LONDON (AP) — Manchester City completed the signing of Spain midfielder Rodri from Atletico Madrid for $79 million, while Leicester spent a reported $37 million to bring in Ayoze Perez from...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City is set to complete the signing of holding midfielder Rodri from Atletico Madrid after paying the reported buy-out fee of 70 million euros ($79 million)...
One club is in desperate need of an overhaul. Another cannot sign any players at all. Others might just decide to tinker around the edges.
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City swept aside Watford to complete the first clean sweep of English men's football trophies.
The fourth piece of silverware of the season was sealed by four...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola has spoken to Manchester City's executives and retains his "trust" in the club amid UEFA's investigation into financial misconduct that could result in the...
One team is looking to complete an unprecedented domestic treble, bolstering its status as possibly the greatest ever in English soccer. The other is trying to capture a major trophy for the first...
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — All the strain Pep Guardiola feels during the pursuit of titles becomes worthwhile when a winners' medal is placed around his neck.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — To Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, surrendering the English Premier League title on the final day of the season would not detract from his team's brilliant...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City returned to the top of the English Premier League with one round left after captain Vincent Kompany hit a sensational goal to beat Leicester 1-0 in a...
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Cruelly denied by VAR in its agonizing Champions League exit, Manchester City relied on technology to keep its Premier League title charge on course on Sunday.
BURNLEY, England (AP) — With a few minutes left in the game and the team's title challenge on the line, Manchester City had four center backs on the field and its cultured coach Pep Guardiola was...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — David Silva's place in the pantheon of great Manchester City players is secure. For many, "Merlin" — as he is nicknamed by his teammates because of midfield wizardry —...
Man City 3 wins from retaining Premier League title
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As an excitable Pep Guardiola congratulated his players one by one in the center of the field, a chant of "Champions" rang out from the Manchester City fans in one...
LONDON (AP) — Before returning to the top of the Premier League, Liverpool got to savor a Manchester United humiliation.
Now, unusually, Liverpool needs a swift recovery by its great rival...
Foden seizes chance with tired City to clinch Spurs win
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Watching Manchester City's Champions League slugfest against Tottenham, Phil Foden sensed his side's energy-sapping exit could present an opportunity.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Phil Foden scored his first Premier League goal for Manchester City to seal a 1-0 victory over Tottenham that sent the champions into first place on Saturday and...
Tottenham stuns Man City to reach Champions League semis
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — More than two minutes into stoppage time, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling slid across the field and puffed his chest to the crowd, roaring in elation. Tottenham...
Guardiola says he’s a ‘failure’ in Champions League
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Winning the Champions League twice as a coach puts Pep Guardiola in a fairly elite company. After all, only three managers have won it more times.
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola threw himself backward then banged the side of the dugout with his fist after seeing Raheem Sterling skew wide an early chance from close range...
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City's fans seem more presumptuous than their quadruple-chasing players.
Thousands of the seat allocation went unsold at Wembley Stadium as City reached the FA Cup...
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...
LONDON (AP) — Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero sent Manchester City back to the top of the English Premier League after being gifted goals by Fulham to seal a 2-0 victory on Saturday.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — A combination of goalkeeping errors and penalties earned Liverpool a return to the Premier League summit and Brighton a place in the FA Cup semifinals on...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A record-tying victory in the last 16 and a quarterfinal lineup lacking at least three of Europe's top teams suggests this just might be Manchester City's year in the...
Two months after blowing the chance to go 10 points clear, Liverpool isn't even top of the Premier League any more.
With nine matches to go, it is advantage Manchester City. Retaining the...
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...
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win at Bournemouth, but lost Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones to injury on...
Liverpool, City win to set up duel for EPL title
The Premier League title race looks to be a duel between Liverpool and Manchester City after the top two collected contrasting home wins on Wednesday and third-place Tottenham lost at Chelsea for...
European Soccer Weekend: What to watch in main competitions
What to watch in the leading football competitions in Europe this weekend:
Manchester City will look to secure the first of a possible four trophies this season when Pep...
City overcomes stubborn Newport to reach FA Cup quarters
Manchester City broke through Newport's stubborn defense in the second half to beat the fourth-tier side 4-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday, although the result wasn't as straightforward as the scoreline suggested.
Watford beats QPR to reach FA Cup quarterfinals
LONDON (AP) — Etienne Capoue sent Watford into the quarterfinals of the FA Cup by securing a 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Friday.
Capoue's volley through a crowded box following a corner in the first minute of stoppage time allowed the Premier League side to see off the second-tier hosts.
In the pick of Saturday's fixtures, Manchester City goes to fourth-tier side Newport in a culture shock for the wealthy defending Premier League champions.
Man City coach Guardiola confused over Mendy’s whereabouts
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has created confusion over his whereabouts by claiming he was in Hong Kong.
Currently sidelined with a knee injury, Mendy posted a video on Instagram in which he tagged himself as being at Hong Kong International Airport.
