Liverpool-Manchester City clash highlights return to league play

Liverpool’s visit to Manchester City on Saturday could be a pivotal match in terms of shaping the current Premier League title race. And with the lunchtime kickoff following the November international break, it may also be a race against time for both teams to field their strongest possible squads after the wear and tear some players bring back from national team duty. For league-leading City (9-2-1, 28 points), that includes leading scorer Erling Haaland, who

Manchester City look to keep momentum going against Chelsea

Manchester City will attempt to keep their place atop the Premier League table and avoid a letdown on Sunday against visiting Chelsea, after sealing a place in the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League. City (9-2-0, 27 points) secured their passage with a 3-0 win at Young Boys in Switzerland on Tuesday, keeping their record perfect in Group G. And while it was a largely expected accomplishment for the tournament’s defending champions, manager Pep

Manchester City, Brighton clash in high-profile matchup

The managers may be the biggest stars when Manchester City host Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday. City’s Pep Guardiola is long regarded as one of the best in the world. And he’s been consistently heaping praise on Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi, viewed as one of the globe’s most promising young managing prospects. De Zerbi already is in his fourth top-flight role after two previous posts in the Serie A and one with Ukrainian giants

Arsenal, Man City clash in early-season heavyweight battle

Three-time defending champion Manchester City visit last year’s runners-up Arsenal on Sunday in a match that again could shape the Premier League title race. So far, it’s unclear whether a two-team chase will again emerge or if the field will be more crowded. For that reason and others, City manager Pep Guardiola insisted that the Sunday clash in London — while high profile — won’t be the most important match his side plays in the