Sport Emmanuel Adebayor has scored four goals in five games since his return to the team

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at the KC Stadium

City wages bill to equal Chelsea's

Figures reveal massive hike even before addition of host of big earners last year

Adebayor delays return to England

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor admits he does not know when he will return to England.

Togo's plea for re-entry rejected

CAF refuses to reschedule matches as crisis-hit team offer to return to competition

Tevez fires hat-trick as City leap into top four

Mancini hails Argentine's thrilling display after his side move up league with easy Blackburn win

Adebayor: Togo ready to pull out of ANC

Emmanuel Adebayor admitted a lot of hisTogo team-mates wanted to pull out of the African Nations Cup at the earliest opportunity following the attack on their team bus in Angola yesterday in which two players were shot and their bus driver was killed.

Nedum Onuoha early blow for Roberto Mancini

Nedum Onuoha has intensified Roberto Mancini's immediate concerns about Manchester City's injury list by being ruled out for up to four weeks.

Steve Tongue: Celebrity signings must share blame for shabby dismissal

"Some might say," the banner at Eastlands read yesterday, quoting Manchester City fans Oasis, "we will find a brighter day". Many more will say, after the shabby sacking of Mark Hughes, that they do not deserve to.

Ian Herbert: Tantrums show trouble ahead as Hughes fights for survival

You know it's been a bad night when Gareth Barry, hardly the most demonstrative of Manchester City's midfielders, talks about the players being "at each other's throats" in the dressing room. But that's how it was, deep inside White Hart Lane late on Wednesday night, after the feeble and anaemic display which asked more questions about the value of Mark Hughes' investments than any other game in his 18 months at Manchester City.

Wenger backs youngster to give Arsenal boost

Arsene Wenger maintains giving youth a chance to shine in the Carling Cup will serve in the best interests of Arsenal's future - whatever the outcome of tonight's quarter-final at Manchester City.

Liverpool struggle to locate X Factor

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Liverpool in defiant mood share spoils with City

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Van Persie eager to face Adebayor in Carling Cup tie

Dutch forward 'would love' to play while City striker admits regret over stamp

Thomas Vermaelen: Wenger pulls another rabbit out of the hat

Yes, Arsène's found another one... a £10m Belgian defender who looks great in both boxes and has already proved to Tony Adams that size doesn't matter. Steve Tongue speaks to Thomas Vermaelen

Adebayor let off match ban after 'extreme provocation'

Emmanuel Adebayor was the subject of "extreme provocation" from Arsenal supporters before his controversial goal celebration at Eastlands last month the Football Association ruled yesterday and as such the Manchester City striker escaped a suspension. Instead he was handed a £25,000 fine and a suspended two-match ban.

Adebayor escapes ban over celebration

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been fined £25,000 for his controversial celebration against his former club Arsenal but only received a suspended two-match ban - partly due to fans provoking him.

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