Manchester City deny Redknapp transfer claim

Manchester City have consulted their legal team over Harry Redknapp's claim that they stopped Tottenham from trying to sign Craig Bellamy in January 2009.

Redknapp fires first shot: City's bully tactics ruined our bid to sign Bellamy

Ahead of fourth-place 'play-off', Tottenham manager accuses rivals of sharp practice

Pressue is on Manchester City says Redknapp

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists the pressure is all on Manchester City as they prepare for tomorrow's crucial Barclays Premier League showdown at Eastlands.

Robin Scott-Elliot: How Corden curse stops Britain's girls making a splash

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Bellamy may quit Manchester City this summer

Craig Bellamy's future at Manchester City beyond the summer is in doubt with Roberto Mancini yet to convince the player that he and his training methods can take the club to the next level.

Scholes' last-gasp goal stuns Manchester City

Manchester City 0 Manchester United 1

Five-star City rout Birmingham to consolidate fourth

Manchester City 5 Birmingham 1

Manchester City won for Bridge says Barry

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has paid tribute to the professionalism of Wayne Bridge and felt his team-mate's personal problems were a motivating factor in their 4-2 defeat of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Terry's slip-ups are fast becoming a scandal

John Terry used to be the guy who never made mistakes. But in the past month, ever since it became common knowledge that he had been sleeping with Wayne Bridge's former girlfriend, errors in judgment have rapidly become the defender's stock in trade.

Bridge makes a point as City leave with all three

Chelsea 2 Manchester City 4

Football in brief: Benitez hit by Skrtel broken foot but Johnson is near first-team return

Liverpool: The club's hopes of claiming a Champions League spot have been dealt a further injury blow after defender Martin Skrtel was confirmed to have broken his foot.

Leeds call on fit-again Delaney to quell Storm

Leeds have included their Australian centre Brett Delaney in their squad to play Melbourne in the World Club Challenge tomorrow night. Delaney has missed the Rhinos' last two games through an undisclosed injury but they are confident that he will be fit to take the field at Elland Road.

Shawcross hails Stoke style

The Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross feels it is about time his side started to earn praise for the more attractive elements of their play.

Tevez will return for Chelsea clash

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed he expects Carlos Tevez to return to the club on Thursday or Friday.

Mancini denies rift with Bellamy

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed that Craig Bellamy could be available for selection against Liverpool on Sunday.

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