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  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 20:00:40 +0000: Will anyone prevent Manchester City from retaining their title? | Paul Wilson - Manchester City | The Guardian

    Only 11 teams have done it, and only Manchester United and Liverpool have done it more than a couple of times, but Pep Guardiola’s men look a good bet to join the club this season

    Only 11 clubs have ever done it, and one of the first was called the Wednesday. The official retitling of Sheffield Wednesday only happened in 1929, just in time to see it achieved again in 1930. Aston Villa managed it during the Boer war, Huddersfield between the wars and Portsmouth and Wolves during the cold war. The first time it occurred was in 1890, when Vincent van Gogh was still alive, just, and the most recent occasion was in 2009, when a frustrated Rafa Benítez famously came up with a list of “facts” about Sir Alex Ferguson’s supposed influence over referees.

    The subject under discussion is the retention of the English title, which has happened on 25 occasions in the 130-year history of organised league football. Manchester United can claim a record seven of those feats, six coming under Ferguson’s stewardship, and with five, mainly in the 70s and 80s, Liverpool are the only other team with more than a couple of back-to-back wins.

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  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:54:33 +0000: Chelsea accused of paying Andreas Christensen’s father for work he did not do - Manchester City | The Guardian
    • Football Leaks says father was paid £11,400 plus VAT a month
    • Chelsea say they ‘do not comment on confidential contracts’

    Chelsea are facing further allegations that they breached Fifa and Premier League rules by making illegal payments to the father of Andreas Christensen in order to sign the Denmark defender.

    According to documents obtained by Football Leaks, and published on Thursday by the Danish newspaper Politiken, Chelsea recruited Sten Christensen as a scout on the day they signed Andreas from Brondby six years ago.

    Related: Fifa’s youth transfers investigation: six key questions | Paul Wilson

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  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:33:56 +0000: Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy has operation on injured knee - Manchester City | The Guardian

    • No timescale has been given for defender’s recovery
    • Mendy was sidelined for the majority of last season

    Benjamin Mendy will be sidelined again for Manchester City after undergoing a knee operation on Wednesday.

    The defender had surgery on his left knee in Barcelona after pulling out of the France squad, City confirmed.

    Related: Uefa warns Manchester City it could reopen FFP investigation from 2014

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  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:31:51 +0000: La Liga could teach the Premier League about being competitive - Manchester City | The Guardian

    Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are disproving the theory that ‘anyone can beat anyone’ in the Premier League

    By Martin Laurence for WhoScored

    There are many factors to consider when assessing what makes one league better than another, but over the years the Premier League has been held up as a competition where anyone can beat anyone. That is, of course, true of any league, but it is an increasingly ill-informed assumption when applied to England’s top flight. The notion that the Premier League is more competitive than its competitors is being put to bed this season.

    There are currently six unbeaten teams in Europe’s big leagues and half of them are from England, with Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and PSG all matching the unbeaten records of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. This is the first time in the history of English football that three top-flight sides have made it through their first 12 matches of the campaign without losing. To have three unbeaten teams is unprecedented but even having two is highly unusual. This is the 27th season of the Premier League and only once before have two clubs reached this stage of the season without losing – back in 2007-08, when Arsenal and Liverpool still hadn’t lost after 12 games.

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  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:00:14 +0000: From Craig Cathcart to André Gomes: 10 underrated Premier League players - Manchester City | The Guardian

    Underrated they may be but from the Premier League’s unsung heroes are quietly going about their business

    Nomination for the October player of the month award (well, one of them – he made the PFA’s shortlist, but not the official Premier League-endorsed version) showed that Duffy’s sterling performances are being noticed. Since being named man of the match in the 3-2 win over Manchester United in August, the 6ft 3in centre-back has been vital to Brighton’s good form, scoring vital goals against United and Southampton and being responsible for more clearances (96) and more clearances off the line (two) than any other top-flight player. The five-year contract he signed last month was reward for his efforts.

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  • Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:27:24 +0000: Ipswich close in on Huws & Celina - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC
    Ipswich Town have a bid accepted for Cardiff's Emyr Huws and hope to conclude a deal for Manchester City's Bersant Celina.
  • Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:53:36 +0000: Bennell charged with 14 further offences - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC
    Ex-football coach Barry Bennell faces 14 further charges of historical sex abuse, prosecutors say.
  • Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:03:39 +0000: Man City consider bid for Juve's Alves - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC
    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola could turn to Juventus and Brazil defender Dani Alves to strengthen his full-back options.
  • Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:36:27 +0000: Sterling to make Grenfell Tower donation - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC
    Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling is to make a substantial donation to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
  • Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:54:11 +0000: Huddersfield agree £10m fee for Mooy - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC
    Newly promoted Huddersfield Town agree a club-record £10m fee for Manchester City midfielder Aaron Mooy.