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Arsenal v Manchester City - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - December 22, 2020 Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta looks dejected(REUTERS)

Arsenal lacking confidence but not fight, says Arteta

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 08:02 AM IST
The Gunners have lost five of those seven games and are languishing in 15th place, and they were also dumped out of the League Cup by Manchester City in a 4-1 home loss on Tuesday.
Manchester City players celebrate after their 4-1 win over Arsenal in their English League Cup quarterfinal soccer match at Emirates Stadium, London, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.(AP)
Manchester City players celebrate after their 4-1 win over Arsenal in their English League Cup quarterfinal soccer match at Emirates Stadium, London, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.(AP)

Man City, 2nd-division Brentford into cup semis in England

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:24 AM IST
City’s players, on the other hand, are regulars at the business end of domestic competitions and kept alive their bid to win the League Cup for a fourth straight season with a 4-1 win at Arsenal on Tuesday.
Arsenal celebrate winning the penalty shootout.(Pool via REUTERS)
Arsenal celebrate winning the penalty shootout.(Pool via REUTERS)

Arsenal edge past Liverpool on penalties in League Cup

LONDON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 09:16 AM IST
With the Premier League champions making several changes to the team that beat Arsenal in the league 3-1 on Monday and their opponents also rotating, it was always unlikely to be a high-class encounter.
Raheem Sterling scored twice, offseason signing Ferran Torres added the third, and Kevin De Bruyne ran the game in City’s 3-0 win in a one-sided last-16 match. Manch(AP Photo)
Raheem Sterling scored twice, offseason signing Ferran Torres added the third, and Kevin De Bruyne ran the game in City’s 3-0 win in a one-sided last-16 match. Manch(AP Photo)

Manchester City march on in League Cup, Manchester United also through

Manchester | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 12:05 PM IST
Manchester United, Everton and Newcastle also advanced to the quarterfinals, joining Tottenham after its penalty-shootout win over Chelsea.
Tottenham Hotspur celebrate winning the penalty shootout(Reuters)
Tottenham Hotspur celebrate winning the penalty shootout(Reuters)

Spurs edge Chelsea in League Cup shootout

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 11:01 AM IST
Tottenham Hotspur overcame visitors Chelsea 5-4 in a penalty shootout to progress in the League Cup following a 1-1 home draw in their fourth-round clash on Tuesday.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti.(REUTERS)
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti.(REUTERS)

Everton’s Ancelotti plays down talk of Walcott exit

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Walcott, who arrived from Arsenal in 2018, has made one appearance for Everton this season, in the 3-0 League Cup win over Salford City.
Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate a goal.(Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate a goal.(Getty Images)

Spurs handed League Cup bye after COVID-19 cases at Orient

Reuterss | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:05 PM IST
Spurs’ third-round match against Orient was cancelled on Tuesday, a day after the fourth-tier club revealed the positive tests and closed their Breyer Group Stadium and training ground facilities until further notice.
Liverpool's Curtis Jones celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal.(AP)
Liverpool's Curtis Jones celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal.(AP)

Liverpool to play Arsenal twice next week after cup win

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 12:49 PM IST
Liverpool advanced to a fourth-round meeting next Thursday with Arsenal, which also plays at Anfield in the Premier League on Monday.
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil during the warm up before the match.(Action Images via Reuters)
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil during the warm up before the match.(Action Images via Reuters)

Difficult for Ozil to break into evolving Arsenal side: Arteta

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 01:26 PM IST
Ozil, whose contract is set to expire next June, did not feature towards the end of last season and was not named in Arsenal’s matchday squad for the first three games of the new campaign
Chelsea's Kai Havertz, right, celebrates with his teammate Tammy Abraham.(AP)
Chelsea's Kai Havertz, right, celebrates with his teammate Tammy Abraham.(AP)

Hat trick for Havertz as Chelsea strolls in League Cup

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 01:20 PM IST
After two underwhelming appearances in the Premier League, Havertz — signed for $92 million from German club Bayer Leverkusen — announced himself in English soccer by scoring a first career hat trick in Chelsea’s 6-0 win over second-tier Barnsley in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday.
Neymar Jr of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes.(PSG via Getty Images)
Neymar Jr of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes.(PSG via Getty Images)

