Sterling comes off bench, helps Man City beat Dinamo 2-0
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling came off the bench to score one goal and set up a late second for Phil Foden as Manchester City beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday...
Man City beats Everton 3-1, stays 5 points behind Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester City needed second-half goals from Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling to earn a 3-1 win over Everton and stay five points behind leader Liverpool in the Premier...
Liverpool, Man City helped by goalkeeper errors in EPL wins
It was a day of goalkeeping blunders in the English Premier League.
Liverpool and Manchester City, seemingly set for another duel for the title, benefited from two of them in hard-fought...
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...
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.
Man City routs West Ham 5-0 to start Premier League defense
LONDON (AP) — Raheem Sterling scored a hat trick as Manchester City began its bid for a third straight Premier League title with a 5-0 rout at West Ham on Saturday.
Guardiola: Medication concerns kept Mahrez from playing
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he left Riyad Mahrez out of the Community Shield win against Liverpool over concerns the player could have breached doping rules as the...
Senegal loss a missed chance for Mane, more pain for Cisse
CAIRO (AP) — Sadio Mane will have to settle for a Champions League title. Not such a bad season.
It could have been so much better for the Liverpool forward if Senegal had found a way to end...
African Cup final much more than Mane vs. Mahrez
CAIRO (AP) — Djamel Belmadi sank to his knees, eyes closed and arms aloft after Riyad Mahrez's goal with seconds remaining put Algeria in the African Cup of Nations final for the first time in 29...
Senegal vs. Algeria, Mane vs. Mahrez in African Cup final
CAIRO (AP) — Riyad Mahrez scored from a free kick in the fifth minute of injury time as Algeria beat Nigeria 2-1 on Sunday and progressed to the African Cup of Nations final against Sadio Mane's...
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)...
Man City back atop Premier League as Mahrez finally delivers
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...
Aguero penalty keeps Man City in touch with Liverpool
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero converted a second-half penalty to earn Manchester City a 1-0 win over West Ham and keep the Premier League champions a point behind first-place Liverpool...
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.
Man City thrashes 3rd-tier Burton 9-0 in cup semifinal
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Gabriel Jesus scored four goals in Manchester City's 9-0 win over third-tier Burton Albion on Wednesday in the first leg of an English League Cup semifinal that proved even more of a mismatch than anticipated.
Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez also scored at Etihad Stadium for a result that virtually renders the second leg meaningless in two weeks.
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 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.
Man City advances in Champions League with 2-2 draw at Lyon
LYON, France (AP) — Manchester City twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Lyon and secure a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League with a game to spare on Tuesday.
Sergio Aguero earned the point the English champions needed to guarantee a top-two finish in Group F, heading in a corner from Riyad Mahrez in the 83rd minute — just after Maxwel Cornet regained the lead for Lyon with his second goal of an end-to-end game.
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.
Mahrez nets Man City winner, pays tribute to Leicester owner
LONDON (AP) — Riyad Mahrez paid tribute to the Leicester owner killed in a helicopter crash after scoring Manchester City's goal in a 1-0 win over Tottenham in the English Premier League on Monday.
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.
Aguero marks new deal with goal as City thrashes Cardiff 5-0
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Sergio Aguero celebrated signing a new contract with Manchester City by scoring the opening goal in a 5-0 win over Cardiff in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The Argentina striker's fourth league goal of the season came on his 300th appearance for City, which bounced back from its surprise midweek loss to Lyon in the Champions League.
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.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City has signed Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds ($80 million) as it further strengthens its team after winning the Premier League title.
The 27-year-old Algeria winger was an integral part of Leicester's astonishing run to the title in 2016, but has been pushing to leave the central England club for a year.
Pep Guardiola's City, which won the league by 19 points in May, confirmed Tuesday evening that Mahrez has signed a five-year contract.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Arsene Wenger will end his tenure at Arsenal without an away point in the Premier League in 2018 after his team lost 3-1 at Leicester on Wednesday.
It was the seventh straight loss on the road for Arsenal since the turn of the year, an embarrassing statistic for Wenger at the culmination of his reign of 22 years. Arsenal last had such a run of defeats in 1966.
Southampton draw does little to dispel drop fears
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Southampton snapped a four-match losing run with a 0-0 draw at Leicester on Thursday but the result did little to ease the club's Premier League relegation fears.
Mark Hughes' team is four points adrift of fourth from bottom Swansea, which has played one game fewer, and five behind next best Crystal Palace.
"We will have to wait for the rest of the season to see if that's a significant point one way or the other," Hughes said.
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Alan Pardew's future as West Bromwich Albion manager looks bleak after losing to Leicester 4-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Jamie Vardy netted a volley and Riyad Mahrez, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Vicente Iborra also scored for eighth-place Leicester.
They cancelled out Salomon Rondon's early opener for the hosts.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Riyad Mahrez saved Leicester from defeat with a last-gasp goal to salvage a point from a 1-1 Premier League draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.
It looked like Josh King's first-half penalty would be enough for the Cherries to take all three points at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester had chances to equalize but failed to break through until Mahrez struck from 25 yards (meters) out deep into injury time.
Butland error keeps Stoke in Premier League relegation zone
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland cost his team a precious victory in its fight against relegation from the Premier League by spilling the ball into his own net in a 1-1 draw at Leicester on Saturday.
The England international failed to hold onto Marc Albrighton's driven cross from the right, instead fumbling it sideways to gift Leicester a 70th-minute equalizer.
Reintegrated Mahrez helps Leicester into FA Cup quarters
Back in favor at Leicester, Riyad Mahrez helped the team reach the FA Cup quarterfinals by resuming his lethal partnership with Jamie Vardy on Friday.
