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Stevan Jovetic bagged a brace but Liverpool beat Manchester City in a pre-season friendly at Yankee Stadium.

Liverpool came from behind twice to draw 2-2 in normal time before winning a penalty shoot-out 3-1. However, the biggest news is the superb pre-season form of Jovetic. The striker picked up the man of the match award against AC Milan last week after scoring twice and grabbed two more goals against Liverpool, suggesting he's ready to have a more fluent season for Manchester City. With Alvaro Negredo out injured for the next few months and Sergio Aguero still nursing recurring hamstring and groin problems, he'll be needed. Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson grabbed Liverpool's goals.

Manchester City new boy Willy Caballero has warned Joe Hart that he has no intention of settling for a place on the bench at the Etihad Stadium.

Caballero played under Manuel Pellegrini when at Malaga between 2010-2013 and was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga, so there is certainly potential that he could displace Joe Hart. Hart had a rocky first season under Pellegrini and lost his place to Costel Pantilimon for a month before winning it back, and the England keeper will need to be at his best again to keep the number one jersey.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 31 - 5:51 AM

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has said he wants to stay at the club for "as long as possible".

After numerous summer rumours suggested Yaya Toure was unhappy at City - with his agent Dimitry Seluk suggesting the club had ignored the midfielder's birthday - it appears the nonsense has come to an end. In his latest interview, Toure is quoted as saying "For me I was always quiet and my decision is that I will stay at Manchester City for as long as possible."
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 30 - 5:32 AM

Manchester City got their International Champions Cup campaign off to a flying start with an impressive 5-1 win over AC Milan at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

It's only a friendly tournament, but this was an impressive performance by Manuel Pellegrini's men against a strong AC Milan side. Stevan Jovetic was the star, scoring twice and picking up the man of the match award. With Alvaro Negredo out injured for the next few months and Sergio Aguero still nursing recurring hamstring and groin problems, Jovetic will be expected to step up and play a more prominent role this season, and he's got his pre-season off to a flying start. Scott Sinclair continued his decent form with another pre-season goal, while Jesus Navas and Kelechi Iheanacho added the others.

Manchester City stepped up their preparations for their Premier League title defence with a 4-1 victory over MLS champions Sporting Kansas City on Thursday.

After a shaky start to pre-season Manchester City have got things going, with back to back victories in Scotland and the US. The goals in this 4-1 win came from Bruno Zuculini, Dedryck Boyata, Kelechi Iheanacho and pre-season penalty taker Aleksandar Kolarov, who has taken on the duty in the absence of Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero. New signing Willy Caballero featured in goal, while Micah Richards got a rare run-out in the second half.

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has broken his foot.

What a blow for Negredo, who had been working his way back to full fitness after a should injury ruined the second half of last season. The 28-year-old was injured in a friendly against Hearts on Friday and is likely to be out of action for at least three months.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 22 - 5:12 AM

Manchester City ended their tour of Scotland with a 2-1 victory over Hearts at Tynecastle, whilte a Newcastle XI were defeated.

Do not adjust your screen - Scott Sinclair still plays for Manchester City. The winger's move from Swansea to the Etihad in 2012 has been an unmitigated disaster and last season's loan spell at West Brom wasn't much better. However, the 25-year-old was given a run out by Manuel Pellegrini against Hearts and scored the opening goal, with Aleksandar Kolarov netting from the penalty spot.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 20 - 4:31 AM

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has turned down the Brazil job, according to reports.

The story has been picked up by the Manchester Evening News after it was widely reported across the Chilean media yesterday. Brazil's World Cup boss Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned following a disappointing end to their tournament, and the El Mercurio newspaper believe Pellegrini was one of the managers under consideration as a potential successor. However, they report that the 60-year-old intends to honour his Etihad contract after guiding City to the Premier League title in his debut season in England.
Jul 16 - 5:27 AM

Alvaro Negredo is 'happy' and 'settled' at Manchester City and has no intention of leaving the Premier League club.

Reports over the past few months had suggested Negredo could return to Spain this summer after just one season at Manchester City. The striker had an electric start to his Etihad career, scoring 23 goals in all competitions, but a shoulder injury in January meant time on the sidelines and he never reached the same level on his return, losing his place to Edin Dzeko. This led to Negredo missing out on Spain's World Cup squad and there had been rumours of homesickness, but the 28-year-old insists he wants to stay in England and remains fully committed to the Premier League champions.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 16 - 4:58 AM

Argentina Starting XI: Romero; Zabaleta, Demichelis, Garay, Rojo; Pérez, Mascherano, Biglia, Lavezzi; Higuaín, Messi.

Argentina face off against Germany in the World Cup Final but Sergio Aguero is left on the bench as he is not yet 100% fit. The attack will once again revolve around Lionel Messi and he attempts to win his first World Cup.
Jul 13 - 1:58 PM

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has signed a new five-year contract with the club.

Nasri had initially failed to shine at the Etihad and had a difficult second season under Roberto Mancini, but things improved in a big way during Manuel Pellegrini's first campaign in charge. The midfielder featured in 34 games, scoring 7 goals, and was a key member of the squad that sealed City their second Premier League title. The contract extension proves how settled the 27-year-old is feeling at the club and we can expect another big season from him as he looks to prove the French national bosses were wrong to exclude him from their World Cup squad.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 11 - 4:08 AM

Roma have set a deadline for Manchester City to buy Morocco’s Mehdi Benatia.

The Guardian are reporting that Roma are trying to force City’s hand by setting a 21 July deadline for the sale of Benatia, and want £30million for the central defender. However, City's preference is Porto’s £35million rated Eliaquim Mangala, so the Premier League champions are unlikely to be pressured in to buying their second choice until the chances of a deal for Mangala are 100% over. The arrival of either player would provide a new first choice partner for Vincent Kompany in the heart of defence, which would raise questions over the future of Martin Demichelis and Matija Nastasic.
Source: The Guardian
Jul 10 - 5:32 AM

Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties in the World Cup semi-final.

The match was a slow one, finishing 0-0 in regular time. Neither team created many chances and overall produced one of the least exciting matches in this tournament. In extra-time, Louis van Gaal subbed out Robin van Persie to bring on Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, a move that ended up hurting them in the penalty shootout. Jasper Cillessen did not save a single penalty and van Persie wasn't there to take one. Instead, Ron Vlaar missed the Netherlands' first penalty kick and the Europeans never recovered. Argentina will face Germany in the final on Sunday.
Source: FIFA
Jul 9 - 7:10 PM

Argentina XI: Romero, Garay, Zabaleta, Biglia, Perez, Higuaín, Messi, Mascherano, Demichelis, Rojo, Lavezzi

There was some rumor in the past 24 hours that Aguero had returned to training and may take a part in this match, but if he does, it will be from off the bench as he does not crack the XI today. Martin Demichelis rightfully retains his spot at center back while Marcos Rojo returns from a suspension served in the quarterfinals.
Jul 9 - 3:24 PM

Manchester City have completed the signing of goalkeeper Willy Caballero from Malaga on a three-year deal.

Caballero played under Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini when he was in charge of Malaga between 2010-2013 and was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga. The 32-year-old stopper joins the club to provide back-up and competition for Joe Hart, after Costel Pantilimon left to join Sunderland last month.
Jul 9 - 4:33 AM


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