French federation scraps extra time in French Cup games

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 03:53 PM IST
“From the first round up to and including the semi-finals, in the event of a draw at the end of time, the game should be directly decided on penalties,” the minutes of the FFF’s executive committee, published by French sports daily L’Equipe, showed.
Manchester City's David Silva lifts the trophy as he celebrates winning the Carabao Cup with teammates.(Action Images via Reuters)
Manchester City's David Silva lifts the trophy as he celebrates winning the Carabao Cup with teammates.(Action Images via Reuters)

Manchester City hold off Aston Villa to retain League Cup

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 12:35 AM IST
Manchester City claimed the League Cup for the fourth time in five seasons by beating Aston Villa 2-1 at Wembley on Sunday thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Rodri.
Manchester United's Harry Maguire reacts after the match.(REUTERS)
Manchester United's Harry Maguire reacts after the match.(REUTERS)

Manchester United lose Harry Maguire to hip injury - Reports

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Maguire, who was signed by United for 80 million pounds ($104.83 million) in the close season, suffered a blow to his leg in the first half of the FA Cup third round match but played the full 90 minutes.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(REUTERS)
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(REUTERS)

Solskjaer berates Manchester United for ‘worst’ half of the season in derby loss

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 09:39 AM IST
Despite starting the game without a recognised striker, holders City outclassed United in a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford, scoring all three goals in a 21-minute first half blitz.
Soccer Football - Carabao Cup - Quarter Final - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - December 17, 2019 Aston Villa's Trezeguet in action with Liverpool's Tony Gallacher REUTERS/Andrew Yates(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Carabao Cup - Quarter Final - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - December 17, 2019 Aston Villa's Trezeguet in action with Liverpool's Tony Gallacher REUTERS/Andrew Yates(REUTERS)

Villa teach Liverpool’s kids a lesson to reach League Cup semis

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 10:28 AM IST
The inexperienced Liverpool side with five debutants went down to a much better side Aston Villa as Jonathan Kodija scored twice.
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their second goal with Scott McTominay and teammates.(REUTERS)
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their second goal with Scott McTominay and teammates.(REUTERS)

League Cup: Fourth-tier Colchester get dream draw with Manchester United

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 04:34 PM IST
Colchester -- the lowest ranked side remaining in the competition -- have lost both times they have faced United: 1-0 in the FA Cup fifth round in 1978-79 and 2-0 in the League Cup third round in 1983-84.
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka reacts after being substituted.(Action Images via Reuters)
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka reacts after being substituted.(Action Images via Reuters)

Arsenal to offer Granit Xhaka counselling after fan feud: Reports

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Xhaka cupped his ears and gesticulated to towards Arsenal fans who booed him when he was substituted during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.
Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp(AP)
Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp(AP)

Liverpool eye Premier League title as ‘barometer of success’

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 05:34 PM IST
The league resumes on Saturday with Liverpool eight points clear of City and favourites to win their first top-flight title for 30 years.
Harvey Elliott(Liverpool FC Twitter)
Harvey Elliott(Liverpool FC Twitter)

Liverpool sign teen record-breaker Harvey Elliott

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 08:31 PM IST
The England youth international is in the squad for Liverpool’s friendly with Napoli in Edinburgh on Sunday.
Manchester City players, including Manchester City's Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson (L) and Manchester City's English midfielder Fabian Delph (C), Manchester City's Ukrainian midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko (center R) and Manchester City's English midfielder Phil Foden (R) take part in an open-top bus parade through Manchester(AFP)
Manchester City players, including Manchester City's Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson (L) and Manchester City's English midfielder Fabian Delph (C), Manchester City's Ukrainian midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko (center R) and Manchester City's English midfielder Phil Foden (R) take part in an open-top bus parade through Manchester(AFP)

