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Pep: City ready to pounce on Liverpool slip-ups

Publication date 16 January 2019 | 14:58 | ICT

PEP Guardiola said his Manchester City team will be poised to pounce if Premier League leaders Liverpool falter, following a comfortable 3-0 win over Wolves on Monday that left City four points behind Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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  • Murray to make decision ‘in next week’ after Oz Open exit

    Publication date 16 January 2019 | 14:58 | ICT

    ANDY Murray said he would make a decision on further surgery that could end his career “within a week” after battling to a gutsy, epic five-set defeat in the Australian Open on Monday.

  • Al-Attiyah extends Dakar lead as Loeb takes stage

    Publication date 15 January 2019 | 13:35 | ICT

    QATAR’S Nasser al-Attiyah closed in on a third Dakar Rally title on Sunday despite nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb taking the race’s sixth stage honours on the same stretch of sand where his 2018 challenge perished.

  • Nadal flies into Open round two

    Publication date 15 January 2019 | 13:34 | ICT

    ARUTHLESS Rafael Nadal showed no mercy in a clinical first round thumping at the Australian Open on Monday with fellow former champions Angelique Kerber and Maria Sharapova also romping through.

  • ‘Lucky’ Japan reach Asian Cup knockout stage

    Publication date 15 January 2019 | 12:54 | ICT

    JAPAN captain Maya Yoshida (pictured, AFP) admitted that the Blue Samurai need to show more ruthlessness after they edged Oman 1-0 to reach the Asian Cup knockout phase on Sunday.

  • Solskjaer hails De Gea as United dig deep to see off Tottenham

    Publication date 15 January 2019 | 12:14 | ICT

    OLE Gunnar Solskjaer said David de Gea was making a case to be considered Manchester United’s greatest-ever goalkeeper after he produced a masterclass on Sunday to protect his side’s 1-0 lead against Tottenham.

  • Messi nets 400th La Liga goal

    Publication date 15 January 2019 | 12:14 | ICT

    LIONEL Messi’s total of 400 La Liga goals is “monstrous”, according to Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde, who described his Argentine superstar as belonging to “another galaxy”.

  • Resurgent Man City resume title quest against Wolves

    Publication date 14 January 2019 | 14:22 | ICT

    PEP Guardiola’s rejuvenated Manchester City face a potentially tricky challenge at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday as they continue their Premier League title defence.

  • Smith to undergo elbow surgery in ban return setback

    Publication date 14 January 2019 | 13:52 | ICT

    FORMER Australian captain Steve Smith will undergo surgery for an elbow injury, Cricket Australia said on Saturday, in a move likely to have implications for his return to the international game with less than three months left on his ball-tampering ban.

  • Fed, Djoko seek seventh heaven

    Publication date 14 January 2019 | 13:27 | ICT

    ROGER Federer and Novak Djokovic are both gunning for a record seventh Australian Open crown from Monday, but Andy Murray will make his last appearance in Melbourne as the era of the “Big Four” draws to a close.

  • ‘No opera’ as Reds extend lead, Chelsea head Champs chase

    Publication date 14 January 2019 | 13:26 | ICT

    MOHAMED Salah’s second-half penalty moved Liverpool seven points clear at the top of the Premier League thanks to a 1-0 win away to Brighton, while Arsenal’s hopes of a top-four finish suffered another body blow in defeat by West Ham on Saturday.