Fabio Capello is expected to bring Theo Walcott back into the England team for their Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland tomorrow as he opts for a 4-3-3 formation with Darren Bent as the centre-forward.
From Fergie and Balotelli to Keys and Gray, everyone had their say. Phil Shaw pulls together the most memorable mots of 2010-11
Manchester City 1 Stoke City 0: Ivory Coast attacker smashes in loose ball to put paid to disappointing Stoke
Manchester City 1 Stoke 0
Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0: Carrick the fall guy after his error sets up City winner as Red Devils finish with 10 men following Scholes' wild lunge
Crucial League game at Liverpool then an FA Cup semi-final with United. It could be City manager's finest three hours
The poverty of ambition displayed recently was replaced by a faster tempo and the idea that this might be a team finally prepared to make something of its riches
Hope of winning league has been replaced by fear club will miss out on fourth amid over-reliance on Tevez, writes Ian Herbert
They may be the richest club in the world but Manchester City could have just 16 senior players available for tonight's Europa League last-32 second leg against Aris Salonika. Roberto Mancini yesterday confirmed that goalkeeper Shay Given will miss three months with a shoulder problem he sustained in the warm-up before last week's goalless draw in Greece.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admits he cannot be sure how long Carlos Tevez might stay with the club.
Manchester City have been asked by the Greater Manchester Police not to inflame Saturday's Old Trafford derby by allowing Carlos Tevez to repeat the kind of incendiary comments which dominated the build-up to last year's Carling Cup semi-final second leg.
Carlos Tevez has emphasised his commitment to Manchester City by saying "I don't think anyone loves the shirt more than me."
Adam Johnson has warned Manchester City's rivals that this is a club with plenty in reserve and one that can only get better. The England winger said that Roberto Mancini's influence was now being felt on and off the pitch and that, as the season moved into its business phase, excitement within the home dressing room at Eastlands was building.
Manchester City 4 Leicester City 2
Aston Villa will have to come up with in excess of £20m to persuade Sunderland to part company with striker Darren Bent.
It may be true that Edin Dzeko, aka the Bosnian Diamond, is as Robert Mancini says. Perhaps he is the final piece in one of the most expensive football jigsaw puzzles ever assembled. Perhaps he will trigger the tactical sensation of Manchester City playing not just more than one forward but as many as five.