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Pep Guardiola has hit back at José Mourinho’s claim that Manchester City commit tactical fouls by insisting he never instructs his players to do this. Youth Adidas Edmonton Oilers #33 Cam Talbot Premier Orange Home NHL Jersey Mourinho made the assertion in the buildup to last Sunday’s derby, which City won 2-1. Guardiola, asked about the Manchester United manager’s comment, said: “I never sent a message to my players. You can ask any of my players – these players and my old players – if my message on the pitch was to make fouls. I don’t use this Anton Forsberg Jersey kind of message. Men's Majestic Detroit Tigers #8 Justin Upton Authentic White 2016 Mother's Day Fashion Flex Base MLB Jersey “I don’t know how many fouls we make on the pitch but I think when you have 70% possession we are not that kind of team.” Mourinho was discussing how he believes City halt counterattacks. Guardiola outlined the manner in which his team do this. “To be ready, to be close, to be close to their run,” he said. “Of course, we make fouls. We are not a saint. It’s because of the way the game is. Sometimes, when tripping, you make a foul and get a yellow card. That’s football.” Guardiola has said he may pursue a central defender in next month’s transfer window and on Womens Rayshawn Jenkins Jersey Friday he did not rule out a fresh bid to prise Alexis Sánchez from Arsenal. City came close to buying the Chile forward in the summer and, asked if he may try again, Guardiola said: “Believe me, I don’t know what we are going to do.” Tottenham Hotspur are Saturday’s visitors to the Etihad Stadium for the 5.30pm kick-off. Kyle Walker is expected to face his former team for the first time since his summer move to City and Guardiola believes the http://www.authenticpittsburghpiratesshop.com/Josh-Harrison-Jersey right-back is among the finest in the world. “I’d rate him as one of the best definitely,” he said, before Ziggy Ansah Jersey explaining how Walker has improved. “I would like to feel with the ball: how http://www.officialarizonacoyotes.com/Adidas-Louis-Domingue-Jersey to run, how to pass. When a guy is strong like http://www.authenticmetshop.com/authentic-jay-bruce-jersey.html him you want to take a decision through the physicality and sometimes you have to be calm. There are moments to run, to play, to be quiet, to think, to see. During the game you have to use many different ways.” Guardiola is keen to make Walker less reliant on his physical talent. “He is so strong defensively,” said the manager. “I’d like to help him to solve problems in games not just through his physicality but also through his thinking. When you are so strong physically, you solve all the problems that way. When you get to a certain age, 28, 29, 30 – after that you need to think more about what is going to happen.” Guardiola was impressed with Walker’s containment of United’s pace in the derby. “[Marcus] Rashford and [Anthony] Martial are so fast and he was able to control them – few players in the world can control them like he did. That’s why he’s so important for us.” In October Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham’s manager, was unhappy after Guardiola called Spurs “the Harry Kane team”. Asked about this, Guardiola said: “I said what I said – after, I don’t have comment on that.” http://asmap-inform.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=896240
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Wolves stretch lead to


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already have the title in the bag


Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool are competing to be “the best of the rest” behind Manchester City because the Premier League title race is over. Men's San Jose Sharks #8 Joe Pavelski Reebok Black Third Premier NHL Jersey Liverpool trail the unbeaten league leaders by 18 points after 17 games and their manager admits only a dramatic loss of form can stop Pep Guardiola’s team. Klopp also discounted Manchester United’s championship credentials, claiming José Mourinho’s side are not genuine challengers despite sitting second in the table. “This season nobody is really fighting any more for the title,” the German said. Women's Mark Recchi Authentic Green Adidas Jersey: NHL Pittsburgh Penguins #8 Salute to Service Klopp insists he is being realistic rather than defeatist and that finishing above United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in Womens Paulo Orlando Jersey the Premier League, or beating City in the Champions League, remain “fantastic targets” for Liverpool. He drew parallels with the 2012-13 season when his Borussia Dortmund team finished 25 points behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga but lost narrowly to their arch-rivals in the Champions League final at Wembley. “If you make your own targets because of your neighbour then you can never move on,” said Klopp of City’s flying start to the season. “If you want to have the nicer garden, the nicer garage or the nicer car then you will always be a http://www.officialjaguarsnflproshop.com/YOUTH+A+J+CANN+JERSEY little bit behind. You have to make your own targets and go for http://www.officialsanfranciscogiantsshops.com/WOMENS-PABLO-SANDOVAL-JERSEY.html it. You face the other team twice a season, maybe in the FA Cup for the third time or in the Champions League for a fourth and fifth time. That’s probably possible. That’s the only moment you should be concerned about them or think about them. “We cannot chase City, like we could not chase Bayern that season but we could have beaten them in the Champions League final 100%. We were not worse; it was an open http://www.texansprosshop.com/Kareem_Jackson_Jersey_Cheap game and nobody saw in this game a team 25 points ahead. We didn’t play a bad season, we got to the Champions League final and had some of our best moments in our life in that campaign. “This season nobody is really fighting any more for the title. I don’t think United are. We will all try to come as close as possible but if City doesn’t http://www.officialathleticsproshop.com/Coco_Crisp_Jersey have any drop then they will probably win it so does that mean all the others have to stop? To be the best of the rest could be a fantastic target. So it is to try to have the best position in the table which for us for the last – I don’t know how Authentic Ondrej Palat Jersey many years – is probably third or second.” Liverpool, who visit Bournemouth on Sunday, are fifth in the league and their manager maintains the biggest difference between his team and Guardiola’s is not Joel Armia Authentic Jersey quality but consistency. He insists consecutive home draws against Everton and West Bromwich Albion is no reason to doubt Liverpool’s ability. Klopp added: “Yes, City are ahead of us at the moment but our performances show we could do it if we bring them often enough on the pitch. That’s what we are thinking about. I can’t imagine why we would think about things that would disturb our development. We know we could have won the last game but we didn’t. Teams ahead of us won games like this. We didn’t have a lot of situations so far this season where we say: ‘Wow, that was a lucky situation.’ Not giving the penalty, not seeing the handball, not having offside goals against us. We could still say we won 3-2 at Watford but we didn’t because of a goal that should have been disallowed. Now we have this situation. “If we had four points more it would look completely different, we would be three points behind United. Everything is fine. I cannot make the biggest difference about drawing twice even when I don’t like the result. You cannot be that disappointed after Everton that you theoretically cannot perform in the next game. If you win you don’t celebrate for five weeks after so it makes no sense to suffer for five weeks if Jaroslav Halak Youth jersey you draw.” The manager has denied Naby Keïta could move to Anfield next month. Liverpool have agreed a club record £48m fee to sign the RB Leipzig midfielder next summer, paying a premium to secure his signature in advance, and Klopp confirmed the deal could not be brought forward. “No, he is a player of Leipzig,” he said. “There is an agreement with the club that he will come in June or July to Liverpool. Of all the things Leipzig have said, they said they do not have to sell any player so we don’t think about it.” NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Nike NFL Jerseys China Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys From China NHL Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China

Tottenham’s staying power


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Sam Allardyce admits being powerless


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Paul Wilson


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Nike NFL Jeremiah Attaochu White Jersey Youth Elite: #97 Los Angeles Chargers Road Vapor Untouchable “It is hard to keep thinking positive when one of your competitors has won 15 games out of 16 and drawn the other,” Conte said after Chelsea’s impressively comprehensive win at Huddersfield. There had been a worry that throwing in the towel after Chelsea’s fourth defeat of the season at West Ham may have led to a slump in confidence and an unwanted fifth defeat following quickly on its heels, though in the event Conte’s players were as focused and workmanlike as anyone could have wished. “We are playing well, we are in a good patch,” Conte said. “We have won seven of our last nine matches but, although we will keep trying, I think this season one Andre Smith Jersey team is going to prove very difficult to stop.” The obvious thing to say here is that now Conte knows how all his rivals felt last season, when Chelsea were the ones putting together a 13-match winning run that http://www.authenticsavalanchestore.com/mikhail-grigorenko-jersey_c-449.html lifted them into an unassailable position at the top. City, though, have just beaten that record, and the way they have been playing – and scoring – suggests that by the time the Champions League resumes in the new year the Premier League title race may be over http://www.officialpelicansshop.com/authentic-32-hollis-thompson-jersey.html as a contest. A one-horse race with the winner home and hosed. A non-event in terms of a run-in, with merely the three places below the champions for the rest of the field to fight over. No one would particularly object to this scenario, because City have been playing so well, but if events do pan out in that way it would make the Premier League look a little like those continental ones we have become so fond of knocking. The ones where you can predict the winners from Womens Wayne Gallman Jersey the word go. The ones where the other decent teams do the sensible thing and concentrate on European advancement instead of flogging themselves unnecessarily in the domestic league. In other words City could be doing English football a favour by taking the heat out of the title race for a season. If you were Tottenham, for instance, what would your best course of action be? Would you be trying to bridge an 18-point gap in a concerted attempt to catch City and restore some of the early season optimism that this could be Spurs’ season in the league, or would it be more practical to pin your hopes on overtaking Arsenal and Burnley to keep on course for a Champions League placing and conserve most of your energy for putting up a good show against Juventus in February? Chelsea, faced with an equally tough tie and coming to terms with four league defeats before their title defence is even half run, seem to have little choice but to do the same. Conte appears sad that events have slipped out of his control so quickly, perhaps because it was pointed out so often during the last campaign that having no European involvement was a massive advantage to Chelsea, but a lot of things could be put right were the club to eliminate Barcelona and stride confidently into Europe’s last eight. Liverpool, Manchester United and City were handed ostensibly easier ties and will be reasonably confident of reaching the last eight. Anything can happen over two legs from that stage on, not least the possibility shading into probability of English clubs meeting each other, and remarkable as it would be to have a wide selection of Premier League sides in the later rounds it would be more remarkable still were none of them to be preoccupied with the title race. City through being so far in front, the rest through being so far behind. While this may appear far-fetched and wildly premature, it is a situation not unknown in other countries. 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David Silva leads latest


