Tribute and Triumph in Liverpool

Many around the soccer world paid tribute on Sunday to those who lost their lives and loved ones in the Hillsborough disaster that occurred twenty-five years ago.  Though the tragedy tore deepest into the hearts of Liverpool citizens, players and supporters around the globe felt the need to honor the 96 people who went to a soccer match and didn’t return home. In Liverpool on...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yaya Toure season in doubt after injury against Liverpool

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure Ivorian powerhouse Yaya Toure’s season could be over in a devastating blow for Manchester City after his injury during their defeat at Anfield. The Ivorian limped off during the first half, and to make matters worse for City they were beaten 3-2 by title rivals Liverpool in a massive showdown. Speaking to foreign television after the game...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Premier League: Liverpool triumph 3-2 over Manchester City to inch closer

Liverpool took a giant stride towards a first English Premier League title with an emotional 3-2 victory over fellow title chasers Manchester City at Anfield. Raheem Sterling gave hosts the perfect start inside six minutes when he showed ridiculous composure to twist Vincent Kompany and Joe Hart inside out before slotting home with ease, and then the Reds doubled their lead on 26...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Performance of African Players in Europe last weekend

Ghanaian winger Ayew scored a hat trick for Marseille ENGLAND YAYA TOURE (Manchester City) Initiated and finished the move that led to Premier League title contenders City’s third-minute opening goal in a 4-1 win over Southampton. The Ivorian made an incisive break that eventually led to David Silva being brought down in the box. Toure then sent Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal 1-1 City: Citizens Miss Chance

Despite an early goal from Manchester City and shades of recent routs at the hands of Liverpool and Chelsea, Arsenal regrouped to claim a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium and prevent the Citizens from going top of the Premier League. Mathieu Flamini’s second-half strike capped an improved performance from the Gunners, who started slowly but asked plenty of questions following their...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Performance of African players in Europe

  Egyptian winger Mohammed Salah Reigning African footballer of the year Yaya Toure scored his first career hat-trick at the weekend as English Premier League title-chasers Manchester City cruised to a 5-0 win over Fulham. The reigning African Footballer of the Year converted two penalties before curling an unstoppable shot into the top corner. He is third on the Premier League...
Via Afrikan Soccer
26 days ago  |  Discuss

How African footballers fared in Europe last weekend

Stoke City forward Osaze Odemwingie Nigerian Peter Odemwingie and Moroccan Youssef El-Arabi were the two-goal African stars in the top European leagues at the weekend. Odemwingie scored via a deflection and a first-time shot to help Stoke City defeat West Ham 3-1 and move further away from the English Premier League relegation zone. El-Arabi raised his season goal tally to 11 with...
Via Afrikan Soccer
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Premier League: This weekend’s talking points

All the talking points from a dramatic full fixture list in the Barclays Premier League during which red cards seemed to be in vogue. Man City can still do it with 10 You couldn’t blame Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal fans for getting a little excited when they heard that Man City captain Vincent Kompany had been sent off after just 10 minutes of Saturday’s early kick at Hull’s...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Under the Lens: Mesut Ozil, Eden Hazard and David Silva compared

Under the Lens: Mesut Ozil, Eden Hazard and David Silva compared - originally posted on Soccerlens.comIt certainly is the tightest Premier League title race for many a year, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all battling relentlessly for the right to be crowned champions of England. The trio have a wealth of talent at their disposal, encompassing every area of the pitch...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea: The Photo Gallery

Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea: The Photo Gallery - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea were comfortably beaten 2-0 by rivals Manchester City tonight, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side advancing to the quarter finals of the FA Cup. The Blues were comprehensively outplayed by City, who exacted revenge upon Jose Mourinho’s side for the 1-0 Chelsea win earlier this month in the...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Man City held by stubborn Norwich

Manchester City missed the chance to go top of the Barclays Premier League as Norwich battled to a goalless draw on a frustrating afternoon for Manuel Pellegrini's men at Carrow Road. Pellegrini had made three change from the side which lost at home to Chelsea on Monday as they looked to take full advantage of Arsenal's 5-1 defeat at Liverpool earlier on Saturday. However...
Via Fox Soccer
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea edges Manchester City

Chelsea neutralized the Premier League 's most rampant attack in beating title rival Manchester City 1-0 on Monday, with Branislav Ivanovic's first-half goal ending the deposed leaders' 100 percent winning record at home. Ivanovic lashed home a fierce 25-yard shot in the 31st minute to cap a brilliant counter-attacking display by the visitors, who defended supremely...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona target Manchester City star David Silva as a replacement for Xavi

