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    KYLE WALKER was sent off for a brutal kick on RB Leipizig star Andre Silva. Manchester City trailed the German side 2-1 going into the closing stages. 3Kyle Walker took a swipe at Andre SilvaCredit: BT Sport 3Walker, 31, was shown a red cardCredit: Getty Goals by Dominik Szoboszlai and Silva put RB Leipzig 2-0 up, before Riyad Mahrez pulled one back in the 76th minute. The result was inconsequential for Pep Guardiola's side, who qualified as group winners regardless. But try telling that to Walker. In the 82nd minute, Silva possessed the ball in an innocuous situation. But former Spurs full-back Walker came steaming in from behind, deliberately swiping the striker's legs from beneath him. The 31-year-old's brutal kick saw him immediately red carded. Most read in Premier Leaguetransfer news live Bellingham 'cop probe', Tottenham Covid outbreak, Newcastle eye Campbellunited news Ajax target Henderson, Struber rejects assistant role EXCLUSIVE, Dembele LATESTGUNNERS LATEST Everton defeat REACTION, FA Cup draw, Calvert-Lewin LATESTRB LEIPZIG VS MAN CITY Pep Guardiola's men look to round off group stage with win FREE BETS: GET THE...
    BARCELONA are preparing a £38million offer for Manchester City’s Spain international forward Ferran Torres. And reports in Spain say the Nou Camp giants are ready to put the bid on the table for the start of the January transfer window. 1Manchester City star Ferran Torres is being targeted by Barcelona, who are short of his valuationCredit: Getty The figure is short of where City value 21-year-old starlet Torres – which is said to be closer to the £50m mark. But it would still represent a sizeable profit on a player who joined them in a bargain £20m deal from Valencia just 18 months ago. Pep Guardiola will not want to lose a player who could be valuable cover at centre-forward for the remainder of the season. The champions remain short in that position after they failed to land Harry Kane from Tottenham last summer. But the manager has also stressed in the past that he will not keep players at the Etihad against their will – and Torres is believed to be interested in the move back home. He is...
    MANCHESTER CITY climbed to top spot after sweeping Watford aside at Vicarage Road. The Hornets ran Chelsea close on Wednesday night, but struggled from the get-go against Pep Guardiola's reigning champions. 6Raheem Sterling heads past Daniel BachmannCredit: Reuters 6The England star celebrates his openerCredit: Getty Raheem Sterling bagged a rare header with just four minutes on the clock, nodding home Phil Foden's pinpoint cross. Fresh from being called the best player in the Prem by Guardiola, Bernardo Silva made it two on the half hour, slotting past Daniel Bachmann after a defensive mix-up. The in-form Portuguese then whipped a gorgeous 63rd minute effort past Bachmann after beating Danny Rose. Claudio Ranieri's side pulled one back when Cucho Hernandez converted his own rebound with 16 minutes remaining. But City weren't to be reeled in. MORE FOLLOWS... 6Bernardo Silva slots home his first of the eveningCredit: Rex 6The in-form Portuguese tormented the HornetsCredit: Getty 6Silva curls in a beautiful thirdCredit: Reuters 6Cucho Hernandez pulls one back for WatfordCredit: PA Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogGUNNERS LATEST Gunners LOSE at Old Trafford, Sterling...
    PEP GUARDIOLA could reportedly move to New York City FC when he leaves Manchester City. The MLS club are part of the City Football Group. 1The City Group are planning to take Pep Guardiola to New York City FC once he leaves Manchester CityCredit: Getty Guardiola, who could leave Eastlands in the near future, has stated he cannot see himself at another Premier League club. And plans are being prepared to take the Spaniard, 50, to the Big Apple, according to 90min. The City boss could be keen on the move after spending a year in New York on sabbatical after his Barcelona exit. Last month Guardiola praised NYCFC and the work the club has done to promote football in the city, such as its mini-pitch project. He said: “I’ve spent a lot of time in New York City during my career. "It’s a city I love deeply and over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to see first-hand New Yorkers’ passion for football. MONEY BAGS New 'stimulus' check to be sent THIS MONTH after surprise payments revealedON...
    PEP GUARDIOLA has taken charge of some of the biggest clubs in world football. His spells at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City have seen him work with galaticos such as Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Kevin de Bruyne. 7 7Thierry Henry won an historic treble under Pep Guardiola at BarcelonaCredit: AP:Associated Press But the Spanish tactician has also seen a fair few names move on during his time in charge at these European giants. SunSport has put together a stellar starting XI of names sold or let go by Guardiola over the years. The stunning line-up were flogged for a combined total of almost £110million - and that includes three stars who left on free transfers. Between the sticks is stopper PEPE RAINE, who left Pep’s Bayern Munich for Napoli back in 2014 having played back-up to Manuel Neur. Flanking the defence are full-backs MAXWELL - shipped from Barca to Paris Saint-Germain in 2012 - PABLO ZABALETA, moved from City to West Ham to make room for Kyle Walker. Centre-back RAFAEL MARQUEZ was a titan of the Barca defence...
    LIONEL MESSI came close to joining the Etihad outfit in 2020 with one of the main reasons thought to be his desire to reunite with Pep Guardiola. There was even previously talk that Messi has spoken to his former mentor and been told that he can win two Ballon d'Or titles at City. 3The pair lifted two Champions League trophies together in just four yearsCredit: Reuters But for now, the Argentine superstar is plying his trade with Paris Saint-Germain in the French League. Guardiola and Messi worked wonders during their time at Barcelona together. Under Guardiola, Messi lifted an incredible 14 trophies, including two Champions Leagues, in just four years and won three Ballon d'Or awards. Yet according to Spanish outlet Marca in August 2020, their relationship has also suffered at times. Messi raised eyebrows when he was the only senior figure in Barcelona's first-team squad not to attend Guardiola's Blaugrana farewell in 2013. His absence was interpreted as evidence of a deteriorating relationship with Pep yet the forward insisted that he was too emotional to show-up. 3Lionel Messi was...
