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Manchester City should hand Pep Guardiola £1million-a-week deal – not spend cash on Alexis Sanchez, says Tony Cascarino

Guardiola’s team have dropped just two points in their opening 16 league games Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Manchester City should make Pep Guardiola the first £1million-a-week manager in the world to prevent him being tempted away by a cash-rich rival, according to Tony Cascarino. City have blown the competition away under Pep this season, they already have an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League having dropped just two points in 16 games. Cascarino, the former Celtic, Aston Villa, Chelsea and Marseille striker, believes City should hand Pep…

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Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City: Guardiola's side place one hand on title

Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City opened up an eye-watering double-digit lead over rivals Manchester United after Nicolas Otamendi fired Pep Guardiola’s men to derby victory. The much-anticipated 175th Manchester derby was comfortably the biggest game of the Premier League season, such was the need for Jose Mourinho’s Reds to claw back their swashbuckling rivals. But the gap between table-topping City and second-placed United grew to 11 points on Sunday as City triumphed 2-1 at Old Trafford, where Otamendi volleyed home a second-half winner after Marcus Rashford had cancelled out…

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England shine under lights but Australia retain upper hand

Media playback is not supported on this device Second Ashes Test, Adelaide Oval (day three of five) Australia 442-8 dec: Marsh 126* & 53-4 (Woakes 2-13) England 227 (76.1 overs): Overton 41*, Lyon 4-60 Australia lead by 268 runs Scorecard England tore into the Australia top order late on the third day of the second Ashes Test to give themselves faint hope of a remarkable escape in Adelaide. James Anderson and Chris Woakes took two wickets each to reduce the home side to 53-4. That, though, is still a lead…

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Steve Smith century gives Australia upper hand against England in first Ashes Test

England suddenly had to battle to stay in the match on day three of the Ashes after Steve Smith’s outstanding hundred helped to pile the pressure back on them at the Gabba. Joe Root’s men did their utmost to frustrate Smith by drying up his run-scoring options, but he refused to be distracted for more than eight and a half hours in his unbeaten 141 as Australia scrambled to 328 all out and a lead of 26. England then made a miserable start to their second innings against Josh Hazlewood…

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FA hand Bristol City defender Bailey Wright retrospective ban for simulation

The Championship club aren’t best pleased… Friday, November 3, 2017 The Football Association have really upset Bristol City. The Championship club released a statement on Friday expressing their “huge surprise” to learn their defender Bailey Wright has been handed a two-game suspension for simulation. Following an incident with Fulham’s Aboubakar Kamara, Wright fell to the floor after a collision between the two players. Kamara was sent off but the FA have since rescinded the decision and banned Wright. This is the first season in which the governing body has been…

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