Manchester City at Newport County Injury Report: Kompany, Mendy, Bravo, O’Brien, Labadie

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Manchester City heads to Newport County tomorrow for the first ever meeting in the FA Cup between the two sides and the first contest in any competition since City beat Newport in a 1962 League Cup clash. Newport County Association Football Club, based in Newport, South Wales, are currently in 15th place of League Two, the fourth tier of English football.

Obviously, they are massive underdogs in this fifth round clash and one should expect City manager Pep Guardiola to do a lot of squad rotation in this one. He’ll have one eye on this match, and another on what is ahead- their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie at FC Schalke four days later and the League Cup final four days after that.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Chelsea FC

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Manchester City host Chelsea in what is the weekend’s only all top four battle. It’s also a match with huge Premier League title implications as City are now ahead of Liverpool at the top of the table via goal differential; although the Reds still have a game in hand.

Once seven points adrift of the league lead, and Liverpool playing like world beaters at the time, City thought then that their league title defense could essentially be over.

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Chelsea FC at Manchester City Injury Report: Kompany, Bravo, Mendy

Chelsea FC heads to Manchester City in what is hands down the blockbuster fixture of the Premier League weekend. The Blues handed City their first loss of the season in the reverse fixture, back in December, so Pep Guardiola’s side will be very focused and fired up for this one. Let’s take a look at the fitness situation for both sides starting with the hosts.

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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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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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Man United Officially Won’t Face Sergio Kun Aguero in Derby

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Sergio Kun Aguero will miss some time for Manchester City due to disciplinary reasons. It’s official now that Aguero has been handed a three match ban for his elbow on the Hammers Winston Reid. The ban includes a blockbuster Manchester Derby at United the weekend after this one.

The Football Association has ruled, and they have charged him with an act of violent conduct. The Citizens had submitted an appeal of the violent conduct charge, but The FA said video evidence supported the charge and rejected the appeal.

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Manchester United: The Introspection Begins

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Now that the clouds have settled to a certain extent, it is about time we dissected Manchester United’s performance in the Manchester derby.

The most successful club in the history of British football was humiliated by the European football’s rising power. It’s not just the score line that would concern the Manchester United faithful, but also the manner in which its players were hassled and bullied for most parts of the game.

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Manchester United vs City: Preview

The much awaited Manchester derby is finally here. With changes to the managerial hot seats at both the clubs, it’ll be interesting to see how Manuel Pelligrini and David Moyes approach their first Manchester Derby.

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Manchester United player receives racist tweet from teenager; arrest made

 

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Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand received a racist tweet from a 15 year old boy during the soccer club’s heated match with Manchester City. Local police  arrested the kid.

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The 12 Highest Paid Managers in Professional Soccer

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Stateside it’s easy to think of professional soccer as being on the lower end of pro sports profits.  But step outside the USA and you’ll quickly see that the sport of the world generates billions upon billions of income annually.

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