Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Compassionate Pep welcomes Silva back into City squad for trip to Stoke

Compassionate Pep welcomes Silva back into City squad for trip to Stoke Man City seek end to unhappy Mondays at Stoke
Cassandra Gardner | 13 March, 2018, 07:09

Manchester City moved within two wins of the Premier League title after seeing off Stoke 2-0 at the Bet365 Stadium on Monday night. The Portuguese forward, and Leroy Sane will provide the spark in attack, with their bursting runs on their respective sides. Meanwhile, Saido Berahino and Kevin Wimmer are in contention to make the matchday squad after undergoing programmes to raise their fitness levels. Stoke City now face relegation as they sit 19th in the Premier League, however, a miracle win over first-place Manchester would vault them out of the relegation zone into 17th place.

Ferguson took charge of Manchester United for 1,500 games before retiring in 2013, consistently rebuilding his squad during his tenure to keep the club competitive, both at home and overseas.

And then he grabbed another five minutes into the second half to really set City flying. It's good for me to play.

Last night, as City flew to a warm-weather training camp in Abu Dhabi, Silva, 31, was again heading home to be with the youngster, who is responding well to treatment, and the player admitted that the chance to play football has been a relief in recent weeks.

Stoke's most risky player in Xherdan Shaqiri got the better of makeshift left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko and spotted Badou Ndiaye on the edge of the box, with the Senegalese midfielder's deflected shot spinning inches wide. "But on the pitch, when the moment is there and the game is on, he is the guy who never hides in tough conditions when the game is not going well".

Oakland Raiders releasing cornerback Sean Smith
Smith got benched in his first game with the Raiders after getting burned by New Orleans' Brandin Cooks for a 98-yard touchdown. Carrie is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday and is free to talk to potential suitors this week.


The only real work City keeper Ederson had to do in the first half was to tip over a misplaced clearance from team mate Kyle Walker, although Badout Ndiaye had shot wide after a moment of incisive dribbling from Xherdan Shaqiri.

Click below to watch StaffsLive's coverage of Paul Lambert's press conference ahead of Monday's match against Manchester City.

For Manchester City, a record-setting season in the English Premier League could yet have the ideal ending. He finally did so, but Stoke's defense recovered by then and managed to dispossess Sterling.

The Potters are now 19th on the Premier League table, with just West Bromwich Albion behind them.

The win also saw Man City win back-to-back Premier League away games for the first time since December having drawn at Crystal Palace and Burnley and lost to Liverpool in three of their last four away games.

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