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A goal each by Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri took Manchester City to the final of the FA Cup at the expense of Chelsea who strongly feel that they were robbed of the tie by match officials.
It does not rain, it pours whenever Chelsea get knocked out of a competition. There is almost always a big drama whenever the Blues bow out of the competition which is why watching their games is just too exciting for a neutral.
On Sunday, it was the same case as Rafael Benitez bade goodbye to another title winning opportunity with Chelsea. The Europa Cup remains his only chance of winning silverware with Chelsea, before he is asked to clear his desk at the end of the season.
A loss at Goodison Park against a determined Everton side might be enough to end Manchester City’s hope for a second consecutive Premier League title.
Manchester City’s dramatic league win last season divided football fans world over between the two halves of Manchester. The injection of towering finances had finally seemed to bear fruit as Roberto Mancini marshalled his men to the summit of England’s top-most football honour. While nearly all football experts believed in a fierce rivalry to have been born in terms of competence within Manchester, the season that followed did not suggest so.
With nine games to go, Mancini’s Blues are way short of successfully defending there “champions” label, with the Red half of Manchester nearing to a 20th league title. Last season’s win saw City win a trophy in the top division of English football after 44 years, and in the current scenario it might have to wait again before winning it back.
The title race is far from being over, with 10 games still to go Manchester United have not won the Premier League yet mathematically. But with a 12 points cushion over City the Red Devils will most likely cruise to their 20th league title.
Manchester City enjoyed a memorable term last year as they won the league title for the first time in over 40 years. The Citizens were widely expected to continue their blistering form to the new season, having already strengthened their squad with fresh recruits in the summer. However things turned out to be very different and City have had an unsatisfactory season. They were humiliated in the Champions League finishing at the bottom in their group and are now on the verge of failing to defend their league title.
Manchester United and Manchester City have both lost three matches in the league, but it is the eight matches City have drawn compared to United’s two which has led to them trailing in the table. Let’s take a look at five matches which might have lost City the League title this season.
Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has claimed, that the Etihad side can still beat favourites Manchester United to the title. The Argentinean has urged his teammates to show the same spirit which led them to a title victory last season.
United’s noisy neighbours City, are currently trailing by 12 points to the leaders who show no sign of throwing away the title like they did last season. Aguero himself accepts the fact, that the current situation makes it very difficult for them to win the Premier League crown.
Whereas Roberto Mancini’s men have been on a very inconsistent run, having uselessly dropped points, their rivals Manchester United have shown no mercy. The side have not lost a single match in the league, in the last three months. Their last defeat surprisingly came at the hands of struggling Reading, who beat the Red Devils at the Madejski Stadium.
On Sunday reigning Champions, Manchester City will face Chelsea in a battle for the second spot in the Barclays Premier League. Both the clubs have spent big in the transfer market over the years, but which of the two has been more efficient?
Owned by business tycoon Roman Abramovich, the Russian has made a massive investment in the club lifting them from a mid table team to current European Champions. During his ten years as Chelsea owner, the Russian has spent over a billion dollars on players and managers, however not all his spendings have been astute.
Probably the first name which springs to mind, the Spanish striker was signed from Liverpool for a hefty 50 million pounds making him the fifth most expensive signing in Football history. The Spanish striker has failed to live up to his transfer fees and has been a mere shadow of his former self.
Manchester City were dealt a big blow very early into the 2012-13 campaign when Argentine striker Kun Aguero went down with a knee injury. The man who helped bring the EPL title back to the blue side of Manchester was now laying on the pitch in pain to the disbelief of on looking fans.
Fortunately for Aguero, City fans and Manchester City themselves, Aguero’s injury appears to be less worrying than originally expected. After looking at multiple angles of the play, many feared he had serious ligament damage which could have caused him to miss upwards of three or four months.
Aguero quickly put City fans at ease after taking to his Twitter account to tell everyone that he was doing better than expected.
The last 15 meetings between Manchester City and Fulham in the Premier League have produced goals at both ends of the pitch. Will any of these teams keep a clean sheet on Saturday?
Manchester City must recover from their crucial defeat to Everton. The Citizens got punished by a former Manchester United boy, Darron Gibson. His goal proved to be the difference at Goodison Park on Tuesday night.
Roberto Mancini and his men are leveled on points with Man United at the top of the English Premier League standings. Both teams have 54 points after 23 games. The Red Devils might stumble away to Chelsea this weekend so Manchester City can look forward to seizing their opportunities this weekend.
Meanwhile, Fulham will need to overcome the psychological blow of losing key player Sidwell to a long-term injury. Martin Jol confirmed the news on Thursday by stating the following according to ESPN:
The FIFA Ballon d’Or 2011 gala is 35 days away from taking place and the shortlists for the men’s awards have been revealed.
