Man City boss Pellegrini: Aguero is not a cheat

first_img1 Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has claimed Sergio Aguero did not dive in the Blues’ 3-0 win against Southampton, adding the 26-year-old did not try to “cheat” the referee.The Argentine appeared to be fouled by Jose Fonte in the first half, however referee Mike Jones opted to book the striker for diving rather than awarding the visitors a penalty.In his defence for the in-form front man, Pellegrini said: “I didn’t want to say it was a penalty [during the game] but when I saw it after, it was a clear penalty.“What I am absolutely sure about is that Sergio never dived and he never tried to cheat the referee.“He fell down in that way because it was an important kick [from Fonte].”The Chilean also defended the performance of central defender Eliaquim Mangala, after the 23-year-old was sent off for a clumsy tackle on Shane Long in the second half, with City leading the match 1-0.“It was the correct decision; it was a yellow card [and a sending off]. I don’t know if the first one was a yellow card but it doesn’t matter because in this case [the red card] was the correct decision.“He played very well today. If he doesn’t make the foul then maybe it’s a goal for Southampton.”The victory saw the defending champions climb up to second place, just six points behind league leaders Chelsea, but the manager insisted his side are simply focussed on improving their current form and not the title race.He added: “We are not sending a message to anyone. We are just trying to play in the way that we know and I am sure if we return to our normal performance we will return to the solid team we were last year.” Sergio Aguero in action for Manchester City last_img read more

Seamus Coleman suggests Everton should boast on the pitch

first_imgEverton right-back Seamus Coleman has suggested that his side should brag on the pitch on Sunday as they play against  Liverpool.Everton seeks to grab their first-century victory in a Merseyside derby at Anfield because Jurgen Klopp’s side have been dominating the derby at all venues in recent years.“It was a long time ago, we need to look forward and we need to give the new players a bit of a taste of what it’s like to win one of these games, and the fans as well,” Coleman told Sky Sports, according to Reuters.“It’s easy to come in here and say all the right things in an interview, I’m sure we have done over the last five or 10 years and not turned up on the day.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We need to turn up on Sunday and do our talking on the pitch. This is a massive game for our city and we’ve been on the receiving end too many times.”Coleman added that fans should just expect the usual feisty encounter on Sunday.“There’ll be a few tackles going in this weekend but we’re looking forward to playing our game.”“The manager sets up to try to win the game, no matter who we’ve played this season, and that’ll be no different I’m sure on Sunday.”last_img read more

Rooney says Pochettino should join United

first_imgAccording to the Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney, the team should do everything in its power to hire Mauricio Pochettino.Mauricio Pochettino is the number one option for many to get the Manchester United manager job.For the Red Devils’ legend Wayne Rooney, the team should do everything it can to secure his services.“First of all you have to give Ole an opportunity and that’s a discussion that has to take place with the Glazers,” Rooney was quoted by ESPN.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“But if I had the opportunity to appoint someone, I’d go all out for Pochettino.”“I think Manchester United – certainly over the last 20, 30 years, since Alex Ferguson – have based themselves on youth players, young players, bringing players through,” he added.“I think [Pochettino] gets the best out of his players whether they are younger or older.“You see some of the young players he has brought through at Tottenham, at Southampton that have gone on to play for the national team, so I think he ticks every box in terms of his quality as a coach, but also his willingness to give youth a chance,” he explained.last_img read more