Pep Guardiola’s first win in the Premier League came against Sunderland through goals from Aguero and an own goal from McNair. City went on to win 2-1, with J. Defoe netting the equalizer for the Black Cats. Aguero continued his fine run of form the following weekend, scoring a brace as City bulldozed past Stoke 

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Reports continue to circulate over Depay’s future at Old Trafford. The Dutchman seems destined to depart United in January with Everton heavily-linked with the winger. As reported by The Mirror: “Everton have stepped up their pursuit of Memphis Depay follow Yannick Bolasie’s season-ending injury, according to a report in The Sun. Toffees winger Bolasie suffered 

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Chelsea fans will have wished it was 2005 when news spread that Ashley Cole and Joe Cole were being joined in training by the Italian great, Andrea Pirlo.   It shows how old they all are now as there was no speculation of shock signings, just a kickabout with some old friends and foes.   

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Hard as it may be to stomach, Jose Mourinho has managed to register worse results than David Moyes and Louis van Gaal in his first 13 Premier League games as manager of Manchester United. On his first and only season at United, the Scot had 22 points while LvG registered the same number of points 

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According to the latest reports, Liverpool are keeping their tabs on Derby County star Will Hughes. The 21 year old reportedly reject a new contract from the Championship side. As reported by The Express: “Liverpool are reportedly on alert with the news of Will Hughes rejecting a new Derby contract. The Reds, along with rivals 

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The battle begins now who ever gets the right deals will surely lift the trophy come May.   Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) The Gabon forward – who plays for Borussia Dortmund – was in the form of his life last season scoring 39 goals in 49 games. This season he continues from where he left 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. There is unlikely to be too much festive cheer in the air for Mick McCarthy over the Christmas period as he tries desperately to solve his Ipswich team’s issues with consistency. The Tractor Boys, who missed out on the play-offs by five points last season, have not managed to 

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Old Trafford was once a fortress where opposing teams in the Premier League dreaded visiting, yet they all looked forward to playing Manchester United  at Old Trafford: so much for the history of the club as it was for the quality of the teams. But if recent developments are anything to go by, then Old 

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Arsene Wenger is set to uncharacteristically splash the cash in the January transfer window. Real Madrid midfielder Isco tops the Arsenal manager’s wish-list.   Perfect fit? Wenger has been a long-term admirer of the attacking midfielder and has chased his signature before he left Malaga for Madrid. Isco’s flair going forward, coupled with his acute 

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FC Porto 5-0 Leicester: Silva (2), Corona, Brahimi and Jota scored for Dragões Premier League champions Leicester were hit with a reality check after their fairytale unbeaten run in the Champions League came to an abrupt end. Leicester City travelled to Portugal for their final Champions League Group G game against FC Porto without needing 

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Charles’ latest “The Mind of Conte” column. The game was the highlight of the weekend and it delivered. It had all one could ask for: tactical as well as physical battles, uncertainty, controversy, and excitement. Focusing on the tactical battle, let’s take a look at how the game unfolded.   City neutralize Chelsea in the 

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It has been revealed that Mario Balotelli had a £1 million good behaviour clause in his contract at Liverpool.  If he managed to not get sent off three times for being, well, Mario Balotelli the Anfield side were prepared to give him a massive bonus.   Who would have thought it more likely he would 

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Manchester United fans could be about to have their wish granted: Marouane Fellaini is set to join West Ham in January, according to the Daily Telegraph. The towering midfielder has failed to ignite his United career, doing more damage than good, in the eyes of many United fans.   Why Fellaini? The Hammers are in 

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Before their second season in the top-flight had kicked off back in August, Bournemouth’s manager Eddie Howe was being realistic, acknowledging the much-diagnosed ‘second-season syndrome’ that curtails many clubs following impressive debut seasons. Bournemouth defied expectation by staying up with a cushion of five points last season and Howe was grounded enough to point out 

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What exactly has David Luiz done to upset Sergio Aguero?  It cannot possibly be that Sideshow Bob puts the little Argentine in his pocket each time they meet because, although playing very well at the moment, Luiz isn’t that good.   Is it the historic rivalry between Argentina and Brazil coming to the fore in 

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