6:15 PM EDT, Fri August 28, 2015
The Guardian 44 mins ago
Derby defeat sparked Manchester City’s winning streak, says Aleksandar Kolarov

Derby defeat sparked Manchester City’s winning streak, says Aleksandar Kolarov

• City have won nine straight league matches since Old Trafford defeat in April• ‘Maybe we found some good things in that game,’ says left-backAleksandar Kolarov believes it was Manchester City’s despair at the 4-2 derby defeat at Manchester United in April that propelled the club to their current record-equalling run of nine league victories. Related: Manchester City get Group of Death again in Champions League | Daniel Taylor
The Guardian 44 mins ago
Manuel Pellegrini - We have no excuses if we end season without a trophy

Manuel Pellegrini - We have no excuses if we end season without a trophy

• Manchester City’s summer spending is already over £90m• Pellegrini: ‘I never has excuses about not winning titles’Manuel Pellegrini is clear there would be no excuses if Manchester City fail to win a trophy after a summer in which they have signed Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph, Nicolás Otamendi, Patrick Roberts and Enes Unal.City have spent over £90m and are likely to go way over that with the purchase of Wolfsburg’s Kevin De Bruyne for £58m. City have made a perfect start to the season and Pellegrini is aware there are high expectations. Related: Kevin De Bruyne’s £54m...
Manchester Evening News 45 mins ago
Manchester City: Kolarov says team's sole focus is on winning silverware

Manchester City: Kolarov says team's sole focus is on winning silverware

Man City defender believes club are among Europes elite and wants to win as many titles as possible this season.
The Guardian 2 hours ago
Yaya Touré in ‘period of reflection’ over Ivory Coast career

Yaya Touré in ‘period of reflection’ over Ivory Coast career

• Midfielder asked to be left out of squad for Africa Cup of Nations games• Ivory Coast manager Michel Dussuyer omitted Newcastle’s Cheick TiotéYaya Touré asked not to be included in Ivory Coast’s squad for their first 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier and the coach, Michel Dussuyer, said the midfielder is in a “period of reflection” over his international career.Dussuyer met with Touré in London recently to discuss the Manchester City midfielder’s future with the national team and said he hoped “he will continue his adventure” with Ivory Coast.
The Guardian 2 hours ago
Kevin De Bruyne’s £54m move to Manchester City close to completion

Kevin De Bruyne’s £54m move to Manchester City close to completion

• Wolfsburg’s sporting director confirms midfielder will move to City• ‘We will complete everything either tonight or tomorrow’Kevin De Bruyne’s protracted move to Manchester City is finally nearing completion after Wolfsburg’s sporting director confirmed he will be joining Manuel Pellegrini’s squad.After weeks of negotiations, City made the significant breakthrough on Wednesday night when they agreed a deal worth an initial €74m (£54m) with Wolfsburg, with bonuses potentially taking that figure beyond the €80m (£58.5m) mark. The only sticking point remaining was to work...
Manchester Evening News 2 hours ago
Man City transfers: Kevin de Bruyne to complete £54m deal in the next 24 hours confirm Wolfsburg

Man City transfers: Kevin de Bruyne to complete £54m deal in the next 24 hours confirm Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs confirms Belgian international is off to Manchester City
Manchester Evening News 3 hours ago
Man City v Swansea: Match sharpness for Delph, Iheanacho's debut and other things to look out for

Man City v Swansea: Match sharpness for Delph, Iheanacho's debut and other things to look out for

Have a look at five talking points ahead of Man City clash against Watford at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon.
The Guardian 6 hours ago
Manuel Pellegrini evasive over Kevin De Bruyne signing with Man City – video

Manuel Pellegrini evasive over Kevin De Bruyne signing with Man City – video

Manager Manuel Pellegrini speaks to the press ahead of Manchester City’s clash with Premier League new-comers Watford at the Etihad on Saturday, saying the team have to play with the same intensity as they would for Chelsea or Arsenal. When asked about Belgian winger Kevin De Bruyn, Pellegrini refuses to discuss transfer deals, saying he doesn’t talk about rumoursTransfer window news: Son Heung-min to Spurs, Kevin De Bruyne deal – live
The Guardian 6 hours ago

Manchester City v Watford: match preview

Manuel Pellegrini is keen Man City take Watford seriously and given the ruthless way they have started the campaign that is highly likely. Nine points, eight goals scored, and none allowed from the first three matches has changed opinions about City’s title chances. Watford have drawn three this season and given how City eased past Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium, Quique Flores’s men may be grateful if they can avoid a rout. Jamie Jackson
The Guardian 8 hours ago
Confusion at Manchester City after ‘not-for-sale’ player is sold for £9m

Confusion at Manchester City after ‘not-for-sale’ player is sold for £9m

• Manuel Pellegrini insists 19-year-old Marco Lopes would only go out on loan• City’s website then announces he has joined Monaco on a permanent dealConfusion reigned at Manchester City on Friday after manager Manuel Pellegrini insisted young midfielder Marcos Lopes would not be sold for by the club only for City’s official website to announce he had been sold to Monaco for around £9m shortly after.Pellegrini was speaking at the pre-game media briefing ahead of Watford’s visit to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Asked about Lopes, a 19-year-old Portugal Under-21 international who...
Manchester Evening News 8 hours ago
Man City striker Wilfried Bony ruled out of Watford clash with gashed leg

Man City striker Wilfried Bony ruled out of Watford clash with gashed leg

Manchester City striker Bony faces up to 10 days on the sidelines after training ground injury
Manchester Evening News 9 hours ago
Man City transfers: Pellegrini red-faced as Lopes completes Monaco move

Man City transfers: Pellegrini red-faced as Lopes completes Monaco move

Manchester City manager claimed starlet would only be a leave on loan, moments before permanent move is confirmed
Manchester Evening News 12 hours ago

Manchester City v Watford: Pick the team

Step into Manuel Pellegrini shoes and pick your Man City team to face Watford at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon.
Manchester Evening News 12 hours ago
Man City striker Bony sparks injury fears after being pictured wearing protective cast

Man City striker Bony sparks injury fears after being pictured wearing protective cast

Manchester City striker posted picture of himself wearing a protective boot on his Instagram account
The Guardian 12 hours ago
Man City 'looking forward to taking on best in Europe' in Champions League – video

Man City 'looking forward to taking on best in Europe' in Champions League – video

Brian Marwood, Manchester City’s managing director of City Football Services, gives his reaction to the Champions League draw that put City in the ‘group of death’ – facing Europa League champions Sevilla, last season’s runners-up Juventus and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Marwood says the team are looking forward to challenging some of the best teams in Europe, adding that the club is still very ambitiousRead: Manchester City get group of death again in Champions League

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