Man City falls just short of EPL record with 8-0 win
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Bernardo Silva scored a hat trick as Manchester City thrashed Watford 8-0 on Saturday, falling one goal short of tying the record for the heaviest victory in Premier...
Center-back shortage hands Guardiola new dilemma in defense
First it was having a quartet of aging full backs unable to deliver on his demands. Then it was going eight months without a genuine left back.
Stones injury further depletes Man City’s central defense
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City will be without John Stones for around five weeks because of an injury, further depleting the Premier League champion's central defensive...
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.
Lionel Messi left out for Argentina friendly games
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi and several other veteran players were left out of the Argentina squad Friday ahead of friendly games against Guatemala and Colombia.
Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni did not call up the Barcelona star, who is reportedly considering his international future after another frustrating World Cup.
LONDON (AP) — Five players who helped Manchester City become English champions for the third time in seven years have been included in the Premier League's team of the season.
Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Kyle Walker and Nicolas Otamendi were picked in the team, which is selected by fellow players in the Professional Footballers' Association.
City clinched the title with a record-equaling five games remaining.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Key victories that carried Manchester City to the Premier League title:
SEPT. 5: MAN CITY 5 LIVERPOOL 0
After opening the campaign with three successive wins, City made a serious statement with this thrashing of a leading side. Sergio Aguero put City ahead before Liverpool had Sadio Mane sent off following a collision with goalkeeper Ederson. Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane scored two each.
Fernandinho follows Otamendi in signing new deal at Man City
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Brazil midfielder Fernandinho signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester City on Friday, two days after the Premier League leaders tied Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi to a new deal.
The 32-year-old Fernandinho's new contract runs through 2020. He joined City from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 and has been integral in the team's record-breaking start to the Premier League that has left Pep Guardiola's side 12 points clear with 15 games left.
Man City leaves it late again to beat West Ham 2-1
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — David Silva calmly prodded home an 83rd-minute volley as Manchester City beat West Ham 2-1 on Sunday for a third last-gasp win in a week in the Premier League.
Raheem Sterling was City's late match-winner in the 2-1 victories over Huddersfield and Southampton, but it was Silva this time who drifted into the area and met Kevin De Bruyne's lofted pass with a finish on the stretch.
Sterling winner sinks Huddersfield to keep City run going
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Manchester City's winning run in the Premier League looked to be coming to an end but Raheem Sterling had other ideas.
Sterling scored six minutes from time to give City a 2-1 comeback victory at Huddersfield on Sunday. The win saw Pep Guardiola's side equal a club record with its 11th straight league win and restored an eight-point lead at the top of the table.
City beats Leicester but could be without Stones for 6 weeks
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City could be without John Stones for six weeks after the defender was injured in the Premier League leader's 2-0 victory at Leicester on Saturday.
John Stones pulled up during the first half with an apparent hamstring injury, leaving Pep Guardiola without both of his recent first-choice central defenders due to Nicolas Otamendi's suspension.
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.
Aguero hat trick as Man City thrashes Watford 6-0 in EPL
WATFORD, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick as Manchester City thrashed host Watford 6-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola's side made it 15 goals in three games as it followed up thumping victories over Liverpool and Feyernood to end Watford's unbeaten start to the league.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Brazil team officials confirmed Saturday that striker Gabriel Jesus did not sustain a serious injury, after undergoing precautionary tests at a Melbourne hospital.
Jesus was taken off the field by stretcher late in Friday night's 1-0 friendly loss to Argentina after being hit by an errant elbow during an aerial challenge with Manchester City teammate Nicolas Otamendi.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City playmakers David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne orchestrated a 5-0 win over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League on Saturday, as Pep Guardiola's team rediscovered its attacking potency at Etihad Stadium to cement a top-four place.
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.
Argentina salvages draw at Venezuela; Uruguay, Brazil win
MERIDA, Venezuela (AP) — Nicolas Otamendi saved Argentina from a huge embarrassment in World Cup qualifying, scoring in the 83rd minute Tuesday to salvage a 2-2 draw at last-place Venezuela.
Venezuela almost snatched the victory in the 89th when Mikel Villanueva hit the post to the right of beaten Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero.