DASHING FOOTBALL

Manchester City has played dashing football this season. They have thrashed top class teams on quite a few occasions and have been praised for that, but, in their last game against Newcastle United, they played a little differently. There was no sign of flamboyance in their play in that game and that did surprise a lot of people.

However, the change in approach didn’t bring any change in result as City continued on their merry way and secured another league win.

LONG TERM

Manchester City’s James Milner desires his club to be more boring for the remainder of the season. The attacking department of Pellegrini’s team is so well rounded and filled with stars that have allowed Manchester City on being the team with most goals scored so far having already sealed 53 goals with their most recent match being against Liverpool as they managed to slip past them with a narrow 2-1 victory.

CITY ARE THROUGH

Manchester city managed to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League by managing a 4-2 win over Viktoria Plzen. This was an unconvincing win for the team at home, which was especially poor for Manuel Pellegrini.

City have been extremely good at home this campaign and they have scored close to 30 goals in the league alone. There are expected to dominate this encounter, but the underdogs of this group – Viktoria Plzen – managed to almost cause an upset by scoring two goals.

Milner has nightmares about missing World Cup

Manchester City midfielder James Milner has revealed he has nightmares about missing the World Cup in Brazil next summer, stating that no player in the world wants to miss out on playing in the biggest tournament of The Beautiful Game.

James Milner admits Pellegrini making them watch DVDs

Manchester City and England international midfielder James Milner has revealed how new club manager Manuel Pellegrini is teaching the players the style of the Spanish way of playing football, by making them watch hours of DVD footage of his former club Malaga. Milner admitted that the sole reason they were made to watch the DVDs is because the Chilean wants to teach them how to emulate the style of play of the Spanish side.

PELLEGRINI APPOINTED

Manuel Pellegrini has been appointed as the new manager of Manchester City. His appointment was confirmed by the club on Friday.

Pellegrini will replace Roberto Mancini who had been sacked after the defeat of Manchester City against Wigan Athletic in the final of FA Cup last month.

Pellegrini has signed a 3-year deal with the Premier League runners up. His annual salary will be 3.4 million Pounds.

MILNER MAKES A NAME FOR HIMSELF

Signed from Aston Villa a few years ago, James Milner has managed to establish himself as one of the first team regulars at Manchester City despite intense competition from several stars.

The England midfielder has stated that he is extremely self-critical about his performances, and he does not need anyone like the manager to give a verdict on his performance. The 27-year-old has played under 11 managers in his last 11 years of football in the top flight. He has said that Mancini remains as one of the toughest managers to please amongst those he has worked under in these years.

CITY WIN AT ARSENAL

Manchester City has defeated Arsenal in a Premier League match played at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. City won the match by 2-0. This was an emphatic performance by the Citizens.

In the first half, they were all over the Gunners. Arsenal played better in the second half, but, it failed in making up for the damage which was already done in the first half.

CITY CAN STILL QUALIFY

The Manchester City midfielder James Milner has said that he is confident that the team can qualify to the last 16 stage of the Champions League despite needing a lot of results to go their way. City have taken just one point from the opening four matches in the group stages.

This means that they have to win the final two matches against Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, while also hoping for other results go their way. Mancini admitted after the draw with Ajax at home in the previous European game that the hopes of the club qualifying for the next round seem extremely slim.

DELIGHTED

James Milner has said that he is delighted with his performance in England’s opening World Cup qualifying game against Moldova. England thrashed Moldova in that match by 5-0. Milner scored the fourth goal for England in the 74th minute of that encounter.

That was Milner’s first goal at the senior level. As per Milner, he was ecstatic after scoring that goal. Nothing can give more satisfaction than scoring a goal for your country. It felt great. But, it’s just the start and he would like to score some more goals in the upcoming matches.