David Silva issues warning to top-four rivals

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

First Manchester City trophy is key says Roberto Mancini

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.

Vieira double helps City defeat Notts County

Manchester City 5 Notts County 0

City well-placed to progress in spite of failure to find away goal

Aris Thessaloniki 0 Manchester City 0

City look to second leg after stalemate in Greece

Aris Salonika 0 Manchester City 0

Flawed Rooney has one perfect moment as City come up short

Manchester United 2 Manchester City 1

James Lawton: United's expectation of victory exposes gifted City's shortage of belief

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

So that's what millions can buy. Though Sir Alex Ferguson spoke in yesterday's programme notes of Manchester City's willingness to "invest colossal amounts" changing football beyond recognition, Wayne Rooney proves the nonsense of any notion that the Abu Dhabis are doing something United never have.

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

Manchester City 3 West Bromwich Albion 0: Faithful honour a light-blue legend before skipper sinks all-at-sea Albion

We are leaking too many goals, admits Mancini

Manchester City 4 Leicester City 2

United at a stretch to encourage their young players to avoid injury

Manchester giants employ yoga specialist to work with Academy students to improve their flexibility

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