Dortmund primed to challenge Bayern’s Bundesliga dominance
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund has declared a challenge to end Bayern Munich's seven-year domination of the Bundesliga and is encouraged by signs of disharmony and unrest from the defending...
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...
City beats United 2-0, back on top of Premier League
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City is closing in on another Premier League title. Manchester United is increasingly unlikely to even make the top four.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City rested many of its best players and was still too strong for Cardiff in a 2-0 win that lifted the defending champions back to the top of the Premier...
Manchester City is back atop the Premier League. Tottenham is finally back home — and winning again.
On a dominant night for some of the biggest teams in English soccer, City eased past...
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Joachim Loew may be building a new Germany team, but it has inherited a trait from previous incarnations of the Mannschaft — never knowing when it is beaten.
A club-record signing for $80 million, Riyad Mahrez has struggled to make a significant impact in his first season at Manchester City.
Scoring a huge goal in the Premier League title race...
Sane stuns old club Schalke as City wins 3-2 in CL last 16
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Mobbed by his Manchester City teammates after scoring a sublime free kick, Leroy Sane held out his left hand in apology to the Schalke fans who once adored him but...
Guardiola demands more after Man City beats Huddersfield 3-0
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Three goals, three points and the pressure firmly kept on Liverpool in the title race.
Surely Manchester City couldn't ask for much more in its 3-0 win at Huddersfield in the Premier League on Sunday?
Pep Guardiola had other ideas.
"This game can teach us and show what we have to do to improve," said Guardiola, ever the perfectionist.
Jesus keeps up scoring spree, Man City beats Wolves 3-0
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Gabriel Jesus kept up his scoring spree for Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League on Monday, moving the champion back to within four points of Liverpool.
The Brazil striker has seven goals across three competitions in the past nine days for City.
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.
Man City inflicts Liverpool’s first loss of EPL season
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Liverpool can't now win the Premier League unbeaten. Manchester City has renewed hope it won't be surrendering the trophy at all.
A title defense faltering a week ago is back on track for Pep Guardiola after City beat Liverpool 2-1 on Thursday, inflicting the leader's first league loss of the season in their 21st game.
Jesus double leads Man City past Everton 3-1; De Bruyne back
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City showed there was no lasting damage from last week's surprise defeat at Chelsea as the Premier League defending champions beat Everton 3-1 Saturday.
Gabriel Jesus scored twice and substitute Raheem Sterling grabbed the other goal to lead City back to the top of the standings ahead of second-placed Liverpool's standout game against rival Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.
Sane double earns Man City 2-1 win, top spot in CL group
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Leroy Sane scored two goals, including a free kick from 30 meters, as Manchester City came from behind to beat Hoffenheim 2-1 and secure first place in its Champions League group on Wednesday.
City recovered from losing its opening game in Group F — 2-1 at home to Lyon — to finish top by five points, and advance to the round of 16 for the sixth straight year as it bids to become European champion for the first time.
Sane keeps up prolific form in latest EPL win for Man City
Snubbed by Germany for the World Cup, Leroy Sane also had to deal with being dropped entirely from Manchester City's squad early in the Premier League season.
How quickly things have turned round for the flying winger: Back in favor for club and country, he cannot stop scoring.
Man City beats Watford 2-1, moves 5 points clear in EPL
WATFORD, England (AP) — Manchester City held off a late fightback from Watford to claim a 2-1 victory that moved the defending champion five points clear in the Premier League on Tuesday.
Leroy Sane showed improvisation by using his chest to score City's opening goal in the 40th minute. Riyad Mahrez, who swung in the cross for that goal, added a second for Pep Guardiola's side in the 51st minute.
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.
Sane stars as Man City beats West Ham 4-0 in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City wingers Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling produced dazzling displays in a 4-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday as the leaders picked up where they left off before the international break.
Sterling's deflected cross fell into the path of David Silva to turn in the opener in the 11th, and the winger tapped in at the far post from Sane's low center to make it 2-0 in the 20th.
Manchester City go top after 6-1 rout of Southampton
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling scored twice and Sergio Aguero became the ninth player to reach 150 English Premier League goals as Manchester City powered back to the top of the standings by crushing Southampton 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
City needed only five minutes to take the lead with an own-goal from Wesley Hoedt following a neat move involving Aguero, David Silva and Leroy Sane.
Hart endures tough return to Man City as Burnley routed 5-0
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Joe Hart endured a tough return to former club Manchester City as Burnley was thrashed 5-0 by the champions in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The former England goalkeeper earned a standing ovation at Etihad Stadium and made a series of fine saves on his first return to the club with whom he won two league titles in a decade of service.
Liverpool, City in Anfield stalemate, Hazard lifts Chelsea
LONDON (AP) — Premier League title favorites Liverpool and Manchester City can usually be relied on to provide open and expansive games with goals aplenty. Sunday's 0-0 draw at Anfield, however, was a drab affair that only came to life in the closing stages.