    PEP GUARDIOLA has given a tantalising hint that he may one day like to fill Gareth Southgate’s boots as England boss. Guardiola has long admitted the idea of becoming a national boss some time in the future does appeal. 1Pep Guardiola has given a tantalising hint that he may one day like to fill Gareth Southgate’s boots as England bossCredit: AFP However, there is no suggestion of him leaving Manchester City any time soon. Yet when that day does arrive, the Three Lions job would hold more appeal than most for the successful Etihad boss. Guardiola has two years left on his City deal. Meanwhile, Southgate has just signed an extension until 2024 as England gaffer. The 50-year-old Spaniard said: “Gareth is doing an incredible job and has just signed a new contract, so congratulations. “I’m not here to take a position from him. Reaching the semi-finals of the last World Cup is a huge success for English football. FREE BETS: GET THE LATEST BETTING SIGN UP OFFERS AND FREE BETS Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATEST Rangnick...
    PEP GUARDIOLA endorsed the credentials of Mauricio Pochettino by insisting titles are not necessary to be a top manager. The PSG boss is in the frame to become Manchester United’s next manager following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday. 2Pep reckons Poch doesn't need titles under his belt to be a top bossCredit: Getty 2The Argentine has been closely linked with the vacant Man United managerial postCredit: Reuters Poch is widely admired in England for his work at Tottenham and Southampton – even though he did not lift any trophies during his time here. On Wednesday night he goes head-to-head with Pep, who has a glittering CV from his time with Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Yet the Etihad boss said it is not all about silverware when you judge a manager’s ability. Guardiola said: “Yes you can be a top manager without titles, of course. The managers who have the chance to win titles are at top top clubs with good investments and exceptional players. “Otherwise it’s impossible to win. That doesn’t mean the managers in...
    KEVIN DE BRUYNE has revealed Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola sometimes FORGETS to name his team during his pre-match team talks. The Spanish coach has won the Premier League title in three of his five seasons since arriving at the Etihad in 2016. 2Guardiola has coached Man City for five years, his longest stint at a clubCredit: Getty 2De Bruyne has flourished in the Premier League under GuardiolaCredit: Rex Yet De Bruyne insists sometimes Guardiola's enthusiasm for his side's attacking style supersedes his team selection. Speaking to the MIDMID podcast, he said: "We always have a meeting before a match and Guardiola will then say 'we are going to do this and this and that. Let's go!' "And then we say: 'Hey, Pep, who is playing?' He forgets sometimes. For him winning is important. But his philosophy is even more important. "Many people don't understand this. Pep would rather lose with his football principles than get a win from counter-attacking tactics. "He loves attacking football so much." De Bruyne has struggled at the start of the 2021-22 season, scoring just...
    KEVIN DE BRUYNE revealed Manchester City trained for just TEN MINUTES the day before facing United. Pep Guardiola’s side cruised to a 2-0 win over their rivals last Saturday thanks to an Eric Bailly own goal, while Bernardo Silva was also on target. 1Kevin De Bruyne claims Man City spent just ten minutes preparing their tactics for the win over Man UtdCredit: Getty And after that red-hot performance you wouldn’t have known that City had hardly trained the day before. De Bruyne told Dutch podcast Mid Mid: “The day before a game we usually train tactically, based on how the opponent plays. “Before United, Pep said: ‘We don’t know how they are going to play. We shall see’. And we stopped training after 10 minutes or so. “Often Pep knows how the opponent is going to play. This time he didn’t know, so he didn’t know what to do. “We have done what we always do, but he didn’t know beforehand if they would play with five at the back, with four, a diamond in the middle, or with three...
    PEP GUARDIOLA insists his former midfield star Xavi does not 'have to be my heir' after he was appointed Barcelona's new manager. The Manchester City boss was in charge of the legendary star for four stunning years at the Nou Camp as they lifted every honour available to them. 2Xavi is preparing for his first game in charge of BarcelonaCredit: Getty 2His former boss Pep Guardiola has sent him a classy message before his first gameCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd They already had a close bond from when they played together for the Catalans at the turn of the century. Guardiola stepped up from Barcelona B to take over the senior side in 2008 after just two years of experience coaching. Now Xavi, who has left his Qatari club Al Sadd to return to Barca as Ronald Koeman's replacement, has done the same after just 24 months in the dug-out. But despite the parallels, Guardiola insists the 41-year-old should feel no added pressure to follow in his footsteps. Speaking at a charity golf tournament, he said: "I wasn’t the heir to...
    PEP GUARDIOLA has admitted he could lose top players to Barcelona amid their interest in Raheem Sterling. The Catalan giants have been long-time admirers of Sterling and rumoured to be lining up a transfer offer. 2Raheem Sterling could be lured by Barcelona, his manager Pep Guardiola admittedCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun 2Pep Guardiola conceded the lure of Barcelona is still there for playersCredit: AFP Barcelona have just appointed Xavi to be their new head coach and want new faces to help rebuild after a miserable start to the campaign. Sterling, 26, would be an ideal option to fit into the club's 4-3-3 system. And City boss Guardiola admitted: "If Barcelona are interested in any of our players, I am convinced that they can get them. "Barca continues to be an attractive club, more than attractive. The city, the club, the history and this for the trainers, for the players always seduces a lot. "If Barcelona interests one of our players, they will set up the machinery into operation, it is a liner. “Barca can use their media to influence...
