Sky Blue News: Conti Cup, UCL Erling, No Perrone, and More…


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Headlines to your Tuesday.

Manchester Metropolis Males are readying for a go to from Tottenham Hotspur within the Premier League, whereas the Ladies prep for a Continental Cup conflict with Leicester Metropolis. Sky Blue News has all the newest to get you set for each.

Match Report. Manchester Metropolis Ladies Down West Ham – Manc Pete – Bitter and Blue

The Hammers set alarm bells ringing within the Metropolis six-yard field on 25 minutes as a goalmouth scramble noticed a number of West Ham gamers attempting to lash the ball dwelling. Metropolis one way or the other survived the melee, with the ball finally touchdown within the palms of a relieved Ellie Roebuck.

The Metropolis keeper got here to the blues rescue simply earlier than half-time, parrying away Risa Shimizu’s close-range effort to maintain the scores degree going into the break.

Metropolis got here flying out of the traps for the second-half and inside 5 minutes, they’d taken the lead. Japanese star Yui Hasegawa and Columbian striker Deyna Castellanos mixed effectively, with the latter touching a cross into the trail of Shaw. The striker charged ahead and rounded the keeper earlier than slotting dwelling into an empty objective.

It was a composed end by the Jamaican, who had a chance to shoot below Arnold’s physique however selected as a substitute to go round, realizing her energy would carry her by means of.

The whole lot it is advisable know forward of Metropolis’s closing Continental Cup Group B sport of 2022/23. –

Metropolis will finish our League Cup group stage with a visit to the Pirelli Stadium to face Leicester Metropolis on Wednesday 18 January with kick-off scheduled for 19:00pm (UK).

As all the time, the official Man Metropolis app will preserve you updated with all of the occasions, with dwell commentary offered from kick-off in our Matchday Centre.

Shortly after the full-time whistle an in depth match report will probably be printed earlier than response from Gareth Taylor and a participant.

Erling Haaland: Pep Guardiola admits Man Metropolis should get striker extra concerned after Previous Trafford defeat – Sky Sports activities

Former Metropolis midfielder Didi Hamann used social media on Saturday to say Metropolis “were a better team without Haaland, even if he scores 40 goals this season”.

Guardiola is unlikely to agree with that however he’s nonetheless working to completely combine his £51m summer time signing.

“At the moment we have that process because when teams are sat in their 18-yard box, it is more difficult but we have to find him a little bit more, yes,” Guardiola mentioned.

“(Against United) he had enough touches but it’s true that when you are looking at areas and you have to look at him. But we will do it.”

Man Metropolis ace Erling Haaland makes Champions League vow amid quest for European glory – Dan Brown – Manchester Night News

The Blues have by no means received the Champions League and are determined to raise the trophy this season. Pep Guardiola’s aspect have reached the semi-final and closing up to now two seasons, however haven’t but been capable of take the ultimate step and triumph in Europe’s showpiece occasion.

Final season, Guardiola’s males secured a 4-3 victory over Actual Madrid within the first leg of their semi-final conflict. Nonetheless, within the second leg, Los Blancos scored twice within the dying seconds of regular time to take the tie to further time, earlier than Karim Benzema scored a profitable objective for Madrid within the ninety fifth minute.

Within the 2020/21 marketing campaign, the Blues reached the Champions League closing, however misplaced 1-0 to Premier League rivals Chelsea after Kai Havertz scored the one objective of the sport late within the first half.

Manchester Metropolis releasing ‘public and private statements’ on Jack Grealish – Freddie Pye – Metropolis Xtra

Jack Grealish is being protected by Manchester Metropolis by means of the discharge of ‘public and private statements’, as some retailers proceed to invest on his long-term future, in line with new info.

The Metropolis ahead has seen a major upturn in his performances for his membership, following the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar – providing a a lot better return in entrance of objective compared to his type previous to the worldwide event.

Since returning to Manchester Metropolis in December, Jack Grealish has offered a powerful three assists and one objective in his final 5 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s aspect – together with his most up-to-date strike coming at Previous Trafford within the Manchester derby.

However that early season type, added to the issues seen in his first marketing campaign following a £100 million swap from Aston Villa, result in whispers over his future in east Manchester, with some sources going so far as to recommend that Grealish could possibly be utilized in a participant swap deal.

Nonetheless, switch insider Fabrizio Romano has been swift to disclaim such rumours claiming that Grealish could possibly be on his approach out of the Etihad Stadium – simply two years after becoming a member of the membership from Aston Villa.

“I haven’t heard anything regarding negotiations for Jack Grealish on the player’s, or the club’s side,” Romano mentioned. “It’s January, so it’s too early to think about summer moves.”

Velez Sarsfield president confirms failed Manchester Metropolis bid for Maximo Perrone – Oliver Thomas – Sports activities Mole

Velez president Rapisarda has confirmed that they’ve rejected a suggestion from Metropolis after holding talks with the reigning Premier League champions.

Rapisarda has additionally referred again to earlier negotiations with Metropolis involving the sale of Benjamin Garre in 2016, wherein Velez complained that the English membership had been making an attempt to steer the midfielder – who now plies his commerce on mortgage at Huracan from Racing Membership – to signal earlier than the age of 16.

Talking to Velez670, by way of The Solar, Rapisarda mentioned: “I’ve spoken with the folks of Metropolis, as a result of we have already got a precedent. They deal with themselves that approach. They had been consistently persuading the boy [Garre].

“There may be the clause which the gamers can execute. He ought to current a notice to Agremiados, AFA and the membership that’s going to execute the clause.

“Yes, the player can authorise a third party to deposit the money. They made an offer, we were not seduced. He is a calibre player.”

There may be nonetheless hope that Metropolis can safe the companies of Perrone, as Rapisarda has admitted that the teenager needs to maneuver to the Etihad Stadium, whereas he has additionally criticised Argentina Below-20s head coach Javier Mascherano for ‘persuading him’ to affix up with Guardiola’s aspect.

“The boy, he wants to go,” Rapisarda added. “The Metropolis coach known as him 3 times, [Javier] Mascherano additionally persuaded him, which I don’t like.

“The boy loves the coach of that club. We are going to take the risk. We are trying to be the best in the transfer and with numbers that favour Velez.”

And at last… Gary nonetheless believes in Metropolis.

Arsenal received’t win title and can end behind Man Metropolis & Man Utd, predicts Neville – Soham Mukherjee – Purpose

WHAT HAPPENED? Regardless of the Gunners holding an eight-point lead on the prime of the Premier League following their 2-0 victory over Tottenham on matchday 18, Neville believes they’ll find yourself falling quick of their bid for a primary title since 2003-04. The previous Manchester United captain nonetheless thinks Manchester Metropolis are the favourites to win the league and has backed Erik ten Hag’s Pink Devils to be the runners-up.

WHAT THEY SAID: When pressed on Arsenal’s title possibilities, Neville instructed Sky Sports activities: “No. But I said Leicester wouldn’t win the league. They won’t win the league. Manchester City will win the league, and I think Man Utd will finish second, and I know that will annoy Arsenal fans!”

He added on Metropolis’s dominance of the top-flight in latest instances: “I’d rather Arsenal win the league than Man City. I think it would be absolutely sensational for the Premier League. I think about watching the Premier League, we’ve seen City sweep up, apart from Liverpool, over the past five years. To think Arsenal could come and win it, it adds to our league, it makes our league great. I’d love Man Utd to win it, but I don’t think that’s going to happen this season.”

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