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 By Simon Curtis
16 hours ago

Joe Hart proves that it's not just about Sergio Aguero for Manchester City

Watch all of Saturday's Premier League highlights, headlined by Southampton's 8-nil win over Sunderland and Sergio Aguero's four goals against Tottenham.

It would be untrue to say that Sergio Aguero's goal-scoring feats Saturday against his favourite foe, Tottenham Hotspur, had grabbed all the headlines, but how does one not lead with the story of a striker so good he can afford to miss a penalty and still bag four in a single match? If there was a media outlet not leading with variations on a classical music theme, they were few and far between.

Aguero, the modern-day Manchester variety of El Pibe, those famous Argentine forwards brought up...

 By Simon Curtis
1 day ago

Player ratings: Man City's Sergio Aguero wreaks havoc on Tottenham

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol recaps Manchester City's comprehensive 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad.

A day after Tottenham's manager Mauricio Pochettino compared Sergio Aguero to Mozart, the Argentine played beautiful music for the home fans against the leaden feet and confused legs of Younes Kaboul and an ultimately red-carded Federico Fazio.

This was a match that followed the rich history of delicious attacking games between these two sides.

Spurs -- in trying to give as good as they got -- left spaces so tempting for David Silva and the marauding pair of James Milner and Jesus Navas to run into...

 By Michael Cox
1 day ago

Three Points: Manchester City vs. Tottenham

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol recaps Manchester City's comprehensive 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad.

MANCHESTER, England -- A trio of thoughts on Manchester City's 4-1 win vs. Tottenham in the Premier League.

1. The Aguero show

Sergio Aguero takes a while to get up to 100 percent fitness but, when there, he's often unstoppable. His four-goal haul was hugely impressive, yet he might feel he could have had a Premier League record-equalling five, having missed one of his three penalties.

His first goal was typical Aguero: a goal out of absolutely nothing, from a difficult angle in the inside-left position....

3 days ago

Manchester City prepare for tricky visit of Pochettino's Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino spoke ahead of his game against champions Manchester City, a team they have struggled against in the past.

They often say that an early goal can settle the nerves in a tough match. In previous seasons, when Tottenham travelled north to the Etihad Stadium, the Blues were usually in for a tricky tie. In fact, seven of Spurs' last eight games when playing away to Manchester City were decided by one goal -- the exception in that list marked Manuel Pellegrini's arrival on the scene and in spectacular fashion.

Last season, the visitors in this fixture were on terms for a mere 12 seconds of the game. After...

 By Michael Cox
4 days ago

Vincent Kompany and Jan Vertonghen epitomise Belgian school of defending

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots talks to the media after 1-1 draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina in their Euro 2016 qualifying match in Zenica on Monday.

Not all sports blend international and club competition as seamlessly as football, where it's become extremely common for players to be teammates, then opponents, within the same week. How do you spend Sunday, Monday and Tuesday working on understanding and cohesion with a teammate, before setting out to overpower them the following weekend?

This Saturday's contest between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, the weekend's opening Premier League game, is a perfect example. A match between two...

 By Simon Curtis
5 days ago

Spurs and further challenges ahead for Man City as title defence cranks up

Frank Lampard has expressed a desire to remain at the Etihad, while Yaya Toure could be moving on.

Looming on the horizon for Manchester City supporters hungry for a return to club football is one of the fixtures of the season. Traditionally, games involving City and Tottenham have rarely decided the outcome of anything more important than bragging rights. There was the small matter of the Centenary FA Cup final in 1981, won after a see-sawing replay by Ricky Villa of Spurs, but normally it is an encounter that affords the viewing public an opportunity to sit back and enjoy the game of football...