    MANCHESTER CITY are reportedly set to pursue Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong as they look to bolster their midfield. Pep Guardiola likes to slowly evolve his squads over time and with Fernandinho coming towards the end of his career and Kevin de Bruyne reaching 30 years of age, the Spanish coach may feel he needs some fresh legs in the middle. 3One way Man City could line up with De Jong at the club And De Jong has been identified as someone they are keen to go after, particularly given Barcelona's financial problems. But if a cash sum does not get the wheels turning, Man City may look to offer Raheem Sterling as part of a transfer swap. The England international has been out of favour at the Etihad so far this season and subsequently been linked with a move away from the Premier League champions. Speaking about his future last month, Sterling said: “If there was the option to go somewhere else for more game time, I would be open to it. “Football is the most important thing to...
    RAHEEM STERLING could be used as part of a stunning £60million swap deal for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, reports say. The Man City winger is wanted by the Catalan giants while Pep Guardiola is also a fan of Dutchman De Jong. 2Pep Guardiola is reportedly keen on signing Frenkie De Jong from BarcelonaCredit: AFP 2Raheem Sterling could be used as part of a swap deal by Man City, reports sayCredit: Getty And Catalan outfit El Nacional claim there could be a player swap between the Etihad and Nou Camp. Barcelona have long been admirers of Sterling and the report says that he’d be an ideal fit in their system under new boss Xavi. Sterling has scored just twice for Man City this season in in 15 appearances. The 26-year-old isn’t a guaranteed starter at the Etihad and Guardiola has reportedly contacted Barca chief Joan Laporta about a swap. And the City boss is also said to be an admirer of De Jong, who hasn’t had the influence in Barcelona’s midfield that they hoped for since his move from Ajax....
    Pregnant Kylie Jenner Uninjured After Travis Scott Astroworld Incident Leaves 8 Dead, Says Source These are the four solar stocks to own for the long run © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Manchester derby bragging rights are on the line as Manchester City visits Manchester United on Wednesday and top four positioning is at stake for the historic clubs (start time 8:30am ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com). An extra day off and home cooking are not enough to install Manchester United as the favorites, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tries to outfox Pep Guardiola at Old Trafford. WATCH MANCHESTER DERBY STREAM LIVE – LINK Man City’s slipped five points off the Premier League title pace and sits third with 20 points after a loss to Crystal Palace. United is three points back of its City rivals, and taking even one point from Saturday to give the Red Devils five of nine available points from Tottenham, Atalanta, and Man City would trigger sighs of relief from Solskjaer and his supporters....
    PEP GUARDIOLA hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the best players in history ahead of the Manchester Derby. But the Portuguese striker’s record against his old foe leaves a lot to be desired. 3 3Cristiano Ronaldo has hit nine goals since returning to Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty 3Pep Guardiola takes his Manchester City side to Old Trafford on SaturdayCredit: Reuters Guardiola has gotten the better of sides featuring Ronaldo in eight of their 16 meetings. The pair will go head to head on Saturday when Manchester City make the trip across town to face United and Pep insisted he would be taking no chances. He said: "I didn't see the United match (against Atalanta), I'm going to analyse and to see what they are so I know how good they are. "We saw it last season. They have one of the best players in history, a guy who can be a scoring machine." Ronaldo has already bagged nine goals in 11 appearances for the Red Devils this season. He made a blockbuster return to Old Trafford over the summer after 12...
    PEP GUARDIOLA says Wednesday's clash with Club Brugge is 'much more important' than Saturday’s Manchester derby. City have just 64 hours between kick-off against the Belgians at the Etihad and the start of the Old Trafford showdown. 1Pep Guardiola says Man City's Champions League game against Club Brugge is 'more important' than the Manchester derbyCredit: Reuters Having thrashed Philippe Clement’s team 5-1 just a fortnight ago, some managers may look to keep their squad fresh for a cross-city clash but Pep insists this Champions League tie is the bigger game. Guardiola said: “This is much more important than United. “This game can give us an incredible step to make the last 16. “In the Premier League there are many games, here there are just six and only three are left. “So we have to take it seriously to make a good performance and take a step forward in qualification. “The group stages every year get more difficult. If you drop more than one or two defeats, we’re in trouble. We lost in Paris, so we have to take advantage of...
    PEP GUARDIOLA told Sergio Aguero he must not try to rush back to football after his health scare at the weekend. Manchester City’s all time leading scorer suffered breathing problems while playing for new club Barcelona at the Nou Camp. 2Sergio Aguero suffered breathing difficulties while playing for BarcelonaCredit: Reuters 2Former boss Pep Guardiola has sent him a message of supportCredit: Getty The 33-year-old was taken to hospital for heart tests and will not play again for the next three months while further examinations are carried out. His former club have rallied around the Argentine – with Guardiola sending him a clear message that his health and the rest of his life is much more important than what is left of his career. The Etihad boss said: “Of course, it is difficult news for everyone. But especially for him and his family. “We wish him well, he knows it, from all the people at Manchester City. “We wish him a speedy recovery, but it does not matter about the time. Health and life is much more important than anything else...
    BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER has revealed his tricky spell at Man United could have been down to Jose Mourinho’s rivalry with Pep Guardiola. The German legend endured a difficult finale to his Old Trafford career under Mourinho back in 2016-17. 1Bastian Schweinsteiger endured a tricky second season at Old TraffordCredit: AFP or licensors The ex-Bayern Munich star won the Bundesliga with Guardiola before moving to the Premier League. And the 37-year-old has claimed his frosty relationship with The Special One could have been down to Pep’s influence over his game. He told the BBC Radio 5 Live: "I didn't play a lot under (Mourinho) unfortunately, but I still respect him. “He's a great coach who has won a lot of trophies. It was a strange and difficult situation, he never really explained why. "Maybe it was because I played with Pep Guardiola and had played football for Pep Guardiola, who Mourinho doesn't like." Schweinsteiger left the Allianz Arena in 2015 to link up with former boss Louis van Gaal. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATEST Pogba-Solskjaer snub EXCLUSIVE, Conte wants United...
    PEP GUARDIOLA hailed 'fantastic' David Moyes and West Ham after his side were knocked out on penalties at the London Stadium, ending Manchester City's four-year dominance in the Carabao Cup. The Hammers held the holders all the way to a penalty shootout in a goalless 90 minutes. 4Guardiola's side have won the competition five times in the last six yearsCredit: GETTY IMAGES 4Moyes' Hammers have now beaten both Manchester clubs to reach the quarter-finalsCredit: GETTY IMAGES 4Benrahma scored West Ham's fifth and final penalty to seal the winCredit: GETTY IMAGES 4Moyes' high-flying Hammers continue their fine start to the 2021/22 campaignCredit: GETTY IMAGES Phil Foden couldn't hold his nerve missing City's first spot-kick, and West Ham planted all five of theirs past Zack Steffen to book their place in the quarter-finals. After the nail-biting shootout loss, Guardiola singled out 'fantastic' Moyes and his high-flying Hammers for praise. He said: "It was one of our toughest games against them. "They are doing well in the Premier League, the Europa League and now they are into the quarter-finals of the...
    DELE ALLI appears to be keen to find love again after his split with ex-girlfriend Ruby Mae early in 2021. And one of the objects of the Spurs midfielder's desires appears to be Pep Guardiola's daughter Maria. 3Dele Alli has been spotted on dates with Maria Guardiola Is Dele Alli dating Pep Guardiola's daughter? Dele Alli was seen sharing a rooftop kiss with Man City boss Pep Guardiola's daughter back in May. SunSport revealed at the time that the England international leaned in for a smooch after chatting to Maria Guardiola for hours at London's trendy Cloud 9 bar. And that night appeared to have gone well as the pair met up again in October for another date at the Novikov restaurant. However, neither Dele Alli or Maria have posted anything to social media to suggest they are thinking of going exclusive. And they may now be going a bit cold on each other after new pictures emerged of the Tottenham ace and Made in Chelsea star Nicole Berry on a date in Mayfair. Most read in SportLive BlogUNITED LATEST...
    ENGLAND’S Dele Alli has switched to Chelsea in his quest to find love. The Spurs ace had been seen smooching Man City boss Pep Guardiola’s 20- year-old daughter Maria. 5Dele Alli and Nicole Berry link fingers while she rests her head on his shoulder 5Canadian Nicole Berry recently joined the cast of Made In Chelsea But now Dele, 25, has subbed her for dates with Made In Chelsea newcomer Nicole Berry. Pics shared with The Sun show them linking fingers and with her head on his shoulder. They were joined by Chelsea FC star Ben Chilwell, 24, and Nicole’s model pal Sofia Cretaro at Sexy Fish restaurant in London’s Mayfair — before heading to Chiltern Firehouse. Dele is said to have first contacted Canadian Nicole, 24, via social media. A source said: “She made him go the extra mile by ignoring four of his messages. But she finally said ‘yes’ to a date and had fun. But after a photographer spotted them Nicole has taken a step back. “She doesn’t want Made In Chelsea fans to think she’s dating a...
    ENGLAND’S Dele Alli has switched to Chelsea in his quest for love. The Spurs ace had been seen smooching Man City boss Pep Guardiola’s 20- year-old daughter Maria. 5Dele Alli and Nicole Berry link fingers while she rests her head on his shoulder 5Canadian Nicole Berry recently joined the cast of Made In Chelsea But now Dele, 25, has subbed her for dates with Made In Chelsea newcomer Nicole Berry. Pics shared with The Sun show them linking fingers and with her head on his shoulder. They were joined by Chelsea FC star Ben Chilwell, 24, and Nicole’s model pal Sofia Cretaro at Sexy Fish restaurant in London’s Mayfair — before heading to Chiltern Firehouse. Dele is said to have first contacted Canadian Nicole, 24, via social media. A source said: “She made him go the extra mile by ignoring four of his messages. But she finally said ‘yes’ to a date and had fun. But after a photographer spotted them Nicole has taken a step back. “She doesn’t want Made In Chelsea fans to think she’s dating a footballer...
    PEP GUARDIOLA told a Brighton steward to come and sit with him in the dugout, prior to Manchester City's 4-1 win over the Seagulls yesterday. The animated City boss patted the chair next to him as the initially bewildered staff member looked in his direction. 2Pep Guardiola chats to the perplexed stewardCredit: Sky Sports 2The City boss was keen to call the staff member overCredit: Sky Sports As the steward sits down Guardiola puts his arm around his shoulder, before pointing up into the crowd. It is unclear what the Spaniard wanted to chat about. But he was certainly in a mischievous mood. He watched his side dismantle Brighton in the first half, cutting Graham Potter's side open at will. Ilkay Gundogan gave them the perfect start, before a quickfire Phil Foden double made it 3-0 at the break. The Seagulls improved after half-time, pulling a goal back through Alexis Mac Allister. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogFOOTIE NEWS Lukaku injury LATEST, Fonseca 'advanced Newcastle talks', Dembele Toon updatesLive BlogUNITED LATEST Cristiano Ronaldo EXCLUSIVE, Bruno Fernandes LATEST, Olmo transfer interestExclusiveACE'S...
