Pep Guardiola quickly shuns the rumours surrounding Lionel Messi to Manchester City. Sid Lowe explains why Lionel Messi will likely remain at Barcelona despite recent turmoil within the club. Ale Moreno debates if Man City’s attack would surpass Liverpool’s or Juve’s with the addition of Lionel Messi. Gab Marcotti shares the latest on a potential
Ale Moreno debates if Man City’s attack would surpass Liverpool’s or Juve’s with the addition of Lionel Messi. Liverpool will face no further investigation into allegations they hacked Manchester City’s scouting database, the Football Association has said. Manchester City believed their Scout 7 system was accessed illegally and the Times claimed that Liverpool made a £1
Ale Moreno debates if Man City’s attack would surpass Liverpool’s or Juve’s with the addition of Lionel Messi. Alejandro Moreno says Manchester City don’t stand a chance against Real Madrid given their current form. Craig Burley speculates whether or not Pep Guardiola has started thinking about life after Manchester City. There were two juggernauts in
Shaka Hislop examines the dynamics at play between Lionel Messi and director of football Eric Abidal at Barca. Barcelona coach Quique Setien says all he can do is focus on football, everything else is “out of his control.” Gab Marcotti outlines how the current rift between Lionel Messi and Eric Abidal could progress at Barcelona.
Alejandro Moreno says Manchester City don’t stand a chance against Real Madrid given their current form. Manchester City are confident Raheem Sterling will be available for their Champions League clash with Real Madrid despite suffering a hamstring injury during the defeat to Tottenham, sources have told ESPN. Sterling limped off with a hamstring strain during
Missed any of the action around Europe this weekend? Have no fear: Gab Marcotti is here to catch you up with all the talking points in the latest Monday Musings. Jump to: Crossroads for Man City? | Fiorentina fury at Juve | Zidane wins Madrid derby | Liverpool keep coasting | Plea’s costly error vs.
Steve Nicol contends Oleksandr Zinchenko did more for Tottenham in Spurs’ 2-0 win than anyone else. Mark Ogden and Alexis Nunes break down the contentious decisions in Tottenham’s victory over Manchester City. Steven Bergwijn scores on his debut in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Manchester City. Pep Guardiola nods when asked if the title race is
Steve Nicol says Tottenham were by far the worse side before Zinchenko was sent off for Man City. LONDON — Less than 12 months ago, Manchester City were billed by many as the best team of the Premier League era. They were a side that became the first to break the 100-point barrier in one
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho praised his side’s 2-0 win over Manchester City but lamented that Raheem Sterling didn’t get a red card for his challenge on Dele Alli. – ESPN Premier League fantasy: Sign up now!– VAR in the Premier League: Ultimate guide– How VAR has affected every Premier League club Sunday’s match was
Manchester City remain 22 points behind Liverpool in the Premier League table after falling to a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. After Ilkay Gundogan missed a penalty in a dominant opening hour for the visitors, Oleksandr Zinchenko was sent off for two bookable offences. Spurs took advantage two minutes later as debutant Steven
After a lacklustre window transfer window, at least some of the weekend matches provided some drama. Here is what stuck with us: JUMP TO: City losing Pep in their step? | Sunnier signs at Spurs | Yep, Liverpool are good | West Ham woes | Lampard’s tough GK choice | Pearson effect gone? | Praising McNeil United’s transfer
After a lacklustre window transfer window, at least some of the weekend matches provided some drama. Here is what stuck with us: JUMP TO: United’s transfer window bungling exposed | Sunnier signs at Spurs | Yep, Liverpool are good | West Ham woes | Lampard’s tough GK choice | Pearson effect gone? | Praising McNeil Are City suffering
Pep Guardiola understands the difficulties Jose Mourinho faces after joining Tottenham midway through the season. Jose Mourinho says that he does not foresee any winter signing to follow Steven Bergwijn at Tottenham. Pep Guardiola has said he is “sorry” his rivalry with Jose Mourinho never took off in the Premier League after fireworks between the
The winter transfer window is closing but ahead of a big weekend in the Premier League, here’s what to watch for: JUMP TO: Is Sterling slipping? | Blues, Foxes worthy of Europe? | Man to watch | Game you should watch | Team that needs luck | Stats of weekend | One thing that will happen | Predictions THE WEEKEND’S BIG QUESTIONS Will Jose Mourinho play
Craig Burley and Shaka Hislop question Man City’s killer instinct after a 1-0 loss to Manchester United. Gab Marcotti sees the upside to signing Steven Bergwijn, but says the hole left by Harry Kane’s absence remains. Manchester United win 1-0 but it’s their rivals Manchester City that progress. Watch the Carabao Cup on ESPN+. Irrelevance
Yan Couto celebrates winning Brazil under-17 World Cup in 2019. Manchester City have beaten Barcelona to the signing of Brazilian teenager Yan Couto from Coritiba for €15 million, according to ESPN Brasil sources. Sources have told ESPN that Barca had been interested in signing the 17-year-old right-back, but their offer of €10m was not deemed acceptable.
The panel weighs in on Jurgen Klopp’s commitment to let his first team take the winter break off. While a currently invincible Liverpool await what seems a certain Premier League coronation, the “who makes the Top 4?” plot thickens by the week. Only a fool would dare make a prediction about how this everyday story
Pablo Mari helped Flamengo to win the Brazilian title and the Copa Libertadores. Considering their centre-back problems this season, maybe Manchester City missed a trick when they let Pablo Mari go to Brazil last summer. Mikel Arteta, City’s former assistant boss, certainly seems to think so. Now in charge at Arsenal, Arteta was in a
Manchester United win 1-0 but it’s their rivals Manchester City that progress. Watch the Carabao Cup on ESPN+. Craig Burley and Shaka Hislop question Man City’s killer instinct after a 1-0 loss to Manchester United. MANCHESTER, England — On a night when Manchester City celebrated a derby defeat and Manchester United were left disappointed with
The second leg of the Carabao Cup semifinals take place this week, with Aston Villa vs. Leicester City on Tuesday and Manchester City vs. Manchester United on Wednesday (stream matches on ESPN+). Here’s what to look for: ASTON VILLA vs. LEICESTER CITY (Jan. 28, 7:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ET on ESPN+) This tie should really be