Players from Manchester City’s men’s and women’s teams joined Year 5 students from E-ACT Blackley Academy to mark a new literacy project designed to bring learning to life through a series of football-themed activities.
John Stones, Kelechi Iheanacho and Manchester City Women’s Jill Scott, Lucy Bronze and Karen Bardsley joined students as they reviewed match day footage before helping to write up reports. The students then had the opportunity to ask the players questions using their upskilled vocabulary.
The ‘City Stars’ project was created to build children’s confidence in reading, writing and spoken language using examples from the world of football. It is supported by Etihad Airways, along with the Premier League and Professional Footballers' Association.
During the six-week project, youngsters are encouraged to write match reports for the City in the Community Gazette, use descriptive words in their City commentary sessions and take part in a specially designed quiz on the Etihad Stadium tour.
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Claudio Bravo has denied he is unhappy at Manchester City or wants to leave the club.
The Chile goalkeeper has recently lost his place in the City side after a run of poor form.
The 33-year-old has failed to make an impact since being controversially signed to replace England number one Joe Hart earlier this season.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of Chile's World Cup qualifier against Venezuela, the former Barcelona keeper said: "It's all false, that I'm looking for another place to play, because I want to leave, things that are not true.
"I'm happy in England and so is my family. Many examples of fake news have come out."
Manchester City have accepted a Football Association charge of misconduct relating to the behaviour of players in last weekend's game against Liverpool.
The club were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion following a controversial penalty decision in the second half of Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw at the Etihad Stadium.
City, who were given until Friday to respond, have now indicated they will plead guilty. The case will be heard by an independent regulatory commission in due course.
Manchester City have been warned by their manager that they must attack in the Champions League tonight.
Pep Guardiola believe that attempts to sit on their lead against Monaco will end in defeat.
City carry a 5-3 aggregate lead into the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against the Ligue 1 leaders after a pulsating clash between the two attack-minded sides in Manchester last month.
Manager Guardiola admitted after the first leg his side were unlikely to be able to contain Monaco at Stade Louis II and he maintains attack will be their best form of defence.
Monaco have scored 123 goals in all competitions this season and their loss to City at the Etihad Stadium was their only reverse in 17 games since mid-December.
"Taking the ball and attacking as much as possible is the only way I know to beat this type of team.
"If one team scores 124 goals (actually 123) and you are thinking about only defending for 90 minutes because we won one game 5-3, you kill yourself.
"Monaco are a team created to attack and our team is created to attack, or at least to score goals, so in that way it will be a great game. I invite people to come here and see a good game."
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Pep Guardiola has spoken about why he banned players from using their mobile phones at training.
The Manchester City manager introduced his strict guidelines earlier this season to encourage the team to communicate more with each other.
Pep Guardiola refused to answer questions about Sergio Aguero's Manchester City future at his latest press conference.
Aguero's return to form in the past week has not dampened speculation about whether the striker will feature in manager Guardiola's plans long-term.
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