PUBLISHED: 15:32 02 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:33 02 February 2017 Dave Evans, West Ham Correspondent Manchester City's Yaya Toure (left) celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the Premier League match at London Stadium. PA Wire/PA Images Hammers boss Slaven Bilic left crestfallen by four-goal defeat Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne scores his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at London Stadium.After the excellent victories over Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough there was a real sense of optimism in the air for Wednesday’s game against Manchester City.There was a big crowd, two new signings and fallen hero Dimitri Payet seemingly erased from the West Ham history. But within 45 minutes all that had evaporated.There was a sense of deja vu in the air as City took advantage of silly Hammers mistakes and the wide expanses of the London Stadium to stroll to another 3-0 half-time lead.And so after this 4-0 … [Read more...] about Are West Ham back to square one after second Man City mauling?
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Gabriel Jesus misses his grandmother's cooking. He misses buying fresh bread in the morning. He misses pasteis de feira , the deep-fried pastry pillows sold on every other Brazilian street corner. He misses the prickly heat of summer in Sao Paulo. There is no wistfulness at play as he reels off this list on a chilly Manchester morning; Jesus is endearingly matter-of-fact about his choices, and besides, life at the Premier League summit is not without its perks. "I like it a lot here," he says of life in England. Given the extent to which his career has taken off since he swapped Palmeiras for Manchester City, you can understand why. Yet it can be easy to lose sight of the human factor that lies beyond the broad strokes that make up a footballer's CV—the costs, the sacrifices, the challenges that come with upping sticks and moving halfway across the globe. And Jesus, who was just 19 when he left Brazil to pursue his dream, is well-placed to comment on the culture shock that such … [Read more...] about Gabriel Jesus: How City’s Boy from Brazil Found a Second Family in Manchester
Pep Guardiola says he is being driven by the desire to turn Manchester City into England’s answer to Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus by ushering in a period of sustained dominance. The City manager has challenged his players to ensure there is no let-up in their battle on four fronts this season and the wider pursuit of serial success after Saturday’s 5-0 thrashing of Burnley eased them into the FA Cup fifth round. City will move to within a point of Premier League leaders Liverpool if they beat Newcastle at St James’ Park on Tuesday night as they bid to become the first club to retain the title for a decade. Having already reached the League Cup final for the second successive season, City will also resume their bid for Champions League glory next month when they face Schalke in the Round of 16. And Guardiola cited Juventus, who have won seven Serie A titles on the spin and four successive Italian Cups, Bayern, winners of the past six Bundesliga … [Read more...] about Pep Guardiola demands Man City emulate Europe’s big three and win it all after dominant victory over Burnley
Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus will miss Tuesday's UEFA Champions League clash against Lyon due to an adductor injury. The Brazil international is not part of the 19-man squad for the match, which City head into hoping to secure qualification to the knockout stages of the tournament. Pep Guardiola's side need only a draw to book their place in the knockout stages, but a victory will see them clinch top spot in Group F. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . Get the app to get the game. … [Read more...] about Gabriel Jesus Won’t Play Champions League Match vs. Lyon with Adductor Injury
Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan were all absent as Manchester City trained ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League tie with Lyon. Pep Guardiola’s side trained at the club’s academy this morning before flying out to France later this afternoon, when his travelling squad will be confirmed. Bernardo missed Saturday’s 4-0 win against West Ham on Saturday with a muscle strain, but was expected to be in contention for Lyon. Both Jesus and Gundogan featured at the London Stadium. Victory on Tuesday will guarantee qualification to the knockout stages as group winners, but City only need a point to ensure safe passage to the last 16. City were shocked by Lyon in the opening group game, losing 2-1 at the Etihad, with Guardiola watching on from the stands as he served a touchline ban. So the Premier League champions are expected to name as strong a side as possible as Guardiola looks to wrap up qualification. Meanwhile, the Catalan claims the challenge of … [Read more...] about Man City team news: Trio miss training ahead of Lyon clash