When Swansea midfielder Gary Stanley took aim from 30 yards out at a sun-drenched Vetch Field in April 1982, the strength and accuracy of the shot he produced surprised everyone, including the entire Manchester City back-line. The stunningly hit shot gave the home side a lead that they would later double though Bob Latchford, sealing a 2-0 win that would keep the Welsh side in an incredible third place with just six games left to play of their inaugural top-flight season.
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City set to return for Mahrez
Manchester City are stepping up their interest in Leicester star Riyad Mahrez after failing with a £60 million bid in January, reports the Mirror.
Pep Guardiola still wants to sign the Algeria international, who had a falling out with the Foxes after the failed winter move, and is also keen to secure a backup left-back after seeing Benjamin Mendy's...
Why do so many onlookers want to boil all of Pep Guardiola's achievements at Manchester City this season down to spending lots of money?
This has been one of the most impressive title wins in the Premier League era, with opposing teams regularly schooled on the pitch, and yet there are many who believe the manager's influence extends as far as signing some brilliant players and letting them get on with it. Often you hear that the team has been brilliant -- but "anyone can do that" with an open chequebook.
So, what now for Manchester City after the early conclusion to their quest for a third Premier League title?
It seems reasonable to expect any side coached by Pep Guardiola to maintain the same level of performance through to the end of the season. There are several reasons why this is almost certain to happen.
First, in respect to the other clubs in the league and especially those still struggling to conclude their own seasons positively, City must not back off. All five of City's remaining games...