Man City's Mendy the latest EPL player to breach virus rules
(AP Photo/Dave Thompson)LONDON – Manchester City expressed disappointment Sunday that defender Benjamin Mendy became the latest partying Premier League player to breach English coronavirus rules by hosting friends at his house on New Year’s Eve. People from different households are banned from mixing indoors in the northern English area where Mendy lives. “The club is aware of a New Year’s Eve COVID-19 breach involving Benjamin Mendy and the subsequent media reporting of it," City said. "Ben has had a COVID test and is liaising with Manchester City about this.”Mendy has tweeted urging people “to take care of you and yours” as midnight approached on Thursday night. The player issued an apology on social media for his “bad mistake” while the club said the matter had been dealt with internally.
Arteta outwits Guardiola: Arsenal beats City in FA Cup semi
(AP Photo/Matt Childs,Pool)LONDON Seven months after leaving Pep Guardiola's side, Mikel Arteta outwitted his mentor to ensure his first season as Arsenal manager will end with an FA Cup final. Football shut down for three months in England and resumed in June with City beating Arsenal 3-0 in the Premier League. The FA Cup is the second trophy surrendered by City this season after losing the Premier League title to Liverpool. But City has already successfully defended the League Cup and can still win a double. BURNLEY EYES EUROPEThe number of Europa League slots in the Premier League depends on who wins the FA Cup.
Bernardo Silva suspended, fined $64,000 over 'racist' tweet
(CNN) - Manchester City star Bernardo Silva has been suspended for one match and fined 50,000 ($64,000) for a "racist" tweet about teammate Benjamin Mendy. In September, Silva posted a photo believed to be of City teammate Benjamin Mendy as a child, with the caption: "Guess who?" and an image of the mascot for Spanish chocolate brand Conguitos. More to follow...The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.