A 5-0 VICTORY over Real Betis extended Barcelona's lead over Atletico Madrid to 11 points at the La Liga summit.
The Rojiblancos had given the opportunity to move even further ahead with defeat a 1-1 draw at home to Girona, and the Catalans took full advantage.
However, remarkably, this is
Manchester City are so impressed with the job Lee Johnson is doing at Carabao Cup semi-final rivals Bristol City that they are exploring the possibility of sending young players to Ashton Gate on loan.
The Premier League leaders currently prefer to allow Etihad Campus graduates to gain
PEP GUARDIOLA has stepped up attempts to land Boubakary Soumare – the Lille midfielder branded the next Paul Pogba.
Manchester City chief Brian Marwood watched the 18-year-old against Rennes on Wednesday evening.
And the Premier League leaders may have to act swiftly.
Both Everton and Leicester are also tracking the youngster.
Pep Guardiola could join an elite group this season as Manchester City close in on the Premier League title.
Despite City losing their unbeaten run at Liverpool, Guardiola's side are 12 points clear at the top.
It has been another incredible season for the Spaniard, who has enjoyed remarkable success
KEVIN DE BRUYNE has reportedly agreed a new long-term contract at the Etihad Stadium.
The midfielder has emerged as a key player for Man City this season and the club have long wanted to ink him to an extension.
The Belgian still has three-and-a-half years remaining on his current contract
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are eyeing up the appointment of Pep Guardiola when his contract at Manchester City expires.
The 47-year-old's current £12million-a-year deal with the Citizens runs out in the summer of 2019, and he has so far failed to agree terms on extending his stay.
SunSport revealed back in December
JOSE MOURINHO served notice he is on course to topple Manchester City next season.
The United boss has landed Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez six months ahead of schedule.
And having stolen him from City’s clutches, Mourinho sees it as a sign of intent for next term as he continues to
PEP GUARDIOLA congratulated Alexis Sanchez on his move to Manchester United and insisted he no problem with the Chile star.
Sanchez is set to be Britain's first £500,000-a-week footballer after agreeing a £118.3million contract to join Manchester United.
The Arsenal rebel has been offered a stunning £505,000-a-week, four-year deal at
Pep Guardiola insists he has not fallen out with Alexis Sanchez because he is joining Manchester United rather than Manchester City.
Guardiola was keen to be reunited with Sanchez at City after working with him at Barcelona, only for the Chile star to agreed a monster
ALEXIS SANCHEZ has sacrificed everything to make this move. Morals. Principles. Trophies.
He is turning his back on Pep Guardiola, and the old school gentleman’s agreement he struck with him last September, to join Manchester United instead.
What a piece of work he is.
Manchester City, working with Pep again, was
PEP GUARDIOLA has been told Jonny Evans can be his man for £23.5 million.
West Bromwich Albion are braced for a firm bid from the Premier League leaders in the next 24 hours or so and are resigned to losing their captain and keystone defender.
Arsenal remain keen on Evans
IT HAS all been put to bed.
Jose Mourinho, living out of a suitcase in the Riverside Suite at the Lowry Hotel, is sticking around until 2021.
Manchester United is his home, his football club, his passion.
The Portuguese is putting down a marker, making it clear his work at Old
PEP GUARDIOLA feared bringing in Alexis Sanchez this month could turn into his own 'Asprilla' moment.
Or - for Manchester City fans of a certain vintage - a Rodney Marsh scenario.
Guardiola was never convinced about the merit of signing his former Barcelona favourite in the middle of the season.
PEP GUARDIOLA will meed with Manchester City's top brass in a bid to convince them to loosen the purse strings over Alexis Sanchez.
Rivals Manchester United are now in pole position to sign the Arsenal forward, who is keen to re-unite with his former Barcelona boss.
According to the Manchester
Football managers in the Premier League are always looking at their watches, gesturing to referees to add injury time on or calling out time wasting.
