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Man City’s WILD celebrations after reaching UCL final captured by Steffen

ESPN
After winning the first leg on foreign soil last week, Manchester City created history last night by galloping into the Champions League final after seeing off Paris Saint-Germain in a lively semifinal second leg. Despite the unseasonal snow and hail that swept over the Etihad, two goals from Riyad Mahrez......

Man City’s first-ever UCL final puts them on the verge of ‘mission accomplished’

ESPN
It was the moment that Pep Guardiola knew it was mission (almost) accomplished. As Riyad Mahrez celebrated his and Manchester City‘s second goal of their Champions League semifinal second-leg victory against Paris Saint-Germain, Guardiola turned away from the pitch, sought out Ferran Soriano in the directors’ box and, with his......

Man City’s Walker racially abused online after League Cup win

Reuters
Manchester City defender Kyle Walker shared a screenshot of racist abuse he received on social media following Sunday’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final and asked, “When is this going to stop?” The England international, who played the full 90 minutes as City claimed a record-equalling......

Man City’s Steffen Becomes Fourth American to Win League Cup

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum Zack Steffen became just the fourth American player to win the League Cup when Manchester City defeated Tottenham 1-0 in front of a limited-capacity crowd at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.  The former University of Maryland star keeper started......

Messi shines as confident Barcelona click, Spurs fire Mourinho, Man City’s quadruple quest ends

ESPN
Did anything happen in soccer this weekend? Besides the announcement of a Super League — with a Q&A breaking it down — yes, we had plenty of on-pitch action too. Man City’s quadruple quest was crushed at Wembley by Chelsea in the FA Cup semifinal, while Tottenham followed the Super......

Man United cut Man City’s lead. They couldn’t, could they?

ESPN
2:13 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent MANCHESTER, England — After beating Burnley 3-1 at Old Trafford, Manchester United are within eight points of Premier League leaders Manchester City with six games to play. It is the same situation that faced City when chasing United in 2012 … and we all know......

Guardiola insisted Man City’s Quad quest was impossible. He was right

ESPN
LONDON — Manchester City are still on course for an incredible season, but history will have to wait. Hakim Ziyech‘s second-half goal for Chelsea ensured a 1-0 defeat for Pep Guardiola’s team in the FA Cup semifinal and ended dreams of an unprecedented Quadruple, for another year at least. The......

Haaland Fits the Bill as Man City’s Agüero Replacement

Sports Illustrated
With Sergio Aguero leaving at the end of the season, Manchester City is on the look out for a first-choice striker for the first time in 10 years. The player likely on top of the club’s wish-list is heading to Etihad Stadium next week. A major subplot in Tuesday’s Champions......

Here’s New York City’s potential road to economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Concern over New York City’s future is brewing as state lawmakers consider drastic measures that could hinder the city’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed in January raising taxes on the wealthy and cutting Medicaid......

UCL talking points: Man City’s or PSG’s year? U.S. stars and cult heroes!

ESPN
The Champions League has reached the quarterfinal stage after a round of 16 that saw, among other things, PSG oust Barcelona and Porto stun Juventus, while Bayern Munich and Manchester City cruised through. There is plenty to discuss, so we asked Gab Marcotti, Julien Laurens and James Olley for responses......

Blame NY politicians, not COVID, for city’s affordable-housing crisis

NYPost
Vito Signorile One year later, the economic toll of the lockdowns on landlords and tenants has been shattering. Gotham’s rental-housing industry may never be the same. But would Albany and City Hall have been better prepared for this crisis if they had enacted more balanced housing policies over the last......

New Yorkers can still stop city’s plan to shutter Rikers amid a crime spree

NYPost
Nicole Gelinas Long before the pandemic, Mayor de Blasio headily vowed to close Rikers Island and spend $8.7 billion to replace the Depression-era jail complex with four high-rise jails across four boroughs by 2026. Much has changed since: The city faces a budget crunch, opponents have filed lawsuits against the......

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