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...
Sterling voted as player of the year by soccer writers
LONDON (AP) — Raheem Sterling was voted player of the year by soccer writers on Monday for his impact on Manchester City's bid for a domestic treble as well as his influential stance against...
Van Dijk voted English soccer’s player of the year
LONDON (AP) — Virgil van Dijk has been voted English soccer's player of the year in recognition of his commanding performances in Liverpool's defense as it bids to win the top-flight title for the...
Pogba selected in Premier League team of the season
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is the only player not from Manchester City or Liverpool to be selected in the Premier League's Team of the Year for the 2018-19...
LONDON (AP) — Premier League title contenders Liverpool and Manchester City dominate the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award, with defender...
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...
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...
MILAN (AP) — A black player for Italy's most popular soccer club won support from other European players Wednesday, a day after he was subjected to a torrent of racist abuse from an opposing...
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) — A first England hat trick provided a chance for Raheem Sterling to celebrate and mourn.
After swiveling with the ball and curling his second goal against the Czech Republic on...
LONDON (AP) — Big and slick wins for France and England. Not even a goal for Portugal.
Even with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Portugal side for the first time since last year's World...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling scored a 13-minute hat trick as defending champion Manchester City beat Watford 3-1 to open up a four-point lead in the English Premier League on...
Man City beats Watford; Tottenham loses again in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Raheem Sterling's second-half hat trick helped Manchester City build a four-point lead atop the English Premier League on Saturday.
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...
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.
UK government calls soccer chiefs to summit to tackle racism
LONDON (AP) — The British government is calling soccer leaders to a summit to discuss the spate of racist abuse and other forms of discrimination in recent months.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling have been subjected to racism, and incidents of abuse have been reported from fans at clubs, including Chelsea and Millwall in London.
Aguero hat trick leads Man City to 3-1 victory over Arsenal
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero scored his 10th Premier League hat trick on Sunday to lead Manchester City to a 3-1 victory over Arsenal and close the gap on leader Liverpool to two points.
It was an unconventional treble for the striker, using his head, right foot — and left arm.
Man City’s title hopes dented by 2-1 loss at Newcastle
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Manchester City's chances of retaining the Premier League title were hit after surrendering an early lead to lose 2-1 at relegation-threatened Newcastle on Tuesday.
Matt Ritchie's 80th-minute penalty completed a remarkable turnaround by Newcastle, which fell behind to a goal from Sergio Aguero inside 25 seconds. It was the quickest goal scored in the league this season.
Salomon Rondon canceled out Aguero's goal with a 66th-minute equalizer.
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.
Police speak to Chelsea fans about anti-Semitic chanting
LONDON (AP) — Police have spoken to three Chelsea fans after receiving reports of anti-Semitic chanting on a train following the team's Premier League match at Brighton.
The incident took place on Sunday, three days after Chelsea issued a harsh condemnation of supporters who were heard singing an anti-Semitic chant during a Europa League match at Hungarian team Vidi.
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.
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.
Premier League urges fans to report racism at games
LONDON (AP) — The Premier League has urged fans in England to report racism at games after a series of incidents this month.
The league says in a message on its Twitter account that support for a team should "never include excessive aggression or discrimination toward the opposition."
It asks fans to report "unacceptable behavior" to stadium staff or the Kick It Out anti-discrimination group.
Chelsea condemns anti-Semitic chant by fans in Budapest
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Chelsea has issued a harsh condemnation of its supporters after several were heard singing an anti-Semitic chant during the 2-2 draw against Vidi in the Europa League on Thursday.
The chanting occurred just days after Chelsea suspended four fans from attending its matches after police launched an investigation into their racial abuse of Manchester City's Raheem Sterling during a Premier League game on Saturday.
Chelsea suspends 4 people amid Sterling racism investigation
Amid an outcry over the treatment of Raheem Sterling by England's media and soccer fans, Chelsea suspended four people from attending its matches as police investigated whether the Manchester City winger was racially abused during a Premier League match.
Man City’s Raheem Sterling says media coverage fuels racism
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said Sunday as police investigate whether he was racially abused during a Premier League match at Chelsea.
Police investigate whether City’s Sterling racially abused
LONDON (AP) — Police are investigating whether Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling was racially abused by a Chelsea fan during Saturday's Premier League game.
The incident happened in the first half at Stamford Bridge as Sterling went to retrieve the ball.
The Metropolitan Police says it is "aware of a video circulating online in which it is claimed racial abuse was allegedly directed at a player."
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.
