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Manchester City fail to break Chelsea record & fall short of Bayern Munich streak with Crystal Palace draw

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Manchester City ‘s remarkable winning run came to an end against Crystal Palace as Roy Hodgson‘s side held the Premier League leaders to a 0-0 draw.Pep Guardiola had guided his outfit to 18 victories in a row in the league since a 1-1 draw with Everton back in August but could not find a way through against a well-drilled Palace side.It was the first time in what’s been a tremendous season for the club that they’ve failed to find the back of the net in a domestic match and, in truth, clear chances were few and far between.As they failed to pick up three points, Guardiola fell short of matching a European record of 19 consecutive wins, that he’d set with Bayern Munich in the 2013/14 season, while also failing to break Chelsea’s Premier league record of 12 away wins on the spin.They did, however, cling on to hopes of matching Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ by going a whole season unbeaten but have Ederson to thank as he saved an injury time penalty against Luka Milivojevic.It was a frustrating…

Pep Guardiola says he is living the dream at Man City

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Pep Guardiola says he is "living the dream" of every manager because his Manchester City side completely trusts in his ideas.

City maintain eight-point lead ahead of Manchester derby

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Manchester City will go into next week’s hugely anticipated Derby against Manchester United eight points clear at the top of the Premier League.

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pep guardiola wins MOTM AWARD more to follow


Jabulani better than League Cup balls – Toure

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English football chiefs on Wednesday defended the ball used in the League Cup after Manchester City’s Yaya Toure said it was worse than the much-maligned Jabulani used in the 2010 World Cup.
City and Championship club Wolves played with the Mitre Delta ball in Tuesday’s League Cup tie at the Etihad Stadium, with the hosts needing a penalty shootout to advance to the quarter-finals after the match finished goalless after 120 minutes.
“I don’t like it, to be honest,” said City and Ivory Coast midfielder Toure. “They can do better than that. It’s too light. Even in my country they can’t use those kind of balls.
“I think they have to be better than that because the ball was too soft. It’s rubbish but that’s fine. The World Cup one (Jabulani) was better than that one.”
Guardiola, whose team play with Nike balls in the Premier League and Adidas balls in the Champions League, lambasted the Mitre Delta, suggesting it was “not a serious ball for a professional game”.
“We play with a different…

Lewandoski: Liverpool will challenge for the Title

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has told Goal believes "father figure" Jurgen Klopp can guide Liverpool to the Premier League title this season.

8 Times You Wished Mino Raiola Had Just Kept His Big Mouth Shut

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic calls him a 'wonderful fat idiot'. The Swede means it in an affectionate way, but there's more than a few people would be more than happy to drop 'wonderful' from their own descriptions of super-agent Mino Raiola.

Manchester City's Yaya Toure Free to Join Any Club in January Including a Rival Premier League Side

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"We knew what was to become of Yaya Toure immediately pep guardiola came in at manchester city , even if pep sayings were legitimate we saw it coming"peterSPLASH

Yaya Toure Announces Retirement From International Football

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Manchester City’s Yaya Toure has announced his retirement from international football after 113 games for the Ivory Coast.

I think I’m improving, says Manchester City's Iheanacho

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The Nigerian is pleased with his run with the Citizens and hopes to do more if given the chance by Pep Guardiola.

Sergio Aguero scores hat trick as Man City ease past Gladbach in UCL

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Sergio Aguero scored his second hat trick of the season as Manchester City overpowered Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 in their delayed Champions League Group C opener.
Kelechi Iheanacho also got on the scoresheet late on as City made up for lost time after torrential rain washed out the first attempt to play the fixture at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.
Aguero, who is currently suspended from domestic action, opened the scoring after nine minutes, added a second from the penalty spot and completed his treble after 77 minutes before Iheanacho added a fourth.
It was another highly convincing performance by City, who did not even seem to get into top gear as they cruised to a seventh successive win under Pep Guardiola.
City, much like last weekend's derby against Manchester United, were superb in the first half, with their movement quick and passing crisp and this time maintained their domination for longer.
Ilkay Gundogan, making his debut after David Silva dropped out of the side named fo…

yaya toure humiliated by Pep Guardiola: AGENT

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Toure, 33, will not be eligible to play in Manchester City's Champions League group games because Guardiola was forced to drop an overseas players from his squad as UEFA rules permit only 17 players who are not "locally-trained" or "association-trained."

