FERNANDINHO will serve a four match ban after his appeal against his red card in Man City's 2-1 win over Burnley was rejected.The Brazilian was sent off by Lee Mason for a two-footed tackle on Johann Berg Gudmundsson.The red card was the third time this season that the Man City captain has been dismissed.He received a second yellow against Borussia Monchengladbach in November and was handed a three-match ban after getting sent off for pushing Cesc Fabregas over advertising hoardings in a 3-1 home loss to Chelsea.Fernandinho returned from his ban on Boxing Day but only played two games, at Hull and Liverpool, before being dismissed again in the match against Burnley.An FA statement said: "Fernandinho will serve a four-match suspension with immediate effect after his claim of wrongful dismissal claim was rejected today [Wednesday 4 January 2017] following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing."The Manchester City midfielder was sent off for serious foul play during the game … [Read more...] about Manchester City captain Fernandinho loses wrongful dismissal claim after Burnley red card and will serve four-match ban
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MANCHESTER CITY star Gabriel Jesus gave his new team-mates a taste of home as the squad dined at a Brazilian restaurant.The likes of Sergio Aguero, Keven De Bruyne, John Stones, Fabian Delph and Vincent Kompany were all out on a team bonding night at the Bem Brasil restaurant.Pep Guardiola's men don't play until Monday night when they take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, leaving the players to enjoy a late night out. Keep up to date with ALL the Manchester City news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryJesus has flourished since joining the squad in January, and has went on to score three Premier League goals in his late two games - including the 92nd minute winner against Swansea City last Sunday.The 19-year-old was also joined by best mate in the squad Fernandinho - who is helping him adjust to English life and acting as a translator for him.It remains to be seen whether the European players tested … [Read more...] about Gabriel Jesus is joined by his fellow Manchester City stars as the squad enjoy a meal out together at a swanky Brazilian restaurant
MANCHESTER CITY finally signed John Stones but had the joy of announcing his signing ripped away by bungling Uefa.The Citizens have paid £47.5million to land the England defender, 22.But before the club announced his move, Stones had been registered as a City player on the official Uefa website - and had been given the number 24 shirt.A Uefa statement read: "He was in the squad list we received from Manchester City. The deadline was yesterday and the player was in the squad."He has been registered to play [for Manchester City]."It means he is eligible to play against Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League first playoff round on August 16.Stones says he cannot wait to begin the "next stage in my career".He told the club: "I'm absolutely delighted to sign for City and now the deal's done I'm looking forward to the next stage in my career."I've obviously seen what's going on here at the Etihad, it's an ambitious club with a great manager so I can't wait to … [Read more...] about John Stones to Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s club complete £47.5million capture of John Stones as Uefa let slip transfer
PEP GUARDIOLA'S decision to play without a recognised striker paid off as Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling handed Man City victory over Arsenal.It was a game of contrasting emotions for the two sets of fans with City supporters starting to believe their players are taking Guardiola's instructions on board and Arsenal fans seeing all the worrying signs of their team choking in another title race.But just like at Everton, Arsenal came out of the blocks quicker with Theo Walcott side-footing past Claudio Bravo in the 5th minute of a first half dominated by the Gunners.At the age of 67, Arsene Wenger still needs to work on his team talks as his side were steamrollered after the break.Leroy Sane levelled things up with his first goal for Man City as he produced a cool finish past Petr Cech.The German could have been ruled offside when he latched onto David Silva's ball over the top, but the linesman decided he was level with Laurent Koscielny's back foot.Gunners stars such as Mesut Ozil could … [Read more...] about Manchester City 2 Arsenal 1: Petr Cech error condemns Gunners to loss as Pep Guardiola tastes victory without playing a striker
ARSENE WENGER'S comments about how referees are protected “like Lions in zoos” may have grabbed the headlines after Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City yesterday, but Mesut Ozil’s abject display has drawn the ire of many supporters on social media.Though slightly overshadowed by the exploits of Alexis Sanchez at the point of the Gunners’ attack, the German international has been in fine form this season, having bagged nine goals - one more than his total for the whole of last season - and registered five assists in all competitions.But as Arsenal threw away a 1-0 lead in the second half at the Etihad, Ozil failed to affect the game in any meaningful way. Keep up to date with ALL the ARSENAL news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryHere Football Whispers analyse Ozil’s performance against City and a similarly disappointing showing against Everton.When Wenger’s men slipped … [Read more...] about Mesut Ozil has been criticised for his performances in the defeats to Everton and Manchester City – and this proves it’s justified
THE term Super Sunday rarely lives up to expectation but this weekend promises to be a thriller - it’s London v Manchester as Arsenal head to the Etihad and Man United travel to Stamford Bridge.Gunners legend IAN WRIGHT took time out from his birthday celebrations this week to give you his thoughts on the mammoth double header and also why Everton’s struggles will continue against high-flying Watford. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Bet £10 on Wrighty's tips and get a free £30 bet with Sun Bets Arsenal have put a few results together since losing to Watford but, let’s be honest, they were all games they were expected to win.A 2-0 win over newly-promoted Brighton, the same result at home to West Brom and a draw against Chelsea have papered over the cracks but Manchester City are a different beast at the moment.Absolutely everything points to City winning this one for me. They have an embarrassment of riches in attack and everyone seems to be hitting top form at the … [Read more...] about Premier League tips: Ian Wright’s betting preview for Manchester City vs Arsenal, Chelsea vs Manchester United and Everton vs Watford
MANCHESTER CITY host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday as they look to bounce back from a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Everton last weekend.Spurs have beaten City in their last three Premier League meetings, with a 2-0 win coming in the reverse fixture back in October.Mauricio Pochettino's side are three points and three places better off than City, thanks to a six-game winning streak.But after four defeats in their last eight matches, Pep Guardiola's team will be looking to find some consistency as they aim to repair the damage of last Sunday's defeat. Keep up to date with ALL the latest Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary.Manchester City - 11/10Tottenham Hotspur - 23/10Draw - 12/5Tottenham Hotspur are in fine form but Manchester City have only lost once at home in the league this season. Still expect Pochettino's side to do enough. Spurs … [Read more...] about Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur: What are the latest odds for the Premier League clash?
MANCHESTER CITY host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday as they look to bounce back from a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Everton last weekend.Spurs have beaten City in their last three Premier League meetings, with a 2-0 win coming in the reverse fixture back in October.Mauricio Pochettino's side are three points and three places better off than City, thanks to a six-game winning streak.But after four defeats in their last eight matches, Pep Guardiola's team will be looking to find some consistency as they aim to repair the damage of last Sunday's defeat. Keep up to date with ALL the latest Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary. Here is everything you need to know about Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur...The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1Alternatively you can follow all the action with our live blog, starting at 5pm. Or you can listen to live radio … [Read more...] about Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur: What TV channel is it on, what time is it and what are the latest odds for the Premier League clash?
GABRIEL JESUS was filmed dancing and singing in the snow ahead of Man City's match at Everton.While many have struggled to adapt to the British weather, the boy from Brazil was determined to enjoy it.He wrote on Instagram: "Getting to know the real MANCHESTER #verycold" Keep up to date with ALL the Manchester City news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryHaving grown up in Sao Paulo, this may even be the first time Gabriel Jesus has ever seen snow falling.The £28.6m signing from Palmeiras was filmed singing in the extreme weather conditions while his friend from Brazil chomped on snowflakes.And he also showed off his dance moves on the ice.But not every Brazilian in the Premier League was having so much fun.At Chelsea's freezing training ground in Cobham, Willian sarcastically posted on Instagram: "Let's enjoy the snow."Wrapped up in a hat and scarf with just his eyes showing, the Blues winger looked like he … [Read more...] about Gabriel Jesus: Manchester City’s new signing dances and sings in the snow but Chelsea star Willian is absolutely hating it
WEST HAM are targeting former Manchester City bosses Manuel Pellegrini and Roberto Mancini to replace the under-fire Slaven Bilic.The Hammers board and owners met on Saturday to discuss the Croatian's future following their 3-0 humiliation at home to Brighton on Friday night.While it is suggested West Ham will given Bilic at least one or two more games to salvage his job, the club are lining up a host of potential replacements.The East London side will next go up against London rivals Tottenham and Crystal Palace, with the latter arguably the most important.Both clubs are already in the midst of a Premier League survival battle, with the game on October 28 already looking like a real six-pointer.In Pellegrini and Mancini, the Hammers are eyeing up bosses who have BOTH lifted the Premier League trophy.Mancini famously led City to their first-ever Premier League title in 2011-12, thanks to a last-gasp Sergio Aguero strike against QPR.Meanwhile, Pellegrini won the league title two years … [Read more...] about West Ham targeting former Manchester City bosses Manuel Pellegrini and Roberto Mancini to replace Slaven Bilic