Tags: Manchester City (Soccer Team)

On Soccer: Manchester City Delivered a Lesson. Will Chelsea Learn This Time?

MANCHESTER, England — As he trudged, wordlessly, away from the field, away from the crowd, away from the burning humiliation, Maurizio Sarri looked like a man who knew. He is not the first in his position to have worn that look, to have made that walk, to sense that, sooner or later, Chelsea has a…

Soccer Pioneers, Priced Out by Progress

ROSSINGTON, England — Over the years, Sheila Edmunds has done pretty much everything for the Doncaster Belles. Half a century ago, she was among the group of friends who founded the club. For 25 years, she wore the team’s No. 8 jersey and, for a while, its captain’s armband. When she retired, she filled in…

On Soccer: Three Tap-Ins and Manchester City Is Back to Its Old Self

MANCHESTER, England — The movement is so slick that it seems almost automatic, a machine whirring to life. In the best possible way, Manchester City’s players become thoughtless, operating on muscle memory. They do not need to pause, to think: They know. Fernandinho has the ball, midway inside Arsenal’s half. To his left, Raheem Sterling…