Manchester City's starting XI vs Shakhtar Donetsk has been confirmed and Pep Guardiola has selected a strong side - despite the Manchester derby being just four days away. Fernandinho, David Silva and Raheem Sterling all start as City look to take a huge step towards qualification for the Champions League knockout phase. Speaking in his press conference on Tuesday, Guardiola said his team's priority is tonight's game - not Sunday's visit of United. "Every game is important and you have to evaluate," Guardiola said. "The most important will be Shakhtar, first because it is the next one and second because it is a final. It is not easy to win the third and the fourth game against the same opponent in a short period. "After dropping points against Lyon, every game is a final. We have a big chance to make an incredible step to qualify for the next round and after we have three or four days to think about United." Man City team to face Shakhtar: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, … [Read more...] about Man City team vs Shakhtar Donetsk includes Raheem Sterling
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Former Bristol City player Mark Aizlewood has had a significant fall from grace. Earlier this year the 58-year-old was jailed for his part in a £5million scam involving football training for youngsters at schools and colleges. But before his criminal exploits, Aizlewood appeared 101 times for Bristol City in the early 1990s and scored on three occasions. Reporter Robert Harries from Wales Online delves deeper into the story behind the fall of the former Wales international player. Twenty five years ago, a young boy who had never seen a live game of football outside of a local park began a love affair with international football that will forever burn. Cardiff Arms Park, March 1993. Wales v Belgium in a crucial World Cup Qualifier. I had only been asked to go along because my father’s friend had fallen ill. The spare ticket was mine, and as I walked up the stairs to be met by the inside of the cavernous old national stadium for the very first time, I saw them: the people that … [Read more...] about The fall from grace of former Bristol City and Leeds United man
By Simon Stone BBC Sport 6 Apr From the section Man City Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43674624 Read more about sharing. Manchester City were offered the chance to buy Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Manchester United in January, says manager Pep Guardiola.Guardiola said the pair's agent, Mino Raiola, contacted him and told him the midfielders were available.Pogba, who joined United for a then record £89m in 2016, stayed at Old Trafford but Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal.Raiola told BBC Sport he did not speak to Guardiola but did not deny telling City of the players' availability.United said they would not have sold Pogba to City.In his news conference before Saturday's Manchester derby - when City will win the Premier League if they beat their rivals - Guardiola was asked to … [Read more...] about Paul Pogba: Man Utd midfielder was offered to Man City
This is the big one, a victory for Manchester City against Manchester United and Pep Guardiola will see his team clinch the Premier League title. If they are victorious, it will be the earliest a team has won the title during the Premier League era, the previous record was held by United. After the defeat at Anfield in the week, City will want to get back to winning ways this weekend, not that the Citizens will need much incentive to win the derby. As for United, their objective is simple - delay the inevitable for as long as possible. A win for the Reds would also help Jose Mourinho secure that second place position which is the best he can hope for at this point. Which TV channel is Manchester City vs Manchester United on? Manchester City vs Manchester City will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 5pm on Saturday, April 7. Kick-off from the Etihad Stadium is at 5:30pm. You will be able to follow all the action on our live blog as always right … [Read more...] about What TV channel is Man City vs Man United on?
Manchester City can clinch the title with a win over bitter rivals Manchester United this weekend - but the Red Devils won't go down without a fight. Pep Guardiola's side go into the derby looking for a pick-me-up after they were thumped 3-0 by Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool in the Champions League last time out. Manchester United have won their last two matches on the trot, beating Swansea in the Premier League and Brighton in the FA Cup. But they will have to be at their very best against Guardiola's all-conquering Citizens, who have already beaten them 2-1 at Old Trafford this season. Where and when is the game? The game will be hosted at the Etihad Stadium, with kick off scheduled for 5:30pm (UK time) on Saturday April 7. What channel is the game on? The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League with coverage starting from 5pm. Can I stream the game live? You can stream on the move using your Sky Go App. You can also follow the build-up and action via the live Mirror … [Read more...] about Live stream information, team news, odds and more for Man City vs Man United