Near-perfect performances of this nature tell us little but rather enforce what we already know: this freewheeling Manchester City team are coasting towards the Premier League title. The scary thing is, on their way to comfortably dispatching Swansea City to rack up a record-breaking 15th successive league victory, at times they were merely going through the motions. Men's Nike Pittsburgh Steelers #86 Hines Ward Game Black Team Color NFL Jersey David Silva continued his purple patch in front of goal by scoring either side of Kevin Womens Valtteri Filppula Jersey De Bruyne’s free-kick before Sergio Agüero wrapped up a ninth away win in the league this season. If Pep Guardiola’s side do indeed, as he believes, have so much more to give, it is going to be a joy to witness. For Swansea, who remain rock bottom, this Womens Stephen Curry Jersey was the harshest of reality checks after defeating West Bromwich Albion here five days ago. NFL Nike Women's Karl Klug Navy Blue Alternate Game Jersey - #97 Tennessee Titans Paul Clement had warned his players there was no margin for error against free-scoring opponents such as these and they did not help themselves, repeatedly gifting the ball to a Manchester City side so slick in possession. When the visitors had it, Swansea simply could not get it off them. “It wasn’t nice to see that, but if you’re a Manchester City supporter it must be a pleasure,” Clement said. “To be Matt Carpenter Youth jersey on the receiving end of that was very difficult. I http://www.authenticpittsburghpenguins.com/authentic-justin-schultz-jersey would say they are one of the best sides I have ever come across.” Guardiola made http://www.mapleleafsofficialauthenticshop.com/Felix_Potvin_Jersey_Adidas four changes from the side that won the derby against Manchester United on Sunday but this was same old swashbuckling City, with Bernardo Silva, in particular, excelling on his return. He easily wriggled free of Jordan Ayew before teeing up Agüero to nod on to the roof of Lukasz Fabianski’s goal before another superb left-foot delivery supplied David Silva, captain in the absence of Vincent Kompany, for City’s inevitable opener in the 27th minute. The Swansea http://www.saintsshopfootballofficial.com/saints+kenny+vaccaro+jersey defence, though, allowed David Silva far too much time and space inside the six-yard box to prod home. Seven minutes later it was 2-0, when De Bruyne fired a free-kick low beyond Fabianski, who was deceived by the ball’s thudding bounce en route to goal. There was a warm embrace between Guardiola and his assistants Domènec Torrent and Mikel Arteta, wearing a woolly hat fresh from his brush-up in the Old Trafford tunnel, but these celebrations were decidedly low-key. “There are no problems this time,” Guardiola said with a wry smile in his post-match press conference. Swansea were desperately short of quality although Robert Woods Jersey Wilfried Bony, at least, relished the physical battle with Eliaquim Mangala, a one-time City team-mate. But the hosts looked and played like a team bottom of the table, bereft of confidence despite that win here last weekend, typified by Martin Olsson and Tom Carroll running the ball straight out of play. The latter was unsurprisingly taken off at half-time, and replaced by Tammy Abraham. Abraham barely had time to take off his tracksuit bottoms when David Silva fired narrowly past Fabianski’s post in pursuit of a third just after the interval. Swansea puffed out their chests for a moment but it was soon again one-way traffic. Bernardo Silva, who ran rings around Olsson all night, played in Agüero who forced Fabianski into a smart right-handed http://www.official76ershop.com/authentic-10-maurice-cheeks-jersey.html stop. For City, a third goal was only a matter of time, and when Sterling sped into the box, jinking inside Kyle Naughton, there was David Silva to take on the baton, holding off Roque Mesa – too frightened to fell his countryman – before dinking the ball in for his fourth goal of the season. “He [Silva] is a real leader – he never hides on the pitch,” Guardiola said. “I am so happy, we have always spoken about him scoring more goals but he has absolutely everything – sometimes he was thinking more the pass. He scored the winning goal at Old Trafford and now two more goals. We cannot just depend on just Gabriel [Jesus] or Sergio. We are scoring goals from set pieces again, and we have many options to score goals and that is so important for us.” http://aroofaboveus.org/blogs/post/67210
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Chelsea bounce back


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rotation after injury scare


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