Liverpool Steamroll City

Liverpool Steamroll City

It was Deja Vu for Liverpool and Manchester City playing each other again after just 3 days and the final of the Capital Cup. Klopp opted for Jon Flanagan as right back and switched Nathaniel Clyne to left back and it set up an interesting duel between Flanagan and Raheem Sterling. Flanagan set his marker early with a robust challenge on Sterling. Pellegrini was without Yaya Toure through injury and he brought Joe Hart back into the side. The game …
What will Manchester City really look like under Pep?

What will Manchester City really look like under Pep?

I’ve seen some absolute nonsense over the past week from ex-pros, sharing their thoughts on how the Manchester City under Pep Guardiola might look next season. First up, was Danny Murphy claiming that David Silva is not a Guardiola-type player! Excuse me, David Silva not a Guardiola-type player, really? I’m sorry, but if you were to identify which players currently in the Manchester City squad are archetypical for Guardiola’s preferred style of play, David Silva would have to be in …
City Roll the Dice with Pep Disclosure

City Roll the Dice with Pep Disclosure

"Oh Romeo Romeo wherefore art  thou Romeo" this could be translated to "Pep Pep wherefore art thou Pep" with the confirmed knowledge Pep was coming to the Premier League since his statement in December. Manuel Pellegrini chose an opportune time to out the best kept secret in the Premier League, disclosing Pep Guardiola is replacing him in June at Manchester City. As with most things in life, there are cynics and believers, the cynics would have you believe Manuel did …
Barkley Impresses City as Everton Exit Cup Feeling Blue

Barkley Impresses City as Everton Exit Cup Feeling Blue

Everton should have every right to feel hard done to as they exited the League Cup at The Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. Replays have shown that the ball had gone out of play before Raheem Sterling set up Kevin de Bruyne to score what Roberto Martinez called the key goal of the tie. But although luck has certainly played a part of late - City’s equaliser from Fernandinho and Jordan Ayew’s winner for Swansea on Saturday both came via …
Manchester City Steamroller Pardew's Palace

Manchester City Steamroller Pardew's Palace

There are not many better sights in football than watching Manchester City's David Silva weave his magic, and Palace were unwoven by his delicate deft artistry. Pellegrini chose to drop Yaya Toure to the bench, his languid style and lack of energy had been harming them in midfield and his replacement Fabian Delph broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute. A shot from distance embarrassingly squirmed under Wayne Hennessey, a second howler from the Welsh no1 in a week. The …
City Stutter to Win against Swansea

City Stutter to Win against Swansea

Swansea arrived at the Etihad managerless after the sacking of Garry Monk, and the interim manager Alan Curtis made numerous changes. City chose to rest De Bruyne pairing Silva Navas and Sterling ahead of Toure and Ferdandhino. Bony gave City the lead fed by Jesus Navas in the 23rd minute. Pellegrini restoring Silva knows Silva will be key to the run in and was very fortunate that Joe Hart was in top form. City have an abundance of talent but …
Top Ten Players in the Premier League This Season

Top Ten Players in the Premier League This Season

We're rapidly approaching the midway point of the Premier League season, and as always it's been a thrilling campaign. We've seen Leicester City unexpectedly soar to the top and Chelsea shockingly plummet to the bottom, and in between there are about a dozen teams playing some very exciting football. But on these teams, who have been the most impressive individual players so far in 2015/16? Read on for our top-10. 10. Yaya Touré - Manchester City Manchester City has had …
Fantastic or Flop? Fernandinho at Manchester City

Fantastic or Flop? Fernandinho at Manchester City

Manchester City, despite all their spending every year, are said to be overly reliant on Yaya Toure, David Silva and Sergio Aguero - players they've had for a long time. This summer, they did some terrific, albeit expensive, business and got Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne and Nicolas Otamendi who have helped add some much needed freshness in the team. Despite the new signings and the old ones doing well for themselves, one player who has stood out for the …
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