But some spend an absolute fortune on their timepieces, after all a watch is the most important accessory to a man's closet.
I THINK we can all understand just why Jose Mourinho played the way he did when he went to Anfield earlier this season.
But I know which game I would prefer to watch and it was yesterday’s match-up as Liverpool emerged from a brilliant game with Manchester City as
FOR two months or so it has been a question of “can they?” By Sunday evening, it may well be a statement of “they can.”
If Manchester City leave Anfield with their unbeaten Prem record intact, even Pep Guardiola might concede that mission impossible is quite possibly mission achievable
KYLE WALKER has revealed the secrets of what makes Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City such a class act.
The Etihad squad view each session “like a school day” as they learn as much as they can from the master.
And City have been getting top marks during their relentless march towards
LEROY SANE claims he is not worried about his place in the Manchester City starting XI... even if they sign Alexis Sanchez.
Pep Guardiola has been linked with a move for the Arsenal forward - but faces shock competition from Manchester United.
City remain favourites to land Sanchez, but Sane,
PEP GUARDIOLA has got his Manchester City side playing some of the best football we have ever seen in the Premier League.
But they also have a amazing tactic in their armoury that takes advantage of a little-know law of the game.
Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson was signed for £34.9million from Benfica
RAHEEM STERLING sparked outrage on Merseyside when he swapped Liverpool for Manchester City in a £49million deal in August 2015.
While he will be an easy target for the Liverpool boo-boys this Sunday in the huge Premier League clash, nothing can stop Man City’s No7 this year.
The England winger,
AFTER last weekend’s FA Cup madness, it’s back to the bread and butter of the Premier League and some key games in the relegation dogfight.
...Why is it always a "dogfight", anyway?
Then there's what’s left of the title race on display, too.
It begins at Stamford Bridge tomorrow lunchtime as
MANCHESTER CITY boss Pep Guardiola has won the Premier League Manager of the Month award for a record fourth time in a row.
The Spanish boss, 47, clinched December's award - to go with those earned in September, October and November.
No manager had ever won the award four times
THE boardroom chatter soon turned to Alexis Sanchez.
Ivan Gazidis and Bruce Buck had already agreed that the £145million Barcelona forked out for Philippe Coutinho was a spectacular piece of business.
They got on to Sanchez, named as a sub by Arsene Wenger for the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg,
ALEXIS SANCHEZ is ready to kiss goodbye to a massive £25million signing-on fee to ensure he joins Manchester City this month.
Etihad boss Pep Guardiola is poised to bid for Arsenal’s wantaway Chilean superstar.
And much of the runaway Premier League leaders’ opening offer would have gone in Sanchez’s pocket
PEP GUARDIOLA chose trying to sign Alexis Sanchez over bolstering his Manchester City defence this January, it can be revealed.
The City boss plans to make a raid for Arsenal's wantaway star following a failed summer deadline day swoop.
He also wanted a new central defender, along with a left-back
HARRY MAGUIRE has played his way on to Pep Guardiola’s wanted list at Manchester City.
Leicester’s classy centre-half could be on his way to the Etihad in this month’s window after emerging as a new option in City’s chase for another defender.
Guardiola has been impressed by Maguire’s displays since
MANCHESTER CITY look set to launch a £35million bid for Alexis Sanchez this month amidst their striking injury crisis.
Pep Guardiola has been left with just one fit forward in Sergio Aguero, with Gabriel Jesus set to miss two months through injury.
Now, rather than wait until the summer to
PEP GUARDIOLA has backed Sean Dyche to win the manager of the year accolade – but insists Manchester City will be out to inflict FA Cup heartache on Burnley this weekend.
The runaway Premier League leaders welcome the high-flying Clarets to the Etihad in the third round of the
PEP Guardiola and his Man City team are untouchable at the moment, but in the fashion stakes the Spanish manager may have met his match.
Exeter City's Paul Tisdale, 44, isn't afraid to push the fashion boundaries, often seen wearing a pork pie hat or a trendy flat cap,