kelechi iheanacho meets pep guardiola

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The Nigerian met with the Citizens boss after he was unveiled to supporters at the club's training ground on Sunday

Manchester United failing on and off the pitch as decay sets in

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Champions League place have bolstered their squads while United have dithered. It is difficult to shake the suspicion that United have become the one thing that they should fear above all -- they have become complacent.
The period of success under Sir Alex Ferguson was so prolonged that the boardroom probably still bears the scent of champagne, and the club's finances are in such rude health that they will give little hint that the party is over. There has been much talk of how Van Gaal is paving the way to the next successful manager to take over but who exactly would that be
Who is there in the immediate future, save a desperate lunge for Pep Guardiola, who could return the club to anything like the glory to which they have become accustomed? So many of the managers out there on the market are either inexperienced or merely very, very good -- meaning that there are no shortcuts to greatness, but rather that United must seek prominence the same way as every other big club, which…

Wenger critical of Guardiola decision to announce Bayern exit

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not believe Pep Guardiola has handled his imminent Bayern Munich departure correctly. The Spaniard announced on the weekend that he would be leaving the German champions at the end of the season, sparking plenty of interest from Premier League clubs Manchester City and Chelsea. Wenger said he does not agree with Guardiola's decision to announce his exit from Bayern but did praise the former Barcelona boss for the work he has done in both Spain and Germany.

Glenn Hoddle: Pep Guardiola still has everything to prove

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Pep Guardiola still has "everything to prove" as a manager and moving to the Barclays Premier League will be the "biggest test" of his career, Glenn Hoddle has claimed. Manchester City and Chelsea are both said to be pursuing the Bayern Munich boss after he announced he will end his spell with the German giants at the end of the season.

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge thinks he knows Pep Guardiola's next club. Rummenigge refused to reveal the identity of the team, despite admitting Guardiola told him two weeks ago that he was leaving, because he believes it is not his place to say. Guardiola has been widely linked with a move to the Premier League with reported interest from both Manchester clubs and Chelsea. "I think I know where he is going," Rummenigge told Bild. "But I want to leave the announcement to him or his new employer. "At the Christmas party two weeks ago he came to me, he told me that he was looking for a new challenge and almost apologised. It was clearly difficult for him, I'm not disappointed in him." soccernow.com.ng Rummenigge decided to instead focus on the talents of Carlo Ancelotti, who will take over at Bayern Munich when Guardiola leaves.

Pep Guardiola to reveal details about his future plans

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Bayern chief executive with a "shocker answer" No one is irreplaceable

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Admist speculations about Pep guardiola's,future Bayern Munich chief,executive shocks listeners.  Rummenigge shocked listeners at a sponsor's event when he was asked about Guardiola's future and said: 'No one is irreplaceable. Players come and go and it is the same for coaches. The coaches come in and at some point they leave.If Guardiola leaves another exceptional coach will come in.'Bayern are still keen to keep Guardiola but this was the first indication that they may already be thinking about having to replace him at the end of the season.Rummenigge confirmed that he will hold talks with Guardiola after Bayern play Hannover on December 19. He said: 'It is not planned to push back that date.

We have always said there will be a decision in 2015.
'I know that it's late, just days before Christmas. But the talks will be held after the Hannover match, and we'll then announce a decision.'Guardiola has already promised to make his decision before t…

Revealed!!!!!!! Pep guardiola agrees to join Manchester city

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Pep Guardiola has agreed to join Manchester City next season, according to reports in Spain on Thursday night.The Bayern Munich manager's contract expires at the end of the season and he is set for talks with the club's chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge next month to decide his future.According to Spanish radio station Cadena COPE , however, the former Barcelona manager has already decided to take over at the Etihad Stadium.'Guardiola has decided on a change of environment ,' the report read. 'He considers his time in Germany will end on 30 June after three seasons and, therefore, fulfil one of his wishes: to coach in England.'The report also claims that current City boss Manuel Pellegrini will be allowed to leave.Barcelona based paper El Mundo Deportivo claimed that the Bayern Munich boss signed a pre-contract with City on Thursday to take over at the end of this season, just 24 hours after City limped to another miserable Champions League defeat, this tim…
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