Story highlights Tottenham 0-1 Manchester City Game played on awful pitch Wembley hosted NFL game on Sunday (CNN)Manchester City moved back to the top of the Premier League on goal difference after edging out Tottenham Hotspur in a match played on an awful Wembley pitch. Riyad Mahrez scored the only goal of the game but Monday's match will be remembered as much for the almost comical playing surface. Follow @cnnsport Tottenham was supposed to be in their new stadium for this fixture but delays in the building process meant the club was forced to use a tired-looking Wembley pitch instead. England's national stadium had hosted an NFL match between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday and ground staff had a little over 30 hours between the two kick-offs. Despite their efforts, both flanks were visibly cut up and the large NFL logo in the center circle served as a constant reminder as to why the pitch made life harder than usual for the 22 players on … [Read more...] about Manchester City edges out Tottenham on awful Wembley pitch
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Alan Dawson, provided by Published 6:17 am, Monday, April 16, 2018 Reuters Manchester City players toasted the club's Premier League title victory with fans at a local English pub on Sunday. Club captain Vincent Kompany gave a passionate speech where he told parents to cover their childrens ear's so he could swear profusely. They sang songs, took selfies, and clearly had a good time. The Premier League season is not over as City welcomes Swansea City for a league game on Sunday — so more celebrations can be expected this weekend. Manchester City players sang songs and took selfies with fans at a local pub after the team won the 2017-2018 Premier League title on Sunday. City defeated Tottenham Hotspur by a 3-1 score on Saturday, meaning local rivals Manchester United had to beat West Bromwich Albion on Sunday to keep its title challenge alive. But United slipped up, suffered a shock 1-0 loss, and handed the championship to City. The team now has an unassailable … [Read more...] about Manchester City celebrated at a local pub after winning the Premier League
Supported by Soccer By RORY SMITHAPRIL 15, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story MANCHESTER, England — Pep Guardiola spent the day golfing. Raheem Sterling was relaxing on his sofa. Vincent Kompany, trailed by the cameras of Manchester City’s in-house television station, was with his family. In the end, none of them needed to do anything for Manchester City to be crowned Premier League champion.Guardiola and his team had hoped, of course, to win a third championship in seven years in rather more satisfying circumstances: had Guardiola and City beaten Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium last Saturday, they would have claimed the title on home soil, against their fiercest rival. Despite leading by two goals at halftime, though, City collapsed, losing by 3-2.Guardiola was phlegmatic in defeat: all City had to do, he said, was win two of its remaining six games.In the end, one was enough. After 10 days in which … [Read more...] about Manchester City Clinches Premier League Title, With an Assist From United
Sports Premier League Transfer News The vultures are circling. Chelsea’s defeat to Tottenham on Sunday (April 1) could see ramifications that last much longer and go much deeper than derby day gloating. Chelsea are left eight points short of Tottenham in the Premier League table now, eight points short of fourth place and a Champions League place with only seven games to go. They look doomed for the Europa League. But not all of their players will be left to wither in Europe’s second tier competition, for today’s transfer round-up begins at Stamford Bridge with a very tempting offer. According to the London Evening Standard, Real Madrid are considering whether to make a move for Eden Hazard this summer. The 27-year-old Belgian is valued at £100 million by Chelsea, but has struggled to rediscover his form of last season. Hazard’s current deal still has two years left to run. Recommended Slideshows 44 In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From … [Read more...] about Transfer News: Real Madrid Plan £100 Million Chelsea Raid, Manchester City Swoop For Barcelona Starlet
Sports Premier League For any Manchester City fan, the prospect of wrapping up the Premier League title at home against their bitter rivals is a tasty prospect. Could there be a better way? It would not top the triumph of 2012, those few seconds that saw Manchester United grasping for the Premier League trophy only to see it snatched away through Sergio Aguero’s last-minute winner against QPR. But it would come mighty close. The noisy neighbors, with their aesthetically-pleasing, dominating style of football are just waiting to be crowned champions, and the fixture schedule happens to bring United to the Etihad Stadium at the first possibility. Yet Pep Guardiola is willing to wait. He has said he wants to secure the title as early as possible, but he won’t do so at the expense of the greater good. Guardiola understands the fans’ desires. “I am a Barcelona fan,” he said Saturday (March 31) after beating Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park. Recommended Slideshows … [Read more...] about Manchester City vs. Manchester United: Can Jose Mourinho Take Advantage of European Distractions and Delay Pep Guardiola’s Coronation?