Dec 10

‘We won because we were better in all departments,’ says Pep Guardiola – video

In the post-match press conference following his team’s 2-1 win over their city rivals, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola had a simple explanation for their success: ‘we were better.’ United manager José Mourinho found it within himself to criticise t…

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Dec 10

David Silva’s slow-motion grace proves far too much for Manchester United | Barney Ronay

In midfield or as an oddball centre-forward, Manchester City’s key man was brilliant in a win that could be decisive for his team’s title aspirationsWith half an hour to go in this taut, thrilling, at times spiky Manchester derby, David Silva could be …

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Dec 10

My Barcelona philosophy is working in England – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are proving his football philosophy can work in England after they won a record 14th straight Premier League game.

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Dec 10

United await Champions League draw

United will be paired with one of six European teams in Monday’s Champions League last-16 draw.

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Dec 10

The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Our weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight.• Follow us on Instagram for more great sports photography Continue reading…

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Dec 10

Six views on United’s derby defeat

Read the views of players, pundits, managers and fans following United’s slender loss to Manchester City.

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Dec 10

José Mourinho admits title race is all but over after Manchester City defeat

• Coach says rivals are ‘protected by the football gods’ after penalty incident• Pep Guardiola: ‘We won because we were better in every department’José Mourinho all but admitted defeat in the Premier League title race after watching Manchester United f…

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Dec 10

Jürgen Klopp and Sam Allardyce disagree over Merseyside derby penalty – video

The managers of Liverpool and Everton, Jürgen Klopp and Sam Allardyce, saw a late penalty, which was converted by Wayne Rooney to earn the Toffees a point, very differently. Klopp argued that his team were subject to 60-70 similar challenges in midfiel…

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Dec 10

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City: five talking points from Sunday’s game | Jamie Jackson

Did José Mourinho’s decision to take the handbrake off hand the title to Manchester City and would things have been different if Paul Pogba was not suspended?This 20th head-to-head meeting of the two managers ended with José Mourinho on the wrong end o…

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Dec 10

Jürgen Klopp unhappy with penalty, but not Liverpool team selection

• German happy with the performance and attitude of his players• Sam Allardyce says referee was brave to give Everton spot-kickJürgen Klopp refused to accept his team selection and substitutions had cost Liverpool victory in the Merseyside derby after …

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