Tag: City

19 April 2024 0

Luke Williams: Swansea City face ‘huge task’ in summer rebuild

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Luke Williams celebrates Swansea's win over Cardiff last month
Luke Williams left Notts County to take charge at Swansea in early January

Luke Williams says there is a “huge task” ahead as Swansea City prepare for another close-season rebuild.

Swansea overhauled their playing squad and staff last summer, thanks in part to Russell Martin’s move to Southampton.

But after a difficult season, Williams is expecting another raft of changes.

“We have all but ticked off the first big hurdle,

19 April 2024 0

Leicester City: Jamie Vardy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall & Ricardo Pereira could miss West Brom game

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Split image of Leicester City's Jamie Vardy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Ricardo Pereira
Jamie Vardy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Ricardo Pereira stayed with Leicester this season after the club’s relegation from the Premier League

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Ricardo Pereira are all doubts for Saturday’s crucial Championship match against West Brom.

Foxes leading scorer Vardy took a knock during the week and all three players will be assessed before kick-off.

Defender Pereira is also injured, while midfielder Dewsbury-Hall has struggled with

17 April 2024 0

Shane Duffy: Time for Norwich City to secure Championship play-off spot and ‘finish the job’

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Shane Duffy celebrating
Shane Duffy has made 40 appearances for Norwich this season

Norwich City defender Shane Duffy says the club never stopped believing it would be a successful season, even at their lowest point in November.

But the Canaries are now firmly on course for a play-off place following five wins in their past seven games.

“We believed the whole time. The question marks probably came from outsiders,” said Duffy.

“It’s a

15 April 2024 0

Manchester City: My players like pressure – Pep Guardiola on title race

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Erling Haaland and Pep Guardiola
Manchester City have won their past three Premier League games and are unbeaten in 27 matches in all competitions

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes his players are thriving under the pressure of the Premier League title race.

City are two points clear at the top after their title rivals Liverpool and Arsenal both lost on Sunday.

The champions thrashed Luton 5-1 a day earlier and are now favourites to

15 April 2024 0

Hillsborough disaster: Nottingham Forest consider installing memorial at City Ground

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Martin Peach, Andy Caddell, Peter Hillier, Margaret Aspinall and Peter Scarfe at the Liverpool eternal flame memorial to those who died at Hillsborough
Forest supporters have joined Liverpool fans at Anfield over the years to pay their respects to those who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster

Nottingham Forest will consider installing a memorial at the City Ground to remember those who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster, says chairman Tom Cartledge.

A crush during an FA Cup semi-final involving Forest in 1989 resulted in the deaths of 97

13 April 2024 0

Mustapha Bundu: Plymouth Argyle’s ‘enigma’ hailed after Pilgrims’ win over Leicester City

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Mustapha Bundu
Mustapha Bundu joined Plymouth Argyle in the summer from Anderlecht

Plymouth Argyle director of football Neil Dewsnip has praised striker Mustapha Bundu after his winning goal against Leicester City.

The Sierra Leone forward’s first-half strike was the difference between the sides as the Pilgrims eased their Championship relegation worries.

It was his first goal in more than four months and just his third for the club.

“He’s capable of that

13 April 2024 0

Luke Williams: Head coach wants more from Swansea City despite reaching 50 points

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Josh Key celebrates his goal against Stoke
Josh Key scored Swansea’s final goal in their 3-0 win over Stoke City

Luke Williams says he wants more from Swansea City despite seeing his side reach 50 Championship points thanks to Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Stoke City.

After a season of relegation concerns, Swansea look close to safe having moved seven points clear of the bottom three with four games left this season.

But Williams insists his players have

12 April 2024 0

Leicester City: Foxes to avoid points penalty this season after EFL admission

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Leicester City flag
Leicester City are looking to return to the Premier League at their first attempt

Leicester City are not at risk of a points deduction this season after the English Football League said it does not have the power to punish clubs for Premier League breaches.

Leicester followed up by taking legal action, arguing a points penalty while in the Championship would be unlawful.

The EFL has now admitted regulations will

12 April 2024 0

Manchester City: Pep Guardiola says he is willing to rest midfielder Rodri

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If Rodri needs a rest, he will get it – Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is willing to rest Rodri after the midfielder said he needed a break.

Rodri, 27, has played 41 games this season and indicated after Tuesday’s Champions League draw at Real Madrid that City were planning on resting him.

Guardiola’s side play third-bottom Luton in the Premier League at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

11 April 2024 0

Aaron Ramsey: Cardiff City hopeful on latest injury to Wales midfielder

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Cardiff and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey has missed most of the season with a string of injuries

Cardiff City manager Erol Bulut has not ruled out midfielder Aaron Ramsey returning before the end of the season.

The Wales international made his first start for the Bluebirds since 16 September in their 1-0 win away at Birmingham on Wednesday, but suffered a hamstring injury just before half-time.

Ramsey scored three goals in the opening six