    ENGLAND’S Dele Alli has switched to Chelsea in his quest for love. The Spurs ace had been seen smooching Man City boss Pep Guardiola’s 20- year-old daughter Maria. 5Dele Alli and Nicole Berry link fingers while she rests her head on his shoulder 5Canadian Nicole Berry recently joined the cast of Made In Chelsea But now Dele, 25, has subbed her for dates with Made In Chelsea newcomer Nicole Berry. Pics shared with The Sun show them linking fingers and with her head on his shoulder. They were joined by Chelsea FC star Ben Chilwell, 24, and Nicole’s model pal Sofia Cretaro at Sexy Fish restaurant in London’s Mayfair — before heading to Chiltern Firehouse. Dele is said to have first contacted Canadian Nicole, 24, via social media. A source said: “She made him go the extra mile by ignoring four of his messages. But she finally said ‘yes’ to a date and had fun. But after a photographer spotted them Nicole has taken a step back. “She doesn’t want Made In Chelsea fans to think she’s dating a footballer...
    ENGLAND’S Dele Alli has switched to Chelsea in his quest for love. The Spurs ace had been seen smooching Man City boss Pep Guardiola’s 20- year-old daughter Maria. 5Dele Alli and Nicole Berry link fingers while she rests her head on his shoulder 5Canadian Nicole Berry recently joined the cast of Made In Chelsea But now Dele, 25, has subbed her for dates with Made In Chelsea newcomer Nicole Berry. Pics shared with The Sun show them linking fingers and with her head on his shoulder. They were joined by Chelsea FC star Ben Chilwell, 24, and Nicole’s model pal Sofia Cretaro at Sexy Fish restaurant in London’s Mayfair — before heading to Chiltern Firehouse. Dele is said to have first contacted Canadian Nicole, 24, via social media. A source said: “She made him go the extra mile by ignoring four of his messages. But she finally said ‘yes’ to a date and had fun. But after a photographer spotted them Nicole has taken a step back. “She doesn’t want Made In Chelsea fans to think she’s dating a footballer...
    PEP GUARDIOLA showed support for Manchester City fan Guido de Pauw at a news conference on Friday. The Spanish coach wore a T-Shirt which had the message 'We're with you Guido' emblazoned on it. 1Pep Guardiola wore the t-shirt at a news conference on FridayCredit: Manchester City FC Guardiola spoke about De Pauw and what happened to the 63-year-old following City's win over Club Brugge on Tuesday. Who is Guido de Pauw? De Pauw, a City fan from Belgium, was attacked after the English side's win over Brugge in the Champions League. The attack took place at a service station new Drongen, which is where City star Kevin de Bruyne is from. De Pauw is currently in stable condition in hospital but is in a coma and doctors have described his situation as life-threatening. So Guardiola wore the T-Shirt as a show of support on Friday, and he could do the same this weekend when City take on Brighton. Most read in SportLive BlogUNITED LATEST Bruno EXCLUSIVE, Olmo transfer interest, Schmeichel backs Solskjaer at Unitedtexas hold 'em F1 US Grand...
    ENGLAND’S Dele Alli has switched to Chelsea in his quest for love. The Spurs ace had been seen smooching Man City boss Pep Guardiola’s 20- year-old daughter Maria. 5Dele Alli and Nicole Berry link fingers while she rests her head on his shoulder 5Canadian Nicole Berry recently joined the cast of Made In Chelsea But now Dele, 25, has subbed her for dates with Made In Chelsea newcomer Nicole Berry. Pics shared with The Sun show them linking fingers and with her head on his shoulder. They were joined by Chelsea FC star Ben Chilwell, 24, and Nicole’s model pal Sofia Cretaro at Sexy Fish restaurant in London’s Mayfair — before heading to Chiltern Firehouse. Dele is said to have first contacted Canadian Nicole, 24, via social media. A source said: “She made him go the extra mile by ignoring four of his messages. But she finally said ‘yes’ to a date and had fun. But after a photographer spotted them Nicole has taken a step back. “She doesn’t want Made In Chelsea fans to think she’s dating a footballer...
    ENGLAND’S Dele Alli has switched to Chelsea in his quest for love. The Spurs ace had been seen smooching Man City boss Pep Guardiola’s 20- year-old daughter Maria. 5Dele Alli and Nicole Berry link fingers while she rests her head on his shoulder 5Canadian Nicole Berry recently joined the cast of Made In Chelsea But now Dele, 25, has subbed her for dates with Made In Chelsea newcomer Nicole Berry. Pics shared with The Sun show them linking fingers and with her head on his shoulder. They were joined by Chelsea FC star Ben Chilwell, 24, and Nicole’s model pal Sofia Cretaro at Sexy Fish restaurant in London’s Mayfair — before heading to Chiltern Firehouse. Dele is said to have first contacted Canadian Nicole, 24, via social media. A source said: “She made him go the extra mile by ignoring four of his messages. But she finally said ‘yes’ to a date and had fun. But after a photographer spotted them Nicole has taken a step back. “She doesn’t want Made In Chelsea fans to think she’s dating a footballer...
