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Man Utd rue failure to land Kompany

Manchester derby 5 hours ago
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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
49 minutes ago

#FCdebate: For which club is the Manchester derby bigger?

The FC TV team believes this game is bigger for City but what do you think? Vote now!

On Sunday, blue host red in Manchester as rivals City meet United at the Etihad Stadium. The home side will start as favourites but are they as clearly in the ascendancy now as they were two weeks ago? 

Since a 4-1 home win vs. Tottenham on Oct. 18, Manuel Pellegrini's men have relinquished a two-goal lead to draw at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League and have been beaten in the league by West Ham and in the Capital One Cup by Newcastle.

Furthermore, if Chelsea beat Queens Park Rangers on...

 By Sid Lowe
about an hour ago

Raul always relished a challenge, and the New York Cosmos are just that

According to ESPN FC reports, Real Madrid and Spain legend Raul has signed a multi-year deal with the New York Cosmos of the NASL.

He was just 17 and he was asleep on the top deck of the bus. The bus was heading up the A2 motorway towards Zaragoza, where Raul Gonzalez Blanco was about to make his debut. If the kid was nervous, a teenager about to play for the biggest club in the world, he didn't show it. "I couldn't have done that," admitted then-Madrid manager Jorge Valdano, but he already knew this kid was different. Valdano had told him that he was thinking of including him and wanted to know what he thought. "If you want...

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Manchester United rue failure to land Man City star Vincent Kompany

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions, while Javi Garcia is reportedly on his way to Zenit St. Petersburg.
Vincent Kompany and Manchester City look to defend their Prem title.
Vincent Kompany has become one of the finest defenders in the world at City.

Back in 2008, Manchester United legend Mark Hughes handed local rivals City one of their greatest ever players when he signed a 22-year-old Vincent Kompany for what now seems a laughable sum of just six million pounds.

When you consider that Brazilian striker Jo (now back in his homeland with Atletico Mineiro) had arrived for a fee of around 19 million pounds a month or so previous, the Kompany coup was a rare bargain at a time when Hughes spent almost 300 million pounds on players in a just year-and-a-half....

 By Rory Smith
5 hours ago

Newcastle vs. Liverpool pits lucky Pardew against luckless Rodgers

Mario Balotelli scored for the first time in eight matches against Swansea in the Capital One Cup, but is that enough to get him firing again?

If there is one thing, just at the moment, that Alan Pardew seems to have and Brendan Rodgers appears to lack, it is good fortune.

That sounds like the faintest of praise for the Newcastle manager, but it is not meant to be. It sounds, too, like a defence of his Liverpool counterpart -- a whitewashing, an excuse -- but it is not meant to be that, either. A good manager is a lucky manager, runs the cliché. Maybe it is true, too, but it is not quite as simple as that. Football is all about...

 By James Dall
6 hours ago

Manuel Pellegrini has Robin van Persie to thank for keeping title defence alive

ESPN FC's Raphael Honigstein discusses the difficulties surrounding Manuel Pellegrini ahead of the Manchester derby this weekend.

Premier League Spotlight previews the weekend's top-flight fixtures, highlighting the key points to keep an eye on as the action unfolds.

Weekend fixtures

Saturday
Newcastle vs. Liverpool
Arsenal vs. Burnley
Chelsea vs. QPR
Everton vs. Swansea
Hull vs. Southampton
Leicester vs. West Brom
Stoke vs. West Ham

Sunday
Man City vs. Man Utd
Aston Villa vs. Tottenham

Monday
Crystal Palace vs. Sunderland

Weekend battle: Manchester derby

Manchester City should win the majority of their games. This is because their team is better than most other teams. The romance-shattering truth is that football matches invariably end with the expected result. The moments that leave our hearts aflutter are the exception rather than the rule -- it's just that our brains rightly...

 By Jason Davis
11 hours ago

Three Points: Wright-Phillips, Red Bulls knock out Sporting KC

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the winning goal over Sporting KC as the New York Red Bulls advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Here are three thoughts following the New York Red Bulls' impressive come-from-behind 2-1 win over defending MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City.

1. That's Not So Metro

The reputation of the New York MLS franchise as postseason chokers is well-earned. History does not speak well of New York playoff efforts, but this win will help salve some of that old pain. Three gilt-edge first-half chances went begging, all three of them on the head or foot of a Red Bulls player you'd expect to score --Tim...