Can Manchester City cope without Kevin De Bruyne?

Can Manchester City cope without Kevin De Bruyne?

The sight of Kevin De Bruyne going down with a knee injury late in Manchester City’s League Cup semi-final win at home to Everton on Wednesday night will have been a disconcerting sight to City fans. The attacking midfielder has been an integral part of Manuel Pellegrini’s side since his signing in the summer from Vfl Wolfsburg for a reported £55m. That sort of price tag can weigh heavy on players and struggle to justify the amounts spent on them …
Manchester City Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City and Everton have both suffered some rocky form over the last few months in the league and when the two teams meet at the Etihad on Wednesday night it is unpredictable as to which versions of each team will show up. City took a trip to East Anglia and defeated Norwich in a comfortable victory, just a week after a late pair of goals earned them the victory against Watford. The Manchester side will be hoping to use …
City Stroll to Win against Sunderland

City Stroll to Win against Sunderland

Manchester City sailed to a spectacular 4-1 win against relegation bound Sunderland on boxing day. The game was symbolically summarised by its first goal, a delicious cross from DeBruyne headed in by Raheem Sterling. Raheem is 5ft 7 facing 2 6ft plus centre backs John O'Shea and Seb Coates, and yet he headed in unchallenged on 12minutes. Sunderland were very poor, almost abject, unable to retain possession, and very weak in the challenge. Watching this Seb Coates display Liverpool fans …
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City's "Sterling" Player - Raheem

Manchester City's 4-2 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach happened at just the right time for Manuel Pellegrini. Having gone into the game with just one win in their last 4 games, especially after their previous run was so brilliant, Pellegrini would’ve been in trouble if things did not go City’s way. That City finished top of Group D ahead of Juventus -- avoiding a group winner in February's knockouts -- is largely down to one of the club's newer players. Of …
Man City Evolve to Beat Saints

Man City Evolve to Beat Saints

Pellegrini has shown Mourinho something in these last four months, he has a far greater trust in youth. Sterling, De Bruyne and Delph all sub-24 yrs old have been trusted to deliver. Arguably Southampton are one of the better drilled, more obdurate teams to beat with 3 clean sheets from ten games, and yet Pellegrini trusted the triumvirate of Sterling, De Bruyne and Delph to engineer a win. Southampton were unbeaten away from home so it was brave not to …
Aston Villa Vs Manchester City Preview  | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa Vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On November eighth, bottom side Aston Villa will welcome table toppers Manchester City to Villa Park.  Villa's new manager Remi Garde will make his debut as he looks to end the Villans eight league match losing streak.  He'll have his work cut out for him as league leaders Manchester City will look to extend their three match win streak.  City haven't lost since late September and are yet to drop points to a bottom half side this season. Team News …
Manchester City vs Sevilla | Champions League Preview

Manchester City vs Sevilla | Champions League Preview

Manchester City welcome Sevilla to the Etihad in round three of this season's UEFA Champions League. After losing their opening fixture to Juventus, City ignited their latest European campaign by coming from behind to claim a last-gasp victory at Borussia Monchengladbach last month. Former Sevilla man Jesus Navas, who now plays for City said,
"For me it will be a game of mixed feelings but I can only think of Manchester. We've got to go as far as we possibly can. …
Should Wayne Rooney Start For England?

Should Wayne Rooney Start For England?

This will be a controversial topic for some as Wayne Rooney is the national captain and has been a fixture in the England starting eleven since Euro 2004. He is also the joint England leading goalscorer after drawing level with Sir Bobby Charlton on Saturday. The problem England have had in recent years is the inability to move on, with players staying in the squad for longer than their performances have merited. I'm not saying that there isn't a place for Wayne …
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