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Roberto Mancini takes credit for current Manchester City form, claiming they are no different to 'three years ago'

'The players scoring the goals are players that I bought - Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Yaya Toure and David Silva', says the Italian

Alvaro Negredo slides in to score his second goal

Manchester City v West Ham United: Alvaro Negredo the enforcer takes complete control as king of his domain

Sam Allardyce teams are not meant to be about timidity and deference but that is precisely what West Ham United presented yesterday at the Etihad Stadium. This is Alvaro Negredo’s backyard, his home turf, and West Ham allowed him to exert his  proprietorial authority  with barely a whimper of resistance.

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City came back from a goal behind but it could have been Liverpool's day had Raheem Sterling been correctly ruled onside and Simon Mignolet not made a hash of the winning goal

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Manchester City 6 Arsenal 3: Gunners suffer a further blow with influential Laurent Koscielny suffered a 'deep laceration to the knee'

Koscielny could miss the Gunners' entire festive period after he was carried off on a stretcher late in the first half of the comprehensive defeat

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Spanish winger has missed City's last two matches with a thigh injury

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Spain advance to the semi-finals of the tournament

Sergio Aguero up against David Luiz

Manchester City wait on Sergio Aguero and David Silva ahead of Tottenham clash

Star duo could miss Premier League match at White Hart Lane

Roberto Mancini leaves Old Trafford with a smile on his face after victory over United
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Left-back thankful for competition

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Premier League title race far from over insists Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart

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Roberto Mancini: 'It's no problem, seven points'

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The Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar admits his team-mates are still staggered at Andreas Weimann being penalised for a handball that never happened in the 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.

Manchester City midfielder James Milner

Manchester City welcome trio back from injury for trip to West Ham

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