If Manchester City manage to beat Newcastle United away at St James’ Park on Tuesday evening, not only will they close the gap between them and league leaders Liverpool to just a point, but Pep Guardiola will also break a Premier League record.A visit to Tyneside will see Guardiola take in his 100th Premier League game at the City helm, and the former Barcelona boss has so far claimed 73 victories in charge of the Blues.One more will put him in front of Jose Mourinho when it comes to most wins earned from a century of English top-flight outings. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? This season for the Citizens has not been as air-tight and domineering as their previous, having already lost three games in total, but that does not mean that they are not still impressive. Man City and Liverpool seem to be the only two teams providing a real challenge for the title this season, and a win over Newcastle will surely see the race heading down to the wire. Guardiola also possesses the best win rate by any manager to have taken charge of at least 75 Premier League games, besting the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Manuel Pellegrini and Roberto Mancini.The City boss has won 73.7 per cent of his matches so far, which beats the win rate of 67.1% held by Antonio Conte and the 65.2% of Ferguson. The Manchester United talisman did, however, achieve his win rate across 810 Premier League matches over 21 years.The Catalan coach is also looking to claim silverware on all three counts this season as City have made strides in the Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup – and will be aiming to be the first side to win back-to-back Premier League titles since Manchester United in 2008 and 2009. Manager P W D L Jose Mourinho 100 73 18 9 Pep Guardiola 99 73 15 11 Manuel Pellegrini 100 65 17 18 Alex Ferguson 100 62 25 13 Roberto Mancini 100 62 19 19 Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Kolkata/Darjeeling: The Regional Meteorological Center at Alipore on Tuesday forecast heavy rain in the districts of south Bengal owing to an active monsoon condition by the end of this month.Heavy to very heavy rain have been predicted in all the districts of South Bengal with the intensity likely to be more in the coastal districts of East Midnapore, South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas. There is also prediction of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the Western districts such as Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore, Birbhum, Jhargram in the next few days. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe intensity of rainfall in North Bengal districts will reduce from Wednesday. All the districts in North Bengal had received heavy to very heavy rainfall in the past few days whereas the South Bengal districts only witnessed some scattered rainfall. The heat and humidity was high in South Bengal districts for the past two weeks. The prediction of heavy rainfall in the city and other South Bengal districts by the end of this month has given a sense of relief to the people who were under the spell of intense heat. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersA low pressure area is also expected to form over Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal and Odisha coasts. It may further intensify the situation. Rains will be accompanied by the thunderstorm in some parts of the districts. The city may also witness gusty winds along with rain. “The metropolis, which has been experiencing sweltering heat for the last few days, is likely to receive heavy rain after June 28. There had been a delay in the advent of monsoon in the state. It had made its official entry a few days ago but no heavy rainfall occurred in South Bengal so far. A scattered rainfall in some parts also contributed to the rise of humidity and discomfort level,” a weather official said. He also said that the intensity of the rainfall in North Bengal will go down from Wednesday where the South Bengal districts are set to receive heavy rainfall. It will reduce the humidity level that has been troubling people for sometime. Incessant rainfall since Monday night in the Kalimpong district has triggered numerous landslides in remote parts of the district. Heavy rainfall in neighbouring Bhutan has resulted in water level of most of the rivers flowing into North Bengal rising heavily with some areas of Dooars being inundated. Rongo was completely cut off owing to a major landslide on the connecting road. In Bindu the house of one Lal Babu’s house was damaged owing to a huge rock falling on the house. Jholung recorded 370 mm of rain. There were numerous landslides in the region. In many parts including Dalgaon parts of the road was washed away. With the rise in water level of the Gairibas stream, communication had come to a standstill. Meanwhile, with the water-level of the Torsa, Murti, Kaljani and other rivers rising considerably many parts of Jaigaon including Jaigaon was inundated. A landslide in a forest village in Kumai washed away a house killing a woman identified Manju Darjee (35) and injuring others. read more