• Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero Is A Victim Of His Own Ability

    On November 1st, Seb Stafford-Bloor wrote,  At the weekend, Sergio Aguero came roaring back to life. At The Hawthorns, he ended a run of six games without a goal with a first-half double, knifing an opener through Ben Foster, then fizzing a second into his top-corner. One, two...game over. From a technical perspective, that second was flawless. There are few players who can maintain such a low centre of gravity, who can manufacture scoring angles by themselves, and who can finish with such power and accuracy while also requiring minimal back-lift. ...

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  • Harry Kane And Inconvenient Aesthetics

    Another weekend, another glut of goals for Harry Kane. His hat-trick against Fulham, by virtue of being against a Championship side, wasn't illustrative of anything which isn't already known, but he is now a goal away from reaching twenty for the season in all competitions and from passing that milestone for the third consecutive year. ...

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  • Kelechi Iheanacho: The Man With A Reputation To Reclaim

    It’s little surprise that the mid-season arrival of Gabriel Jesus to Manchester City prompted a storm of speculation and headlines regarding the imminent future of Sergio Aguero. Given the Argentine striker’s travails this season assimilating himself into Pep Guardiola’s exacting vision of a dove-tailing front three who press like attack dogs, it was only natural that the media and public alike would start to question Aguero’s standing, especially when the teen slotted straight in and showed him how it’s all done. ...

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  • David Silva Still Rules The Roost At Manchester City

    With a new, youthful attacking triumvirate that have been almost unplayable since developing their exciting bond in recent weeks, Manchester City have put a run of wins together that has propelled them up to second, and everyone is once again gazing longingly at Pep Guardiola and drooling at the sight of City in full flow. ...

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  • Manchester City Should Keep Sergio Aguero – But Only If He Improves

    City and Guardiola should keep Aguero, but the Argentine will have to improve There was a moment, when Manchester City’s new wonderkid Gabriel Jesus struck his first goal against Swansea City last week, when Sergio Aguero’s expression on the bench said it all. It was a time for brooding self-analysis, for reflecting on his current situation at the club – it’s a strange, unfamiliar one for him. The Argentine striker, who for so long has been emblematic of City’s surge to Premier League supremacy, is no longer guaranteed a start in Pep Guardiola’s team. Gabriel Jesus has arrived on the crest of a wave from Palmeiras and immediately captured the imaginations of City supporters. ...

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  • We Don’t Need To Talk About Sergio Aguero

    Speak to any Evertonian about Romelu Lukaku and you’ll likely be surprised by the negativity that comes back. He’s far too selfish, can be wasteful, and only gets fired up for certain games. You’ll begin to suspect that the burly Belgian has personally slighted the Evertonian in question. Maybe suggested his sister resembles Katie Hopkins or stolen his last Twirl bite. ...

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  • Guardiola Has Lit A Fire Under Aguero at Manchester City

    Two goals in a 4-0 win over West Brom might not usually be so significant for Sergio Aguero. West Brom are, if we’re honest, a few levels below Manchester City, both in terms of talent and expenditure, and Aguero’s talent easily surpasses that of their defence. So, to see Aguero so forcefully celebrate his two goals this weekend suggested that the match meant more than usual. This, for Aguero, was no routine win, it was a reassertion of his talent and his importance to the side. It has been an odd couple of weeks for Manchester City and Aguero. The club had been without a win in six matches, Pep Guardiola’s worst run in management, coming into the match with West Brom and Aguero’s place in the team had been brought into question. Things appeared to be in flux, with previous conclusions re-evaluated and question beginning to be asked about the side. ...

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  • MOTW: Stekelenburg Gets The Better Of De Bruyne, And Aguero, As He Saves Two Penalties Against Man City

    Maarten Stekelenburg was the hero of the weekend as he saved not only one penalty, but two, as Everton held on to draw 1-1 with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City. Dutchman Stekelenburg foiled both Kevin de Bruyne, and Sergio Aguero to continue Everton's impressive start to the season and cause further headache to Manchester City boss Guardiola. Maarten Stekelenburg....our moment of the week. ...

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  • Sergio Aguero: Rightly Banned For The Manchester Derby, But FA Inconsistencies Still Rankle

    Football fans are a strange breed. When it comes to their team, the common sense that they would usually apply to their lives goes out of the window, and reason no longer exists. ...

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  • Manchester City + Pep Guardiola = A Chilling Prospect

    It was a shame that Manuel Pellegrini has been given a kicking on his way through the Manchester City departure lounge. The Chilean had his failings and there's justification in saying that he didn't get as much out of his time at the club as he should have done, but a Premier League title, two League Cups and a Champions League semi-final is really more underachievement than outright failure. ...

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