Most football fans are particularly interested in the player award nomination. Lionel Messi, who is the reigning champion, is poised to retain his title. However, his 2011 Copa America fiasco with Argentina could cost him a ball made of gold. A potential contender would be Luis Suarez. The ex-Ajax striker was controversially omitted from the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or award list.
Expectedly, Xavi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been named alongside Messi whereas Sergio Aguero, Nani, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez are the only English Premier League-based players in the list.
Interestingly, young Brazilian star Neymar is part of it. Copa America hero Diego Forlan and Anzhi Makhachkala’s Samuel Eto’o have been included as well.
Sunday’s Manchester United vs Manchester City match will not just be a derby. It will actually be about the current battle at the top of the English Premier League table.
The undefeated Manchester City club has been impressive this season in the EPL, having recorded 7 wins in 8 games played. They have also been quite precise in front of goal, averaging a bit more than 3 goals per encounter.
Their tight defence has enabled them to secure a goal difference of +21; but more importantly, City lead the overall standings with 22 points. This means they are only 2 points ahead of arch-rivals Manchester United.
Undoubtedly, their lead has yet to be a comfortable one. What matters though - at least for now - is that they have a big advantage, which they could use to increase their chances of realizing their title dream before the end of the league race.
Sergio Aguero struck in the fourth minute of injury time to hand Manchester City a dramatic 2-1 win over Villarreal in Group A play.
City still sit outside the top two qualification spots in a difficult Group A, but are now only one point below second placed SSC Napoli.
Roberto Mancini had told the official UEFA website this week that this was a game his team would “need to win.” With those words ringing in their ears, it must have doubled the pressure when Villarreal took a 4th minute lead courtesy of Cani.
Joe Hart had saved a long range Giuseppe Rossi strike, but Spanish midfielder Cani was on hand to turn home the rebound.
City pressed forward in search of an equalizer, with Aleksandar Kolarov forcing Diego Lopez into a smart save from a free kick, before blazing another effort wide of the target.
Manchester City dropped their first points of the Premier League season when they drew 2-2 with Fulham at Craven Cottage.
City got off to a good start when David Silva played in Sergio Aguero to open the scoring inside of 20 minutes.
The lead was doubled just 12 seconds into the second half, when Gael Clichy’s long pass was head down by Edin Dzeko, and Aguero fired past Mark Schwarzer. City fans could have been forgiven for thinking at that point that another win was on its way, though that is not how things transpired.
Firt Bobby Zamora fired into the top corner from 20 yards out, and then Danny Murphy beat Joe Hart with a deflected shot earn a share of the points.
After beginning the season with four consecutive wins, scoring 15 goals in the process, this game was the second time in a week City have shown flaws.
In an early season run of record-breaking for his team, Wayne Rooney, Saturday, became only the fourth player in history to record back-to-back hat-tricks in Premier League football, emulating the feats of Les Ferdinand, Ian Wright and Didier Drogba before him.
Rooney’s treble also took him onto 125 PL career goals, leapfrogging over Nicolas Anelka and Robbie Keane, two of only four current players who prior to Saturday, had been above him in the list. Frank Lampard (140) and club-mate Michael Owen (149) are now firmly in his sights.
The Croxteth-born striker is now #10 in the all-time PL top-scorers list, but has still got some way to go to match the 260 PL goals scored by former England captain Alan Shearer for Blackburn Rovers & Newcastle United. At 25 though, time is on his side.
With Rooney’s already burgeoning reputation growing apace with his new hair, United have set the standard for the rest to follow this term.
It’s time to look at the 10 players that top the list of this summer’s most expensive transfer signings.
Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Juan Mata are of course part of this chart. Note that all transfer fees figures are as seen on Futebolbusiness.com.
1) Sergio Aguero—from Atletico Madrid to Manchester City
Kun Aguero cost Manchester City €45M. After several weeks of work behind the scenes, Atletico Madrid and the Sky Blues finally reached an agreement for the star striker who wanted his future sorted as quickly as possible. Sergio Aguero, whose Copa America goals failed to inspire Argentina to glory in July, ended his 5-year spell in the Spanish capital this summer.
At Atletico Madrid, Sergio Aguero made 234 appearances. He scored 102 goals and produced 37 assists. His transfer to Manchester City has proven to be a good one thus far. Sergio Aguero made an instant impact by scoring a formidable brace on his debut as a Sky Blue.
Argentine striker Sergio Aguero will likely lead the Manchester City attack at Bolton Wanderers on Sunday.
