Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

It's the second installment of the Mourinho-Guardiola act at Old Trafford, this time in the league cup with a place in the quarterfinal on the line. The moods at both camps cannot be more different to what they were before the last time these two sides met in the Premier League. Both teams had enjoyed a 100% win record in the opening three games before the international break which stood between the Manchester Derby in early September that City won …
Who is the Most Complete Team in the Premier League so far?

Who is the Most Complete Team in the Premier League so far?

As we approach the end of the season, we have a much better idea of which team has been the best in each area of the pitch. In this article, we will look at attack, defence and passing to see who has been the most efficient team and see how this compares to others in the Premier League. Attack Let’s be honest, Liverpool and Manchester City have been by far and away the best attacking teams this season. You only …
Manchester City's Season So Far | Stats Review

Manchester City's Season So Far | Stats Review

By all accounts it has been a good season so far for Manchester City. City currently sit second in the Premier League, one point behind leaders Arsenal, as well as being in the semi-finals of the League Cup. They have also reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time, something that former manager Roberto Mancini did not achieve during his two years in the competition with City. When Manuel Pelligrini arrived in the summer with a …
Everton 2 Manchester City 0 | Match Report & Stats

Everton 2 Manchester City 0 | Match Report & Stats

Manchester City were made to rue tactical mistakes yesterday as Everton ran out 2-0 winners at Goodison Park. Leon Osman opened the scoring for Everton just after the half hour mark with what could be one of the goals of the season. The visitors came close through Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko, but Nikica Jelavic finished the game off in stoppage time with a beautiful shot past Joe Hart. Everton came into this game on the back of a home …
Borussia Dortmund interest in Dzeko is genuine | Dzeko stats

Borussia Dortmund interest in Dzeko is genuine | Dzeko stats

Three weeks after confirming that Robert Lewandowski will not be signing a new contract for the club, Borussia Dortmund have similarly confirm their interest in Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko. It was general manager Michael Zorc that confirmed this interest in the Bosnian. Speaking to Sport-Bild weekly, he said: [quote]There should be little doubt about Edin Dzeko being a top-class striker. He is a great forward and a player one should be keen on.[/quote] He stopped short of saying a …
Kolo Toure to be Carragher's replacement? Toure Vs Carragher 12-13 Stats

Kolo Toure to be Carragher's replacement? Toure Vs Carragher 12-13 Stats

There are lots of rumours online, mainly on Twitter that Kolo Toure will sign for Liverpool in this summer's transfer window. Your first reaction is "What the heck? He's an old washed-up has-been!", but Carragher was no spring chicken. The man that just retired was many years older than Kolo Toure and I'd expect other first team centre-backs to be signed (Papadopoulos also rumoured to be a target) so the signing of Kolo Toure as a back up centre-back could …
Have Manchester City Improved Their Strikeforce From Last Season?

Have Manchester City Improved Their Strikeforce From Last Season?

Since the start of 2013, Manchester City have sold Mario Balotelli, 22, and Carlos Tevez, 29, for roughly £30m and replaced them this summer with Stevan Jovetic, 23, and Alvaro Negredo, 27, for  £42m.  Spending money is great but, have they actually improved their strike force or have they just gotten different players hoping they will perform better?  Based on playing styles and physical builds, you can asses this as two like for like swaps between Jovetic and Tevez and …
Player Performance Analysis | Fernandinho vs Newcastle United

Player Performance Analysis | Fernandinho vs Newcastle United

The new era under Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City got off to a frightening start for the rest of the Premier League to digest on Monday evening, as the Citizens began the new season with a dominant 4-0 win against Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium. Pellegrini’s predecessor, Roberto Mancini will always be loved by the supporters for delivering three trophies during his stint in the dugout but his Chilean replacement is arriving with a big reputation after impressing with …
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