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Manchester City

Liverpool and Man City renew hostilities

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 By Simon Curtis

Pellegrini must act fast to stop Man City regression after Liverpool defeat

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini commends Liverpool for their performance and insists that his side must focus on their next match.

Abraham Lincoln's famous quote -- "I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday" -- seems appropriate to Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini after Liverpool's 2-1 victory over City on Sunday struck a blow to their title ambitions.

Pellegrini, who brought such barnstorming football to the Etihad last season, seems to have lost himself in a narrow streak of tactical stubbornness. In the process, he may also be losing crucial backing among City's bedrock support.


 By David Mooney

Vincent Kompany, Samir Nasri not good enough in Man City's Anfield loss

ESPN FC's Craig Burley breaks down an impressive result for Liverpool and a blow for City's title aspirations.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: Coutinho goal (75') Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: Edin Dzeko goal (26') Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: Jordan Henderson goal (11') Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City

One of these two teams played football for two hours in Turkey on Thursday night. Judging by the performance, you'd have said that it was Manchester City who were fatigued from a long flight that arrived home at 6 a.m. on Friday ... but you'd be wrong.

Instead, Manuel Pellegrini's side simply failed to show up and all of the momentum gained from the win against Newcastle that closed the gap to Chelsea to five points has somewhat dissipated a week later. The passion, calmness, pride, dynamic...

 By David Mooney

Man City must rebound and regain home dominance for Leicester's visit

ESPN FC analyst Craig Burley pinpoints Manuel Pellegrini's tactics and inability to make effective changes to the lineup as reasons for Manchester City's recent struggles. Also, see why Craig wasn't a fan of Dortmund's 'Batman and Robin' celebration.
The ESPN FC team explain how Liverpool were able to exploit Manchester City's weaknesses on Sunday and agree Manuel Pellegrini's days as City manager may be numbered.

In years gone by, teams battling for survival in the Premier League would not have relished a journey to the Etihad Stadium. In the last few campaigns, it would have been seen as an "anything we can get is a bonus" game, with Manchester City likely to win and occasionally without really getting out of second gear.

That Leicester, a team performing below what many expected from them after a solid title win in the Championship in 2014, will fancy their chances of doing a job on Manuel Pellegrini's...

John Brewin profile picture  By John Brewin

The men who could replace Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City boss

ESPN FC analyst Craig Burley pinpoints Manuel Pellegrini's tactics and inability to make effective changes to the lineup as reasons for Manchester City's recent struggles. Also, see why Craig wasn't a fan of Dortmund's 'Batman and Robin' celebration.

Twinned 2-1 defeats to Barcelona and Liverpool in which a 4-4-2 formation proved utterly unfit for purpose has made speculation rife about the future of Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini. That may seem a little premature, considering City could still beat Barca in the second leg of their Champions League tie and may even collect a second successive title.

However, both look distant prospects, and Pellegrini might consider the fate of his predecessor. By February of the 2012-13 season, Roberto...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola the top contenders to take over at Man City?

Despite failing to make up ground on Premier League leaders Chelsea Manchester City fell to a 2-1 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday.
The ESPN FC panel highlight Manchester City's weaknesses, and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho's man of the match performance.

All the latest and greatest rumours and tidbits on the transfer moves teams around the world will be making this summer.

TOP STORY: A big name Man City manager?

Today's TT begins with a little bit of a twist: instead of high-profile players and rumours of big money moves, we're looking at the bespoke individuals stalking the touchlines.

Another notable league defeat for Manchester City this weekend has put even more pressure upon beleaguered Manuel Pellegrini, so much so that it's a wonder...

Heroes and Villains: John Terry leads Chelsea's charge, Man City fading fast

ESPN FC's Craig Burley recaps Chelsea's dominant performance against Tottenham on their way to claiming the Capital One Cup trophy.

Matchday 27 of the Premier League is in the bag, so it's time to run the rule over the Heroes and Villains of the weekend ...


Diego Costa stole the headlines, but it was John Terry who won the man of the match at Wembley. Harry Kane has caused problems for teams all season, including Chelsea. Terry and an improved Gary Cahill kept him quiet. Terry's perfectly timed late sliding tackle on Kane, executed without fear in his own penalty area, typified his performance. Were it not for off-the-field...