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James Milner | Midfielder

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 154

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James Milner is a target for Liverpool this summer, as his veteran leadership would be a welcome replacement for the departing Steven Gerrard.
Milner represents as close to a Gerrard replacement as one could conjure. A central midfielder, England international veteran with set piece skills in his locker, an engine-like stamina and the ability to be influential in both attack and defense. Jordan Henderson took a massive step forward last season to show that he can accomplish all this criteria but it doesn't hurt to have competition and both could wind up regulars in the XI should Milner join the club. May 27 - 12:39 PM


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James Milner will join Yaya Toure as missing from Manchester City's midfield against West Brom to kick off Premier League Week 30 on Saturday.

Manual Pellegrini will be missing two of his more influential midfielders with Yaya Toure and James Milner both ruled out for the visit of West Brom. Tony Pulis' side have been piling up the points since Pulis arrived and making it difficult for opponents to score. City, when at less than full strength, have had troubles scoring so the absences of key midfielders may be more significant than it might appear if you just compare places in the standings.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 20 - 2:54 PM

James Milner picked up a knee injury last week and although the problem is not "very serious" the player has been unable to train and will not face Newcastle.

Aside from Milner there are no other concerns for Manuel Pellegrini as Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony return following their African Cup of Nations triumph. "Wilfried is an important player - he’s on the squad list for tomorrow. We’ll see if he starts or if he’s on the bench." Sergio Aguero has overcome a minor back problem and is set to start as City look to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea.

James Milner came on as a substitute and saved Manchester City at least some blushes as he hit a great free kick in extra time to earn a draw.

Manchester City can't afford to be dropping points at home to the likes of Hull City. While Chelsea were beating Aston Villa on the road, the Citizens were struggling to get so much as a point from Steve Bruce's side at home. Yes, Toure was still missing but Jose Mourinho, missing Costa and Fabregas, will have no sympathy on that front. Could City fall out of the top two? It certainly looks possible after two points from their last three matches.
Feb 7 - 12:25 PM

James Milner scored an injury-time winner as his brace helped Manchester City come from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup third round.

Milner has been playing in a forward role in the absence of the injured Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko, and it was from that position he struck twice against Sheffield Wednesday. Manchester City failed to register a shot on target for more than an hour until Milner equalised by sliding the ball through the keeper's legs and he completed the win from close range in injury time, to celebrate his 29th birthday in style. David Silva and Samir Nasri started the game on the bench but were introduced in a second-half with their side behind, a switch that turned the game in City's favour as they progress to the 4th Round.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 5 - 7:14 AM

Manchester City midfielder James Milner has hinted that he could leave next summer if he does not get enough playing time this season.

This follows a story from earlier in the summer which had suggested Milner was ready to look for a fresh challenge. The brunt of the 28-year-old's frustrations are down to the fact he started just 17 league games during the campaign, and if a similar situation occurs this season then he's leaving himself free to move on when his contract expires next summer. However, if Milner can continue to perform at the level he showed against Chelsea in Week 5 then it could prove difficult for Pellegrini to exclude him from the City starting XI for the big matches.
Source: Football365
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 10:01:00 AM

James Milner is keeping Manchester City waiting over his plans for the future as he enters the final year of his contract.

This follows a story from earlier in the summer which had suggested Milner has become disillusioned under Manuel Pellegrini and was ready to look for a fresh challenge. The brunt of the 28-year-old's frustrations are down to the fact he started just 17 league games during the campaign, and if a similar situation occurs this season then he's leaving himself free to move on when his contract expires next summer.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 06:02:00 AM

James Milner is set to quit Manchester City after the World Cup in Brazil, the Sunday People newspaper has claimed.

The report in the Sunday People claims The Milner has become disillusioned under Manuel Pellegrini and is ready to look for a fresh challenge, despite the fact he has just won a second Premier League title and been named in England's World Cup squad. The brunt of the 28-year-old's frustrations are reported to be down to the fact he started just 17 league games during the campaign and this was mostly due to injuries, so he is looking for a move to a club that could guarantee him first team football. Everton, Arsenal, Spurs and his former club Newcastle are all linked to a move for the midfielder.
Mon, May 19, 2014 05:54:00 AM

James Milner inspired a superb Manchester City comeback to end Bayern Munich's record run of 10 consecutive Champions League wins.

Bayern were dominant early on as Thomas Muller struck before Mario Gotze scored to put the home side 2-0 up. The returning David Silva pulled a goal back from close range, Aleksandar Kolarov equalised with a penalty after James Milner was tripped before Milner's fine finish won the match for City. Manuel Pellegrini rested Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo, making the result all the more impressive.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 09:08:00 AM