City substitute Leroy Sane was sent sprawling by Virgil van Dijk with five minutes remaining and, just when it seemed as though the visitors might snatch victory, Riyad Mahrez sent his penalty sailing way over the crossbar.
Mahrez penalty miss costs City victory at Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Riyad Mahrez missed an 85th-minute penalty as Manchester City wasted a chance to move clear of Premier League title rival Liverpool following a 0-0 draw at Anfield on Sunday.
The two teams started the highly anticipated encounter locked together at the top of the standings and City looked set to beat Juergen Klopp's Liverpool when Mahrez ballooned his spot kick way over the crossbar, after substitute Leroy Sane had been brought down by Virgil van Dijk.
David Silva rescues City with late strike to beat Hoffenheim
SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — David Silva scored late for Manchester City to end its four-game losing streak in the Champions League with a 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday.
The Spanish forward struck from a narrow angle with three minutes remaining after pouncing on a loose ball ahead of 21-year-old defender Stefan Posch.
Recalled Sane sets City on way to 3-0 EPL win over Fulham
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Leroy Sane needed only two minutes to score on his first Premier League start of the season and set Manchester City on its way to a 3-0 win over Fulham on Saturday.
David Silva scored his 50th EPL goal to put City in control at halftime, before Raheem Sterling sealed a comfortable victory after the break.
The victory keeps defending champion City within two points of early leaders Liverpool and Chelsea, which both maintained perfect starts to the season.
Dropped by Man City, Sane gets early-season wake-up call
From a World Cup snub to being dropped by his club, it has been a sobering few months for Leroy Sane.
At the age of 22, he was a Premier League champion in a record-shattering Manchester City side, he had just been voted not only the top young player in English soccer but also among the six best players in the country after a breakthrough season, and was being talked about as one of the stars to watch at the upcoming World Cup.
Man City highlights gulf to fierce rival United in EPL
Manchester City delivered yet another reminder that it is the team to beat in the Premier League this season.
On Sunday's evidence, winning the league title looks beyond Manchester United.
A few hours after City thrashed Huddersfield 6-1 — mainly thanks to a hat trick by Sergio Aguero — United slumped to a 3-2 loss at Brighton after conceding three goals in a 20-minute span in the first half.
PREMIER LEAGUE 2018-19: 5 new signings to watch out for
The transfer window has been shortened in the Premier League and will close on Thursday, before the season starts.
Here is the pick of the signings so far:
RIYAD MAHREZ (Manchester City)
Whether City needed another attacking midfield to complement Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane, David Silva and rising star Phil Foden is open to question.
Unsettled Mahrez to miss 2nd straight game for Leicester
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Riyad Mahrez will miss a second straight English Premier League game for Leicester, with coach Claude Puel saying the winger needs to "clear his head" after being the subject of a bid from Manchester City late in the January transfer window.
Mahrez has reportedly failed to turn up for Leicester's last three training sessions, and also didn't travel for the 2-1 loss at Everton on Wednesday.
Man City scores 100th goal of season in 3-0 win vs West Brom
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City scored its 100th goal of the season on the way to a 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday to extend its lead in the Premier League to 15 points.
Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero scored as City won a 12th consecutive home league game.
West Brom is three points adrift at the bottom of the division.
Injured Sane out for ‘6, 7 weeks,’ Man City says
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Leroy Sane will be out for "six, seven weeks" after sustaining ankle ligament damage during the team's FA Cup win over Cardiff.
Sane's absence leaves the Premier League leaders short of attacking options in a crucial part of the season, with the Germany winger potentially missing up to 11 matches in four competitions. That includes the League Cup final.
Sane out for Man City with ankle ligament damage
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City says Leroy Sane sustained ankle ligament damage during its FA Cup win over Cardiff, leaving the English Premier League leader short of attacking options in a crucial part of the season.
City gave the injury prognosis on Monday, without saying how long the club expected to be without the Germany winger.
German FA attacks Cardiff after Sane injured in Cup game
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Manchester City faces an anxious wait over Leroy Sane after the winger was forced off injured during an FA Cup game at second-tier Cardiff, with Joe Bennett's horror tackle drawing a reaction on social media from the German Football Federation.
Looking ahead to the World Cup in Russia, the DFB tweeted: "Hey CardiffCityFC. Just letting you know, we have a really important tournament in the summer. Please don't hurt our players. Thanks."
Napoli needs to overcome weak bench and aerial vulnerability
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — If Napoli is going to win its first Serie A title in nearly three decades, the southern club is going to have to overcome two significant weaknesses.
Napoli's fragile bench and vulnerability in the air were both exposed in a 4-2 loss to Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Man City beats West Brom to equal best start to EPL season
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Manchester City equaled the best start to a Premier League season as it defeated West Bromwich Albion 3-2 on Saturday.
