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.
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Argentina has experienced a troubled Copa America campaign so far but it might have found at least one stable solution for its ever-changing team.
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Lionel Messi avoided another disappointment with the national team as Argentina escaped elimination in the group stage of the Copa America.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina striker Sergio Aguero says he has never been in better physical shape heading into a major international tournament.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina included Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria in its Copa America squad, while Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi was left out.
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...
Liverpool wins 5-0 as Salah, Mane vie for Golden Boot
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Beating Manchester City to the title might not be the only thing occupying the minds of Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane heading into the final two weeks...
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...
Salah’s stunner helps Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-0 in EPL
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah blasted in a stunning long-range goal to seal Liverpool's 2-0 win over Chelsea that kept the team top of the Premier League on Sunday.
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.
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City's quest for a quadruple is still on, thanks to a bit of luck and some help from the referee, but Manchester United has only one remaining chance for silverware after...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Aguero, City humiliate Chelsea _ and referee joins in japes
LONDON (AP) — Sergio Aguero is scoring for fun, and even referee Mike Dean got in on the japes. Only Chelsea had nothing to smile about after a 6-0 humiliation at Manchester City.
Scoring a hat trick for a second successive Sunday in the Premier League meant Aguero was owed another match ball.
Not that Dean was going to make it easy for Aguero to collect the ball. Certainly not as easy as Chelsea allowed the Argentine to net a competition-equaling 11th treble.
Title-chasing Man City beats Arsenal, helping United go 5th
LONDON (AP) — As hat tricks go, Sergio Aguero's 14th for Manchester City was unconventionally perfect.
It involved three different methods of scoring against Arsenal: A header, a right-footed tap-in and, finally, a nudge with the left arm.
"I honestly thought it was my chest," Aguero said after City's 3-1 Premier League victory on Sunday. "But now I have seen it on the TV it was handball."
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, Solskjaer’s winning run ends
Rafa Benitez never won the Premier League in his six years with Liverpool but he has done his old team a huge favor in its bid to end a 29-year wait for English soccer's biggest prize.
Newcastle, the injury-hit and relegation-threatened team now managed by Benitez, pulled off one of the surprise results of the season by coming from behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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 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.
Leicester hands Man City second loss in 4 days in EPL
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City suffered a second surprise defeat in as many English Premier League matches when it lost at Leicester 2-1 on Wednesday.
The defending champion, which also went down at home to Crystal Palace 3-2 on Saturday, is down in third place, seven points adrift of leader Liverpool and one point behind Tottenham.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Argentina without Messi, Aguero and Di Maria for friendlies
SAO PAULO (AP) — Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni kept his promise to leave star forward Lionel Messi out of friendly matches against Iraq and Brazil next month.
Prolific Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria were also rested for the matches in Saudi Arabia, with Scaloni keen to test new players.
Argentina faces Iraq on Oct. 11 and Brazil five days later.
Three players could make their debuts in those games.
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.
Aguero set for decade at City after signing 1-year extension
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester City, tying him to the Premier League club until 2021.
If the Argentina striker sees out his new deal, he will have been at City for a decade after joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
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.
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.
Southampton frustrates Spurs as Kane scores 99th EPL goal
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Harry Kane scored his Premier League-leading 21st goal of the season in a frustrating 1-1 draw for Tottenham at Southampton on Sunday.
Kane has scored 99 Premier League goals overall.
Southampton went ahead at St. Mary's Stadium in the 15th minute after Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez deflected the ball into his own net while trying to clear Ryan Bertrand's cross.
Tottenham quickly equalized with Kane heading in Ben Davies' corner in the 18th.
Aguero lifts Man City as Chelsea, Arsenal turn on goal power
LONDON (AP) — Who needs Alexis Sanchez? That may have been the message Sergio Aguero was trying to deliver as he inspired runaway leader Manchester City to a 3-1 home victory over Newcastle on Saturday.
City pulled out of the race to sign Arsenal striker Sanchez earlier this month, leaving the way clear for Manchester United to seal an expected deal for the highly rated Chile forward in the next few days.
Aguero torments Newcastle with hat trick for Man City
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero tormented Newcastle again as Premier League leader Manchester City recovered from last week's defeat by Liverpool to beat Rafael Benitez's struggling team 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
The Argentina striker, who scored five in a game against Newcastle in 2015, helped himself to a hat trick this time as City maintained its 12-point lead over second-placed Manchester United.
Man City grabs 2-1 lead vs Bristol City in League Cup semis
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero netted in stoppage time to give quadruple-chasing Manchester City a 2-1 victory over Bristol City in the first leg of their English League Cup semifinal on Tuesday.
Despite leading the Premier League by 15 points, Man City was given a stern test by the second-tier visitors who took the lead through Bobby Reid's penalty in the 44th minute.
Sterling scores after 38 seconds, City beats Watford 3-1
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling scored the quickest goal of the Premier League season at 38 seconds to set Manchester City on its way to a 3-1 win over Watford that moved the leaders 15 points clear on Tuesday.
Christian Kabasele scored an own goal and Sergio Aguero added a third as City bounced back from dropping points for only the second time this season — in a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Man City to weigh up bid for Sanchez, says Guardiola
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City will hold internal meetings to discuss whether to make a bid for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window, manager Pep Guardiola said Sunday.
City is set to be without Gabriel Jesus for up to two months after the striker was injured in the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace, leaving the Premier League leaders with just one out-and-out striker in Sergio Aguero.
City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne was also injured against Palace.