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’?
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Liverpool will be banking on the Anfield factor to propel them to victory against Manchester City this weekend as Jose Mourinho desperately tries to stop the rot at Manchester United. Despite becoming a major force in recent years, City have a miserable record at Liverpool, where they have not won in the Premier League since 2003. Chelsea, in third place, will attempt to stay on the coat-tails of the top two away at Southampton while fourth-placed Tottenham host Cardiff. Mourinho is desperate for something to go his way as Manchester United's season threatens to unravel but at least has the comfort of facing struggling Newcastle. - Guardiola battles Anfield factor - Liverpool v Manchester City on Sunday is the blockbuster fixture this weekend, pitching first against second, with both sides putting their unbeaten records on the line. City lead Liverpool on goal difference but are without a Premier League win at fortress Anfield for 15 years and travel with the painful memory of three … [Read more...] about Man City eye Liverpool scalp as Mourinho fights to stop rot
Lyon stunned Manchester City with a shock 2-1 win in their Champions League group-stage opener on Wednesday. Here are three things we learned from the Etihad Stadium clash: Guardiola sorely missed Pep Guardiola was forced to endure City's miserable display from high in the stands as he served a suspension -- and the Spaniard's absence seemed to unnerve his players. Guardiola had earned the touchline ban for his sending-off against Liverpool during City's exit from the competition last season. The City boss was not allowed any contact with his players or backroom staff inside the Etihad Stadium, leaving assistant coach Mikel Arteta to run the show. Arteta has established a good reputation as a coach and was linked with the Arsenal job, but he was powerless to prevent City's ignominious loss. Guardiola looked increasingly agitated in his seat as City failed to make a dynamic start and his frustration was complete when Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir struck to put underdogs Lyon in complete … [Read more...] about Three things we learned from Man City v Lyon
Leicester City kick off their King Power campaign with a cracker this weekend as they host newly-promoted Wolves in what will be their only home Midlands ‘derby’ of the season. Here’s everything you need to know about the fixture. What time is kick-off? Traditional fans rejoice, it’s a 3pm start for City and Wolves on Saturday, August 18. Is it on TV? Nope. There are five Premier League fixtures being broadcast live this weekend, but City v Wolves did not catch Sky or BT’s eye. Instead, there’s Cardiff v Newcastle (Saturday, 12.30, Sky), Chelsea v Arsenal (Saturday, 5.30, BT), Man City v Huddersfield (Sunday, 1.30, Sky), Brighton v Man United (Sunday, 4.0, Sky) and Crystal Palace v Liverpool (Monday, 8.0, Sky). Who is the referee? Into his 19th season as a top-flight official, the Premier League’s current longest-serving referee Mike Dean will be in charge this weekend. He was the man in the middle for three City fixtures last season: … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Leicester City v Wolves
Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Manchester Citywas notable for many things but their determination to play out from the back is of particular note. Unai Emery, the three-time Europa League and one time Ligue 1 winner, has brought pedigree and ideas to Arsenal's post-Arsene Wenger era. Those changes will take time and on Sunday, City were comfortable winners in the end. "It's the manager's fault," Sam Allardyce, the one-time English Third Division winner, told talkSPORT. "Don't ask someone to do against Manchester City what you shouldn't do". So, why do teams do it? Is Emery right to persist? Why isn't Allardyce the Real Madrid manager yet? Why teams play out from the back The obvious reason for deciding to pass out from the back is to ensure your team keeps the ball. By doing this, your players are in charge of making decisions, can dictate where the ball goes and can arrive into the opponent's half in an attacking shape of your choosing. If you lose the ball, it's your fault. … [Read more...] about Why do teams play out from the back, why are Man City good at it and why did it not work for Arsenal?