Manchester City

3rd Premier League | 17-5-6
  • Goals For
    5th
    54 GF
  • Assists
    7th
    32 GA
  • Shots
    3rd
    295 Shots
  • Saves
    19th
    47 SAV
  • Sydney FC clinches first place in A-League
    ProSoccerTalk

    Sydney FC clinches first place in A-League

    SYDNEY (AP) After clinching first place in Australia’s A-League without taking the field, Sydney FC enhanced its record achievement with a 3-0 win over the Perth Glory on Sunday. Sydney FC won the Premiers Plate as regular-season champions after the second-place Melbourne Victory lost 1-0 to Brisbane on Saturday, when Sydney had a night off. The Brisbane win left Sydney with an unassailable 11-point lead in first place with three rounds to play. The Sydney side also created some history: it became the only team to have remained in outright first position in the standings for an entire season. In the other match Sunday, the Wellington Phoenix beat Newcastle 5-0 to remain within five points of

  • Barcelona plan Cruyff tribute at club’s training center
    ProSoccerTalk

    Barcelona plan Cruyff tribute at club’s training center

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) One year after his death, Barcelona says it will name the future stadium at its training center after Dutch great Johan Cruyff. The new stadium at Barcelona’s training center just outside the Catalan city will be called “Johan Cruyff Stadium” in honor of the club’s former player and coach. Barcelona says in a statement that “the most emblematic building in the facility where future Barca players are coached is to be named after somebody who played such a central role in fostering youth talent at the club.” Barcelona also says it will commission a “commemorative sculpture” of Cruyff, who died of lung cancer on March 24 last year at age 68. The statue will be placed at Barcelona’s

  • Gerard Deulofeu calls early Messi comparisons “detrimental”
    ProSoccerTalk

    Gerard Deulofeu calls early Messi comparisons “detrimental”

    Players often like to brush off speculation or criticism in the moment by claiming they don’t read stories written about themselves, but we all know better. Former Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu confirmed that sentiment by citing specific comparisons he remembers as a youth with Barcelona, citing stories that compared him to Lionel Messi. Now 23 years old, Deulofeu reflects on those early comparisons and wishes the media wasn’t so quick to jump to conclusions about his career. “In the end, [the comparisons] were more detrimental than beneficial,” he told weekly magazine Forza Milan. “Normally I don’t read newspapers, but that headline I remember well. It created too much expectation among Barcelona