Premier League Results Alex Ferguson's Manchester United made it three in a row in the 2008-09 season, after which point the Premier League has changed hands year on year. City now have their fourth title in the past eight seasons and can contemplate the prospect of a similar era of dominance under Pep Guardiola, having followed up last season's 100-point haul with 98 to edge a relentless tussle with Liverpool. The EFL Cup winners will now turn their attentions towards next weekend's FA Cup final against Watford at Wembley and the prospect of an unprecedented domestic treble. WWWWWWWWWWWWWWinners!#mancity pic.twitter.com/ONrqLSGrOe — Manchester City (@ManCity) May 12, 2019 As in 2012 and 2014, City were forced to go to the final day of the campaign to seal glory, although there was no need to repeat the unforgettable drama of Sergio Aguero's last-gasp strike against QPR on the former occasion, as, despite falling behind, they moved through the gears to claim the three points … [Read more...] about Manchester City edge Liverpool to retain Premier League title
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Raheem Sterling dispatched the decisive penalty in the shoot-out against Chelsea after February's EFL Cup final at the same venue finished goalless, while City edged out Liverpool in an epic Premier League title race by beating Brighton and Hove Albion 4-1 last weekend. Sterling and Gabriel Jesus then both scored twice on Saturday as City completed the treble, adding to a superb career body of work for manager Pep Guardiola. But where does this City rank among the other finest teams since the Premier League rebrand of 1992-93 heralded the multi-million-pound era? Five Omnisport writers have picked their sides. Buzzin' 🐝#mancity 🏆 pic.twitter.com/lcNb9DNWMP — Manchester City (@ManCity) May 14, 2019 Matt Dorman - Manchester United 1998-2001 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rode a wave of nostalgia in the early months of his return to Old Trafford and the hero of 1999 can be forgiven for indulging in past glories, such were the extraordinary feats he achieved alongside a squad … [Read more...] about Man City treble: Are Guardiola’s men the best team of the Premier League era?
Liverpool’s Champions League winners dominate the nominations for the Ballon d’Or after seven of Jürgen Klopp’s men were included on the 30-man shortlist while England World Cup stars Lucy Bronze and Ellen White were nominated for the women’s award. Goalkeeper Alisson Becker, defenders Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold, midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and strikers Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino all featured among the candidates when they were announced by France Football and L’Equipe on Monday evening. World champions the United States and Champions League winners Lyon, for whom Bronze plays, dominated the nominations for the women’s award as Manchester City’s White joined her England colleague on the shortlist. There were also four spots for Barcelona players Marc-André ter Stegen, Frenkie De Jong, Antoine Griezmann and Messi, while Ronaldo was joined by Juventus team-mate Matthijs De Ligt, who was also … [Read more...] about Seven Liverpool players on Ballon d’Or shortlist, Bronze and White nominated
It is the only honour the club has won since the 1976 EFL Cup that was not initially presented to Vincent Kompany. Carlos Tevez was City's captain when Yaya Toure scored the only goal to down Stoke City at Wembley eight years ago, but the true identity of the on-field leader in sky blue was already common knowledge. Tevez's infamous touchline spat with then-manager Roberto Mancini and extended golfing holiday were still to come, but a hastily made and withdrawn transfer request in December 2010 highlighted strained relations. At a time of accelerated, turbulent change, Kompany became City's anchor. He skippered the side when they beat Manchester United 1-0 in the semi-finals and it was symbolic that he and Tevez took a handle each of English football's most famous old trophy on the Wembley lap of honour and hometown parade that followed. Kompany will lead City out at the national stadium in search of an unprecedented domestic treble in Saturday's final versus Watford, the last game … [Read more...] about FA Cup final 2019: Kompany and the perfect farewell that would feel too soon
10:07 AM GMTESPNcricinfo staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintPakistan have named at least four allrounders, including the 14-year-old Mohammad Shahzad, in their 15-man squad for the Under-19 World Cup in South Africa early next year. The in-form Rohail Nazir will continue to led the side, while 16-year-old quick Naseem Shah, who recently made his Test debut in Australia, also featured in the squad."We have planned extensively and tried our best to form a fine team," Saleem Jaffar, the Pakistan junior team head coach, said at a press conference in Lahore. "Probables selected for the World Cup will give both coach and captain full options to form a balanced side. I hope this team will go good. But whoever is left out shouldn't be disheartened because they are on a path that will take them to the professional cricket and this isn't the end of world."Shahzad, a batting allrounder from Southern Punjab, caught the selectors' eye at the ongoing Under-16 domestic … [Read more...] about Naseem Shah, 14-year-old Mohammad Shahzad in Pakistan Under-19 World Cup squad