Treble winners Manchester City enjoy parade

Manchester | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 11:58 AM IST
Manchester City celebrated their domestic treble with an open-top bus parade on Monday, drawing an estimated 100,000 fans to the streets of the city centre.
Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola holds up the Premier League trophy as he's surrounded by his staff after their 4-1 victory in the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City(AFP)
Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola holds up the Premier League trophy as he's surrounded by his staff after their 4-1 victory in the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City(AFP)

Guardiola beats Klopp to manager of the year award

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 10:01 AM IST
Guardiola’s City retained the Premier League title on Sunday, beating Klopp’s Liverpool by a single point at the end of a thrilling title race.
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp looks on(AFP)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp looks on(AFP)

Manchester City look like world’s best but Liverpool will fight - Klopp

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 07:18 PM IST
With the League Cup already in the bag, City are a point clear of Liverpool at the top of the league, and have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League and semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri during a press conference on Wednesday.(Reuters)
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri during a press conference on Wednesday.(Reuters)

Maurizio Sarri planning for next season at Chelsea

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2019 11:06 PM IST
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is unconcerned by the speculation regarding his future at the club and is already planning for next season, the Italian said on Wednesday
Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel and Burnley's Joe Hart carry the coffin of Gordon Banks.(REUTERS)
Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel and Burnley's Joe Hart carry the coffin of Gordon Banks.(REUTERS)

Fans line streets to pay tribute to 1966 World Cup hero Gordon Banks

Stoke-on-Trent | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 10:59 PM IST
A five-car funeral cortege carrying the body of the World Cup-winning goalkeeper passed through Stoke’s stadium, stopping at the pitchside dugout for a few minutes.
Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga during the warm up before the match.(Action Images via Reuters)
Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga during the warm up before the match.(Action Images via Reuters)

Maurizio Sarri not sure about Kepa Arrizabalaga’s return to Chelsea team

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 11:51 PM IST
Arrizabalaga was fined by the club for his refusal to be substituted by Sarri near the end of extra time in Sunday’s League Cup final defeat by Manchester City and he was dropped for Wednesday’s 2-0 league win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.(REUTERS)
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.(REUTERS)

Premier League: Chelsea must be wary of Fulham after Ranieri exit - Sarri

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 08:50 AM IST
Fulham, 19th in the standings, sacked Ranieri as manager on Thursday following a dismal run of results and appointed Scott Parker as his caretaker replacement.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri during the press conference(Action Images via Reuters)
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri during the press conference(Action Images via Reuters)

We’re not out to kill Kepa, says Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 11:16 PM IST
Sarri -- speaking on the eve of their Premier League clash with third-placed Tottenham Hotspur -- reiterated the board’s ruling that Kepa be fined a week’s wages for the episode.
Soccer Football - Carabao Cup Final - Manchester City v Chelsea - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - February 24, 2019 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with Fernandinho(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Carabao Cup Final - Manchester City v Chelsea - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - February 24, 2019 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola with Fernandinho(REUTERS)

Injuries no excuse for quadruple chasing Manchester City - Pep Guardiola

Manchester | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 10:54 PM IST
City secured the first of a potential four-trophy haul by beating Chelsea on penalties on Sunday in the League Cup and entertain West Ham in the Premier League on Wednesday just a point adrift of leaders Liverpool.
File image of Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga.(Reuters)
File image of Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga.(Reuters)

Chelsea’s Kepa fined, apologises for League Cup final mutiny

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 09:41 AM IST
“Although there was a misunderstanding, on reflection, I made a big mistake with how I handled the situation,” Kepa said in a statement on Chelsea’s website which announced the fine.
Kevin De Bruyne (left) vies for the ball with Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri during their League Cup final clash on Sunday.(Action Images via Reuters)
Kevin De Bruyne (left) vies for the ball with Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri during their League Cup final clash on Sunday.(Action Images via Reuters)

Kevin De Bruyne says quadruple would make Manchester City ‘best team ever’

London | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2019 04:26 PM IST
Kevin De Bruyne has played down Manchester City’s quadruple prospects after they beat Chelsea in the League Cup final but admitted such an achievement would make them the ‘best team ever’
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