Welcome Home – Predicted XI for Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)

After the perfect start to the Premier League season last week, Manchester City face a tougher test as they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Etihad stadium. Guardiola’s men have won this fixture in the last two seasons, but nothing is a given when Pochettino’s side come to visit. Here’s how we think City will line up on Saturday…

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5 Things We Learned: Liverpool 1-1 (4-5 Pens) Manchester City (Community Shield)

It took a penalty shootout to separate last season’s top two in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, but Guardiola’s Manchester City were victorious for the second year in a row. Raheem Sterling’s early opener was cancelled out late on by Joel Matip – but it didn’t matter for City in the end thanks to Claudio Bravo’s save in the shootout. Here’s what we learned from the 2019/20 season’s curtain-raiser…

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The Big Match Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester City (Community Shield)

78 days after Manchester City last played a competitive fixture, Pep Guardiola’s men are finally back in action on Sunday when they take on closest rivals Liverpool in the Community Shield. For some fans, it may not feel like a long time, but it’s enough of a gap to very nearly make it around the whole planet on public transport with a French valet. Football – real football – is almost back.

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Farewell, Asia – Predicted XI for Yokohama F. Marinos vs Manchester City (EuroJapan Cup)

Yes, that’s right: It’s time for another instalment of Nathan Guesses Two or Three Players Right. Last time out I decided to declare that I was ‘confident’ Rodri would start- safe to say you won’t be seeing anything resembling confidence from me for the rest of pre-season. It’s second-guessing and self-doubt from here on out – promise.

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Pre-season Tour: Five Players to Watch

From West Ham United to Liverpool, these five fixtures are a chance for players from both the senior and youth teams to impress Pep Guardiola, get back into the swing of things and potentially change the course of their entire season. The big news is that club record signing Rodri is set to make his first appearances in a City shirt after joining from Atletico Madrid, but who else should we be keeping an eye on? Here’s a look at some of the stars and prospects who we’re excited to watch in the famous blue and purple…

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