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Womens Football
Record breaking Manchester Derby signals growing appetite for women's game
09:00 Tuesday 10th September 2019

The Women’s Super League showpiece opener between Manchester City and Manchester United was my first live experience of a ladies football match. Like many others, I had watched the summer’s World Cup in France from the comfort…

Premier League
Money now dominates the Manchester Derby
09:00 Sunday 11th November 2018

As mentioned in previous ramblings, I didn't come to football until later in life. I grew up in Canada, played hockey in the street and schoolyards all year round, only kicking a ball during recess at school, where hockey sticks were…

Premier League
Irony: Paul Pogba may have just saved Jose Mourinho at Manchester United
08:00 Tuesday 10th April 2018

It was halftime at the Etihad. Jose Mourinho was facing a defining moment in his time in charge at Manchester United. His side were trailing 2-0 to Manchester City but could have easily been further behind were it not for Raheem Sterling’s…

Premier League
Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United: A game of two halves
08:30 Sunday 8th April 2018

The Dickensian term is the best way to sum up this Manchester Derby. It was indeed a game in which each side dominated one half. In the end, Manchester City were beaten at home in the league for the first time since December 2016 when Manchester…

Premier League
Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United: Pogback!
08:00 Sunday 8th April 2018

In the 176th Manchester derby, the so-called noisy neighbours had the chance to be crowned Premier League Champions at the expense of their more storied rivals. Halfway through the match, City was up 2-0 and it should have been more but, in…

Premier League
It is Derby Day in Manchester
10:00 Saturday 7th April 2018

"On derby day in Manchester, the city is cut in two. The Blues and the Reds invade the streets, and if your team wins the city belongs to you." -- Eric Cantona Robin van Persie's late winner, City's 6-1 demolition of United,…

Premier League
Manchester United should carry Swansea swagger into derby
18:30 Saturday 31st March 2018

Incongruous. Unsettling. Manchester United's swagger against Swansea City was like watching a vintage sit-com. You occasionally laugh at dated humour, indulge in nostalgia, but always with a niggling sense…

Premier League
Manchester derby aftermath: Mourinho admits title race probably over
11:00 Tuesday 12th December 2017

It was dubbed by many as the match that would reignite the title race. Not only for Manchester United, but the chasing pack still hopeful of a slim chance to get back in the hunt. In a sense United was not just fighting for self. It was…

The Manchester derby doesn't matter anymore
18:16 Thursday 27th April 2017

The Manchester derby no longer carries anywhere near as much gravitas as it did even five years ago - why you might be asking? Well, let me explain..... The managers Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho aren't exactly lifelong fans of their current…

Three things to observe in tonight's Manchester derby
17:30 Thursday 27th April 2017

Premier League games don't come any bigger than the Manchester derby, which takes place tonight. Here are three things to look for when the Etihad Stadium welcomes two English footballing giants for an epic battle. It is a battle of the titans…

Premier League
Liverpool Karma Through Christian Benteke Eases Manchester Derby Tension
09:40 Tuesday 25th April 2017

Six degrees of separation and the butterfly effect combined forces on Sunday, causing Liverpool to unintentionally make life easier for both United and City as those two clubs prepare for the Manchester Derby.

Three things we learned from Manchester United's hard-fought victory over Manchester City
17:30 Thursday 27th October 2016

It was a toiling display from Manchester United as they claimed a diligent 1-0 victory at home over crosstown rivals Manchester City in the second Manchester derby of the season. Both the sides came into the game with some dreadful results.…

What has Guardiola done with Raheem Sterling?
13:14 Thursday 15th September 2016

Raheem Sterling is back playing his best football once again. But this wasn't the case a couple of months back. The most expensive Englishman was singled out for heavy criticism and abuse after England's dismal showing at Euro 2016. Raheem…

This Is My Club
What went wrong in the derby for United and how can they revamp?
11:50 Tuesday 13th September 2016

Well, it was a ferocious derby that everyone was expecting. Both the teams got into the game with 100% record. But in the end, it was Guardiola's men who came out on top in the most expensive match ever played. The two first-half goals were…

Premier League
Thriven and thro encounter: The Manchester derby
14:46 Friday 9th September 2016

After two irksome weeks, we finally have something to look forward to as one of the most anticipated clashes of the Premier league season will be exploding into action this weekend. Yes, it's the Manchester derby in the early kick-off as we…