Former Manchester United skipper Roy Keane said the club’s 2-1 win over defending Premier League champion Manchester City on Saturday will give the players much-needed confidence to shed the inconsistency that has dogged them all season.
Manchester City’s attempt to halt a UEFA investigation into allegations that the club breached financial fair play (FFP) regulations failed after its appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was thrown out on Friday.
Manchester City will not win the Champions League this season unless it becomes more clinical in front of goal, manager Pep Guardiola said, after his team’s 2-0 Premier League away win at Crystal Palace over the weekend.
Pep Guardiola has seen last-minute Manchester City winner chalked off against Tottenham before, and said Gabriel Jesus’s disallowed stoppage-time goal was like deja vu of the VAR experience in their Champions League quarterfinal in April.
Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen is in contention to start Saturday’s Premier League clash at Manchester City but doubts remain if he will stay at the club beyond the European transfer deadline, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday.
Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City got its title defense off to a winning start with victory at West Ham in a game that saw the video assistant referee (VAR) play a significant role for the first time in the Premier League.