Liverpool v Man City: Who Goes Through

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is certain to make changes having criticised his players after Saturday’s defeat at Bolton. Defensive midfielder Jay Spearing could return to the squad having missed the last two matches with a hamstring problem. Winger Stewart Downing could get a recall having been dropped to the bench at the weekend while Dalglish will have to assess striker Craig Bellamy’s ability to play twice in four days. The Reds…

January 25, 2012

Chris Smalling: We Could Go From Strength To Strength

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling expects manager Sir Alex Ferguson to keep faith with his youngsters this season. A youthful-looking United gave an early indication of their potential with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. Defender Smalling, 21, new goalkeeper David de Gea, 20, and 20-year-old striker Danny Welbeck, who is back from a loan spell at Sunderland, all started. New…

August 8, 2011

Roberto Mancini Salutes Manchester City Players

Roberto Mancini saluted his Manchester City players after their 1-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur confirmed the club will finish the season in the Champions League places. A year and five days since Peter Crouch scored the goal that saw Tottenham qualify at the expense of City, this time it was an own goal by the striker from almost exactly the same spot to ensure Mancini’s side have their highest-ever Premier…

May 11, 2011

Manchester City could be perfect for Jose Mourinho in the long term

It was inevitable wasn’t it? Jose Mourinho being touted as the man to succeed Roberto Mancini at Manchester City just as he did at Internazionale where he delivered what his predecessor couldn’t –the European Cup. Mancini has come under more scrutiny these past two weeks following the club’s three back to back defeats along with player unrest. Carlos Tevez has publically expressed his despondence due to his home sickness from…

November 8, 2010