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David Silva has warned Manchester City's top-four rivals there is much more to come from the Blues.

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Roberto Mancini has reiterated his desire to end 35 years of hurt and deliver a trophy to Manchester City.

City feel the strain without Johnson

Roberto Mancini has expressed his disappointment with the absence of winger Adam Johnson. The England international injured his ankle in training last month, and has not played since the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on 22 January. City, despite continued progress in the FA Cup and Europa League since then, have taken just five points from their last five Premier League games and Mancini bemoaned the lack of wingers available to him.

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United, whatever their resources on any given day, have certain expectations, and the most basic of them is that they win

United repaid in full but rich kids can see a Silva lining

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Best goal Fergie's seen ends City title dream

Steve Tongue: Rooney's spectacular bicycle kick decides Manchester derby and is unquestionably goal of the season.

Roberto Mancini targets Manchester City victory at Old Trafford

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admits he would take particular pleasure from beating Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow.

International round-up: Messi's winner overshadows Ronaldo

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored in the duel between the two most recent World Players of the Year last night, but it was the Barcelona striker who had the last laugh when his 89th-minute penalty gave Argentina a 2-1 win over Portugal in Geneva.

Quickfire Tevez treble keeps City in title race

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