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Veron turns down Manchester City

MIDFIELDER Juan Sebastian Veron has turned down a 7-million-pound (US$11.2 million) offer to move from Argentine club Estudiantes to the English Premier League’s Manchester City. Veron’s representative said the Argentina playmaker turned down the overture from City manager Roberto Mancini. The two played together at Italian clubs Lazio and Sampdoria and Mancini later coached Veron […]

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Manchester United v City, Blackburn v Aston Villa off

THE Carling Cup semi-final first leg ties between Manchester City and Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa have both been postponed due to adverse weather conditions in north-west England. Tuesday night’s game between Blackburn and Villa at Ewood Park was called off in the morning. The pitch was playable but with snow continuing […]

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Manchester City ease past Middlesbrough

A weakened Manchester City side progressed to the FA Cup fourth round with a 1-0 win against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. Benjani Mwaruwari scored late in the first half with his only meaningful contribution to a drab encounter that lacked any of the FA Cup’s fabled magic. Roberto Mancini fielded a shadow side, handing […]