Mendy had been in Barcelona on Thursday for assessment on his left knee following surgery in November.
Man City goes top of EPL after beating Everton 2-0
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester City climbed atop the Premier League standings — at least provisionally — for the first time since December by beating Everton 2-0 on Wednesday, heaping more pressure on main title rival Liverpool.
European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leagues
What to watch in the leading football leagues in Europe this weekend:
After back-to-back Premier League losses saw Chelsea slip out of the top four, Maurizio Sarri's side has a home game against last-place Huddersfield on Saturday.
Failure to qualify for the Champions League in his first season at Chelsea could jeopardize the Italian coach's prospects of staying.
Schalke signs promising winger Matonto from Man City
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Struggling Schalke has signed young Wales winger Rabbi Matondo from Manchester City in a bid to boost its attacking options.
Man City stays in hunt for quadruple after big FA Cup win
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola dismissed as "fantasy" the notion of his Manchester City players winning the quadruple this season.
It's certainly a long shot but, on current form, it's hard to see how or when they'll next be beaten.
Man City completes 10-0 aggregate win in League Cup semis
Pep Guardiola posed for selfies after getting off the team bus, and sat with his feet up in the dugout before kickoff.
It was not the most stressful of nights for the Manchester City manager.
City completed the formalities of its one-sided English League Cup semifinal against third-tier Burton Albion, winning the second leg 1-0 away on Wednesday for a 10-0 victory on aggregate.
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.
Man United beats Brighton as Solskjaer sets another record
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's record-breaking start to life in the Manchester United dugout continued as Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford struck against Brighton on Saturday to secure a seventh successive win in all competitions.
On a day when Old Trafford stood to remember Matt Busby ahead of the 25th anniversary of his death on Sunday, the caretaker coach broke another of the Scot's long-standing United records.
‘Everybody does it’: Guardiola, others weigh in on ‘Spygate’
Pep Guardiola virtually passed it off with a shrug.
Roy Hodgson was incredulous.
Steven Gerrard called for a rule change.
'Spygate' is the talk of English soccer, and there seems to be no consensus among managers — young and old; British or from abroad — about how it should be regarded.
Jesus keeps up scoring spree, Man City beats Wolves 3-0
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is keeping a close eye on Gabriel Jesus now the young striker's family are no longer with him in England.
Maintaining his hot streak in front of goal should keep the Brazilian's spirits high.
The 21-year-old Jesus scored twice in City's 3-0 win over 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Monday, extending his spree to seven goals across three different competitions in the past nine days.
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.
Manchester City ends losing streak, beats Southampton 3-1
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Manchester City got its faltering Premier League title defense back on track with a 3-1 win at Southampton on Sunday thanks to two quick goals just before halftime.
Fernandinho’s absence hurting slumping Man City
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — From a 15-match unbeaten start to three losses in 18 days, Manchester City's title defense in the Premier League has unexpectedly hit a wall.
That the slump has coincided with the absence of Fernandinho is surely no coincidence.
The defensive midfielder from Brazil has been one of the unsung heroes in Pep Guardiola's remarkable team, providing protection for the defense and a robust platform for its dynamic attacking play.
Man City reaches League Cup semifinals after shootout win
On a tumultuous day for beleaguered Manchester United, crosstown rival Manchester City advanced to the English League Cup semifinals to keep in the hunt for trophies on four fronts this season.
Man City beat Leicester 3-1 in a penalty shootout on Tuesday to stay on course to retain the title and give Pep Guardiola another piece of silverware, hours after his great managerial rival Jose Mourinho was fired by United.
Man City back on top of EPL; Eriksen saves Spurs
LONDON (AP) — Facing opposition decked out in royal blue for the second week running, Manchester City avoided any surprises this time round.
After watching his side crash to its first English Premier League defeat at Chelsea last weekend, Pep Guardiola was looking for a positive reaction from City on Saturday and the home team responded in style by defeating Everton 3-1 on a bitterly cold day at Etihad Stadium.
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.
Title defense opens up as Chelsea ends City’s unbeaten start
LONDON (AP) — For 45 minutes Chelsea was under siege, pinned back in its own half by Manchester City. With halftime approaching, Chelsea finally managed a shot from an unlikely source and broke through the impervious champions.
Just when he seemed to be struggling to adapt to a more advanced attacking midfield role, N'Golo Kante got into space in front of goal to be set up by Eden Hazard and sweep the ball into the net.
Man City loses 1st game of Premier League season at Chelsea
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea inflicted Manchester City's first loss of the Premier League season on Saturday, winning 2-0 as the champions were replaced by Liverpool in top spot.
After losing two of its last three league games, Chelsea was forced to repel waves of City attacks before N'Golo Kante scored from the team's first shot on target in the 45th minute.
Buoyed by going in front, Chelsea controlled the second half and David Luiz headed the hosts further in front in the 78th.