Leicester City Women will face the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham next season after being granted a place in the new Women's Championship. The FA have revamped the top level of women's football with the Foxes joining the semi-professional second-tier Championship. City Women were handed one of five vacancies for the 12-team division alongside Manchester United Women, who are set to end their 13-year absence from the senior women's game. Foxes manager Jonathan Morgan said: “It is a fantastic day for the club, I feel it’s thoroughly deserved, and something that we have worked towards for the past four years. “Rest assured that work has already begun for next season. We will know focus on bringing in key competitive players to help cement ourselves in the FA Women’s Championship.” City Women and Man Utd Women were joined by Charlton Athletic Women, Sheffield United Ladies and Lewes FC Women in filling the five vacancies. It means City will also … [Read more...] about Leicester City and Man Utd earn place in FA Women’s Championship
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Yaya Toure believes Manchester City have everything in place to enjoy great success in the future.The veteran midfielder was given a heartfelt send-off as he made his final home appearance for the club in Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Brighton at the Etihad Stadium.Toure, 34, is leaving City this summer after an outstanding eight years at the club, a period in which he was won three Premier League titles and four domestic cups.I love this! A great surprise 💙 Thank you, @ManCity 😊—J’apprécie beaucoup! Quelle belle surprise 💙@mancity merci 😊 pic.twitter.com/xo0jANcCqa— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) May 7, 2018 The next challenge for City is to excel on the Champions League stage and Toure believes the signs are good.The Ivorian said: “I am happy. People think I would be sad but I am happy because I leave a good legacy.“In the dressing room in the beginning, in 2011, when we lost (games) it was (a place) to smile, … [Read more...] about Yaya Toure tips Manchester City for more success next season
By Timothy Abraham BBC Sport 29 Apr From the section Premier League Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43854105 Read more about sharing. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed the "incredible" numbers produced by his side as they reached 100 Premier League goals for the season with a 4-1 win at struggling West Ham.The champions' emphatic victory at London Stadium left the Hammers in a precarious position above the relegation zone."The numbers are a consequence of what we have done," Guardiola said."We are so happy to be getting close to history. We will try to surpass the number of goals and points."We wanted to win today so that we can get the record of 96 points at home when we get the trophy in front of our people next week."City - who are now on 93 points - took the lead when Leroy … [Read more...] about West Ham United 1-4 Manchester City
If Leicester City fail to overtake Burnley and snatch seventh place, and a possible Europa League place, it will be disappointing for everyone associated with the club. But can the season really be seen as a failure? After dropping into the bottom three following a particularly difficult opening eight games, Claude Puel has lifted City up to eighth in the Premier League and City have reached the quarter finals in both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, going out after penalties to Manchester City and after extra time to Chelsea respectively. However, after Saturday's defeat to Newcastle United City's chances of catching Burnley and finishing seventh look slim. This weekend's trip to Turf Moor has now taken on even greater importance because defeat could see City's season fizzle out. If that happens there will not be a shortage of City fans who will take to social media to vent their frustration. There have even been those who now think Puel is not the man to take the club forward. It is a … [Read more...] about Are Leicester City providing value for money this season?
Manchester City’s Champions League hopes may have been severely dented by a heavy loss at Liverpool this week but with attention returning to the Premier League, they need not have such worries. City host fierce local rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, when a win would see them clinch the Premier League title in the most satisfying style. European slip-ups to one side, City have been imperious domestically this season and have been champions elect for so long that the debate has been not so much whether they will win the title but more how they will compare to the great title-winning sides before them. Earliest title win City are on the cusp of becoming the quickest team to clinch the title in the Premier League’s 26-year history. If they beat United they will have wrapped it up with five games to go, beating a record of four games to spare held by two of the competition’s most iconic champions. A Sir Alex Ferguson-led United that featured … [Read more...] about Manchester City: How Pep Guardiola’s side compare against Fergie’s Manchester United Fledglings, Wenger’s Arsenal Invincibles, Mourinho’s Chelsea machine