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first_imgManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hailed an “unbelievable” performance by David Silva in their 3-0 romp against West Bromwich Albion in their Premier League opener on Monday and said he would look to strengthen his squad further.Spain international Silva was at his scintillating best, pulling the strings in midfield alongside a resurgent Yaya Toure as City cruised to victory.”It is very important to start the season with a win and to win in the way we did — scoring goals and playing as a very consistent team without giving West Brom any real chances to score — is pleasing,” Pellegrini said in an interview posted on Manchester City’s website (www.mcfc.co.uk).”I enjoy seeing technical players play well. David really played well — especially in the first-half. It was an unbelievable performance. He did not make any mistakes.”Toure scores twice Toure, who scored twice, showed the sort of form that has helped him propel City to two league titles in the past four seasons.The Ivorian’s blend of power and pace proved the perfect complement to Silva’s brand of slick passing. And with Raheem Sterling and Jesus Navas stretching the play out wide, City dominated from start to finish.Sterling debut Pellegrini was also satisfied with Sterling’s competitive debut.City’s 49 million pound ($76 million) man provided the energy that was sometimes lacking last season and came close to marking his first league appearance with a goal.”He had two clear chances to score but he is starting at a new club with new teammates with a different way of playing,” Pellegrini said.advertisement”It might not be his best performance but I think he played in a good way.”The Chilean said he was still looking to strengthen his squad.”If we can, we must have a stronger squad because we must play four competitions,” Pellegrini was quoted as saying in British media reports.”There are a lot of games so we can do it and if we can bring in players that will improve our squad, we will try to do it,” he added.last_img read more

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first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires With the Panthers, Sandland played under Arizona head coach Steve Wilks, who was then Carolina’s defensive defensive backs coach and assistant head coach.Last week while attempting to fill in the holes at tight end, the Cardinals signed free agent tight end Bryce Williams to a one-year deal.Arizona lost tight end Troy Niklas, who this offseason signed with the Patriots in free agency.Entering the 2018 season, veteran Jermaine Gresham could remain out a significant period after he tore his Achilles in the 2017 season finale.The Cardinals open mini-camp on Tuesday. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals signed free agent tight end Beau Sandland to a one-year contract, the team announced on Monday.The 2016 seventh-round draft pick by the Carolina Panthers joins a thin tight end unit that includes fourth-year pro Gabe Holmes and second-year pro Ricky Seals-Jones, who recorded 12 catches for 201 yards and three touchdowns after going undrafted in 2017.Sandland, 25, has not made an NFL game appearance and spent the first portion of his rookie year on the Panthers’ practice squad. After Carolina waived him in November 2016, the Green Bay Packers added Sandland to their practice squad but he was released from their injured reserved list last August. 14 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Carolina Panthers tight end Beau Sandland (85) in action against the New England Patriots during an NFL game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (Chris Keane/AP Images for Panini) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more