Kompany is left out of the squad for the Champions League defeat in Barcelona. Despite Kompany being fit and available to face Barcelona following a brief comeback against Everton, Guardiola put teenage defender Pablo Maffeo on the bench instead. Kompany is understood to have grown increasingly frustrated and was involved in an angry confrontation with Aleksandar Kolarov in training before the Manchester derby.
Goalkeeper Hart signs a contract, which will have him defending the net for Manchester City through the 2018-2019 season. The England international is pleased to be extending his stay at the Etihad Stadium.
I’m really happy, I’ve been here a long time now and I want to keep that going.
A game of four penalties – two scored, two missed – and a four goal haul by Sergio Aguero does not tell the full story of this classic encounter that ends with the Champions victorious over a Spurs side that contribute much to the game but leave Manchester empty handed. Augero and Christian Eriksen share early goals before the penalty drama begins. Aguero scores his first penalty but misses his second to make the score 2-1 at the break. Roberto Soldado misses a chance to level from the spot for Spurs before Aguero nets the final spot-kick of the game to make the score 3-1. A red card for Spurs’ debutant Federico Fazio rubs salt in the wounds and allows Aguero to net his 4th against the 10 men.
Bayern win through a late strike by Jerome Boateng, who comes through against his former side in the 89th minute to give them the first Champions League competition win. The hosts get most of the chances in the first 45 minutes of the competition through Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski but thier strikes round the keeper and side netting, while the visitors get their own chance through David Silva, whose attempt is stopped at the post by Manuel Neur. Manuel Pellegrini serves his last match of the coach touchline ban.
Stoke rise to ninth on the table after giving Manchester city a setback to their title defence ambitions. On the 19th minute the Potters appeal for a penalty when Alexander Kolarov appears to foul Mame Diuof, but are turned down. Reges Fenando limps off in the 38th minute and is replaced by Luis Fernandinho. A few minutes later Yaya Toure hits the cross bar from close range and this marks the end of first half. The only goal comes in 58 minutes when Diuof dribbles down the ball to the center of the pitch and into the area sending a low shot to beat Joe Hart. Pellegrini:
It’s a surprising defeat because we don’t expect to lose against Stoke but these games sometimes happen. We tried from everywhere and really we are not very creative. We did not find the space and that is credit to Stoke
Man City host Stoke in their third premier league game. The match takes place at the Etihad stadium. The defending champions come into this game with two wins from their past first two games unlike Stoke with just one win and a draw. Kick off is at 15 hours GMT.
Jovetic puts city ahead in the 41st minute of the game and doubles for the side 10 minutes into the second half before Aguero comes on as substitute to Dzeko to seal the win for his side with a slide in goal in the 69th minute. Liverpool get a consolation through a Zabaleta own goal in the 83rd minute. City manager:
For me these are games of six points especially if you play at home.Liverpool is an important team and one that will be fighting for the tittle, we have had a hard start to the season so it is important for us to win the second game.
Kompany signs a new contract with Manchester City. The five year deal is valued at more than 31 million pounds. He will reportedly be making about 120,000 pounds per week in base pay, in addition to potential bonuses:
This team is stronger now than it’s ever been; we have competition for places in every position and a dressing room full of exceptional, motivated people who want to continue making history together.
The 23 year old player signs a five year contract with Manchester City. The French central defender comes over from FC Porto. He has three caps for France and was a part of the French squad during the 2014 World Cup, although he saw no action during that tournament. His jersey number will be 20.
City is a top club in Europe. For me, it was an important step to leave Porto and join Manchester City in order to continue my progress. I want to win titles and I believe I can do this. I am ambitious and this is why I am here.
Goals from Toure, Nasri and Navas secure the trophy for Manchester City after Borini had given the Wearsiders a shock 10th minute lead. In their sixth visit to Wembley in three years the Citizens secure their third League Cup triumph in front of 84,697 fans. The match was Sunderland’s first appearance in a League Cup Final since losing 1-0 to Norwich City in the 1985 Final.
Barnes and Gowling net in the first half before a stunning overhead kick from Dennis Tueart secures a 2-1 win for City to give them their second League Cup triumph in what is their third final in seven years.
Wolves win their first cup since 1960 as they lift the 1974 League Cup in front of 97,886 at Wembley. Goals from Hibbitt and Richards render Bell’s strike for the Citizens irrelevant.
Manchester City win their second trophy in of the season having won the European Cup Winners Cup Final against Gornik Zabrze just 9 days earlier. After Astle gives West Brom the lead in the 5th minute, strikes from Doyle and Pardoe give City their first League Cup in front of 97,963 at Wembley.
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