The question for the Swansea defence, though, has to be why did they allow City’s captain so much time and space inside the six-yard box to prod home.
Football fans have submitted more than 1.3 million ticket applications for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the first 24 hours of the second stage of ticket sales, which began on Wednesday, December 5.
The host country got a favorable draw, but it will be up to other teams, and to FIFA, to make the best of the situation if the Russians go out early.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Raheem Sterling's new self-belief is behind his brilliant form after seeing him sink Southampton with a 96th-minute winner.
THE World Cup has never seen a stadium that can do this. Qatar unveiled the design for what it claims is the World Cup’s first stadium of its kind.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he has no problem with the mentality of his players after Sevilla fought back from 3-0 down at half-time to take a point from a dramatic Champions League game.
• Ashley wanted around £400m when he went to market
• Rafael Benítez’s future in doubt unless he gets January funds
European champions Portugal beat Switzerland in Lisbon to finish top of European Qualifying Group B and reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
AN EMIRATI official says there’s only one way to fix the 2022 World Cup “crisis” after putting an ultimatum forward to Qatar.
- The draw with Peru has left Sampaoli's team in a difficult position
- Next week they play Ecuador in the final round of qualifiers
The Barça captain and Bartomeu will give a press conference later
The agreement guarantees the midfielder will retire at Camp Nou
• Power struggle at Arsenal intensifies as American looks to buy out rival
• Fans fear move would put Kroenke in position to squeeze out shareholders
While Griezmann stayed put despite interest from England, Lacazette accepted the opportunity to swap Lyon for London.
Thomas Lemar got his first two goals for France while Kylian Mbappé also scored in a 4-0 demolition of 10-man Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday that left the Dutch with a huge task to reach the 2018 finals in Russia.
Manchester City are interested in signing defender Jonny Evans from Premier League rivals West Brom.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has criticised Neymar for the manner in which he left the club for Paris St-Germain.
Brazil forward Neymar says it is "sad" that people think his world-record move from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain was motivated by money.
Barcelona have told Paris St-Germain they must pay a world record 222m euro (£198m) fee "in full" before Neymar can join them.
Manchester United have completed the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for £40m on a three-year deal.