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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, was ecstatic after reaching the Champions League final on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola: Champions League clash‘ll be different ball game

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed insinuations that recent defeats by Chelsea will have direct effect on the forth coming Champions League showdown.
Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has issued an apology for his penalty miss against Chelsea.

Sergio Aguero apologises after embarrassing penalty miss vs Chelsea

It was a surprising slip from the usually unerring Argentine, but it was in keeping with a torrid season for the Premier League leaders from 12 yards out and contributed to a 2-1 defeat that prevented City from claiming the title.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Chelsea boss faults Champions League reforms

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has launched a scathing attack on the new Champions League format, saying coaches and players had not been consulted on plans to add more games to an already packed schedule.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 21- Mesut Özil (67) of Fenerbahce gestures after his team lost the Turkish Super Lig match between Fenerbahce and Goztepe in Istanbul, Turkey on February 21, 2021. (Photo by Serhat Cagdas-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil mocks Tottenham over League Cup defeat to Manchester City

Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil mocked Tottenham Hotspur following their 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola provided a concerning injury update on Kevin de Bruyne following the club’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola provides injury update on Kevin de Bruyne

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola provided a concerning injury update on Kevin de Bruyne following the club’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has revealed he was close to joining Manchester United.

Ilkay Gundogan: I almost joined Manchester City

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has revealed he was close to joining Manchester United.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he feels for Pep Guardiola and his players after Manchester City were banned from UEFA competition for two seasons.

Manchester City boss expects Jurgen Klopp to bounce back

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola offered his support to Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp after the Reds' downturn in form led to rumours the German could walk away from the Premier League champions.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is not surprised by the performance of Wilfred Ndidi in their premier league opener against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Wilfred Ndidi makes Premier League Team of the Week

Wilfred Ndidi has been included in the Premier League Team of the Week for his impressive performance in Leicester’s 3-1 win against Liverpool.
Alisson Becker had a day to forget at Anfield as his errant passes out from the back cost Liverpool in their 4-1 defeat to Man City on Sunday.

Alisson Becker’s nightmare errors cost Liverpool in defeat vs Man City

Alisson Becker had a day to forget at Anfield as his errant passes out from the back cost Liverpool in their 4-1 defeat to Man City on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media ahead of the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola stokes up war of words against Jürgen Klopp

Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media ahead of the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
Bukayo Saka celebrates after making it 3-0. Tom Jenkins-NMC Pool-The Observer

Bukayo Saka, Mikel Arteta, Pep Guardiola nominated for January EPL Player, Manager of the...

Bukayo Saka has been nominated alongside seven others for January 2021’s EA SPORTS Player of the Month award.
The Portuguese opened the scoring for Manchester City in the 79th minute, firing into the top corner from the edge of the box. However, he received the ball from Rodri, who had dispossessed Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings from an offside position.

Offside rule changed following controversial Bernardo Silva goal vs Aston Villa

The Portuguese winger opened the scoring for Manchester City in the 79th minute, firing into the top corner from the edge of the box. However, he received the ball from Rodri, who had dispossessed Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings from an offside position.
Christian Pulisic has called on Chelsea to show character to pull themselves out of their Premier League slump.

Christian Pulisic: Chelsea must be ‘smarter’ after Manchester City defeat

Christian Pulisic has admitted that Chelsea "need to show character" and be "smarter" without the ball after their loss to Manchester City.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard acknowledged that he was given a sharp jolt of reality as the Blues capitulated at home to Manchester City on Sunday.

Chelsea boss admits to facing ‘reality check’ after Manchester City drubbing

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard acknowledged that he was given a sharp jolt of reality as the Blues capitulated at home to Manchester City on Sunday.
Manchester City produced a ruthless attacking display to beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and increase the pressure on Frank Lampard.

Frank Lampard under more pressure as Manchester City outclass Chelsea

Ilkay Gundogan’s crisp low finish broke the deadlock before Phil Foden doubled City’s lead three minutes later, tucking a superb first-time strike beyond Edouard Mendy after fine work from Kevin de Bruyne.
Manchester City secured a much-needed win to keep their Premier League title challenge alive as Raheem Sterling's goal earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory at fourth-placed Southampton on Saturday.

Manchester City claim very hard fought win at Southampton

Manchester City secured a much-needed win to keep their Premier League title challenge alive as Raheem Sterling's goal earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory at fourth-placed Southampton on Saturday.
French referee Stephanie Frappart has been hailed as a barrier-breaker after becoming the first woman to take charge of a men’s Champions League game when she oversaw Juventus’s 3-0 defeat of Dynamo Kiev.

Woman referee lauded as ‘inspiration’ after UCL debut

French referee Stephanie Frappart has been hailed as a barrier-breaker after becoming the first woman to take charge of a men’s Champions League game when she oversaw Juventus’s 3-0 defeat of Dynamo Kiev.
Ederson has joked that he is the best penalty taker at Manchester City, but says Pep Guardiola will not allow him to take them.

Ederson: I’m the best penalty taker at Manchester City

The City boss said himself that the goalkeeper was the best player in his squad at scoring spot-kicks last season when his side went through a poor run of missing penalties. Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Sergio Aguero all spurned chances from the spot when City missed four of seven between November and February.
Manchester City’s Spanish coach Josep Guardiola gestures during the UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Olympiakos and Manchester City, on November 25, 2020 at Georgios-Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus, near Athens. AFP

Manchester City ease into Champions League last 16

Manchester City booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League but there were more concerns for Pep Guardiola over his side’s lack of ruthlessness in a 1-0 win at Olympiakos on Wednesday.
Germany coach Joachim Loew faces the biggest crisis of his 14-year reign after their historic drubbing by Spain with pundits and the media questioning Wednesday whether he should lead the team into next year's European championship finals.

Germany turns on coach Joachim Loew after Spain debacle

Germany coach Joachim Loew faces the biggest crisis of his 14-year reign after their historic drubbing by Spain with pundits and the media questioning Wednesday whether he should lead the team into next year's European championship finals.
Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte returned to training on Thursday and Pep Guardiola was remaining tight-lipped about whether they would be fit to return to face the Hammers.

Pep Guardiola: We considered bringing in another striker

Pep Guardiola says the Manchester City considered signing a striker in the summer but finding one of the requisite quality proved elusive.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Adam Davy

Jose Mourinho slams VAR influence for Liverpool derby, Manchester City win

Jose Mourinho has slammed VAR after incidents in the Merseyside derby and Manchester City's win over Porto in the Champions League.

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Bauchi governor, deputy, others take second dose of coronavirus vaccine

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President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much-fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.

NFF congratulates Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho on FA Cup win with Leicester City

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much-fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England.

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