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Oct 1, 2013

Reinvigorated Dzeko sees new City style as key

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City host holders Bayern Munich in the Champions League with striker Edin Dzeko enjoying a new lease of life that he says is down to the club bringing in a manager who backs his players rather than criticising them.

City appointed Manuel Pellegrini in June to replace the sacked Roberto Mancini, who was popular with fans for ending the club’s 35-year trophy drought but prone to public condemnation of players who had not performed well.

Oct 1, 2013

Soccer-Reinvigorated Dzeko sees new City style as key

MANCHESTER, England, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Manchester City host holders Bayern Munich in the Champions League with striker Edin Dzeko enjoying a new lease of life that he says is down to the club bringing in a manager who backs his players rather than criticising them.

City appointed Manuel Pellegrini in June to replace the sacked Roberto Mancini, who was popular with fans for ending the club’s 35-year trophy drought but prone to public condemnation of players who had not performed well.

Sep 29, 2013

Suarez nets two on league return as Liverpool win

By Sonia Oxley

(Reuters) – Luis Suarez marked his return to Premier League action with two goals to help Liverpool to a 3-1 win at managerless Sunderland that lifted them to second in the table on Sunday.

The Uruguay striker, who returned from a 10-match ban for biting in the midweek League Cup loss at Manchester United, was making his first league appearance since being suspended for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in April.

Sep 29, 2013

Soccer-Suarez nets two on league return as Liverpool win

Sept 29 (Reuters) – Luis Suarez marked his return to Premier League action with two goals to help Liverpool to a 3-1 win at managerless Sunderland that lifted them to second in the table on Sunday.

The Uruguay striker, who returned from a 10-match ban for biting in the midweek League Cup loss at Manchester United, was making his first league appearance since being suspended for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in April.

Sep 22, 2013

New style City taste old style revenge against United

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City’s 4-1 thumping of champions United evoked memories of a similar humiliation they inflicted on their red rivals two seasons ago with Manuel Pellegrini’s new style of play adding real optimism to their title hopes.

The 6-1 victory at Old Trafford in October 2011 paved the way for City to claim that season’s Premier League title on goal difference and, while Sunday’s win at the Etihad stadium comes even earlier in the fixtures list, the message is the same.

Sep 22, 2013

Soccer-New style City taste old style revenge against United

MANCHESTER, England, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Manchester City’s 4-1 thumping of champions United evoked memories of a similar humiliation they inflicted on their red rivals two seasons ago with Manuel Pellegrini’s new style of play adding real optimism to their title hopes.

The 6-1 victory at Old Trafford in October 2011 paved the way for City to claim that season’s Premier League title on goal difference and, while Sunday’s win at the Etihad stadium comes even earlier in the fixtures list, the message is the same.

Sep 22, 2013

Aguero leads Manchester City to derby rout of Machester United

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City outran, outmuscled and outclassed Manchester United in a 4-1 victory at the Etihad stadium on Sunday that exposed the Premier League champions’ weaknesses in all departments.

Aguero volleyed City ahead after 16 minutes and made it 3-0 in the opening minute of the second half after Yaya Toure had put the home side in command on the stroke of halftime.

Sep 22, 2013

Aguero leads City to derby rout of United

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City outran, outmuscled and outclassed Manchester United in a 4-1 victory at the Etihad stadium on Sunday that exposed the Premier League champions’ weaknesses in all departments.

Aguero volleyed City ahead after 16 minutes and made it 3-0 in the opening minute of the second half after Yaya Toure had put the home side in command on the stroke of halftime.

Sep 22, 2013

Soccer-Aguero leads City to derby rout of United

MANCHESTER, England Sept 22 (Reuters) – Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City outran, outmuscled and outclassed Manchester United in a 4-1 victory at the Etihad stadium on Sunday that exposed the Premier League champions’ weaknesses in all departments.

Aguero volleyed City ahead after 16 minutes and made it 3-0 in the opening minute of the second half after Yaya Toure had put the home side in command on the stroke of halftime.

Sep 20, 2013

Fergie factor figures in first Ferguson-free derby

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – The first Manchester derby of the post-Alex Ferguson era takes place with the former United manager’s influence keenly felt after he timed his praise for striker Wayne Rooney to coincide with the build-up to Sunday’s game.

Ferguson was critical of the England striker’s form last season and the Scot’s disclosure in May that Rooney wanted to leave Old Trafford was reported to have fuelled the 27-year-old’s desire to seek a new challenge elsewhere.

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      "I have been on the Reuters sports desk since 2006, before that was on the world desk and have also been a general news correspondent in Moscow. I report on sport in the north of England and also sub copy on all sports."
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