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Author: Mike Lindquist Manchester City Content Manager

Manchester City Dominate Chelsea With a Six-Goal Thrashing

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s fifth goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) It was hard to imagine that Manchester City would exude the level of domination that they did. Chelsea are supposed to be a side challenging for trophies in four competitions. They have talented players and Premier League winners, but they could do nothing but accept utter domination at the hands of City. First...

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How Pep Guardiola’s Tactics Completely Controlled Arsenal

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 03: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reacts on the touchline during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) When the line-ups came out for Manchester City against Arsenal, Pep Guardiola left us all guessing. He fielded a line-up lineup with three defenders, six midfielders and a lone striker, which is not anything close to usual for Guardiola or any manager. However, it was a masterclass of tactics that forced City to play at their best and...

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Marouane Fellaini Leaves Manchester United

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 16: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on January 16, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images) After five-and-a-half years, Marouane Fellaini has left Manchester United.  The 31-year-old has only played 31 minutes since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as manager and does not want to sit on the bench. The Belgian international has agreed to move to Shandong Lueng of the Chinese Super League. It has not been an easy five-and-a-half year spell for everyone’s favorite afroed Belgian. ...

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Leicester, Monaco Complete Tielemans-Silva Loan Swap

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: Leicester City unveil new loan signing Youri Tielemans at King Power Stadium on January 31st , 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images) Leicester City and AS Monaco have completed a complex loan-swap that will see midfielders Youri Tielemans and Adrien Silva switching sides. Tielemans and Silva are two central midfielders that have struggled to make an impact at their clubs since arriving 18 months ago. It has been a real struggle for Adrien Silva since making his move to Leicester from Sporting Lisbon. The 29-year-old midfielder...

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Newcastle United Sign Miguel Almiron

ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 08: Miguel Almiron #10 of Atlanta United turns on the speed during the 2018 Audi MLS Cup Championship match between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers at the Mercedes Benz Stadium on December 08, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta United won the match with a score of 2 to 0. (Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images) Newcastle United have completed their first signing of the January window by adding Atlanta United playmaker Miguel Almiron.  The 24-year-old Paraguay international completed his £20.5 million move with a medical in Newcastle on Wednesday.  The move gives Rafa...

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How Newcastle Shocked Manchester City

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Manager of Newcastle United Rafael Benitez shakes hands with Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola after the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on January 29, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images) Manchester City travelled away midweek to Newcastle United knowing it would be a test. Newcastle is a side that has been struggling, but still safe in the last spot above relegation. Everyone knows Rafa Benitez’s sides are strong and organized defensively, but only Manchester City’s poor play allowed...

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REPORT: Manchester City Youngster Rabbi Matondo Moves to Schalke

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 07: Manchester City’s Rabbi Matondo looks on during the UEFA Youth League match between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk at Manchester City Football Academy on November 7, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Tom Flathers/Man City via Getty Images) Another Manchester City youngster has left the club for Germany; this time it’s Rabbi Matondo. The 18-year-old Welsh international has left for Schalke 04 in search of first-team opportunities. City will receive an £11 million fee for the player, with a likely buy-back clause of £30 million. City will also receive 25% of any future fee for the player, according to Sam Wallace...

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Arsenal Close to the Signing of Barcelona’s Denis Suarez

Arsenal are close to the signing of Denis Suarez from Barcelona on loan with an option to buy for around €25 million in the summer.  The 25-year-old is looking for more first-team action than is available with the Spanish champions.  Arsenal hope Suarez can be the creative winger that manager Unai Emery has been looking for, should they complete the deal. Born in Galicia, Denis Suarez is one of the hottest prospects in Spanish football. After coming up through the Celta Vigo academy, Suarez made a big move to the Premier League and Manchester City but, in two years as a youth player at the Etihad, Suarez never made a Premier League appearance. He was still an incredibly hot prospect upon leaving Manchester; so hot that when he made the move back to Spain, there was no surprise he went to Barcelona.  He played in their ‘B’ team for a season before going out on loan, first to Sevilla, then Villareal where he played quite well, earning him a place if the first team back at Barcelona. Suarez is at his best out on the left side of attack, cutting inside onto his favored right foot.  He is good a linking the play and keeping the ball moving.  He does not dwell on the ball and it is at his best making quick decisions in tight spaces. A move back to England...

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