The Big Match Preview – West Ham United vs Manchester City (Premier League)

Here it is Blues, following a summer of limited football and dross television *cough Love Island * cough, the first of game of the 2019/20 Premier League season is finally upon us and we begin our next defence of the Premier League title in East London as Pep Guardiola’s champions take on Manuel Pellegrini’s men at the London Stadium.

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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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Up for the Shield – Predicted XI for Liverpool vs Manchester City (Community Shield)

It’s sure felt like a long summer, but with Manchester City’s up-and-down Asia tour now firmly in the rearview, the 2019/20 season will kick-off in earnest at the Community Shield this Sunday – and what a sumptuous fixture to start the Blues off! That’s right, City and Liverpool will lock horns once again, this time in a tie that the loser will surely brush off as a glorified preseason match, while the victor will undoubtedly hail its triumph as a true precursor to the long campaign ahead. Here’s hoping City are the latter!

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Xtra Tactics: Liverpool vs Manchester City (Community Shield)

The start of the new season is officially upon us, with Manchester City and Liverpool gearing up to battle it out for the Community Shield. While the debate will continue on about how much this game actually matters, coming out victorious is a very nice boost going into the treacherous season ahead. Here’s a tactical look at the traditional curtain raiser to the new campaign!

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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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