Vardy earned Leicester a 1-0 win over second-tier Sheffield United in the fifth round by heading in a cross from Mahrez, who was starting for the first time since the collapse of his move to Manchester City at the end of the January transfer window.
Aguero scores 4 as leader Man City thrashes Leicester 5-1
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero scored four goals as English Premier League leader Manchester City showed Riyad Mahrez what he was missing in a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester on Saturday.
Aguero scored his goals in the second half, propelling City to a 16-point lead at the top of the standings.
"He's an authentic legend of this club," City manager Pep Guardiola said. "Sergio is like this, he has a special talent in the box. He is clinical. We are so happy, we need his goals."
Mahrez resumes training at Leicester after being denied move
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Riyad Mahrez resumed training with Leicester on Friday after failing to secure a move in the January transfer window but he is yet to publicly explain his absence.
The Algeria winger missed Leicester's last two Premier League matches and hasn't been training at the club.
"Riyad remains a greatly valued member of Claude Puel's squad and is focused, together with his teammates, on achieving further success," Leicester said.
Column: Mahrez head was turned but he should resume playing
LONDON (AP) — Player power only goes so far in the Premier League.
If Riyad Mahrez had his way, he would be wearing a Manchester City shirt on Saturday in a swift reunion with Leicester.
Instead, he appears to have gone AWOL.
The Algerian is still contracted to Leicester and has no known physical injury but he won't be on the pitch at all at the Etihad Stadium.
Walcott double leads Everton to 2-1 win over Leicester
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Theo Walcott scored his first goals for Everton in a 2-1 Premier League victory over Leicester on Wednesday.
The former Arsenal winger's first-half double put the home side in control before Jamie Vardy's penalty ensured a nervous finish for the hosts.
The victory provided some respite for Everton, which had slipped to within five points of the relegation zone after failing to win its previous six league games.
Vardy and Mahrez inspire Leicester to 2-0 win over Watford
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez led Leicester to a routine 2-0 win over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Algeria playmaker Mahrez, who has been linked with a move in January, maintained his good form with a third goal in six games after Vardy's first-half penalty had put the home team ahead.
Leicester beats Huddersfield 3-0 as Silva finally plays
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Riyad Mahrez scored on the first day of the winter transfer window as Leicester beat Huddersfield 3-0 in the Premier League on Monday, boosted by the long-delayed appearance of Adrien Silva.
Mahrez, who handed in a transfer request over the summer, lit up a turgid game before Islam Slimani scored his first Premier League goal since April last year and Marc Albrighton wrapped up the points.
Salah double inspires Liverpool to 2-1 win over Leicester
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah scored twice to match Roger Hunt's club record for goals scored before the turn of the year as Liverpool came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.
Salah's second-half double took his tally for the season to 23 goals, the same as Hunt had in the 1961-62 campaign. Seventeen of the Egypt forward's goals have come in the league.
Watford come from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 in EPL
WATFORD, England (AP) — Watford came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 and seal a first English Premier League win in seven games on Tuesday.
A tap-in from Molla Wague in his first league start, and against his former club, plus an own goal from Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel canceled out Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez's opener.
The victory was a first for Marco Silva's side since Nov. 25 when it beat Newcastle 3-0.
City beats Leicester in shootout to reach League Cup semis
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City kept alive its hopes of a quadruple as it beat Leicester 4-3 on penalties to reach the semifinals of the English League Cup on Tuesday.
Arsenal is also through after beating West Ham 1-0.
City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saved Riyad Mahrez's spot kick for the decisive moment following a 1-1 draw after regulation and extra time.
Jamie Vardy also missed in the shootout for Leicester.
Puel gets revenge on Southampton as Leicester wins 4-1
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Leicester manager Claude Puel took revenge on former club Southampton by guiding his new team to a 4-1 win in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Puel was fired by Southampton in the offseason, despite taking the team to a League Cup final and an eight-place finish in the league.
He was given another chance in England's top division by Leicester and he is making the most of it, having won four of his seven games in charge — including the last three — and losing only once.
Late own goal gives Leicester thrilling 3-2 win at Newcastle
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Leicester snatched a thriller with Newcastle by 3-2 and a third consecutive English Premier League win on Saturday.
Ayoze Perez's own goal four minutes from the end ensured there were contrasting emotions at St. James' Park, as Newcastle's run without a win was extended to seven games.
Puel’s Leicester revival continues with 1-0 win vs Burnley
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester beat Burnley 1-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday, the third win in Claude Puel's sixth match in charge.
Demarai Gray's early goal proved enough to give three points to the 2016 champion.
Tottenham slips up again with 2-1 loss at Leicester
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Tottenham slipped up again in the Premier League by losing 2-1 at Leicester thanks to beautifully taken goals by Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez on Tuesday.
It was a third loss in its last five league games for Tottenham, which has slumped 13 points behind first-place Manchester City, having played a game more.
The Vardy-Mahrez double act propelled Leicester to its improbable league title triumph in the 2015-16 season and their goals were a reminder of their class.
Stoke twice rallies for 2-2 draw against Leicester
STOKE, England (AP) — Leicester stayed unbeaten under manager Claude Puel on Saturday while twice wasting the lead in a 2-2 draw with Stoke in the Premier League.
Vicente Iborra and Riyad Mahrez both scored for Leicester, which maintained its attacking potency in the second match under Puel but couldn't keep Stoke out of the net like it did last weekend against Everton.
Mahrez salvages 1-1 draw for Leicester against West Brom
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester failed to climb out of the English Premier League's relegation zone after a 1-1 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion extended the team's winless run to six matches on Monday.
Riyad Mahrez salvaged a point for Leicester with an 80th-minute equalizer at King Power Stadium, but it was another ponderous display by the hosts, who could be set for another season of struggle after their improbable title-winning campaign of 2015-16.