Guardiola loves to retain possession as his teams build from the back, while putting stress on opponents by using over-lapping full-backs to outnumber them in the final third. "Gabriel has helped us a lot since he arrived", he said . These late game spurts are impressive, but without them, United's margin for error is mighty thin.
Karim Benzema has agreed a new deal until 2021 with the Spanish champions, and with Isco and Marco Asensio having emerged as key players for Zindine Zidane alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, the ex-Saint-Etienne forward may struggle for a regular starting place.
But the versatile forward will miss at least the next two Premier League matches for the Gunners, while he will also be unavailable for the Europa League trip to BATE Borisov. "He has a little inflammation of his knee". Goalkeeper David Ospina , club captain Per Mertesacker , Mohamed Elneny, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud all started against Cologne before dropping out of the starting line-up for Sunday's draw at Stamford Bridge.
With the Frenchman's own contract situation undecided beyond 2019 as well, negotiations with Welbeck and Ramsey may prove far from straightforward. The clubs want too much for normal players, because they say if one player is worth £200million, then this player is worth £50m.
As for Southampton , Mauricio Pellegrino's side are now ninth in the Premier League table with eight points from five games this season, coming off the back of just one win from their last three. In just one year from the appointment to the post of head coach of Manchester United - Jose Mourinho was able to create such a powerful foundation that will certainly bear fruit both now and in the future.
Hughes said Stoke face the prospect of hosting champions Chelsea with just one centre back available for selection. Stoke stayed in the game until Morata finished them off with goals in the 77th and 82nd minutes, first dinking the ball over Butland and then tapping in to take his season's tally to six.
Fellow Spaniard Pedro also found the net as Antonio Conte's side eased through their gears to thrash sorry Stoke . "Morata played a good game". Romelu Lukaku scored his eighth goal in as many games for Manchester United to seal a 1-0 victory away to Southampton on Saturday.
Wenger was quoted by the official Arsenal website as saying: " He [Ozil] is in training and will come back with the team training today or tomorrow ". Olivier Giroud attempts an outrageous overhead kick against Doncaster What is the team news? With Granit Xhaka also at his disposal - the Arsenal boss has the players able to execute this role but has been unable to harness the full potential of these midfielders just yet.
Zinedine Zidane 's side made the breakthrough in the 10th minute, however, when Ceballos worked some space inside the Alaves box before finding the bottom corner with a smart finish to register his first Real Madrid goal. Ceballos received a pass from Marco Asensio , fought through a tackle, and shot just inside the post for the opener. Real Madrid's number seven looked certain to be sending the away side 3-1 ahead in the 63rd minute after curling a handsome effort towards the far ...
In Sunday's final, Wozniacki will face Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova , who earlier withstood a furious rally to beat Angelique Kerber 6-0 6-7 (4) 6-4 to advance. "The last time I played her it didn't go my way at all", Muguruza told reporters. Wozniacki became the first woman to win 50 matches in 2017 en route to the last eight, but appeared in trouble as she fell behind a set to Cibulkova .
But despite facing the nightmare scenario prospect of losing their first eight games - they follow today's fixture at the Etihad with clashes against Manchester United and Chelsea - Palace manager Hodgson is convinced the Eagles can still avoid relegation.
Stoke, now placed 13th in the league, are on a three-game winless run since their 1-0 victory over Arsenal last month. "We'll get on with it, as you do, but it's far from ideal preparation especially against a side like Chelsea ". That's the right way because the season is very long. Both players scored in their first appearances of 2017-18 as the Blues cruised past Nottingham Forest 5-1 in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.
He looks to lock in a Von Flue choke and he does. Wonderful stuff from OSP. Okami did just that, as he refused to tap and went unconscious from the choke. Kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki started off his UFC career with a bang, dropping Henrique da Silva to the canvas with his patented left hook in the final minute of the first round.
In a match which Conte will realise his team were lucky to take a point from, Arsenal will re-enforce the need for his players to continue improving. Having picked up a red card in the draw against Arsenal, David Luiz is suspended for this game. Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to ease to a comfortable 2-0 win against Southampton on Saturday.
Liverpool dominated the play for 45 minutes but collapsed in the second half as goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani rocked the travelling side. Although many might argue that the circumstances of the games involving Klopp and Rodgers differ vastly, the truth is that statistics do not lie.
Go find a seat with a seatbelt. Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane is the favourite to win the coaching award. I'm out of breath. Former Super Eagles captain, Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha, has said it is "twice difficult" for an African to emerge as the best player in the world.
Happ took second on a groundout by Alex Avila and scored on Baez's RBI single to right-center field. The Brewers are in the hunt for a fifth-ever trip to the postseason despite a tough 10-inning loss to the Chicago Cubs in Milwaukee on Thursday night.
He's strong, he's fast, and he showed (against Sunderland ) he can score goals. "We will take confidence from that performance and take that into Saturday". "It does not look too good at the moment, but I know we are more than good enough to turn this around". Jermain is a proven goalscorer and we will have to keep him quiet.
Messi opened the scoring from the penalty spot on 21 minutes. He revealed that Neymar's £200 million departure to Paris Saint-Germain came as a big shock, per Spanish news agency EFE (via Sport): "At no moment did people think he was going to leave Barca ".
The foul ball shot off the bat of Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier at more than 100 miles per hour, hitting the little girl with curly blonde hair. The increased safety measures will be in place prior to Opening Day in 2018 when the Padres host the Milwaukee Brewers on March 29. "In light of yesterday's event, we will redouble our efforts on this important issue", said Manfred in a statement on Thursday.