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Roberto Mancini wishes Sheikh Mansour was around every week to act as Manchester City's lucky charm.

City project starts to live up to its billing as Johnson pulls the strings

Manchester City 3 Liverpool 0

James Lawton: Milner's humble style is on the money for sheikh's command performance

Milner is essentially a superior yeoman, strong, committed but maybe not calculated to set the pulse racing too wildly

Tottenham ready to admit defeat as rivals launch bids for Bellamy

There were conflicting reports last night of just where Craig Bellamy will be today. Manchester City had given the striker permission to train with Cardiff, but it later emerged that he was instead expected to return to the Northwest.

Beckham spurns offer of England 'farewell match' at Wembley

Former captain vows to regain place on merit after Capello's diplomatic blunder

Even in his exit Beckham the role model stays at centre stage

Its final chapter proved instructive of the distortions that have pervaded not just one, epic international career, but the entire culture dominated and distilled by David Beckham. For even as Steven Gerrard was showing the next generation how to break the fetters of celebrity, all the attention was ultimately wrested by a man who was minding his own business, 5,000 miles away.

Gerrard steps forward to shake England out of World Cup hangover

England 2 Hungary 1

Silva looks pure gold for City with Tevez likely to be the first to benefit

Valencia manager Emery marks Mancini's card about how to deploy his £26m buy

I half-expected the FA to sack me, admits Capello

Fabio puts faith in young Gunners Wilshere and Gibbs for Hungary friendly

Diary: Fearne's foolish foes

Being proudly of the old school, High Street Ken waits for no man when it comes to defending the honour of a damsel in distress.

Capello to continue as England manager

Fabio Capello is to remain as England manager.

Capello left a dead man walking as FA refuses to pull the trigger

Elusive FA figurehead wants time to decide on manager's future – and his £10m payout

Ferdinand out of World Cup

Rio Ferdinand was today ruled out of the World Cup.

Walcott is young enough to rise again, but his rivals have also failed to shine

Capello has given the once-favoured winger chances to repeat his Zagreb heroics. Now the onus is on others

Reaction to Capello's England squad selection

Former England defender Alan Mullery felt Theo Walcott's failure to improve over the last year cost him his place in Fabio Capello's squad for the World Cup in South Africa.

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