Manchester City ran out 3-1 winners at Goodson Park after a close-fought contest. It's a result that will be felt across Stanley Park, with City's win reducing Liverpool's lead at the top of the Premier League table to five points. City took the lead on 24 minutes after a fine Kevin De Bruyne cross perfectly picked out the head of Gabriel Jesus, who made no mistake from close range. Less than 10 minutes later, Everton hit back with Dominic Calvert-Levin converting a goal-bound Seamus Coleman chip to level the proceedings. Both sides created chances in a frantic second period, but the crucial breakthrough came from a set piece, with a moment of magic from Riyad Mahrez taking Jordan Pickford by surprise to make it 2-1. City would weather an Everton storm late on, sealing the win with a Raheem Sterling strike. Positives With eight assists in seven Premier League games, City continue to be bolstered by the league's most in-form player; Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian was central to everything … [Read more...] about Mahrez, De Bruyne both 8/10 as City come through Everton test
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The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below. TOP STORY: Dortmund to reload if Sancho heads home Jadon Sancho will leave Borussia Dortmund next summer -- and the German club are already hunting for his replacement. That's according to the Daily Mail, which this evening claims that the news is set to induce a scramble for his signature, with Manchester United and Manchester City likely to be leading the charge. Sportsmail claim that Dortmund's top brass have already started scouring Europe for Sancho's replacement after accepting that the former City star's future belongs away from the Bundesliga. Mind you, he won't come cheap. Any club wanting to sign him will probably have to part with the best part of £100 million. LIVE BLOG 23.30 BST: That will do it for the latest edition of … [Read more...] about LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United, City in £100m battle for Sancho
The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the rest of Europe remains open for business. Plus, it's never too late to look forward to January! Click here to view the latest transfers and keep up to date with the latest gossip below. TOP STORY: Premier League chase is on for Rennes wonderkid Manchester City, Arsenal and Spurs are in the hunt for Rennes' 16-year-old wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga, after his virtuoso performance against Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Sunday evening, according to the Daily Mail. Rennes beat PSG 2-1, thanks in no small part to the performance of Camavinga -- who was playing in front of scouts from a bevy of Premier League sides in attendance at Roazhon Park. Spurs had lined up a bid for him last season when the teenage midfielder made his debut for Les Rennais. He made seven appearances for the French club last season and has already played three times during the current Ligue 1 campaign. How long he ends up staying there remains to be seen. … [Read more...] about Transfer Talk: Man City, Arsenal, Spurs chase French youngster
With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come January? Transfer Talk has the latest. TOP STORY: Barca to lose out on de Jong Barcelona's long pursuit of Frenkie de Jong could be coming to an end as Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly prepare a bidding war for the Ajax midfielder. While de Jong is likely to cost upward of €50 million, Marca are reporting that Barca's attentions have switched to Villarreal's Pablo Fornals, who has a €25m release clause. However, they add that Fornals is not interested in making the move in the middle of the season, and so Barca may have to wait until the summer to add to their midfield ranks. Fornals, 22, has returned to the Spain squad this season after a two year absence from the senior squad. LIVE BLOG 23.30 GMT: That will bring our Transfer talk LIVE blog to an end on Friday. Hope you enjoyed following along with us and remember to check back in a few … [Read more...] about LIVE Transfer Talk: Barcelona turn to Pablo Fornals as Man City, PSG battle for Frenkie de Jong
Manchester City will be eyeing a domestic treble when they face Watford in Saturday's FA Cup final, with the team a far cry from the one that Yaya Toure inspired to the 2011 title. Having clinched the Premier League at Liverpool's expense on Sunday, added to the EFL Cup in February, City are aiming to become only the eighth side to win the domestic treble in English club history. While this season has been yet another consistent campaign of achievements for Pep Guardiola's side, now firmly considered among the world's Super Clubs, it was a very different story eight years ago, when Toure scored the FA Cup final winner. City defeated Stoke 1-0 in the final to win their first major honour since 1969 and their first trophy since 1976, and was arguably the true launch of the club we see today. It drew a line under the club's previous stuttering attempts to return to the pinnacle of the English game, following Thaksin Shinawatra and Khaldoon Al Mubarak's waves of eye-watering investments. … [Read more...] about Would Manchester City be where they are today without Yaya Toure?