UEFA looks again at video review in Champions League
BRUSSELS (AP) — UEFA could yet use video review in this season's Champions League if it decides in December to bring forward the introduction of the technology, which was originally planned for next August.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says a report from his referees department next week could mean "we will see when we can implement it. The latest is next season."
UEFA's executive committee could make a fresh decision at a Dec. 2-3 meeting in Dublin.
In-form Sterling no longer the fall-guy at Man City
Forget about Raheem Sterling tripping himself up and still winning a penalty. He's no longer the fall-guy at Manchester City.
In fact, the oft-criticized winger has become one of the most appreciated and important members of Pep Guardiola's record-breaking side and might be in the form of his career heading into the Manchester derby on Sunday.
Manchester rivals get big wins in Champions League
GENEVA (AP) — It was Manchester's night in the Champions League as United stunned Juventus with late goals and City routed Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo's brilliant goal — a volley from a long pass that dropped into his path over his right shoulder — was set to give Juventus victory against his former club with minutes to play in Turin.
Sterling earns farcical penalty, Man City wins 6-0 in CL
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling went from the farcical to the sublime in helping Manchester City to a 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk and the brink of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage on Wednesday.
Man City powers on, Chelsea up to 2nd after win
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City displayed ruthless efficiency on Sunday to raise more questions over who can stop Pep Guardiola's team powering to a second straight English Premier League crown.
Raheem Sterling scored twice and goal-poacher Sergio Aguero was also on target as City marched back to the top of the standings with a 6-1 victory against Southampton at the Etihad Stadium.
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.
England hands Spain its first home loss in 15 years
MADRID (AP) — It was an odd scene at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville: The few visiting English fans were chanting "Ole" at every touch of the ball by their squad, while the home Spanish crowd was jeering its own players.
It was only halftime on Monday and the Spaniards had already seen their national team concede three goals for the first time ever in a competitive match at home. By the end, they were witnesses to La Roja's first home loss in 15 years.
Man City beats Brighton ahead of next Champions League test
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City began an important week with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.
Goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero earned City the three points in a game where it had 80 percent possession and 28 shots to Brighton's four at the Etihad Stadium.
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.
Walker gives Man City 2-1 win over Newcastle in EPL
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Kyle Walker drove in the winning goal from 30 meters as Manchester City broke down Newcastle's dogged resilience in a 2-1 victory in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The England right back received the ball from Sergio Aguero, took a touch, and fired an angled shot into the bottom corner in the 52nd minute for his first goal in almost three years.
The win put City's title defense back on track after a 1-1 draw at Wolverampton Wanderers last weekend.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — To go with the golden boot, for the World Cup's top scorer, and the best player's golden ball, tournament organizer FIFA should consider a new award: A golden steering wheel. That prize could be for all the parents and mentors who schlepped in all types of weather to heaven knows how many practices and made all kinds of other sacrifices so soccer-obsessed kids could grow up to become the stars now within touching distance of the sport's most coveted trophy.
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — He stretched the opposing defense with incisive runs. He constantly ran away from his markers with close ball control and bursts of pace. He was a blur of movement, creating space for his teammates.
The problem for Raheem Sterling was he didn't score for England against Sweden on Saturday, and hasn't scored at all at the World Cup.
In fact, he hasn't scored for his country since Oct. 9, 2015.
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — The Pep effect is back for a third World Cup.
Titles for Spain in 2010 and Germany in 2014 were attributed partly to Pep Guardiola's influence on Barcelona and Bayern Munich, whose players filled six starting spots in each final.
Guardiola could be having the same impact on England.
LONDON (AP) — England's players and management are rallying around Raheem Sterling to ensure the tattoo controversy surrounding the forward doesn't affect his mindset heading into the World Cup.
Sterling came under scrutiny this week when he posted a picture of himself in an England training session with a tattoo of an assault rifle clearly visible on his right calf. He said it was a tribute to his late father, who was shot dead when Sterling was 2.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City is chasing more records now the Premier League title has been wrapped up.
A 5-0 win over Swansea got the champions closer to a few of them.
David Silva scored one goal and set up another for Raheem Sterling in the first half, before further strikes by Kevin De Bruyne — a thunderous 25-meter effort — Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus sealed an easy win for City amid a party atmosphere at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
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.
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City recovered from a troubled period to put one hand on the English Premier League title with a 3-1 win at Tottenham on Saturday.
Over the last week, City was dumped out of the Champions League by Liverpool and missed the chance to seal top spot by losing to Manchester United.
But Pep Guardiola's side was back in fine form to see off fourth-place Tottenham. First-half goals from Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan and a Raheem Sterling effort after the break did the damage.