    PEP GUARDIOLA showed support for Manchester City fan Guido de Pauw at a news conference on Friday. The Spanish coach wore a T-Shirt which had the message 'We're with you Guido' emblazoned on it. 1Pep Guardiola wore the t-shirt at a news conference on FridayCredit: Manchester City FC Guardiola spoke about De Pauw and what happened to the 63-year-old following City's win over Club Brugge on Tuesday. Who is Guido de Pauw? De Pauw, a City fan from Belgium, was attacked after the English side's win over Brugge in the Champions League. The attack took place at a service station new Drongen, which is where City star Kevin de Bruyne is from. De Pauw is currently in stable condition in hospital but is in a coma and doctors have described his situation as life-threatening. So Guardiola wore the T-Shirt as a show of support on Friday, and he could do the same this weekend when City take on Brighton. Most read in SportLive BlogUNITED LATEST Bruno EXCLUSIVE, Olmo transfer interest, Schmeichel backs Solskjaer at UnitedRevealedGUNNER BE A STAR Arsenal uncover...
    PEP GUARDIOLA had a message for stricken Manchester City fan Guido de Pauw on his T-shirt on Friday. The Etihad boss arrived at his press conference to preview Saturday’s trip to Brighton sporting the words ‘We’re With You Guido”. 2Guardiola's message of support to Belgian based City fan De Pauw 2The incident took place in Kevin De Bruyne's hometown of DrongenCredit: Getty Hours after City’s game in Brugge on Tuesday night, De Pauw, 63, was attacked outside a shop as he returned home. He was immediately rushed to hospital and placed in a coma with doctors declaring he had life-threatening injuries. Five men have appeared in court over the incident and two remain in custody – while the victim’s condition is described as ‘stable’. Guardiola is praying Guido will continue to improve and that he will be able to join them at the Etihad in the future. He said: “Of course all the club and the organisation, from our chairman Khaldoon and every person here, we are with him. “We are quite optimistic because the last hours he is getting better....
    A Real Housewives daughter makes rare red carpet appearance, plus more celebs kids all grown up Worst Periods for the American Economy Since 1900 © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Brighton vs Manchester City should be very easy on the eye at the Amex this Saturday (start time 12:30pm ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com) as two of the most attractive teams to watch in the Premier League collide. Soccer purists, get your popcorn out. STREAM LIVE BRIGHTON v MANCHESTER CITY Graham Potter has Brighton battling at the top end of the Premier League table early in the season as the Seagulls have finally found a way to put their chances away. They have lost just one of their opening eight games and have racked up impressive wins against Leicester City and Brentford as well as battling past Burnley and Watford. After three-straight draws, can Brighton secure a shock win against Pep Guardiola’s boys? They did beat them 3-2 at the end of last season… Speaking of Pep, he...
    JACK GREALISH revealed he was left 'shattered' after Manchester City's crushing Champions League win on Tuesday night. Pep Guardiola's squad stormed to a 5-1 win away to Club Brugge in a masterful performance. 2Jack Grealish was left 'shattered' after Man City's thumping 5-1 win over Club Brugge, Gabriel Agbonlahor has revealedCredit: Getty 2Agbonlahor revealed Grealish opened up to him about his night in Belgium and Pep's exhausting tacticsCredit: The Sun Grealish, 26, played the full 90 minutes in the win - and opened up to old pal Gabby Agbonlahor about the Spanish boss' exhausting tactics. And former Aston Villa captain Agbonlahor suggested City's rivals, Manchester United, could learn a thing or two from their night in Belgium. Agbonlahor told talkSPORT: “If I was Ole in the hotel now, I’d be showing them the City game from last night. “Look, they’ve got a a £100million player and all these superstars hunting the goalkeeper down, pressing all over the pitch, and leaving everything on the field. “I spoke to Jack last night and he was shattered from the game. “They are not...
    COLE PALMER scored his first Champions League as Manchester City crushed Club Brugge on Tuesday night. But Pep Guardiola tipped a further SIX youngsters to follow in his footsteps and make their mark in the first team. 2Cole Palmer scored three minutes after coming on to grab his first Champions League goalCredit: Getty Midfielder Palmer, 19, replaced Kevin De Bruyne on 64 minutes in Belgium - then found the net three minutes later with a classy finish. And his boss is expecting plenty more exciting talents to join the No80 by earning senior minutes - but called for patience from players and fans alike. Guardiola said: "The people in this world want things immediately but everything needs time. "You cannot cook a good dish if you don't spend time in the kitchen. "Cole has a special quality that's difficult to find, he finishes it most of the time. "He's training with us and taking our principles. He's a player for the future of this club. MOST WANTED Gabby Petito's family think her fiancé is still alive...
    MANCHESTER CITY have slapped a £67.5million price-tag on Raheem Sterling with Barcelona ready to pounce for the star, according to reports. And the LaLiga giants could make their move for the England winger in the January transfer window, according to MARCA. 1City boss Guardiola has made it clear to Sterling he is not guaranteed game timeCredit: Getty The Spanish newspaper's report says Sterling's deal at the Etihad, which runs until June 2023, puts him in the 'red-zone to leave on a free transfer'. But it adds he 'hopes to depart before then' and that City 'are in no mood to offer any discounts on their players'. MARCA says Sterling 'is currently in a difficult situation' at City having lost a regular starting place and there are 'rumours of a rift' between him and boss Pep Guardiola. The report concludes City 'are willing to sell Sterling if a good offer arrives' as Pep has admitted 'he only wants footballers at his club who are happy.' One stumbling block for the move might be the precarious financial situation at...
    MANCHESTER CITY could be without Spain international forward Ferran Torres until the New Year. The former Valencia forward has broken a bone in his foot while playing in the Nations League finals during the international break. 1Ferran Torres scored twice for Spain against ItalyCredit: AFP Early reports suggested he could be out for a month to six weeks – but now Pep Guardiola says it could be THREE MONTHS on the sidelines. That is a blow for the champions as Torres was filling the gap left by Sergio Aguero in the centre forward role at the Etihad. Guardiola said: "Torres will be out for two to three months. "He has a bone injury In the foot, the metatarsal. “The injury can happen here or in the national team, I know perfectly the manager for Spain and he treated Ferran as well as possible. “They tried to take care of him but sometimes it happens, it happened with Phil (Foden), Kevin (De Bruyne). It happens because there are lots of game. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogTALK OF THE TOON Bruce's...
