Tags: Manchester City (Soccer Team)

On Soccer: Hold the Coronation: Manchester City Is No Longer Unbeaten

LONDON — For 44 minutes, Chelsea chased. Dutifully, doggedly, Maurizio Sarri’s players trailed after Manchester City, after the ball. They tracked runs. They shuttled from one side of the Stamford Bridge field to the other. They cleared crosses and intercepted passes, and they thumped the ball away, as far as it would go. Then they…

On Soccer: Manchester City Surges Past United, and to a Higher Level

MANCHESTER, England — Leroy Sané took a touch, and flicked the ball to Raheem Sterling. Ashley Young, the Manchester United captain, tracked the pass. Sterling controlled the ball and slipped it back to Sané. Young shuttled back the way he came. Sané waited until he arrived, and then rolled the ball to Phil Foden. Young…

On Soccer: At Manchester City, Uncommon Greatness. But at What Cost?

MANCHESTER, England — The problem with Manchester City, as Arsène Wenger saw it, was not simply that it possessed an apparently bottomless well of wealth. It was that City was smart, too. “Petrol and ideas,” as Wenger, the former Arsenal manager, put it. “Money and quality.” Wenger, of course, spent much of his career railing…