Has Mourinho lost battle with Guardiola?

Has Mourinho lost battle with Guardiola?

Sunday’s 2-1 victory gave Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City an 11-point lead over Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United at the top of the Premier League tableManchester United manager Jose Mourinho went through his full range of brave faces as he looked at Manchester City disappearing into the distance at Old Trafford. City’s 2-1 win in the derby on Sunday, more convincing than that scoreline suggests, means they are now 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League after ending United and Mourinho’s 40-game unbeaten run at home. Mourinho, understandably, said…

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UPDATE 4-Rugby-European Rugby Challenge Cup group stage results and standings

UPDATE 4-Rugby-European Rugby Challenge Cup group stage results and standings

Dec 9 (Gracenote) – Results and standings from the European Rugby Challenge Cup Group Stage matches on Saturday RESULTS Zebre 26 Gloucester Rugby 33 Pool 3 Sale Sharks 24 Cardiff Blues 0 Pool 2 Worcester Warriors 35 Oyonnax 14 Pool 5 Newcastle Falcons 52 Bordeaux-Begles 24 Pool 1 Edinburgh Rugby 50 London Irish 20 Pool 4 Brive 31 Connacht 38 Pool 5 STANDINGS P W D F A B Pts Pool 1 1. Newcastle Falcons 3 3 0 105 71 2 14 2. Dragons 3 2 0 70 53 2…

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Guardiola reveals his time of doubts over tactics

Guardiola reveals his time of doubts over tactics

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s commitment to possession football is well established but ahead of Sunday’s derby clash with Manchester United, the former Barcelona coach revealed he had once doubted his philosophy – but only for 48 hours. FILE PHOTO – Soccer Football – Champions League – Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City – Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine – December 6, 2017 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko The Spaniard’s zeal for passing and possession with intelligent use of space is almost ideological but he said…

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Ballance fails to press England case

Ballance fails to press England case

Mark Wood bowled six overs for 21 runs on the first day against a Cricket Australia XI England v Cricket Australia XI, Perth (day one): England: 314-9 dec (Jennings 80, Curran 77 not out) Cricket Australia XI: 62-1 Scorecard Tom Curran made an unbeaten 77 but the batsmen in England’s Ashes squad failed to push for a place in the Test side on day one of their tour match in Perth. Curran shared 92 with Joe Clarke, in the side after Ben Duckett was suspended, to help England from 172-7…

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