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Guardian - Mon Dec 11 12:05 AM
• Confrontation in tunnel and changing rooms after derby match • City coach Mikel Arteta left with blood streaming down his face Police officers and stewards had to separate up to 20 players and members of staff from Manchester United and City after an extraordinary bust-up in which bottles and p...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 9:59 PM
In the post-match press conference following his team's 2-1 win over their city rivals, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola had a simple explanation for their success: 'we were better.' United manager José Mourinho found it within himself to criticise the referee for not awarding his side a penalt...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 9:51 PM
In midfield or as an oddball centre-forward, Manchester City’s key man was brilliant in a win that could be decisive for his team’s title aspirations With half an hour to go in this taut, thrilling, at times spiky Manchester derby, David Silva could be seen chugging around at the point of the Man...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 8:41 PM
• Coach says rivals are ‘protected by the football gods’ after penalty incident • Pep Guardiola: ‘We won because we were better in every department’ José Mourinho all but admitted defeat in the Premier League title race after watching Manchester United fall 11 points behind a Manchester City team...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 8:06 PM
The managers of Liverpool and Everton, Jürgen Klopp and Sam Allardyce, saw a late penalty, which was converted by Wayne Rooney to earn the Toffees a point, very differently. Klopp argued that his team were subject to 60-70 similar challenges in midfield which went unpunished, while Allardyce clai...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 7:37 PM
Did José Mourinho’s decision to take the handbrake off hand the title to Manchester City and would things have been different if Paul Pogba was not suspended? This 20th head-to-head meeting of the two managers ended with José Mourinho on the wrong end of a defeat and Pep Guardiola the correct one...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 6:46 PM
For Manchester City, this was not just the day they declared themselves the best team in town. It counts for more than that, surely, when there is now an 11-point gap at the top of the Premier League and the team in second place have just learned the hard way why Pep Guardiola’s side are disappea...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 4:27 PM
Not scoring in a Merseyside derby had always been one of Wayne Rooney’s great regrets in football. No longer. Everton’s captain for the 229th meeting between the Merseyside rivals ticked that box at Anfield and ensured regret belonged firmly to Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool. The hosts dominated at A...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 3:40 PM
Live updates from the Manchester derby at Old Trafford Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh with your thoughts Liverpool v Everton – live with Ben Fisher! Live scores: all Sunday’s goals as they go in 3.40pm GMT José has taken the handbrake off the bus, naming Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Mar...
Guardian - Sun Dec 10 8:30 AM
On current form four Manchester United players feature in our derby XI, while Pep Guardiola’s team can boast seven Selection elsewhere has been affected by who is available but luckily that is not the case in goal. Ederson has been hugely impressive, so it is no slight that David de Gea , one of...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 10:30 PM
• United manager claims rivals resort to illegal methods to halt counter attacks • ‘Then it is up to the referee to analyse and to make a decision’ José Mourinho has accused Manchester City of regularly committing “tactical fouls” in order to stop opposition teams counterattacking them and called...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 1:02 PM
World’s fans head for England’s Premier League double drama – United v City and Liverpool v Everton It is, as Dag Langerød says, “a massive day” – Manchester United versus Manchester City , with Liverpool against Everton as an aperitif. Two derbies, major events in a footballing calendar, have fa...
Guardian - Sat Dec 9 9:00 AM
The showdown of the season so far. Despite each manager’s public platitudes José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola know a victory for their side will have a seismic effect on the title race. If the Portuguese’s Manchester United can cut the gap to five points it gives them belief and boosts Chelsea, who...
Guardian - Fri Dec 8 10:30 PM
Everton have not won at Anfield since 1999 but their manager believes 32-year-old forward can be crucial to their hopes of ending their dire run of derby form Anfield has become a place of foreboding for Evertonians irrespective of their team’s startling decline this season and Liverpool’s prolif...
Guardian - Fri Dec 8 10:30 PM
• ‘A little bit of wind and they fall, ’ says Manchester United manager • Mourinho refuses to be drawn on United formation at Old Trafford José Mourinho has accused Manchester City of diving, with Manchester United’s manager claiming “a little bit of wind and they fall”. United face Pep Guardiola...
Guardian - Fri Dec 8 7:14 PM
• Manchester City manager refuses to criticise rival’s style of play • David Silva is fit to face United in Sunday’s top-of-the table derby Pep Guardiola has said he and José Mourinho are like “twins” because of their obsession with winning. Manchester City travel to Old Trafford for Sunday’s der...
