Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Manchester City want better performances, not more points - Pep Guardiola

Manchester City want better performances, not more points - Pep Guardiola

The algorithm does not factor transfers, so Liverpool's league-topping £176.9m spent on players this summer could influence the standings as the season progresses.

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We take a look at the other stories making the headlines today in the Premier League.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Elon Musk tweets he may take Tesla private
Shares were pummeled in May after Musk abruptly cut off questions from Wall Street analysts over Tesla's spending plans. The stock had been worth about $342 a share before Musk's tweet, and shares quickly jumped as high as $371.

Over at Sky Sports, pundits Charlie Nicholas, Phil Thompson, Matt Le Tissier and Paul Merson all tip City to finish top and Liverpool second. "That's why I am backing Jurgen Klopp's side to pip them to the title".

City broke a number of records in 2017/18, with their Premier League points tally hitting the 100 mark in what was an unprecedented achievement.

"As with all these things, it's only when it comes upon people - but again it wasn't a unanimous decision to do it, so there's bound to be some dissent still around".

BT Sport is delighted to reveal the Premier League games it will show exclusively live on TV and online in October and November.

Tesla board says Musk started going-private talks last week
Trading in Tesla was halted for an hour and a half on Tuesday afternoon, by which time the stock had soared to $370. Musk also made mention of the "shorts", investors who bet against Tesla succeeding in order to profit themselves.

In terms of outgoings, Sunderland will still be able to sell players after August 9 - providing that the buying club is still within their nation's respective transfer window. It is going to be challenging, particularly for the promoted clubs, who effectively have two-and-a-half weeks less.

Liverpool beat City three times last season - twice in the two-legged Champions League quarterfinal, and their moves in the transfer market should make them serious contenders.

"I speak to clubs who say: "This is fantastic, we knew what the deadline was and we've worked to that".

Russia: Saudi Arabia has right to reject Canada's interference
Bin Salman is the second most senior member of the Saudi regime, which has one of the worst human rights records in the world. Media reports also suggest Saudi Arabia may cancel thousands of scholarships for students attending school in Canada.

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