# Manchester City

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Reaction
Guardiola laughs off Haaland substitution, recalls Julia Roberts 'disappointment'
The Manchester City striker was withdrawn one goal short of a double hat-trick against RB Leipzig.
# World Class
Sterling Haaland scores 5 of 7 as Man City storm into Champions League last 8
The Norway international set up a comfortable evening for Pep Guardiola’s side.
This month
March 2023
# problems
Kyle Walker allegations ‘a private issue’
The defender is alleged to have indecently exposed himself in a bar last weekend.
# title race
Man City beat Newcastle to close in on Arsenal
The result saw Pep Guardiola’s men cut the Gunners’ lead at the top of the table to two points.
Last month
February 2023
# Setback
Man City trio to miss Champions League clash
Kevin de Bruyne, Aymeric Laporte and John Stones have been ruled out of Wednesday’s last 16 first leg with RB Leipzig.
# In form
Rashford-inspired Man United close in on City
The Red Devils earned a comfortable victory against Leicester today.
# Opinion
Ranking the 16 remaining teams in the Champions League
Man City, PSG and Real Madrid are among the favourites to prevail.
# Faith
Pep Guardiola backing lawyers to ‘do the job’ for Manchester City
The Premier League champions have been charged with 115 Financial Fair Play breaches.
# Unhappy
Vincent Kompany slams Man City critics after Premier League charges
The Burnley manager won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups during an 11-year spell at the Etihad Stadium
# Reaction
'I’m not going to say the Harry team otherwise Pochettino will be grumpy' - Guardiola
The reigning champions could have cut the gap to Premier League leaders Arsenal to two points.
# Joy
Harry Kane makes history as Spurs stun Man City
Tottenham did a favour for bitter rivals Arsenal with a win today.
What went wrong for Matt Doherty at Spurs?
Both Man City and Tottenham had high-profile full-back departures during the week ahead of their clash today.
January 2023
# Explanation
Man City star De Bruyne's temporary absence due to 'personal issue'
The midfielder is now back training and in contention to face Spurs.
# scrutiny
Guardiola defends side amid claims Man City 'a better team without Haaland'
The striker managed just 19 touches at Old Trafford.
# Confident
'It will demand almost perfection' - Mikel Arteta ready for Gunners' title charge
Arsenal now have 47 points from their opening 18 games.
# talking point
Is another Premier League club set to become a sportswashing project?
Qatar Sports Investments reportedly met with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy last week.
# Pastures new
Irish-eligible Man City youngster Delap makes Championship loan move
The 19-year-old joins Troy Parrott and Tom Cannon among the significant Irish contingent at Preston.
# premonition
'If we perform like this, we will not have a chance' - Pep warning ahead of Manchester derby
The Manchester City boss also admitted he sensed problem with his players before Carabao Cup defeat to Southampton.
# Saints March On
Clean sheet for Bazunu as Man City stunned by Southampton in Carabao Cup quarter-finals
Meanwhile Dean Henderson was the hero for Nottingham Forest as they beat Wolves on penalties.
# safe for now
Chelsea board will not remove Graham Potter in wake of heavy City loss
PA also understands that co-owner Todd Boehly has stepped down from his role as interim sporting director.
# condemn
FA looking into alleged homophobic chanting during Man City-Chelsea FA Cup tie
It comes two days after the FA said it was also looking into chanting of a similar nature during Manchester United’s defeat of Everton on Friday.
# rampant
Mahrez at the double as Manchester City make light work of weak Chelsea
Graham Potter’s woes continue with comprehensive 4-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
# Support
Pep Guardiola backs Kalvin Phillips after 'overweight' claim
Prior to the World Cup, the 27-year-old had made just four substitute appearances, totalling 54 minutes.
# Reaction
Pep Guardiola jokes he is a ‘genius’ after substitutes' impact
Riyad Mahrez fired Man City to a 1-0 win at Chelsea.
# Statement Win
Riyad Mahrez nets winner as Man City beat Chelsea to cut gap to leaders Arsenal
Mahrez netted the only goal of the game in the 63rd minute.
Last year
# Prolific
Erling Haaland's 27th goal of the season not enough as Man City suffer title setback
Pep Guardiola’s side were left frustrated by Everton.
# Analysis
5 key questions to consider as the Premier League restarts
After a World Cup-enforced break, the top tier of English football resumes on Monday.
# Sorry
Jack Grealish regrets Miguel Almiron comments
Scoring a tap-in against Iran enabled the England man to fulfill a promise to a Manchester City-supporting schoolboy.
# Pep in Step
‘I cannot be in a better place’ – Guardiola commits to Man City until 2025
The 51-year-old’s previous deal at the Etihad Stadium had been due to expire at the end of the season.
# Pep Talk
Pep Guardiola on verge of signing new Manchester City deal – reports
The 51-year-old’s current contract at the Etihad Stadium is due to expire at the end of the season.
# fall and rise
The inspiring story behind Ireland's recent Premier League debutant
Joe Hodge has already endured significant setbacks on his way to elite level.
# Have your say
Do you agree with our Premier League team of the season so far?
Man City’s Erling Haaland and others who have stood out.
# Passion
Pep Guardiola hints at long-term Manchester City future
The manager hailed the last-gasp win over the Cottagers as ‘the’ moment of his time at the Etihad Stadium so far.
# spot on
Haaland rescues 10-man Manchester City as last-minute winner downs Fulham
The visitors had looked like frustrating the champions after an Andreas Pereira penalty had cancelled out an early Julian Alvarez strike.
# Hope
Key England duo tipped to win World Cup fitness race
Pep Guardiola has suggested Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips are likely to be available for the tournament,.
# Wrap
Messi stars as PSG hit 7, Man City kept scoreless on Haaland's return
A draw with Pep Guardiola’s side was enough to see Dortmund progress to the knockout stages.
# Switch
Period concerns prompt Manchester City to change colour of shorts
Gareth Taylor said last week his team needed to look at the issue.
# Potential
Dortmund's stellar teenage trio aiming to eclipse Haaland
Jude Bellingham, Gio Reyna and Youssoufa Moukoko have lit up the Bundesliga this season.
# Prolific
Imperious Haaland scores 17th goal in 11 matches as Man City prevail
Elsewhere, Everton comfortably overcame Crystal Palace.
# Reaction
Pep Guardiola sorry for Hillsborough and Heysel chants – ‘if this happened’
The Manchester City manager said he did not hear the chants himself.