Manchester City vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester City vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester City host Southampton on Sunday in their last fixture of the season. The expectations have been so high at the club since the last few years that a 2nd place finish is believed to be a bad season for the previous champions. The club have been in rich form coming into this game, having won all of their last 5 fixtures. On the other hand, their guests for the evening, who are still in contention to finish a respectable …
Tactical Review - Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0

Tactical Review - Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0

PRE-MATCH The Manchester derby, one of the biggest games in English club football in recent years, returned for the 168th time. These two teams collectively have won each of the four Premier League titles since Chelsea won in 2009-10. When cash-flush City emerged as a Premier League heavyweight, the then United manager Sir Alex Ferguson dubbed them as the noisy neighbours. Since the Scot’s retirement, United have been on a decline of sorts while City have only been getting better. …
Negredo's Departure  - a Blessing in Disguise for Man City?

Negredo's Departure - a Blessing in Disguise for Man City?

Negredo’s transfer deadline day departure from Manchester City, on a season long to Valencia, with an obligation to buy at the end of the season, was a head-scratcher for many. Surely for a team that prides itself on having two world-class talents in every position and tends to play with two strikers up front most games, letting the Beast leave without signing a replacement is a serious oversight. Given Aguero's and Jovetic’s potential injury problems, it might all come down …
Manchester City vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Manchester City vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Mark Hughes faces off against his former club on Saturday, when he takes his Stoke side to the Etihad for the third round of fixtures in the English Premier League. Both teams managed to avoid defeat last weekend, with Stoke drawing 1-1 with Hull City and Manchester City blowing away last season’s second place team Liverpool 3-1 in their Monday night home fixture. However, Hughes’ Stoke side is extremely hard to break down, and Manuel Pellegrini will know his work …
Player Performance Analysis: Stevan Jovetic vs Liverpool

Player Performance Analysis: Stevan Jovetic vs Liverpool

The Premier League Champions of England picked up right where they left off last season, giving fellow title contenders Liverpool the ol’ Etihad treatment on Monday; a Stevan Jovetic brace and the now customary Sergio Aguero goal rounded up what was indeed a clinic on finishing, and a Pablo Zabaleta own goal slightly took the gloss off a convincing 3-1 win for Manchester City. All eyes may have been on a certain Italian forward in the stands at his old …
Who is most likely to be Mourinho's first signing? Transfer Target Odds

Who is most likely to be Mourinho's first signing? Transfer Target Odds