Guardian - Fri Dec 8 6:50 PM
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the chance to make history is not playing on his mind as he prepares for Sunday’s derby with rivals Manchester United, and it is far too early to suggest that the match could be a title decider. ‘Winning, drawing or losing on Sunday, we are not going to win...
Guardian - Fri Dec 8 3:05 PM
Manchester United have pressed aggressively in recent matches and Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders could find the seams in their defence coming apart in Sunday’s Old Trafford derby It may go right, it may go wrong. But this is the one – this is the one we’ve waited for. And not before time...
Guardian - Fri Dec 8 12:15 PM
Roberto Baggio in 1994, Holland in the 1970s and Bayern Munich’s late heartache in 1999 – sometimes losers leave more enduring images than winners By Mark Sanderson for When Saturday Comes , of the Guardian Sport Network As captain it was my job to go up and collect the cup. I was only 12 at the...
Guardian - Thu Dec 7 10:30 PM
• Overseas derby could be back on the agenda next summer • Touré says City win on Sunday will not mean title race is over Manchester City and Manchester United could stage another overseas derby next summer, with an appetite at both clubs to meet in the United States as they did last July. Relate...
Guardian - Thu Dec 7 4:35 PM
Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are the four teams to avoid in what will be a competitive draw for the last-16 on Monday By Martin Laurence and Ben McAleer for WhoScored? The last-16 stage of the Champions League promises to be extremely competitive. Two of the sem...
Guardian - Thu Dec 7 2:47 PM
• Liverpool v Everton Mersey derby will take place on Friday 5 January • Brighton v Crystal Palace scheduled for Monday night slot After a 58-match run going all the way back to their third-round replay against Exeter City in 2005, Manchester United’s FA Cup tie against Derby County will not be t...
Guardian - Thu Dec 7 12:38 PM
Do you remember these all-time records, far-flung fixtures and short-lived leads? Which one of these four has played for Manchester City and Manchester United, as well as Liverpool and Everton? Nicolas Anelka John Gidman Peter Beardsley David Johnson Ian Rush is Liverpool’s top scorer in Merseysi...
Guardian - Thu Dec 7 12:00 PM
In Sunday’s Manchester derby the United manager must call on all his pragmatism to halt Pep Guardiola’s side and keep the title race alive This, it feels, is it. It may only be the second weekend of December but if Manchester United lose at home to Manchester City on Sunday the gap at the top of...
Guardian - Thu Dec 7 11:08 AM
We break down the record-breaking achievements of the English quintet in the Champions League and look ahead to who they could meet in the next stage Yes it is. Never before have so many clubs from one country reached this stage of the tournament. It became possible to enter five teams only from...
Guardian - Thu Dec 7 9:05 AM
Today’s fluff puts too fine a point on it Manchester United want to tempt João Mário away from Internazionale and are so keen on the Portuguese midfielder that they will offer his Italian employers Juan Mata in exchange. According to the Corriere dello Sport , however, “the Spaniard isn’t particu...
Guardian - Tue Dec 5 9:46 PM
It scarcely counts as a shock that Manchester United have secured their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time in four years. It may be more significant that they go into Sunday’s Manchester derby buoyed by a fourth consecutive victory and that Romelu Lukaku’s fin...
Guardian - Tue Dec 5 7:02 PM
Champions League updates from the final group game at Old Trafford De Bruyne disappointed Pogba will miss Manchester derby Email paul.doyle@theguardian.com or tweet @Paul_Doyle 7.01pm GMT It looks like United are deploying a back three. Luke Shaw makes his first start of the season, seemingly as...
Guardian - Tue Dec 5 3:42 PM
• Pep Guardiola reveals Spain midfielder was injured against West Ham • Manager denies reports that Lionel Messi was offered €100m signing on fee David Silva is a doubt for the Manchester derby after picking up an injury, according to manager Pep Guardiola. The Spain international, who scored the...
Guardian - Mon Dec 4 6:12 PM
• Red card against Arsenal on Saturday means Frenchman misses City game • Zlatan Ibrahimovic is being given every chance to be fit for the derby Paul Pogba will start against CSKA Moscow on Tuesdayafter Manchester United decided not to appeal against his red card at Arsenal . The France midfielde...