Tuesday 19 March 2019 ,
Tuesday 19 March 2019 ,
Latest News
  • Election official among 7 shot dead in Rangamati
  • Bangladesh rejects US report on HR, sends protest note
  • 3 killed, several wounded in Dutch tram shooting
  • Never allow anti-liberation forces to be in power again: PM
  • Vote counting in 116 upazilas underway
  • 5 Bangladeshis died in NZ terror attack
19 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Print

Wigan revenge next step of Man City’s quadruple chase

AFP

AFP, WIGAN (UK):  Manchester City's bid for a historic quadruple rolls into Wigan for Monday's FA Cup fifth round tie, with avenging a shock defeat to the Latics in the 2013 final also in mind.

Pep Guardiola's side have blown away any suggestion injuries and fatigue could derail their quest to win the Premier League, Champions League, League and FA Cup by scoring nine goals in their last two matches. A 5-1 victory over Leicester last weekend extended City's lead at the top of the Premier League to 16 points, and that was followed on Tuesday with a 4-0 victory at Basel in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Even more good news for Guardiola in Switzerland was the return from injury of Leroy Sane, David Silva and Fabian Delph.

Silva's substitute appearance was proof that he is over a hip problem, while England utility player Delph, a midfielder used largely as a left-back by his club this season, made his return after six matches out with a knee injury.

Sane's reappearance as a second-half substitute came well ahead of schedule as ankle ligament damage suffered in City's last FA Cup outing at Cardiff on January 28 was expected to keep the German out for six weeks.

City can deliver the first trophy of Guardiola's reign in charge next Sunday against Arsenal in the League Cup final.

However, Guardiola has warned against complacency at League One promotion chasers Wigan, who have beaten two Premier League sides in Bournemouth and West Ham to get to this stage.

“Of course I am concerned because I saw the game against Bournemouth,” Guardiola said. "Bournemouth are one of the teams I like to watch the most in the Premier League and Wigan were able to beat them. “I think in the FA Cup there are a lot of surprises, not just this season or previous seasons, but all throughout history you always have these kind of situations happening.

 

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
State minister for power Nasrul Hamid yesterday said everyone to have access to electricity by June. Do you think the feat achievable by the timeframe?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 54.9%
No 41.4%
No Comment 3.7%
Most Viewed
Digital Edition
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFri Sat
0102
03040506070809
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting