Pep Guardiola promised before the game that he does not do boring, does not even know how. And it is hard to believe that the two most gung-ho and cavalier teams in the Premier League would ever set out to produce a stalemate. But after Riyad Mahrez blazed Manchester City’s late penalty over the crossbar, there was simply nothing between the reigning champions and most likely challengers Liverpool . They cancelled each other out. Neither team able to find a way through as what was billed as a thrilling title shoot-out turned into a bore draw. Incredibly, they managed just three shots in the first half — the joint lowest in the Premier League this season, along with Newcastle vs Arsenal and Huddersfield vs Cardiff. However, if Liverpool-City did not set the pulses racing, then it was a reflection of just how well these heavyweights are matched this season. They shared 18 goals in four meetings between the clubs in the Premier League and Champions League last season as … [Read more...] about ‘Liverpool v Man City a shock bore draw but still hints at thrilling title race’
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Today sees the seventh match of a gruelling 22-match schedule - and it's a magnificent finale. Title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City go head to head at Anfield and we'll be bringing you all the build up, all the team news, all the reaction ... live. The sides are locked on 19 points at the top of the table, City only edging the Reds by virtue of goal difference - and the winner will go into the international break top of the Premier League. It's not quite winner takes all - but it would score a sizeable psychological blow in the race for the Premier League title. There are sub-plots aplenty. The atmosphere, Liverpool's remarkable home record against City (six wins in succession now), Raheem Sterling's latest return to Anfield and exactly what Jurgen Klopp will do with his midfield today. Follow it all here. … [Read more...] about Liverpool v Man City build up
The 'greatest horse race in the world', worth a staggering £2,528,319 (yes, that's over £2.5 MILLION), to the winner, returns to a redeveloped Longchamp in the Bois de Boulogne after being held the last two years at beautiful Chantilly. READ MORE: Despite Poor Start Europe Should Have the Edge Over the US in the Ryder Cup The question is: how to find the winner? If Inspector Maigret, the famous fictional Parisian detective, were on the case, puffing away merrily on his pipe, he'd be telling his assistants at police HQ that age, draw, and sex are key factors to consider. 20 of the last 28 winners of the big race have been three-year-olds, who receive weight for age allowances from four-year-old colts of 6lbs (or 10lbs if fillies). Six of the last seven winners have been fillies, and three-year-old fillies, who carry only 8st 9lbs in the race (as opposed to 9st 5lbs … [Read more...] about It’s Arc Weekend in Paris, and Liverpool v Man City, but Who’s Going to Win?
Ahead of Sunday's clash between Liverpool and Manchester City, the age-old debate of who would be included in a combined starting line-up has been reignited. Roberto Firmino or Sergio Aguero? Virgil van Dijk or Vincent Kompany? Alisson Becker or Ederson? The answers will very much depend on who you ask - not to mention which team they support. But BBC Sport have had their own attempt at naming their hybrid side, with City winning out six players to five. Read More Liverpool v Man City The line-up was picked by Sam Quek - Olympic hockey gold medalist and Reds fan - as well as City supporter and presenter Natalie Pike on the BBC Premier League Show. This is the combined 11: Goalkeeper: Alisson Left back: Benjamin Mendy Centre back: Vincent Kompany Centre back: Virgil van Dijk Right back: Kyle Walker Centre midfield: James Milner Centre midfield: David Silva Centre midfield: Kevin de Bruyne Forward: Mohamed Salah Forward: Sergio Aguero Forward: Roberto Firmino Follow all the build-up to … [Read more...] about Combined Liverpool and Man City starting line-up revealed
5 Oct 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/45602473 Read more about sharing. Premier League: Liverpool v Man CityVenue: Anfield Date: Sunday, 7 October Kick-off: 16:30 BSTBBC coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, live text commentary on BBC Sport websiteIn episode six of All Or Nothing, the documentary that follows Manchester City's record-breaking 2017-18 season, manager Pep Guardiola discusses Champions League last-16 opponents Liverpool with his assistants."They scare me," says Guardiola, in reference to the attacking threat posed by Jurgen Klopp's team. "They're dangerous, I mean it."It is a telling admission; a rare expression of uncertainty and fear from a man who spends much of the documentary's eight episodes demonstrating an unwavering confidence in … [Read more...] about Liverpool v Man City: Why is Jurgen Klopp Pep Guardiola’s ‘Kryptonite’?