The Argentine striker has City fans buzzing after coming off the bench last Monday to produce one of the most impressive debut’s in Premier League history.
Aguero came off the bench in the 59th minute and turned home his first City goal nine minutes later. Aguero then set up David Silva with a nice bit of skill that saw him chase down a lost cause and create a goal. Finally Aguero took a touch and fired home a glorious long distance strike for his second goal to complete a 4-0 win.
City fans will be hoping this form continues, and to mark his fantastic performance LiveSoccerTV brings you five great Premier League debuts.
Match-day 1 in the English Premier League has seen Manchester City outclass rivals Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal in terms of result and display.
Whereas the teams of the Big 4 each encountered a problem of their own in their opening game of the 2011/12 campaign, the Sky Blues recorded a straight forward 4-0 victory against new boys Swansea City. What hit the headlines in particular was Kun Aguero’s incredible performance as a debutant.
The Argentine forward produced 1 assist and banged in 2 goals—the last one being a screamer— only to infuse instant energy in Manchester City’s team spirit. For manager Roberto Mancini, Monday night’s result against Swansea City was a strong warning to other title contenders. The Italian believes that Aguero is not even playing at 100% following his Copa America return.
The 2011 FA Community Shield match between Manchester United and Manchester City might not be that glamorous…
It has been announced that Gold Cup champion Javier Hernandez won’t feature at Wembley on Sunday. Coach Alex Ferguson talked about the striker’s chances of playing by telling reporters:
“Hernandez is still two to three weeks away. He should be back at the end of August. Considering he had a concussion some years ago, we're playing it safe.”
Midfielder Michael Carrick is also believed to be suffering from an Achilles injury whereas defender Rafael is yet to recover from a knock he picked during Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona on July 30. But the Red Devils aren’t the only one to be hit with injury news.
Aguero isn’t panicking as a new challenge begins at Manchester City for the ex-Atletico Madrid front man…
Foreign players often cite England’s rainy weather as an obstacle to their integration while they talk about being homesick like Carlos Tevez. However, such claims are not likely to come out from Aguero’s mouth in future as the Argentine has made a few issues clear.
Firstly, Aguero has confirmed the prospective arrival of his brothers from Buenos Aires to England whereas his wife Giannina and his two-year-old baby have followed him to live in Manchester. The young dad is also expecting friends to pay him some visits. In an interesting notice, Aguero added:
Sergio Aguero has landed in Manchester to sort out the final details as his impending transfer to City looks set to reach a conclusion
Aguero used Twitter to announce his arrival at Manchester to finalise matters ahead of his transfer to Manchester City. The Argentine striker has been on City's radar for quite some time and things looks clear for Aguero to complete his switch to English football.
Aguero said on Twitter: "Just landed in Manchester to finalise the details of the move to City. Everything is fine! In a while I'll tell you more."
Rumors suggests that the overall value of the deal is in between £35 to £39 million. However, Atletico Madrid boss Gregorio Manzano earlier claimed that negotiations with City were tough.
Sergio Aguero will soon be honoring the colors of Manchester United rivals Manchester City according to The Sun.
Fresh reports indicate that the Argentina forward could land at Eastlands for £38M following his decision to leave Atletico Madrid this summer. Sergio Aguero, who had been under Real Madrid’s radar, was also a target for Juventus. However, Manchester City look so close to officially winning the race.
Coach Roberto Mancini commentated on the talent of Kun only to increase speculations of an almost done deal between Atletico Madrid and Man City. English magazine The Sun quoted Mancini as saying:
“Aguero is young and can start to score a lot. He will become a top striker. He is 23 and now is his time. He is like Carlos Tevez and could play with Carlos, or Edin Dzeko or Mario Balotelli.”
This is not what the majority of the public—led by supporters of the strongest teams—wanted to see. Argentina, Colombia, Brazil and Chile are all out of the 2011 Copa America!
How it happened
Argentina had raised early doubts about their chances of winning the competition when Bolivia and Colombia both held them to draws. But having bounced back in style against Costa Rica, hopes got rekindled until Uruguay had the last say in the quarter-finals.
Even Lionel Messi’s majestic performance couldn’t destroy La Celeste Olimpica as Tevez’s penalty miss in the shoot-outs sealed Argentina’s exit. One could now wonder about Sergio Batista’s future with the Albiceleste.
In the meantime, Colombia might find it hard to face reality. What really prevented them from finding their way against Peru? After qualifying from the group stages with 7 points, football fans and pundits had backed the Colombians to maintain their composure and at least reach the semi-finals. The truth, however, is that Los Cafeteros have allowed the Peruvians to keep dreaming at the 2011 Copa America.