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Matchday headlines out of your buddies at Bitter and Blue.

Manchester Metropolis Women are via to the Conti Cup quarterfinals and the Males are set to Host Tottenham Hotspur within the Premier League. Sky Blue information is right here with all the newest to maintain you updated.

Man Metropolis attain Women’s League Cup quarter-finals – BBC

Filippa Angeldahl scored a stoppage-time winner as holders Manchester Metropolis beat Leicester Metropolis 1-0 to achieve the quarter-finals of the Continental Cup as Group B winners.

Angeldahl turned in Lauren Hemp’s cross as the sport entered the 91st minute.

Metropolis’s victory means they are going to play Bristol Metropolis the final eight.

Jodie Hutton’s objective straight from a nook sealed a 1-0 victory for Bristol Metropolis at Lewes.


It took till the half-hour level for Metropolis to have any actual glimpse of objective, and it got here when Conti Cup prime scorer Mary Fowler hooked an effort simply over the bar on the close to submit following good work from Kerstin Casparij down the correct.

The holders have been starting to seek out some pleasure down the correct, with the vigorous Hayley Raso forcing a nook after being threaded via by Angeldahl’s go in behind.

Nevertheless, after sitting deep and absorbing the stress, Willie Kirk’s facet twice known as Sandy MacIver into motion as half-time approached.

And our keeper was grateful to Steph Houghton for clearing the hazard after Sam Tierney had overwhelmed her to a unfastened ball within the field, however the England worldwide would present nice reactions quickly after to smother Jemma Purfield’s highly effective header from a nook.

Manchester Metropolis vs. Tottenham dwell stream: Premier League prediction, TV channel, the right way to watch, odds – James Benge – CBS Sports activities

Thursday night time in a match that would have main ramifications within the title race and the battle for Champions League qualification. The previous discover themselves scrabbling to make up an eight level deficit to Arsenal, Spurs’ conquerors on Sunday, after their loss to Manchester United.

Tottenham, in the meantime, are in peril of slipping out of the race for the highest 4. Following their loss on the weekend, they discovered themselves 5 factors off a Manchester United facet which have a sport in hand and are choosing up momentum simply as Antonio Conte and firm are scrabbling round for their very own. Spurs have a remarkably spectacular report towards Metropolis of late, notably profitable on the Etihad Stadium final season, nevertheless it appears unlikely within the excessive that they’ll stick with it.

Pep Guardiola supplies triple health replace on Manchester Metropolis stars forward of Tottenham conflict – Harry Winters – Metropolis Xtra

Metropolis, who’ve gained simply two of their final six matches towards Spurs, are eight factors behind present league leaders Arsenal forward of the fixture in midweek.

The Blues are scheduled to satisfy Spurs twice over the course of the subsequent three weeks, travelling to North London to face Antonio Conte’s facet on Sunday fifth February.

Pep Guardiola has revealed a triple damage increase previous to the match, confirming that Kevin De Bruyne will probably be obtainable to play regardless of being absent from first-team coaching on Tuesday.

“Has a personal issue. Didn’t train. He’s back,” stated Guardiola throughout his pre-match press convention.

Pep Guardiola makes defiant Man Metropolis vow after taking blame for kind – Simon Bajkowski – Manchester Night News – Bitter and Blue

The Premier League champions have dropped factors at residence to Everton and away to United since home soccer resumed after the World Cup, whereas additionally crashing out of the Carabao Cup with a depressing efficiency at Southampton. Their performances have been stickier for longer, main extra to query whether or not the Blues can discover sufficient consistency to problem Arsenal and – extra unpalatable for them – United for the title.

Guardiola stays firmly up for preventing for the three competitions they’ll win this season as he took the blame for current tactical or choice selections which have had an opposed influence on the group. And the Catalan additionally reaffirmed his dedication to staying on the membership, together with his contract prolonged again in November till 2025.

Additionally learn: Each phrase from Pep Guardiola press convention

“Sometimes I didn’t choose properly the players or maybe the way, it depends on the way we defend, the way we have to do, and this is the only concern,” he stated.

“I just like the problem as a result of it makes me really feel I’ve to return again once more and have to seek out one thing to assist the group get higher as a result of I’m the person accountable. When the gamers don’t play good and so they have the need to do it, it’s as a result of there’s something flawed in my selections and I’ve to seek out it – as a result of right here individuals don’t wait, individuals don’t dwell off recollections about how good we have been.

Pep Discuss: “…we have to improve our game, control what we can control.” – Saul Garcia – Bitter and Blue

Welcome to the beginning of the remainder of the season. Pep Guardiola hit many matters, from accidents, KDB return, Haaland match and rather more.

Let’s dive proper in:

Pep on KDB + Haaland

“He had a private subject, and didn’t prepare [with the #ManCity squad on Tuesday. He’s back.”

“We have played really good with him [Erling Haaland]. To play higher, present balls to him as a lot as attainable…”

Pep on United/trying ahead

“It’s over, it won’t change anything. Focus on Tottenham. Two minutes later in the dressing room [at Old Trafford], my message was focus on the next game.”

“No, we have to improve our game, control what we can control.”

“The reason [for one shot on target in the last two games] is the creativity to play hasn’t been as good as usual. Sometimes to have chances, you need a good build-up, spread the defensive lines. We struggle the last two games.”

“No. When we play good, always is tactical reasons, I have the duty to find the reasons. The mentality in this group, no [issues]…”

And at last… It regarded prefer it won’t occur earlier within the week, however welcome to Manchester Máximo Perrone.

Manchester Metropolis set to finish deal for midfielder Máximo Perrone – Keiran Quaile – AS USA

From a holding midfield function, Perrone grew to become certainly one of Vélez’s most necessary gamers final yr, serving to the membership from Buenos Aires attain the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores after eliminating River Plate and Atlético Talleres earlier than being knocked out by reigning champions Flamengo. Simply 19 on the time, he wore the captain’s armband as Vélez progressed via the competitors.

As an academy participant, he was picked out by supervisor Gabriel Heinze as one to look at earlier than making his senior debut. Perrone then constructed a powerful midfield relationship on the membership, enjoying alongside Nicolas Garayalde in a double pivot. Final season, Perrone scored three targets and supplied two assists in 21 begins. Underneath Guardiola, he can solely enhance and might be a steal for the Manchester outfit.

There you have got it. Stick with us at Bitter and Blue for all the newest main as much as Manchester Metropolis v Tottenham Hotspur, and observe @BitterandBlue1 for information and reactions all through the day. Come on Metropolis!!!

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