as the hosts are playing with confidence. Despite an improvement in performance, City still aren't getting the results that they need …
Have Manchester City signed a diamond in Gabriel Jesus?

Have Manchester City signed a diamond in Gabriel Jesus?

Manchester City officially announced the signing of youngster Gabriel Jesus last Saturday but who is the 19-year-old? He cost the Blues a whopping £27 million, which a few years ago may have raised some eyebrows considering he's still a teenager but he shouldn't be intimidated by the price in today's market. Instead, the fee represents a relatively fair price for one of South America's most prized young talents and his 10-minute cameo against Tottenham provided the Etihad with a glimpse …
EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

EPL: Are Referees and Linesmen ruining the beautiful game?

"The best League in the world"..."The most entertaining league in the world" Terms flouted about on a regular basis by pundits and analysts when describing the English Premier league. But can it really be called such, when the referees and linesmen get it so wrong, so often? Maybe they also want to add to the excitement.... Maybe they're just useless. The latter seems more closer to the truth. Best League...worst Match Officials  How many offside goals were allowed this season …
Can Gabriel Jesus Save Manchester City’s Season?

Can Gabriel Jesus Save Manchester City’s Season?

If we draw a list of the best strikers currently playing in the Premier League, Sergio Aguero will feature among the top three, if not right at the top. Since joining Manchester City in the summer of 2011, he has been involved in 200 goals in all competitions – 154 scored and 46 assisted. Of these, he has scored 113 and assisted 33 in the Premier League itself. And despite missing several games this season due to a couple of …
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

At this stage of the season, this match will be more important for the home side than it is for Tottenham. The visitors have been in spectacular form, which has seen them climb to second in the table and they currently look to be the biggest threat to Chelsea. On the other hand, Manchester City haven't been convincing in recent weeks and have fallen out of the Champions League places. There are many doubting Pep Guardiola, especially in terms of his …
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