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Walcott beats Johnson to England winger role

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.

Berbatov makes a rare start but again he packs up early

On paper, they were strike options to thrill Wembley. The Premier League's top scorer in red and, in blue, a player of prodigious talent whom Roberto Mancini says will one day be "world class". Dimitar Berbatov and Mario Balotelli.

City face player shortage after Given ruled out for three months

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.

Police ask City to limit derby-day antagonism

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.

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City have enough in the tank to go the distance, insists Johnson

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.

James Lawton: City still look short of true champions' style

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.