Zac MacPhee

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Newcastle 0 – 2 City: Tactics and Trends


Having asked his side to be "humble and hungry," Pellegrini was rewarded with a sturdy and workmanlike performance, that saw City's title defense begin with a hard fought victory away from home.

Rodwell completes Sunderland switch


Two years after joining City from Everton, Jack Rodwell departs the Club having made 16 appearances and scored two goals (both coming in a 2-3 loss against Norwich City at the end of the 2012-13...

Emyr Huws joins Wigan Athletic on a six month loan


The deal, officially announced on Wigan's website, will see the 19-year-old join City legend, Uwe Rosler, at the Championship Club. Huws was included in City's United States tour and will join...

Negredo out "months" with a fractured metatarsal


The Spanish striker broke the news on his official Instagram account, as seen below: I want to let you know that its going to be hard for the next few months, I fractured my 5th metatarsal and...

Germany 1 - 0 Argentina: A tactical analysis


Messi’s moment never came. Or perhaps, it came and went when he uncharacteristically scuffed his chance wide of Neuer’s goal.

World Cup Day 20: Five Thoughts


Tim Howard, Tim Howard, Tim Howard. Day 20 of World Cup 2014 will be remembered for the Tim Howard show, even as it ultimately proved just short of enough.

World Cup Day 19: Open Thread


The second half of the second round begins today with two Euro-Afro match ups: France vs Nigeria 12pm EST Germany vs Algeria 4pm EST While France and Germany are heavily favored, both Nigeria...

Marcos Lopes confirms Lille loan


City's Portuguese starlet (that's what they'd call him if he were Brazilian, right?), Marcos Lopes, has confirmed he's set to move to French Club Lille for the entirety of the 2014-15 season.

World Cup Day 14: U.S. - Germany Tactical Analysis


A 1-0 loss to Germany was enough to see the United States finish second in Group G, the group that Landon Donovan once aptly noted, "is the Group of Death because we’re in it."

World Cup Day 12: Five Thoughts


Fernandinho and Neymar spark Brazil, Mexico advances (at Croatia's expense), and the Netherlands win (again).

World Cup Day 11: Varela breaks U.S. hearts


Silvestre Varela’s 95th minute header kept Portugal’s World Cup dreams alive as the U.S.’s dream comeback instead ended in a 2-2 draw.

World Cup Day 11: Open Thread


Not much by way of City players today, although Captain Kompany again captains Belgium as they look to further cement their Group H lead. The late game features the US against Portugal as the...

World Cup Day 8: Five Thoughts


Suarez scores, England falls, Colombia soars, and Greece and Japan bore; day eight at the World Cup was nothing if not interesting.

World Cup Day 7: Spain crash out of the groups


The Spanish, winners of the last three major international competitions, are inconceivably heading home before the Round of 16. It's a shocking end for one of the finest international sides of all...

World Cup Day Six: Five Thoughts


A United States paper roundup, Belgium's troubling victory, Scolari's punishment and the excitement of Group H.

World Cup Day Five: USA 2 - 1 Ghana


Dempsey's goal sets the US on their way only to need saving by the unlikeliest of heroes.

World Cup Day Four: Argentina tops Dzeko's Bosnia


In a match featuring three City players, it was Aguero and Zabaleta who celebrated a World Cup victory.

World Cup Day Three: Five Thoughts


England excites but falls short, Italy impresses, Colombia cruises, Uruguay stumbles and the Ivory Coast escape with three points.

World Cup Day Three: Drogba lifts the Ivory Coast


The Ivory Coast begin their 2014 World Cup with a hard fought (and perhaps, undeserved) three points.

World Cup Day Two


Oranje Crush, The Spanish Inquisition, a renewed Mexico and an attacking Chile -- day two provided quite the drama

Thursday 12th: Five Thoughts


Neymar scores (twice), Oscar dazzles, and the referee steals the show.

2013/14 Player Ratings: James Milner


James Milner (27 appearances [12 starts]): 7/10 There's a lot one can say about James Milner. The usual lines read something like backhanded compliments: he's the perfect squad player, he's...

2013/14 Player Ratings: David Silva


It’s simple, really; David Silva’s the best player I’ve seen in a City shirt.

2013/14 Player Ratings: Vincent Kompany


Vincent Kompany (28 league appearances): 7.5/10 A strange season for Captain Kompany… City’s skipper had a couple of high profile errors – namely, away to Villa and Liverpool – and was also...

Patience, Pragmatism, and Pellegrini


With his laid-back and panic-free approach, Pellegrini has guided City within touching distance of the Premier League title.

Fernandinho makes Scolari's World Cup squad


City's only Brazilian sees his fine season rewarded with a trip to Brazil in July.

Everton 2 – 3 City: City show their mettle


On the eve of the season’s most important fixture (at least until Championship Sunday when City welcome West Ham to the Etihad), let’s briefly remember City’s steady win away to Everton from the...

Chelsea 1 (5) – 1 (4) City: City lose to Chelsea


Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored the winning penalty in the sixth round of the shootout after Chelsea goalkeeper, Jamal Blackman, denied Ntchm on what would be City’s final penalty attempt.

Palace 0 - 2 City: On Balance, Defence and Yaya


Basking in the news that the Premier League title might just be back in their hands, a professional City, backed by Yaya Toure's superb performance and an unequaled defensive display, calmly and...

Liverpool 3 - 2 City: City's Title Grip Loosens


After a brilliant match that saw City depart Anfield empty-handed, it's hard to ignore the effects of City's repeated individual errors.

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