City has 28 points from its opening 10 games, matching its own performance under Roberto Mancini in 2011 and Chelsea's record in 2005. Both of those sides went on to win the title.
Goals from Leroy Sane, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling were enough to secure an eighth consecutive league victory for Pep Guardiola's side.
City only unbeaten EPL side after Man U lose at Huddersfield
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City comfortably beat Burnley 3-0 to remain the only unbeaten side in the English Premier League after Manchester United lost at Huddersfield 2-1 on Saturday.
It was the first time in 65 years that Huddersfield beat United, which was made to pay dearly for defensive errors.
Chelsea came from behind to beat Watford 4-2 thanks to two late goals, and avoided a third straight league defeat.
De Bruyne stars as Man City thrashes Stoke 7-2 in EPL
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City produced its most ruthless display of an already-prolific season in the English Premier League, overwhelming Stoke in a 7-2 win that was orchestrated by playmaker Kevin De Bruyne on Saturday.
De Bruyne wasn't one of the six players to score at Etihad Stadium in the heaviest win of any team after eight rounds, but had a hand in four of the goals with his vision and crosses.
Germany recalls Boateng, Sane for World Cup qualifiers
BERLIN (AP) — Jerome Boateng and Leroy Sane were recalled by Germany on Friday as it bids to wrap up World Cup qualification against Northern Ireland next week.
World champion Germany, which has eight wins from eight games in Europe Group C, will seal its place at next year's tournament in Russia if it can secure a point against second-placed Northern Ireland in Belfast on Oct. 5.
De Bruyne, Sterling score as City beats Shakhtar 2-0
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero's missed penalty cost him the chance to become Manchester City's joint-top scorer of all time.
It didn't cost City victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, though.
Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling scored either side of Aguero's saved penalty as City won 2-0 on Tuesday to secure back-to-back victories to open group play for the first time in seven straight seasons in Europe's top club competition.
Palace, beware: The Guardiola era is taking off at Man City
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Crystal Palace, beware. The Pep Guardiola era might truly have taken off at Manchester City.
For proof, check out City's opening goal against West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup in midweek.
A 52-pass move straight from the kickoff and containing at least two touches from every player — even goalkeeper Claudio Bravo — ended with Leroy Sane driving a rising shot into the net. It took 147 seconds.
Goals flow for England’s top clubs in League Cup
England's top clubs showcased their strength in depth in the League Cup on Wednesday, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Everton all advancing to the last 16 despite fielding virtual second-string lineups.
Back-up forwards had a particularly fruitful time on an evening when the yawning gap between the Premier League and the lower leagues was highlighted.
BERLIN (AP) — Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has pulled out of Germany's Confederations Cup squad so he can undergo a nasal operation.
The German soccer federation says Sane will miss Germany's friendly against Denmark in Copenhagen on June 6, the World Cup qualifier against San Marino in Nuremberg four days later, and the Confederations Cup in Russia.
MIDDLESBROUGH, England (AP) — Gabriel Jesus marked his return to Manchester City's starting lineup by rescuing a 2-2 draw against relegation-threatened Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Sunday.
But City failed to take advantage of Manchester United drawing earlier in the day with Swansea and strengthen its place in the top four Champions League qualification places.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Vincent Kompany's first goal in 20 injury-ravaged months helped Manchester City to a 3-0 win at Southampton on Saturday, lifting the team to third in the Premier League.
Kompany marked his latest return to the City defense by heading a 55th-minute opener before Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero also contributed goals.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City got its Champions League qualification hopes back on track by beating English Premier League struggler Hull 3-1 on Saturday.
A stunning team move finished by Sergio Aguero and a Fabian Delph strike ensured City ended a run of four EPL games without a win after an Ahmed Elmohamady own goal gave it the lead.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal twice fought back to hold Manchester City 2-2 in the Premier League on Sunday after the attacking resilience of Arsene Wenger's side was undermined by defensive deficiencies.
Although goals from Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi prevented Arsenal from sinking to a fifth loss in six league games, the failure to collect three points further damages the team's bid to qualify for the Champions League.
SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — Manchester City survived an early scare before goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane secured a 2-0 victory at bottom-placed Sunderland in the Premier League on Sunday.
Jermain Defoe came close to giving the hosts a shock lead in the 20th minute when he drilled his shot against the post but Aguero opened the scoring from point-blank range in the 38th from David Silva's cross.
Leroy Sane, the flying winger finally shining at Man City
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Maybe it was the pressure of a $50 million price tag and being billed as European soccer's next big thing. Maybe it was the early injury setback. Or maybe it was adjusting to a new country and culture at the age of 20.
Whatever the reason, it took Leroy Sane half a season to really stand out at Manchester City.