Barcelona are looking to buy David Silva and turn him into their midfield playmaker, as a replacement for Barca veteran Xavi. Barcelona will go all out to land Manchester City playmaker David Silva to replace the ageing Xavi, writes Steve Bates in the Sunday People. Senior officials from the Catalan club have compiled a list of candidates to take over the 34-year-old Barca idol’s...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Silva, Negredo to miss Watford clash

Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that both David Silva and Alvaro Negredo will miss Manchester City’s FA Cup tie with Watford. […]
Via Soccer News
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Man City survive Fulham scare

Manchester City moved into second spot in the table with a thrilling 4-2 win over battling Fulham at Craven Cottage. Manuel Pellegrini's men appeared to be coasting to victory after racing into a 2-0 half-time lead thanks to goals from Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany, but Fulham battled back bravely in the second half to level matters with Kieran Richardson's goal and Vincent...
Via Fox Soccer
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Man City recovers to win 4-2 at Fulham in EPL

Manchester City substitutes Jesus Navas and James Milner recovered a 4-2 victory at Fulham on Saturday after the visitors threw away a two-goal lead in a rain-lashed English Premier League encounter. Yaya Toure put City in front with his fourth goal from a free kick this season and captain Vincent Kompany fired in City's second just before halftime. But five minutes after the...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pellegrini's Champions League gaffe

Manuel Pellegrini appeared to be unaware that Manchester City needed only one more goal against Bayern Munich to top their UEFA Champions League group. City were 2-0 down at the Allianz Arena inside the opening 12 minutes, but drew level through goals from David Silva and Aleksandar Kolarov before James Milner put the Premier League side ahead on 62 minutes. A fourth goal would...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

FC Bayern 2-3 Man City: Are English clubs Bayern’s Kryptonite?

Getty Images After falling behind by two goals within the first twelve minutes of the match, Manchester City mounted a remarkable comeback against the reigning Champions League trophy holders, Bayern Munich.  The loss came as the end of a ten-match win streak in the Champions League for the German side. Manchester City were stunned after conceding an early goal when Thomas Muller...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Silva could be back for Bayern

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has indicated David Silva could be ready to make his return to action on Tuesday. Silva has missed City's last five games in all competitions due to a calf injury but could be ready to make his return to first-team action in Tuesday's Champions League away clash with Bayern Munich . And giving an update on the Spain international on...
Via Fox Soccer
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Man City vs Tottenham: Possible Starting Line-ups + Prediction

Man City vs Tottenham: Possible Starting Line-ups + Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.comSunday’s early kick-off at the Etihad Stadium sees a meeting of two sides both desperate to a return to form, after two dismal loses last time around. Defensively-shaky Man City lost their way at Sunderland, while goal-shy Spurs were undone at Newcastle. The contrasting issues...
Via Soccerlens
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Silva out for up to four weeks

Manchester City playmaker David Silva could be out for up to four weeks with a calf injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed. The Spain international was substituted after 66 minutes of City's Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference to preview this weekend's Premier League clash at Sunderland...
Via Fox Soccer
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Manchester City without injured Silva, Kompany

Manchester City will be without captain Vincent Kompany and attacking midfielder David Silva for the English Premier League match at Sunderland on Sunday. Silva was substituted with a calf injury in the Champions League win over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday and could be out of action for up to four weeks. Kompany has a thigh strain. The central defender is expected to return against...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Manchester City midfielder David Silva out for up to a month

Manchester City midfielder David Silva could be out of action for as long as a month after picking up a calf strain. The Spaniard played 66 minutes of City's 5-2 Champions League win at home to CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night but is now facing a spell on the sidelines. "I don't know how many weeks at the moment, but it could be three or four," confirmed City manager...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Man City thrashes Norwich 7-0 in EPL

Manchester City ripped apart Norwich 7-0 on Saturday with seven different goalscorers to maintain its perfect home record this season, with backup goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon keeping a clean sheet in his Premier League debut. Underlining its title credentials, Manuel Pellegrini's team cruised from the start as David Silva hit the post after 15 minutes before Bradley Johnson...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Hart-less City crush Norwich

Manchester City rendered replacement goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon a bystander as they crushed Norwich 7-0 with a brilliant attacking display. Manager Manuel Pellegrini's decision to drop Joe Hart was the focus of pre-match attention but it was at the other end where the action was centred in a one-sided Barclays Premier League clash. An own goal set City on their way before...
Via Fox Soccer
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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