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Time for City to earn their spurs

Pragmatic Manuel Pellegrini had already put the kibosh on any ‘quadruple’ codswallop, long before Manchester City were outfought, outplayed and obviously outfoxed, by an irresistible Leicester City. City’s abject capitulation at the hands of Claudio Ranieri’s hungry, crafty troop, meant the pre-match title favourites were never on the scent, leaving even the most optimistic fan wondering if Pellegrini would capture one trophy, let alone four, before he departs in June. […]

Pellegrini hounded by injuries as Foxes fall - Leicester City 0 Man City 1

Manchester City’s arch foes Michel Platini and Jose Mourinho were probably wearing smug grins after Manuel Pellegrini’s team won their seventh consecutive game in both the Champions and Premier Leagues. But why would UEFA’s Little Napoleon and Chelsea’s Snide One be smiling when City, the team everybody now loves to hate, had maintained momentum with a hard fought 1-0 win against rock bottom Leicester City? The answer is found in […]

Rome in ruins, now City go for Leicester's Legions - Leicester City v Man City

Manchester City’s strength in depth is amply demonstrated in that Manuel Pellegrini could recall Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Stevan Jovetic, Aleksander Kolarov, Bacary Sagna and Frank Lampard for the visit to Leicester City – none of whom started that glorious night in Rome. The City boss is spoilt for choice as injuries heal and suspensions don’t apply, but he has to strike the right balance between fresh legs […]

1-2-3 it’s all elementary - LEICESTER CITY 1 MAN CITY 3

Serbian sniper fire and a Bosnian hit man combined to deliver a Balkan battering to send Manchester City through to their third ‘League Cup’ semi-final in the past five years. The Foxes of Leicester City found themselves on the run from Manuel Pellegrini’s pack of hunting hounds who, with a best in class ‘Crufts-like’ performance, dispatched the Championship contenders in a one-sided Quarter Final at the King Power Stadium. Even […]

X-Factor or X-rated? LEICESTER CITY v MAN CITY

With silverware in sight will it be a case of all change once again when Manchester City, fresh from beating Bayern Munich and annihilating Arsenal, come into this Capital One Cup quarter final? As City build momentum in their drive to sit aloft the Premier League on New Year’s Day, Manuel Pellegrini is likely to be ringing the changes at the King Power Stadium, for what promises to be a […]