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De Bruyne defends Haaland from criticism: ‘We don't need to complain about Erling in any way’

MANCHESTER, England - Pep Guardiola has won nine major trophies at Manchester City but the Spaniard said his managerial era at the Premier League club will be defined by whether he delivers their first Champions League title.

Guardiola has won four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four League Cups at City but European success has eluded the manager who won the trophy twice as Barcelona manager, with the English club's best finish being runners-up in 2021.

Erling Haaland honors women on International Women’s Day… with a crossword puzzle

International Women’s Day was on Wednesday and the world celebrated by recognizing loved ones and highlighting the accomplishments of extraordinary women. Manchester City and Norweigian star Erling Haaland had a much different and interesting way to celebrate women on Wednesday.

There were several different routes Haaland could have chosen. Perhaps he wanted to thank his mom for everything she’s done for him and celebrate her career as a Norwegian heptathlon champion. 

Erling Haaland's perfect time-wasting earns Manchester City four corner kicks in one minute

Manchester City sealed an important home victory against fifth-placed Newcastle United in yet another matchday of the Premier League. A pair of Phil Foden and Bernando Silva goals – both worthy of replays – sealed the three points for the Citizens.

We created an EPL table of results since the World Cup — here were the biggest surprises

Having the World Cup in the middle of the English Premier League season has split the campaign into two chapters. Heading into Matchday 26, The18 created an EPL table that only consists of results since the World Cup break.

The updated table shows how in form some teams are and accurately depicts how poor other teams have performed.

Here’s the table and some of the biggest surprises.

Champions League panic rankings: How each team's feeling before second legs

Domestic action returns to the fore with the FA Cup, Copa del Rey and Coupe de France dominating the midweek action, but the Champions League is set to return with the Round of 16 second legs on March 7/8-14/15. 

We've got some dynamite return legs brewing with five of the eight matches separated by one goal or less, and who knows, maybe Liverpool can finally deliver some excitement now that nothing's expected from them. 

Ray Hudson’s best quotes from Man City vs. Leipzig draw had spoons, porcupine butts and more

RB Leipzig valiantly fought back to draw Manchester City 1-1 at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie. If you were watching CBS’ coverage of the game on Paramount+ then you were treated to some classic Ray Hudson commentary.

Hudson and his broadcast partner Andrés Cordero called Wednesday’s game. The plot of the 1-1 draw can be followed in some of Hudson’s funniest/weirdest quotes from the 90 minutes.

Erling Haaland is a shoo-in for the Golden Boot and now the league’s miss of the season

An unthinkable Erling Haaland miss vs. Nottingham Forest on Saturday could prove costly in the title race as Manchester City shared the points after a 1-1 draw.

In the 67th minute with City leading 1-0 Haaland had a golden opportunity to double the lead. A shot from Phil Foden was saved by Keylor Navas but fell right to Haaland. The Norwegian goal machine's initial effort from close range hit off the crossbar.

Scientists are still trying to figure out how Haaland would miss the next shot from six yards out.

Manchester City reclaim top of EPL table after smashing Arsenal 3-1

LONDON — Manchester City knocked Arsenal off their Premier League perch as second-half goals by Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland earned the champions a 3-1 victory in a feisty top-of-the-table clash at The Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

Arsenal had come from a goal down and looked capable of ending a 10-game losing streak in the league against City but they ultimately came up short as their hopes of a first league title since 2004 suffered a big setback.

Guardiola's apology to Gerrard for slip joke was almost as funny as Gerrard's slip

In life we have those rare instances that become so engrained in the memory they become "where were you when..." moments. One of those instances was Steven Gerrard's infamous slip against Chelsea that cost Liverpool the 2013-14 Premier League title.

Victim complex at Man City reaches pathetic high as Guardiola claims he has 'smallest squad in PL'

MANCHESTER, England - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claimed his squad depth is the lowest in the Premier League after Sunday's victory over Aston Villa left his side just three points off the top.

Goals by Rodri and İlkay Gündoğan and a penalty by Riyad Mahrez sealed a 3-1 win at the end of a week in which the champions were charged with more than 100 cases of alleged financial wrongdoing by the Premier League.