Italian has already conceded the title to Manchester United
Left-back thankful for competition
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
No one thought Manchester City would conquer Europe in a year or two but it has been a very brutal learning curve and last night, just when it seemed that the whole adventure had collapsed before it had started once again, came the moment when Mario Balotelli made all his baggage worth carrying.
Brazilian playmaker Oscar made his first start for Chelsea last night and marked his Champions League debut with a goal of the highest order.
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
Arsène Wenger last night conceded that his Arsenal team were out of the Premier League title race after a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City left them 12 points behind the leaders.
City top the table after 1-0 win – and 12-point gap over Gunners is 'too much'
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
The moment of truth for Frank Lampard will arrive this afternoon when Andre Villas-Boas reveals his team for Chelsea's Champions League match against Valencia tonight.
Talisman heads closer to Inter switch but City manager must convince board over 30-year-old Cameroon star
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