MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Lacking its typical fluency going forward, Manchester City relied on moments of individual brilliance to get its Champions League campaign off to a winning start on...
MADRID (AP) — Real Sociedad signed former Manchester City playmaker David Silva on a two-year contract Monday.
The Basque Country club picked up Silva on a free transfer after his...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City will recognize David Silva's 10-year career at the club by building a statue in honor of the Spanish playmaker at the Etihad Stadium.
There’ll be no standing ovation in a full stadium for David Silva after his final appearance for Manchester City.
He won’t be grabbing a microphone — Pablo Zalabeta-style — and making a...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Kevin De Bruyne scored twice and provided a record-tying assist as Manchester City took its goal tally past 100 with a thumping 5-0 win over already-relegated Norwich on...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The highlight reel of David Silva’s decade at Manchester City is getting some top-quality bonus material from his last games with the club.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — David Silva gave a reminder of what Manchester City will be missing when he leaves at the end of the season by scoring a free kick and setting up two other goals in a...
It was the dream scenario for David Silva at the end of his trophy-filled, decade-long career at Manchester City.
Picture it: “El Mago” (the Magician), as fans fondly refer to perhaps the...
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...
LONDON (AP) — The Premier League is finally owning up to refereeing mistakes — thanks to the technology that was supposed to cut down on them.
LONDON (AP) — With VAR in its third weekend in the Premier League, Manchester City and Tottenham now know just how high the threshold is for penalty calls to be overturned by video...
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — David Silva marked his 400th Manchester City appearance with two assists and Sergio Aguero scored twice as the Premier League champions won 3-1 at Bournemouth on...
Vincent Kompany, one of the pillars behind Manchester City's rise as the major force in English soccer, said Sunday he was leaving the club after 11 seasons to become player-manager at former team...
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) — 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 —...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Manchester City took a step closer to qualifying from its Champions League group Tuesday, taking the top spot with a dominant 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.
Last season the Ukrainian team ended a 29-game unbeaten run for City, but it never came close to another win this time. David Silva and Aymeric Laporte's goals had Pep Guardiola's team 2-0 up by halftime, before Bernardo Silva ended Shakhtar's hopes of a comeback in the 71st.
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.
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.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After patiently waiting his turn, Saul Niguez is doing more than just making the most of it. The 23-year-old Atletico Madrid player is revolutionizing what it means to be a Spanish midfielder.
Saul didn't play a single minute for Spain at the World Cup. Instead, he watched his country manage only one win in three group matches before losing to host Russia in the round of 16.
MADRID (AP) — A talented group of youngsters have been put in charge of a difficult task for Spain: Replacing some of the best players to ever wear the national team's jersey.
As La Roja's continues to lose members of its golden generation, it will be up to a gifted group of players to try to take over the national team.
MADRID (AP) — The elegance and precise passes of Andres Iniesta. The personality and stout defense of Sergio Ramos. The intelligence and scoring touch of David Silva.
It will all be on display at the World Cup, but most likely for the last time.
The remaining members of Spain's golden generation, who helped La Roja go on a dominant run that began nearly a decade ago, are set to make one final appearance at soccer's showcase event in Russia.
MADRID (AP) — Alvaro Morata was left out of Spain's 23-player squad for the World Cup on Monday.
Spain coach Julen Lopetegui decided to pick only three strikers for the tournament in Russia: Diego Costa, Iago Aspas and Rodrigo.
"It's always a difficult decision," Lopetegui said. "There wasn't anything negative about (Morata). But we thought there were other players in the position who could help us."
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — One by one, Manchester City's players walked up a ramp to the stage where the gleaming Premier League trophy was positioned and about to be raised aloft.
City's fans cheered as each of the player's names was belted out over the loudspeaker, and the biggest roar of all was reserved for the team's forgotten man this season.
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.
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) — After finishing third in his first season in charge, Pep Guardiola made a few tweaks to his Manchester City squad and delivered a dominant second campaign.
A look at five players who helped City win the Premier League:
STOKE, England (AP) — For Manchester City, a record-setting season in the English Premier League could yet have the perfect ending.
Beating Stoke 2-0 on Monday restored City's 16-point lead and increased the possibility that Pep Guardiola's side could clinch the title by beating fierce rival Manchester United at home in the derby on April 7.
"Everybody in the blue side of Manchester knows it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," City captain Vincent Kompany said, with a smile.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Chelsea's compact defensive block lurched from side to side, the players mentally as much as physically drained and seemingly hypnotized by the passing patterns being weaved by Manchester City in front of them.
It was the 75th minute, Chelsea was down 1-0 in one of its biggest games of the season, and the team was being toyed with.
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City outclassed Arsenal by 3-0 for the second time in less than a week, this time humiliating the Gunners in front of their home fans in the English Premier League on Thursday.
City had three goals well before halftime, as Bernardo Silva, David Silva, and Leroy Sane capitalized on Arsenal's ever-present defensive frailties.
"Mentally, we were strong," City manager Pep Guardiola said. "We were clinical. We scored three outstanding goals."
LONDON (AP) — After finishing his first season in England empty-handed, Pep Guardiola finally collected his first trophy with Manchester City on Sunday.
Thanks to some familiar faces.
Despite recruiting more than $600 million in talent in around 18 months, Guardiola relied on City's old guard to produce the 3-0 victory over Arsenal in the League Cup final.
Another win, another record for rampant Premier League leader Manchester City.
And this one might be the most impressive of the lot.
By beating Swansea 4-0 on Wednesday, City racked up its 15th straight victory — a feat never achieved in the 129-year history of England's top division.
Second-place Manchester United also won, beating Bournemouth 1-0 through Romelu Lukaku's goal to keep the gap at the top to 11 points, but chasing down its cross-town rival looks to be a forlorn hope at this rate.
SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — David Silva scored twice to help Premier League leader Manchester City beat last-place Swansea 4-0 on Wednesday for a 15th straight victory, a record run in England's top flight.
Kevin De Bruyne curled in a shot from a free kick between Silva's goals and Sergio Aguero added the fourth as City turned on the style in south Wales, ensuring there would be no drop-off three days after winning the Manchester derby.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Maybe they'll start calling it "Pep Time."
For the third time in a week, Manchester City left it late to secure a 2-1 victory in the Premier League and set a record-equaling winning run stretching back to Aug. 26.
This time, it was David Silva coming to the rescue.
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.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City produced its most ruthless display of an already-prolific season in the English Premier League, overwhelming Stoke in a 7-2 win that was orchestrated by playmaker Kevin De Bruyne on Saturday.
De Bruyne wasn't one of the six players to score at Etihad Stadium in the heaviest win of any team after eight rounds, but had a hand in four of the goals with his vision and crosses.
MURCIA, Spain (AP) — Alvaro Morata scored in the 87th minute as Spain salvaged a 2-2 draw in a friendly against Colombia on Wednesday, remaining unbeaten under coach Julen Lopetegui.
Morata headed home a cross from the left-flank by Saul Niguez to extend Spain's streak without a loss to nine games since Lopetegui took over after the European Championship last year.
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.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Vincent Kompany's first goal in 20 injury-ravaged months helped Manchester City to a 3-0 win at Southampton on Saturday, lifting the team to third in the Premier League.
Kompany marked his latest return to the City defense by heading a 55th-minute opener before Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero also contributed goals.