Category: Manchester City

How Manchester City turned the corner to overcome injuries and defeat

Many people decided to hand the Premier League title over to Liverpool after Manchester City’s best center-back Aymeric Laporte suffered a knee injury that would keep him out for at least six months. More jumped on the bandwagon when the Citizens were upset at Norwich City last week and suffered a 3-2 loss. The news got even worse for the domestic treble winners when John Stones was ruled out for at least six weeks with a muscular injury. That left Nicolas Otamendi as the only healthy first team center-back. The defensive crisis began in the summer when the two-time defending ... Read more

Why Manchester City Will Continue to Be Dominant

The English Premier League has a history of a few top tier teams being dominant each year. Typically these teams rotate in strength, and in the standings. There is no doubt that Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool have been the consistent top tier teams that have dominated the Premier League during its existence. But the second-tier teams have been fighting quite a bit lately and teams like Everton and Tottenham, have given a concerted effort to reach top tier status. Also a new team has emerged over the past fifteen years to become a dominant force in the Premier ... Read more

Manchester City launches OTT streaming service coined ‘Man City For TV’

Perhaps no club in world soccer has expanded their global brand over the past decade as much as Manchester City. On the heels of their second consecutive Premier League title, the English club have announced the launch of Man City For TV, a comprehensive OTT streaming service featuring live preseason friendlies, broadcasts of academy and women’s games, full-match replays (on delay), exclusive CityTV productions, archived matches from the club’s history as well as the customary highlights, interviews and press conference footage. Initially priced at £1.99 per month, which is roughly $2.47 in USD, Man City For TV will be available ... Read more

How good is Manchester City and will the club win the treble?

Manchester City’s sparkling performance against Manchester United on November 11 won them plaudits from all corners of the footballing community. In the wake of City’s resounding 3-1 victory, some fans suggested that they could win an unprecedented tally of four trophies this season meanwhile others have additionally suggested that Pep Guardiola’s side are the best team to grace the English Premier League. But, what do the statistics suggest about Manchester City’s quality and how do they compare to Manchester United’s famous treble-winning side of 1998/99? What do the statistics say? Statistically, it is difficult to pinpoint any weaknesses in Manchester ... Read more

Telemundo to feature on-site coverage this week ahead of Manchester derby

Beginning on Monday, Telemundo will feature on-site coverage from Manchester, England ahead of next weekend’s derby between Manchester City and Manchester United. Telemundo Deportes will bring live news and reports from Manchester ahead of the derby to air next Sunday, Nov. 11 on Telemundo at 11:15 a.m. ET. Miguel Gurwitz will lead the coverage beginning on Monday and throughout the entire week, featuring one-on-one interviews with players and coaches, an inside look at the stadiums and fan base of each team, and special previews ahead of the match. The content will air on Titulares y Mas throughout the week and ... Read more

Chelsea-Man City Community Shield finds a home in U.S.

EXCLUSIVE: After a huge amount of anticipation about who will broadcast this Sunday’s FA Community Shield between Chelsea and Manchester City, a decision has finally been reached. In the United States, you’ll be able to watch Chelsea against Manchester City exclusively on the ESPN+ streaming service. The paid subscription service is available for $4.99 per month. New users to ESPN+ can watch the game with for free as part of the service’s 7-day trial. No TV broadcast will be available. Featuring the Premier League champion against the winner of the FA Cup, Sunday’s matchup between Manchester City and Chelsea will ... Read more

Bayern Munich and Manchester City still have a long way to go in United States

On paper, Manchester City and Bayern Munich are two of the biggest clubs in club soccer. One is a reigning Premier League champion as well as one of the most exciting, attacking teams on the planet. The other is the biggest and most successful club in Germany. In reality, neither club is heavily supported in the United States. Their fanbases are dwarfed by bigger clubs in the United States such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal and others. That’s not an indictment on City or Bayern. It’s just that it takes decades to grow a fanbase ... Read more

52,635 fans attend Liverpool-Manchester City International Champions Cup match

For Wednesday night’s International Champions Cup match, I sat in the press box inside MetLife Stadium, which will host the World Cup Final in eight years as reigning Premier League Champions Manchester City took on Champions League runners-up Liverpool in their first meeting since the quarterfinals of the Champions League this past spring. This was my third consecutive year attending the International Champions Cup. Each year, I’ve experienced three drastically different matches, all of which have taught me a lot about the growth of soccer in the United States. In 2016, I sat in the third to last row of ... Read more