NEW GUADIORLA DEAL, SAME UNINSPIRING MANCHESTER CITY

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola during the international break penned a new 2-year deal ahead of his team’s trip to London to face the inform Tottenham Hotspur. The Citizens were definitely expecting the announcement the contract extension of one of football's most coveted managers to provide a much needed boost after an indifferent start which has seen them lose 2-5 at home to Leicester City and settle for stiff 1-1 draws against newly promoted Leeds United and West Ham.

But whatever plans Pep and his Sky Blue army had to get their season back on track where quickly dispelled by the 5th minute when Son lost his marker in typical fashion and placed a deft shot past Ederson after a beautiful pass from a rejuvenated Ndombele which caught the entire City defense napping.

MAN CITY TO PLAY WAITING GAME

Premier League side Manchester City were prepared to receive the best player in the world Lionel Messi this summer. However, latest reports hint that Messi will see out his contract at the club. The 33-year old joining City would have intimidated rivals and pushed up their morale in the Champions League. With the partnership of Messi and Kevin de Bruyne in the middle, A

MANCHESTER CITY DEFENDER EXPECTED TO PLAY MADRID TIE

Injured Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte is set to be fit for the Champions League clash against Real Madrid.
The Frenchman suffered knee ligament damage in his team's 4-0 defeat of Brighton in game week four of this season's Premier League, leading to five months on the sidelines. His absence has had a sizeable impact on the club's title challenge, with Pep Guardiola's men now 14 points behind Liverpool at the top of the table.

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KYLE WALKER CAUTIONS MAN CITY

Kyle Walker is not having the best of times at Man City. Despite arriving and thriving at the right back position for years, the England international has found playing time hard to come by this season.
Unlike Prima Donnas like Zlatan Ibrahimovic that have played under Pep Guardiola, Walker insists he is happy with the current arrangement in the club.

MAN CITY’S SYMPHONY WILL LAST ALL SEASON

No matter how many times Jurgen Klopp gets animated and yells at his team to sprint down the heels of opponents, the Premier League will remain a marathon. Pep Guardiola knows this all too well, that’s why he plays the long game of patient intensity.

Liverpool sit pretty at the top of the English Premier League with a perfect 24 points from 8 games and 8 points above second placed Manchester City. The Reds have been trying for years to get back to the top of English football, while Man City thanks to their Abu Dhabi cash cowshave overtaken most traditional powerhouses.

The International Break for Man City will be Beneficial

Any kind of interruption between matches is considered to be dreadful for the team managers and most of them fear the breaks, but the case for Man City is just the opposite. It is known that Pep Guardiola, who is currently the manager for the Blues will be standing at the gain side from the shut-down of September.

Manchester City has a total of nine players right now who are not involved in international games which can be advantageous for the Blues. It can also be considered as a blessing for them because preparations are going on for them to play a hectic schedule of seven games in just three weeks as the English season is sincerely is in progress.

Man City Marked Players from Pep Guardiola

Manchester City has marked an aggregate of 24 players while Pep Guardiola has been in control. Manchester United may be about to sign a Championship player but Manchester City has not been interested in that market under Pep Guardiola. Their preference for recruiting from other leagues predates the current manager; you have to go back to the purchase of Patrick Roberts from Fulham in 2015 for the last time the Blues bought from the second tier of English football, and the 2010 arrival of Adam Johnson from Middlesbrough for the last time they brought in a first-team player from the league.

Guardiola, though, has followed the trend. City has signed 24 players to date since 2016 and not one of them has come from the Championship, although John Stones, Kyle Walker, and Riyad Mahrez have all come from Premier League clubs. The only club that has signed more players from in Guardiola’s time in Spain. Claudio Bravo, Nolito, Geronimo Rulli, and Pablo Mari all arrived in 2016 (with the latter two immediately loaned back out), and Aymeric Laporte followed in January 2018.

MANCHESTER CITY EYEING ATLETICO MADRID ACE

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly interested in Atletico Madrid’s defensive midfielder Rodrigo Hernandez according to media reports. Rodri, as he is popularly known, has become a key feature for Diego Simeone’s side as he embodies the tireless midfielder that the Argentine tactician relishes.

He has been able to replace club legend Gabi and it is believed that Pep Guardiola wants the player to replace Brazilian midfield enforcer Fernandinho. Fernandinho has proven to be arguably the most important player at the Etihad as he keeps the attacking unit together with his ability to win the ball and initiate attacks from deep.

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