Man City Striker Sergio Aguero Scores in the First Minute Again (Video)

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero just does not waste any time. It took him just 48 seconds to find the back of the net today against Arsenal, in what is the Premier League weekend’s headliner fixture. Against Newcastle United in midweek, it took him only 24 seconds to achieve a scoring strike.

He now has the two fastest goals scored in the Premier League this season. Have a watch below:

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal FC

Manchester City lost another point on Liverpool in the title race, but the midweek results could still have been much worse. At least the defending champions only lost the single, instead of all three. Coming off a defeat at Newcastle United that shocked everybody who regularly pays attention, City manager Pep Guardiola will try to rally the troops in this weekend’s biggest Premier League fixture.

City hosts Arsenal, who just leapfrogged Chelsea into the top four after the midweek results. Guardiola says there is a lot of season left to be played, and that the focus must be on what they themselves can control- their performance. He isn’t interested in focusing on scoreboard watching.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction at Manchester City

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Outside of Chelsea, who had a very exciting transfer window, this January was an absolute snooze fest of inactivity. A rare exception was the Arsenal FC acquisition of Denis Suarez, who could be set for a debut after moving to north London on loan from Barcelona. He was the only player acquired this past window by any big six club that doesn’t reside at Stamford Bridge. 

Could he feature Sunday in the weekend’s headliner clash at Manchester City? “He started to train yesterday and today with the group. I think he is good, he adapts quickly and he is a player with quality,” Arsenal boss Unai Emery said at his news conference today.

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Arsenal at Man City Injury Report: Ederson, Bravo, Mendy, Koscielny, Bellerin, Sokratis

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The Premier League weekend’s headliner fixture sees fourth place Arsenal visit second place Manchester City, in match-up of the fourth place team visiting the side that is second in the table. Pep Guardiola’s team shockingly lost at lower table Newcastle United in midweek, and with Liverpool drawing against Leicester City, fell another another point off the pace of the league lead.

Let’s see how they respond on Sunday. Here’s the injury and fitness situation for both sides in this blockbuster match.

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Why Football Teams are so Keen to Get Involved with Esports

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By Joseph Connolly

Ever since competitive gaming came on the scene, it has been widely treated with suspicion by the traditional sporting world. Many commentators stated that it was little more than a sedentary activity, and had little to do with sporting excellence. Despite these reservations, it seems that a growing number of football clubs and players are keen to get involved with the esports phenomenon.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction, Team News at Newcastle United

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Manchester City visits St. James’ Park tomorrow night to take on Newcastle United in a match-up of two sides at opposite ends of the Premier League spectrum. The Geordies currently reside in 17th place, only two points above the drop zone. Rafa Benitez finds himself in the midst of a real scrap for safety this season as his side is one of four that are just only three points above Cardiff City for the final relegation slot.

Meanwhile Man City are continuing their quest to catch Liverpool for the league lead, currently sitting just four points behind the top of the table Reds. City manager Pep Guardiola, ahead of the win over Burnley in the FA Cup 4th round, really made a point of his intention to to field a very strong side.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Burnley FC (FA Cup 4th Round)

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Manchester City had their proverbial day off kind of match this week already. Pep Guardiola played the kids in the midweek EFL Cup win at Burton Albion Wednesday night, and now City will take on Chelsea in that tournament’s final match at Wembley Stadium. Now the attention shifts to the other domestic cup where, they’ll host Burnley FC in the fourth round tomorrow.

“Always I try to name a strong team,” Guardiola said at his news conference today. “This is the FA Cup against a Premier League team, Burnley. We are going to go with the strongest team to win the game.”

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Man City vs Burnley FA Cup Injury Report: Kompany, Mendy, Bravo, Bardsley, Lowton

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has promised to field a strong side for tomorrow’s FA Cup fourth round clash at home against Burnley FC. That’s bad news for the Clarets, who reside just above the drop zone in the Premier League table right now.

They’ll face a City side that will feature none of the academy players who dispatched Burton in Wednesday night’s EFL Cup semi-final. Burnley will obviously be massive underdogs in this one, as they take on a City side that is nearing full-fitness.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction at Burton Albion (EFL Cup Semifinal)

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Manchester City are sitting pretty right now when it comes to achieving their first trophy of the season. They’ll head to Burton Albion in midweek for the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final tie. They can truly coast into the final as they’re currently up 9-0 due to the extreme route we saw in the Manchester leg of this tie.

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Manchester City at Burton Albion EFL Cup Semifinal: Team News, Injury Report, Match Preview

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Manchester City, already up by an eye-popping margin of 9-0 in their EFL Cup semi-final tie against Burton Albion, can treat Wednesday night’s meeting as a glorified friendly if they so desire. Having rolled up a massive advantage in the home leg of this tie, they can do a lot of squad rotation here, give the youngsters some game time and coast into the final, where they will meet the Chelsea-Tottenham Hotspur winner.

However, manager Pep Guardiola has promised to field a strong lineup for the midweek clash, so don’t expect to see a full reserve side out there for City in this one.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction at Huddersfield Town

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Manchester City head into the weekend four points behind Liverpool for the league lead, but looking again like the juggernaut they truly are. Sunday brings a visit to Huddersfield Town, the league’s absolute bottom side and a team they totally thrashed 6-1 in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Still, City boss Pep Guardiola isn’t taking this match lightly. “Forget the table, the schedule – focus on Huddersfield. It will be freezing and has always been complicated against them,” the Spaniard said. “Focus on what we have to do or else that is the first step to losing points.”

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Manchester City at Huddersfield Injury Report: Mendy, Kompany, Smith, Mooy, Sabiri

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New Huddersfield Town manager Mark Hudson certainly has an extremely tough assignment in his very first game as boss of the Terriers. Hudson replaces the sacked David Wagner, a German manager who had once been considered very promising; even called “baby Jurgen Klopp” by some.

Now he’s looking for a new gig and his replacement is set to tangle with the defending Premier League champions, Manchester City on Sunday. Let’s take a look at the health and fitness situation for both sides.

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