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Netherlands’ Ronald Koeman hails Frenkie de Jong’s defensive display

Frenkie de Jong's defensive aptitude impressed Ronald Koeman as Netherlands beat England 3-1 after extra time to reach the final of the Nations League.

John Stones urges quadruple-chasing Manchester City to dream big

John Stones insists his Manchester City team-mates are fighting for an unprecedented quadruple ahead of Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Tottenham.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has attributed his team’s victory over Germany’s Schalke 04 to their attacking style of football, adding that his boys were relaxed and decided to play and be aggressive against their opponents.

Pep Guardiola: Liverpool, Manchester City both deserve to win the Premier League

Pep Guardiola believes both Manchester City and Liverpool deserve to win the Premier League title this season.

Fernandinho absent for Manchester City trip to Crystal Palace due to injury

Fernandinho is absent from the Manchester City squad for their Premier League match at Crystal Palace on Sunday, with Kevin De Bruyne back in the team.
James Ward-Prowse

James Ward-Prowse called up by England as Fabian Delph, John Stones, Ruben Loftus-Cheek withdraw

James Ward-Prowse has been called into England’s squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro.
Declan Rice

West Ham’s Declan Rice wins first England call-up

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has been called up to the England squad for this month's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro.
Kevin de Bruyne

Pep Guardiola: Demanding schedule to blame for Kevin de Bruyne injury

Kevin de Bruyne’s injury is a product of Manchester City’s gruelling schedule, says manager Pep Guardiola.
Kevin De Bruyne provided Manchester City with a fresh injury concern against Bournemouth. (Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola confirms hamstring injury for Kevin De Brunye

Kevin De Bruyne suffered a hamstring injury during Manchester City's 1-0 win at Bournemouth, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.
Pep Guardiola says his team gave an extraordinary display against West Ham despite the exhausting Carabao Cup final match against Chelsea on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola: Toughest period of the season for Manchester City

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City are going through their toughest spell of the campaign in terms of injuries and suggested he will be without Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Gabriel Jesus until after the March international break.
Pep Guardiola

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola in tough hunt for ‘new’ Fernandinho

Pep Guardiola has acknowledged finding a long-term replacement for Fernandinho is becoming a matter of increasing urgency for Manchester City.
Manchester City

Pep Guardiola wants to see Manchester City soar into Liverpool showdown

Pep Guardiola has challenged his Manchester City players to show character and pick up back-to-back wins over Leicester City and Southampton before their January showdown against Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola

Guardiola in tense, exciting Premier League title race

Pep Guardiola ends the calendar year with his Manchester City side embroiled in what has suddenly become a thrilling title race for the first time in his Premier League managerial career.
Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City will adapt to new loan rules

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has affirmed that his club will have no problem in following proposed new rules governing the loaning out of players.
Harry Kane celebrates his late winner at Wembley. Photograph- Tom Jenkins for the Guardian

England beat Croatia to reach Nations League final four

Harry Kane fired England into the Nations League semi-finals as Gareth Southgate’s side scored twice in the last 12 minutes to seal a dramatic 2-1 victory over Croatia on Sunday.
Callum Wilson

Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson gets first England call-up alongside Wayne Rooney

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has been called up by England manager Gareth Southgate for the first time as Wayne Rooney is included in a bumper 28-man squad for a friendly against the USA and Nations League clash with Croatia.
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Fernandinho the glue binding surging Manchester City together

Among a dazzling array of midfield options, it is the often unheralded Fernandinho who Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has relied on most in another stunning start to the season for the Premier League champions.
The England and Croatia players walk off after a fairly uneventful Nations League draw in Rijeka. Eddie Keogh for The FA-REX-Shutterstock

Croatia and England play out goalless stalemate in empty stadium

Croatia and England drew 0-0 in the UEFA Nations League as a surreal match in front of an empty stadium in Rijeka produced only a handful of chances but gave both teams their first point.
Sergio Aguero

Manchester City recover from early setback to win at Hoffenheim

A goal from Sergio Aguero and a late David Silva strike gave Manchester City a 2-1 victory at Hoffenheim as they bounced back from their opening Champions League defeat.

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Lagos Assembly rejects governor’s commissioner-nominees

The Lagos State House of Assembly, on Monday, confirmed 35 out of the 38 nominees of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for appointment as Commissioners and Special Advisers in the state.

Cross River guber: Ex-minister accuses Adams Oshiomhole of refusing to submit his name as...

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Opeyemi Bamidele

Senate to partner NCC on copyright matters

The Chairman, Senate committee on Judiciary, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, on Monday said the Senate will partner with the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) to ensure that owners of copyright get adequate reward for their labour.
W. Stuart Symington, United States Ambassador to Nigeria

US partners Akwa Ibom government to fight HIV/AIDs, other diseases

The United States of America has sought the support of the Akwa Ibom State Government to fight HIV/AIDs and other diseases in the next one year.
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia, the Serie A champions have confirmed, and his status for the club's league opener is unknown.

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri diagnosed with pneumonia

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia, the Serie A champions have confirmed, and his status for the club's league opener is unknown.