Manchester City are set to be on the hunt for fresh firepower this summer as Sergio Aguero heads for the
Yesterday saw England’s biggest win ever in a major tournament as they smashed Panama 6-1 to qualify for the knockout stages.
Last week’s Champions League action provided talking-points aplenty, but BT Sport’s exclusivity is plain wrong.
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Wayne Rooney’s penalty against San Marino, a team who boast just a single victory from 129 matches, was hardly the most auspicious manner in which to make history – a fact that most observers have used to discredit the 29-year-old’s accomplishment.
While City boss while Pellegrini may have made a huge pre-match tactical blunder starting Fernando, bringing on Fernandinho after an hour was an inspired decision despite the 2-1 scoreline.
A first-half Luis Suarez double put Barcelona in control of the Champions League last 16 tie before Sergio Aguero got one back for the hosts then Joe Hart saved a last-gasp Lionel Messi penalty.
City, bereft of any inspiration all season apart from their painfully last-gasp qualification for the Champions League knockout stages, have no chance of progressing past Barcelona this year.
Both City and Swansea have confirmed that there are talks over Wilfried Bony, but with the Manchester club’s financial fair play restrictions the price tag is a potential stumbling block.
In a repeat of last season’s draw, Manuel Pellegrini’s men will welcome the Catalan club to The Etihad in February before travelling to the Nou Camp in March.
Rooney, who has just been appointed Manchester United’s new captain, is the club’s third all-time leading goal scorers after his acrobatic effort against Swansea City on Saturday took his tally to 217 in all competitions.
The fast-footed forward, 27, has won the world player of the year four times though he has never persistently sparkled for Argentina.