Manchester City triumphed – but were Arsenal the biggest winners on Saturday afternoon? Luton should have been, but they wasted a glorious opportunity. All your 3pm talking points…
BBC pundit Garth Crooks thinks Spanish midfielder Rodri is Manchester City’s ‘most important’ player, not Erling Haaland or Kevin de Bruyne.
Rodri’s late winner just after Sheffield United had equalised ensured Manchester City came out winners and moved top of the Premier League.
The Mailbox reacts to Arsenal’s victory over Manchester City in the Community Shield. Also: new rules; referees; the Women’s World Cup; and a plea to stop the amortisation b*llocks…
Guardiola praised his City players after they secured only the second Treble in English football history with success in the Champions Leagie.
Man City’s Rodri is the “best holding midfielder in the world” and Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey “can’t lace his boots”, according to Darren Bent.
Rio Ferdinand has insisted that he would rather have Manchester United midfielder Casemiro in his team over Manchester City star Rodri.
Rodri v Klopp: football’s two sorest losers facing off adds irresistible edge to Man City v Liverpool
The instinct of both Jurgen Klopp and Rodri is to blame everyone but themselves when Liverpool or Man City lose. Which makes it brilliant when they meet.
Spain captain Rodri criticised Scotland’s “rubbish” approach to football after his team were on the end of a Hampden defeat in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Rodri came under the spotlight after a studs up challenge on Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard in Spain’s 3-0 win over Norway on Saturday.
Odegaard was less than impressed with Rodri’s tackle on him in Norway’s 3-0 defeat to Spain, which went unpunished.
Rodri has set his sights on Wednesday’s huge clash at Arsenal after helping Man City bounce back from a difficult week off the field vs Aston Villa.
Guardiola could take two Man City stars with him to European giants as Citizens face ‘painful scare’
Rodri and Julian Alvarez could follow Pep Guardiola to Barcelona if Man City are sanctioned by the Premier League, according to reports.
Manchester City are growing increasingly concerned star midfielder Rodri may attempt to force through a move to Barcelona next summer, according to reports
Man City midfielder Rodri has been left fuming after Spain were knocked out of the World Cup at the last-16 stage by African side Morocco.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that Erling Haaland was not risked for the 0-0 draw against Copenhagen on Tuesday.
Glenn Hoddle “can’t see too much of a difference between” Tottenham head coach Conte and the club’s former boss Mourinho.
Man City star only ‘partially surprised’ by woes of ‘less effective’ Liverpool; tips Spurs for title tilt
Rodri isn’t all that surprised that Liverpool have been a bit sh*t and claims Spurs have got a chance with Conte in charge.
Rodri was exceptional last season and has been rewarded with a new Man City contract as they work through their summer business.
Ronaldo ahead of Son? Thiago ahead of Rodri? Six Liverpool players? We’ve done our own, alternative team of the year.
“We had a space in the squad that he is going to fill. He is an amazing physical specimen.”
Only one club boasts two representatives, with Manchester United making no appearance whatsoever in a list of the season’s top 10 midfielders.
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher agreed on seven out of 11 players in their Premier League teams of the season on Monday night.
Everton will do well to remember that ritual again this season. Wilfried Zaha gets praise but Norwich, Watford and Jesse Marsch do not.
“We have a lot of games on our shoulders and obviously that also takes its toll.”
“We competed until the end. Of course they have weapons in this stadium, I know them very well.”
The decision to not award Everton a penalty on Saturday has riled Liverpool fans and neutrals the Mailbox…
Frank is fuming: “That is the easiest decision to look at to give a penalty. It is clear, clear.”
“He can take the ball with a crazy amount of pressure and get out of it with an unbelievable bit of skill.”
Manchester City are just getting on with the job of winning football matches, and they steamrollered Everton…