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Raheem Sterling’s second minute header was enough to beat Arsenal and give Manchester City an 18th consecutive victory, including 13 in the Premier League.

Martin Keown: Arsenal showed Manchester City too much respect

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes that his old club paid Manchester City too much respect in their 1-0 defeat to Pep Guardiola’s men 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.
Pep Guardiola has sensationally revealed why he’s committing his long-term future to Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City won’t sign any players in January transfer window

The Blues have won five successive games, including an impressive 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend, and are now sitting just two points behind current leaders Manchester United with a game in hand.
Bruno Fernandes sees himself being a “natural” leader at Manchester United, with the Portuguese embracing his standing as a talismanic presence for the Red Devils.

Bruno Fernandes wins Player of the Month award for December

Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes has been named Premier League Player of the Month for December - breaking an English record in the process.
Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal against Leicester. Carl Recine-AP

Premier League reveal December Player of the Month nominees

The Premier League have confirmed the eight players who are in contention for December’s Player of the Month award.
Bruno Fernandes has called for calm on the back of Manchester United’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea, with the Portuguese pointing out that the Red Devils “were not the best before and are not the worst now”.

Bruno Fernandes issues warning to Manchester United team-mates after Manchester City defeat

Bruno Fernandes has warned his Manchester United team-mates they “can’t make the same mistakes anymore” after they were beaten by rivals Manchester City in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes Bruno Fernandes must do more in big games following the Red Devils League Cup exit against Manchester City on Wednesday.

Roy Keane questions Bruno Fernandes’ big game mentality after League Cup loss to Manchester...

Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes Bruno Fernandes must do more in big games following the Red Devils League Cup exit against Manchester City on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola has praised John Stones for turning his career at Manchester City around, while insisting he never lost faith in the defender.

Pep Guardiola praises John Stones for turning Manchester City career around

Pep Guardiola has praised John Stones for turning his career at Manchester City around, while insisting he never lost faith in the defender.
Bright Osayi-Samuel has been omitted from Queens Park Rangers squad for Tuesday (tonight) Sky Bet Championship clash against Barnsley after turning down a new contract.

Bright Osayi-Samuel axed from QPR squad after rejecting new contract

Bright Osayi-Samuel has been omitted from Queens Park Rangers squad for Tuesday (tonight) Sky Bet Championship clash against Barnsley after turning down a new contract.
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.
Micah Richards has slammed the Manchester City defence for their performance in their hammering by Leicester, accusing them of being “reactive, rather than proactive”.

Micah Richards slams Manchester City defenders after Leicester thrashing

Micah Richards has slammed the Manchester City defence for their performance in their hammering by Leicester, accusing them of being “reactive, rather than proactive”.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has urged his players to put behind them, the disappointment of losing to their 2019-2020 Champions League quarterfinal match to Olympique Lyon and get ready to fight as a stronger side in next season’s edition.

Pep Guardiola must rise to challenge as Manchester City chase Liverpool

Pep Guardiola faces a stern test of his managerial philosophy as the Manchester City boss aims to overhaul Premier League champions Liverpool this season.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the first two months of the 2020-2021 English Premier League (EPL) season, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

Pep Guardiola: Kun Aguero could be out of action until November

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the first two months of the 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL) season, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.
Everton have confirmed the sensational signing of Real Madrid playmaker James Rodríguez.

Everton complete signing of James Rodríguez

Everton have confirmed the sensational signing of Real Madrid playmaker James Rodríguez.
Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have been released from the England squad to face Denmark on Tuesday.

Phil Foden, Mason Greenwood released from England squad

The pair have been accused of inviting girls back to their hotel room after the Three Lions win over Iceland at the weekend.
Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte have both tested positive for Covid-19.

Manchester City stars contract coronavirus

Manchester City confirmed in a club statement that the pair have contracted the virus and are now undergoing a period of self-isolation.
Bernardo Silva says he wants to return to Benfica because he did not get the chance to break into the first-team during his time at the club.

Manchester City determined to keep Bernardo Silva away from Barcelona

Manchester City are determined to hold onto Bernardo Silva this summer.
Kalidou Koulibaly has called Napoli's 4-0 Champions League win over Genk on Tuesday night an important victory.

Manchester United make €70 million bid for Kalidou Koulibaly

The 29-year-old is considered one of the world’s best centre-backs and was the subject of an €80 million bid from the Red Devils in 2018, which Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis sensationally turned down.
Eric García has decided to return to Barcelona and a deal will be completed after the completion of the Champions League, according to Sport.

Barcelona target Eric Garcia rejects new Manchester City deal

Eric Garcia has turned down a contract extension with Manchester City amid major interest from Barcelona.
Former Chelsea captain Branislav Ivanovic is being linked with a sensational return to England.

Branislav Ivanovic says that he has received an offer from Everton

The Toffees have been linked with the likes of Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara, Lille’s Gabriel, Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva, Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma and Manchester City’s John Stones in recent weeks, and former Chelsea star Branislav Ivanovic has also entered into the frame.
Eric García has decided to return to Barcelona and a deal will be completed after the completion of the Champions League, according to Sport.

Manchester City’s Eric García to return to Barcelona

Eric García has decided to return to Barcelona and a deal will be completed after the completion of the Champions League, according to Sport.

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In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Miyetti Allah hails Bauchi governor for standing by pastoralists

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Lagos mobile court jails fake soldier

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Bank trainees donate street sweepers’ uniforms to LAWMA

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In a chat with newsmen, Alhaji Ibrahim Matane, Secretary to the Niger State Government, said discussion with the bandits is ongoing.

Niger government speaks on delay in rescue of Kagara victims

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Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp slammed British broadcasters Sky and BT on Sunday over match scheduling that he says is leading to more player injuries.

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