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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists he never tells his players to foul opponents

Pep Guardiola has dismissed Jose Mourinho’s claim that Manchester City are prepared to commit ‘tactical fouls’. Manchester United boss Mourinho fanned the flames ahead of last week’s derby at Old Trafford by suggesting City regularly broke up play when out of possession by deliberately conceding free-kicks. This came after he also appeared to accuse City players of diving and claimed he would probably be punished for making a political statement similar to Guardiola’s recent wearing of a yellow ribbon. Guardiola said: “I don’t know how many fouls we make on…

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When can Manchester City win the Premier League title? Club set for earliest ever victory

Manchester City could win the Premier League title with eight games to spare Friday, December 15, 2017 Man City are now averaging 2.8 points per Premier League game, with rivals Man United on 2.2. Jose Mourinho’s side are on course to finish on 84 points and, if City carry on their current rate, they will pass 84 when they play Stoke on 10 March. It means the club could win the title with a record eight games to spare, which is better than the record of five, which is held…

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Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss asked to clarify comments about Man City

Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been asked to clarify the comments he made before Sunday’s derby defeat by Manchester City. The Football Association has requested observations from the Portuguese regarding his pre-match news conference on the Friday before the game. Mourinho suggested City players go to ground easily, saying: “A little bit of wind and they fall.” He has until 18:00 GMT on Monday to respond to the FA. Mourinho, 54, also said he did not think he would be allowed…

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A combined XI of the Man City 2017/18 and Arsenal 2001/02 teams

Thursday, December 14, 2017 Man City set a new Premier League for consecutive games won when they beat Swansea 4-0 for victory no.15. GUARDIOLA DISCUSSES HIS RECORD BREAKERS The previous winning streak was set by Arsenal in 2002, which spanned two seasons when the Gunners won 14 consecutive Premier League games, scored 31 goals and conceded six. In City’s 15 wins, they have scored 49 goals and conceded 10. Both are excellent teams boasting outstanding players and it took quite a lot of thought to come up with a combined XI using…

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Coral Daily Download – Newcastle now 9/4 to be relegated, Manchester City 5/1 to go entire season unbeaten

Thursday, December 14, 2017 Coral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds. Newcastle United are just two points above the relegation zone after a run of eight games without a win and it is 9/4 they are relegated this season. Meanwhile, Manchester City continue their charge towards the title having made it a record 15 consecutive wins in the Premier League. It is now just 5/1 that Pep Guardiola’s side end the season unbeaten. Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast…

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Hull 2017: Highlights from the City of Culture

Pop superstars and world-class ballet dancers wowed huge crowds. Tower blocks, wind turbine blades and a tidal surge barrier became giant art installations. Tens of thousands of schoolchildren got creative. And naked women rolled in chip spice. That’s just a taste of what has happened in Hull as part of its packed year as UK City of Culture in 2017. There have been more than 2,000 events, exhibitions and cultural activities at more than 250 venues. The year has won over most of those who didn’t think the words “Hull”…

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Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham's trip to Manchester City this weekend will be a tough game

Pochettino has tasted victory over City three times since he took over as Spurs manager in May 2014 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Mauricio Pochettino has said Manchester City are the best side in Europe ahead of Tottenham’s weekend clash at the Premier League leaders. Speaking after Spurs’ comfortable 2-0 win at home to Brighton, the Argentine insisted his players are now completely focused on Saturday’s game. But Pochettino is convinced their clash against Pep Guardiola’s side will be a tough game. Pochettino said: “They [Manchester City] are showing that they…

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