    BRENDAN RODGERS will reportedly reject any approach to take charge of Newcastle as he holds out on succeeding Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The Leicester boss has been linked with the Magpies job should Steve Bruce be sacked following their recent £300million takeover. 3Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers reportedly has no interest in becoming Newcastle's next managerCredit: Getty Rodgers is the new favourite to become the Toon gaffer, with it believed it is a matter of if and not when a managerial change will be made at St James' Park. But according to the Daily Mail, the 48-year-old will resist interest from Newcastle as he is in the frame to replace Guardiola. The Spaniard only has 18 months left to run on his contract at the Etihad. And Guardiola has announced that he will take a break after his deal expires before looking to secure a job at a national team. It has been claimed that Rodgers is on the shortlist to succeed the ex-Barcelona boss. The Mail have also stated that the Northern Irishman was in the running to become...
    RAHEEM STERLING wants to be sure he remains a key part of Pep Guardiola’s plans before he resumes contract talks with Manchester City. The 26-year-old is into the last two years of his Etihad deal and further discussions with the club are on hold. 2Raheem Sterling is into the final two years of his contract and wants to make sure he is a key part of Pep Guardiola's plans before resuming talksCredit: Reuters Sterling has started only four of 11 matches for the champions this season — and also found himself out of the side in the final few weeks of last season. The England forward, set to face Hungary at Wembley on Tuesday night, is desperate to start more club matches — and that will determine whether he stays at City or moves on. Sterling recently held a heart-to-heart with boss Guardiola and has vowed to give his all in a more central role. Barcelona are monitoring his situation and know about Sterling’s wish to play in Spain one day. But City insist they do not plan to let...
    MANCHESTER CITY will reject any bids to sign England star Raheem Sterling in January. And the champions remain focused on persuading the 26-year-old to sign a new deal. 3Sterling is currently away on international duty with the Three LionsCredit: Reuters 3He's in line to make his 71st England appearance in the World Cup qualifier against Andorra on SaturdayCredit: Getty 3But five out of Sterling's seven Premier League appearances this season have been from the benchCredit: Getty Sterling has less than two years on his contract and talks over a fresh one are on hold. That has put a big question mark over his long-term future at City, where he has been for six years. SunSport reported on Tuesday that Barcelona are monitoring the situation and could make a cheeky loan bid in the new year. The hard-up Catalan giants know Sterling has expressed an interest in playing in Spain at some point in his career and hope that could tip the balance in their favour. Anything they come up with will be knocked back...
    DELE ALLI has been spotted leaving a restaurant with the daughter of Pep Guardiola just months after they shared a rooftop snog. The Spurs star, 25, was seen locking lips with Maria - the 20-year-old daughter of Manchester City chief Pep - in May, shortly after his bitter split from ex-girlfriend Ruby Mae. 9Dele Alli was spotted leaving a Starbucks with Pep Guardiola's daughter, Maria, following a lunch date at Mayfair hotspot NovikovCredit: NHPIX 9Dele and Maria, 20, clutched bottles of water as they continued their day-date following a bite to eatCredit: NHPIX 9The Tottenham star and daughter of Pep Guardiola were spotted together five months after sharing a rooftop snogCredit: NHPIX 9Dele and Maria dined at Novikov in West London - a favourite of Premier League stars - after being dropped off in a black MercedesCredit: NHPIX 9Dele Alli was spotted snogging Maria on a rooftop in May And now Dele and Maria have been seen together again, this time leaving a London hotspot together. The pair were sighted leaving the Novikov Restaurant and Bar in Mayfair - a...
    MANCHESTER CITY cult hero Shaun Goater is offering to help bring Erling Haaland to the Etihad. Goater, dubbed the Goat by Man City fans, played with Erling’s dad Alf-Inge at the turn of the Century. 4Erling Haaland continues to be linked with a move to Man City next summerCredit: Reuters 4Club legend Shaun Goater wants to help secure Haaland's move to the Etihad StadiumCredit: Getty As the battle hots up for Borussia Dortmund’s superstar striker, he said: “If they need me to talk to Alf, I’ll do what I can. “He’d be an exceptional buy as he’s young, his scoring record in Europe is phenomenal and I think he’d adjust to the Premier League easily.” Haaland, 21, has a clause in his contract that means he can leave for £65million next summer. Man City boss Pep Guardiola has the Norwegian ace top of his hit-list having failed to sign Tottenham talisman Harry Kane. He also lost out to Manchester United in the race for Cristiano Ronaldo. And ex-striker Goater, 51, added:  “If you’re talking £65m, you are getting a real...
    DELE ALLI has been spotted leaving a lunch date with Pep Guardiola's daughter - reigniting rumours they are dating. The Tottenham ace, 25, was spotted kissing Maria, 20, on a rooftop bar in May and the two have now been seen visiting a restaurant in London. 6Dele Alli has been spotted with Pep Guardiola's daughter... againCredit: Rex 6The Tottenham star was seen kissing Maria in MayCredit: Social Media - Refer In pictures obtained by The Daily Mail, Dele and Maria were pictured leaving the Novikov Restaurant and Bar in Mayfair on Monday. The newspaper contacted the player's representatives for comment but he was unwilling to disclose details on his private life. The West End venue is believed to be a popular restaurant for sporting stars, with previous guests including Anthony Joshua and Novak Djokovic. Dele split from former girlfriend Ruby Mae in February and now appears to be enjoying a blossoming friendship with Guardiola's eldest daughter. The England midfielder and Maria are believed to have met in April and were seen smooching a month later - as exclusively revealed by...
