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Manchester City 2 Fulham 0: Fulham manager feels there is a toughness about the champions that sets them apart
Manchester United have opened up a seven point gap
Manchester City relaxed about United's advantage
Manchester City welcome back Javi Garcia, Pablo Zabaleta and James Milner for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League trip to West Ham but Micah Richards has been added to the injury list.
Damien Duff was today reflecting on the end of a dream after the Republic of Ireland's bruising defeat by Spain.
Spain 4 Republic of Ireland 0
Welcome (back) to Manchester, Carlos; the Etihad Stadium on its feet, singing the name of an Argentine who had propelled their football club into the last 16 of the Europa League.
Manager uses psychological tricks, from 11pm texts to surprise tactics in training, to keep his players on their toes
A strange old memory came into the head at Stamford Bridge. It was of the misguided rush to dash off obituaries of Ernest Hemingway, the great analyst of grace under pressure, when his aircraft crashed and burned in the African bush.
City remain the best, most talented team in England and one that is likely to remain so
City came into this competition with huge hope but last night there was hard reality
David Albelda tells Pete Jenson he warned the Chelsea midfielder not to let it get to this – but now it's do-or-die he aims to use all his experience to help his team into the next round
Mike Rigg formed City's scouting team which will be key when Uefa financial rules kick in. He tells Ian Herbert about its rapid growth
As City waved goodbye to a trophyless era, their captain was refusing to commit his future
City's talented Spanish midfielder tells Ian Herbert how he has shaken off doubts about his size and homesickness to become one of the key figures in the Eastlands revolution
Roberto Mancini yesterday indicated that he is seeking to make significant advances into the transfer market when Manchester City's pursuit of the FA Cup and a Premier League third place are concluded, with his conviction that "maybe it will be easier to sign top players" this summer one that may test the club's resolve to meet Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules.