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The increase in goals is largely an issue of tactical philosophy. The change in the offside law permitted a style of flourish, and that style, in its various guises, has become hegemonic.’ Composite: PA, Rex, Getty
Manchester City have kept two clean sheets all season. Liverpool have kept three. Both sides may have come out of last weekend lamenting defeats that have allowed Chelsea to open a small gap at the top of the table but it could be argued that with defences like they...
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There was no sign of Lionel Messi’s mate. The first time he met Sergio Agüero, they were teenagers, brought together in the Netherlands more than a decade ago. Sitting at a table in a dining room, Agüero looked at the kid opposite him, no idea who he was. “What’s your...
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Gabriel Jesus made his Palmeiras debut in March 2015 and has since won an Olympic gold medal and scored on his senior Brazil debut. Photograph: Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images
São Paulo – No one wants to be told off by their mother and Gabriel Jesus is no different. The Brazilian wonderkid, who signed for Manchester City in the summer for £27m and will join the Premier League leaders in January, has the potential to become one of the...
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André Iniesta celebrates scoring the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final against Holland. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images
Andrés Iniesta says he heard the silence and knew that all he had to do was wait for Isaac Newton. The ball sat up; gravity would bring it down again and, when it did, he would score. It was the 116th minute in Johannesburg and he did score, running to the corner and...
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By now it is just becoming a standard part of the calendar for Manchester City, greeted with the familiar rolling of eyes and complaints behind the scenes that they feel cursed. This is the sixth season they have appeared in the Champions League and once again they...