Man City cruises to win over Shakhtar in Champions League
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Manchester City became the only English club to win its opening Champions League game, beating Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 on Wednesday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City winger Leroy Sane is facing a lengthy layoff with anterior cruciate ligament damage.
City says the German, who limped off in the early stages of...
Chelsea routed 6-0 by Man City for biggest loss in 28 years
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Chelsea was handed its heaviest loss in 28 years on Sunday when Manchester City routed Maurizio Sarri's side 6-0 in the Premier League.
The meeting of the last two champions was a complete mismatch as Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick for the second successive weekend.
City regained top spot from Liverpool in its title defense as 2017 champion Chelsea ended the weekend by dropping out of the Champions League places into sixth.
Man City cruises to biggest win under Guardiola
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City swept to its biggest win under Pep Guardiola with a 7-0 thrashing of second-tier Rotherham in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
There were seven different scorers at Etihad Stadium. Ilkay Gundogan wasn't one of them but he set up four goals.
Palace shocks Man City 3-2 in biggest EPL upset so far
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Crystal Palace put three goals past defending champion Manchester City, including a stunning volley by Andros Townsend, to win 3-2 on Saturday in the biggest upset of the English Premier League so far.
Man City fell four points behind leader Liverpool with one round to go before the midway stage of the campaign as Townsend scored one of the goals of the season in City's first league defeat at Etihad Stadium since April.
Sterling the scourge of Bournemouth again as Man City wins
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling scored against Bournemouth for the sixth straight game to help Manchester City to a 3-1 win that extended the unbeaten champion's lead in the English Premier League to five points on Saturday.
Having made five changes from the midweek draw at Lyon in the Champions League, an under-strength City side was pegged back by Callum Wilson's equalizer on the stroke of halftime at Etihad Stadium.
Gulf grows: Man City 12 pts clear of United with derby win
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The fourth goal in the Manchester derby showed the gulf between the two rivals isn't only widening in their Premier League positions but in technical quality as well.
With slickness and finesse, Manchester City strung together a 44-pass move before Ilkay Gundogan completed a 3-1 victory for the league leaders over Manchester United on Sunday.
Germany calls up Emre Can after Havertz, Ruediger drop out
BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew called up midfielder Emre Can for the upcoming UEFA Nations League games in the Netherlands and France after Kai Havertz and Antonio Ruediger dropped out on Monday.
Havertz has a bruised knee and needs to sit out training for the next few days, while Ruediger has groin problems, the German soccer federation said.
At German mosque, Turkey’s Erdogan defends soccer players
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wound up a sometimes-fraught visit to Germany on Saturday by condemning the treatment of soccer players of Turkish descent and urging "a joint stance against this racist drift."
Erdogan specifically decried the treatment of the German national team's Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, who were widely criticized for posing for a picture with Erdogan. Ozil quit the national team over the criticism.
The Latest: Turkey’s Erdogan defends German soccer players
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Turkish president's trip to Germany (all times local):
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has wound up a sometimes-fraught visit to Germany by condemning the treatment of soccer players of Turkish descent and urging "a joint stance against this racist drift."
Man City humiliates Tottenham in 4-1 win, leads by 14 points
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling scored twice as Manchester City swept to a 4-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday that sent the runaway Premier League leaders 14 points clear and exacerbated the London club's domestic decline.
A 16th successive victory — extending the English top-flight record — was delivered with a typically electrifying display from Pep Guardiola's team while overcoming rough treatment by the visitors.
Sterling scores, City beats Feyenoord 1-0 to top CL group
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling chipped in a late winner as Manchester City overcame an uncharacteristically sloppy display to beat Feyenoord 1-0 and clinch top spot in its Champions League group on Tuesday.
With Napoli beating second-place Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0, City would have already been assured of first place heading into the final round of matches in Group F.
Ilkay Gundogan, Mario Goetze back in squad for Germany
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Midfielders Ilkay Gundogan and Mario Goetze have been called up by Germany for the first time in almost a year ahead of friendly games against England and France.
Gundogan has recently returned to action for Premier League leader Manchester City after damaging a cruciate ligament in his right knee in December 2016.
Injured Mendy set for long spell out for Man City
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City left back Benjamin Mendy is set for a lengthy spell out because of injury, with manager Pep Guardiola already considering bringing in a replacement in the January transfer window.
Mendy, who joined from Monaco in the offseason for a reported 50 million pounds ($67 million), injured his right knee in City's Premier League win over Crystal Palace on Saturday and will fly to Barcelona on Wednesday to see a specialist.
Man City beats Watford 2-0, brings some relief to Guardiola
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City lost midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to a serious knee injury in a 2-0 win over Watford in the English Premier League on Wednesday that brought mixed emotions for manager Pep Guardiola.
Gundogan appeared to be in tears as he was helped off the field late in the first half, and Guardiola said after the match that the Germany international would be out for a "long time" with damaged ligaments.
Aguero double earns City 2-1 win at Burnley
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero scored two scrappy goals as Manchester City recovered from conceding early to beat Burnley 2-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Both of Aguero's goals were scored from inside the six-yard box, his first in the 37th minute after the ball was bundled into his path unwittingly off Argentina teammate Nicolas Otamendi.
Fit-again Gundogan thriving as Toure’s replacement at City
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Things are turning out very differently for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gundogan since the midfielders swapped Borussia Dortmund for teams in Manchester.
Mkhitaryan is faltering at United. Gundogan is flourishing at City.
Man City beats Barcelona 3-1 in sweet win for Guardiola
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola brought down the footballing superpower he helped to create, leading Manchester City to a 3-1 win over Barcelona in a landmark Champions League result for the English club on Tuesday.
The victory that City and its Abu Dhabi ownership has craved since joining the Europe elite in 2011 was achieved the hard way, too, coming after Lionel Messi gave Barcelona a 21st-minute lead with his 90th goal in the Champions League.
Ilkay Gundogan returns to Germany squad for qualifiers
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ilkay Gundogan will return for Germany after nearly a year out with various injuries for World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Northern Ireland.
The Manchester City midfielder last played for Germany in a friendly against France on Nov. 13, the night of multiple attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.
Gundogan missed the European Championship in France.
Striker Mario Gomez and defender Jerome Boateng are also back after injuries at the European Championship.
Silky Man City strolls to club-record win as De Bruyne stars
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola is already making history at Manchester City.
By beating Bournemouth 4-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday, City opened a season with eight straight wins for the first time in the club's 136-year existence. Five of those have come in the league and the other three in the Champions League.
City is averaging more than three goals a game under Guardiola, who has turned the team into an irresistible attacking unit.
Man City thrashes Bournemouth 4-0 for 5th straight EPL win
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City produced another scintillating attacking display to beat Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday, maintaining the leaders' 100 percent start to the English Premier League season after five games.
Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho scored in the first half, before Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan added more goals after the break.