    DELE ALLI has been spotted leaving a lunch date with Pep Guardiola’s daughter – reigniting rumours they are dating. The Tottenham ace, 25, was spotted kissing Maria, 20, on a rooftop bar in May and the two have now been seen visiting a restaurant in London. Rex 3 Dele Alli has been spotted with Pep Guardiola’s daughter… again Social Media - Refer 3 The Tottenham star was seen kissing Maria in May In pictures obtained by The Daily Mail, Dele and Maria were pictured leaving the Novikov Restaurant and Bar in Mayfair on Monday. The newspaper contacted the player’s representatives for comment but he was unwilling to disclose details on his private life. The West End venue is believed to be a popular restaurant for sporting stars, with previous guests including Anthony Joshua and Novak Djokovic. Dele split from former girlfriend Ruby Mae in February and now appears to be enjoying a blossoming career with Guardiola’s eldest daughter. The England midfielder and Maria are believed to have met in April and were seen smooching a month later –...
    FOURTH OFFICIAL Mike Dean was not impressed with Pep Guardiola's antics during Manchester City's draw at Anfield on Sunday. The manager raged after Liverpool star James Milner didn't receive a second yellow card... and Dean responded with a disapproving stare. 1Mike Dean didn't pay too much attention to Pep Guardiola's antics Milner, playing at right-back, was not shown a second yellow card by referee Paul Tierney after hacking down Bernando Silva. Guardiola was left incensed by Tierney's reluctance to punish the blatant foul, which happened while the score was 1-1. As the Spaniard jumped up and down the touchline, Dean - on fourth official duties - appeared to ignore his protests and just looked at him. And it's easy to see why Guardiola was so annoyed as Mohamed Salah went on to score a stunning goal to give Liverpool a 2-1 lead. City managed to get a late equaliser through Kevin De Bruyne - but they could have got all three points if Milner had seen red. The result leaves City third in the table, two points behind leaders Chelsea....
    FORMER Manchester City defender Danilo has revealed it is 'not easy to have a good relationship with Pep Guardiola'. The 30-year-old Brazilian made 23 Premier League appearances during Man City's record-breaking 2017-18 season where they won the title and finished on 100 points. 3Guardiola is known for being an intense football managerCredit: Getty - Contributor 3Danilo spent two seasons playing under Guardiola at Man CityCredit: Rex Features The following campaign the full-back found himself with fewer opportunities to play and eventually departed for Juventus in the summer of 2019. He left on a part-exchange deal for Joao Cancelo, who has gone on to excel at the Etihad. Meanwhile, Danilo has now decided to open up about his opinion of Guardiola, using a strange analogy about the Spaniard's wife to do so. Speaking to Repubblica, he said: "It's true it's not easy to have a good relationship with him (Guardiola). "He is never relaxed, he thinks about football all the time. "I think at home, in the evening, he puts his wife on the couch as if she were a player...
    PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN star Idrissa Gueye claimed it was "simple" to deal with Manchester City due to the lack of pace in the Citizens' team. Gueye, 32, opened the scoring early on with a powerful effort and helped to nullify the City attack after that alongside Italian Marco Verratti. 1Lionel Messi sealed victory for PSG after Idrissa Gueye (right) opened the scoring Pep Guardiola's side then dominated most of the play without creating too many clear cut chances, before Lionel Messi put the game to bed with his first goal for his new club. But Gueye felt it was a comfortable evening for his side despite being without the ball for much of it. He told RMC Sport: "The most important thing is to remain solid. "It wasn’t an easy match and we were able to defend well, play on the counter and get opportunities. We were able to score, and now we need to concentrate on the next game. "We had to stay compact in the middle and make the most of our counters to score. Today it...
    LIONEL MESSI has well and truly come back to haunt Pep Guardiola - with a record seven goals against his old boss. The Argentine hero, 34, broke his Paris Saint-Germain duck on Tuesday night with a stunning finish against Manchester City. 6Lionel Messi scored his seventh goal past a Pep Guardiola defence on Tuesday nightCredit: Getty 6The Argentine's Champions League tally is a record against his former bossCredit: PA He linked up expertly with Kylian Mbappe before curling a fine effort beyond Ederson into the top corner on 74 minutes. As well as sealing a 2-0 Champions League win for his new club, it took his tally against Guardiola to seven. And that is more goals than anyone else has managed against the former Barca manager in the competition. Two of those came while Guardiola was at Bayern Munich - a double in a 3-0 Barca win in May 2015. The remaining five are against the Citizens. Messi smashed in a hat-trick at the Nou Camp in October 2016 as part of a 4-0 victory - the first treble...
    PEP GUARDIOLA does not know how to stop Lionel Messi and Paris Saint Germain’s superstar strikers. The Argentine legend, 34, is expected to feature against his old boss at the Parc des Princes tonight despite nursing a knee injury over the last week. 2Pep Guardiola admits he has no idea how to stop PSG's star-studded attackCredit: Rex 2Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi are expected to be unleashed against CityCredit: Rex So Mauricio Pochettino has the option to pick him alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in PSG’s Champions League showdown with Manchester City. Guardiola said: “What should we do? I don’t know. With this amount of quality I don’t know how to stop them, they’re so good. “When you’ve got this amount of talent altogether it makes it so difficult to control. Defend well when we have the ball and not let them run but it’s so difficult. “I don’t know if they’re the best in the world – but they’re exceptional, all of them are so good individually, they can combine and connect with each other. “They have all...