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Pep Guardiola hopeful De Bruyne fit for crucial Liverpool clash

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Kevin de Bruyne could return from injury as Manchester City bid to inflict Liverpool’s first Premier League defeat of the season and put pressure on them in the title race, City manager Pep Guardiola said on Wednesday. The return of De Bruyne would boost City’s hopes of beating Liverpool and …

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Pep Guardiola in tense, exciting EPL title race

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Pep Guardiola ends the calendar year with his Manchester City side embroiled in what has suddenly become a thrilling title race for the first time in his Premier League managerial career. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss, seven times a league champion in the three countries in which he …

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Man City’s Guardiola stays cool despite shock defeat

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said he was not disappointed by his players’ effort despite suffering a surprise 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for the home side at the Etihad but Palace hit back with goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend followed by …

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Aguero scores hat-trick as rampant City demolish Huddersfield

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Sergio Aguero hit a hit-trick as Manchester City’s record-breaking forward inspired a 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s champions opened their home campaign with a pre-match display of ticker tape and exploding fireworks and Aguero continued the pyrotechnics on the field. Aguero, who turned 30 in the close-season, …

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Guardiola: World Cup fatigue could have caused De Bruyne injury

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Pep Guardiola has suggested post-World Cup fatigue could have been a factor in the knee injury that has ruled out Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne for around three months. De Bruyne only returned to training at City last week, having had a break after helping Belgium finish third in …

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Guardiola: Man City players cut short World Cup break

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Manchester City’s World Cup players have decided to return to training early and help aid manager Pep Guardiola’s attempt to defend the Premier League title. The English champions had 16 players playing in Russia with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, John Stones, Kyle Walker , Fabian Delph, …

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‘France deserved to win 2018 World Cup’

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Former England defender Gary Neville has insisted that France deserved to prevail at the 2018 World Cup. Les Bleus secured the trophy with a 4- 2 win over Croatia in the final of the competition on Sunday afternoon. Didier Deschamps’s side were awarded a controversial penalty via VAR in the …

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World cup: Team spirit can carry Belgium to final — Martinez

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Belgium are in uncharted territory for their World Cup semi-final with France but believe their team spirit and togetherness can ensure they carry on their extraordinary journey in Russia, manager Roberto Martinez has said. Martinez’s team tackles the 1998 World Cup winners in St Petersburg today for a place in …

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