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The on-loan striker was taken off during the 4-0 drubbing being dished out by Liverpool

Manchester City won for Bridge says Barry

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has paid tribute to the professionalism of Wayne Bridge and felt his team-mate's personal problems were a motivating factor in their 4-2 defeat of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Bridge makes a point as City leave with all three

Chelsea 2 Manchester City 4

Benitez will not rush Torres back

Rafael Benitez is not expected to risk starting with Fernando Torres for Liverpool's Europa League second-leg tie against Unirea in Bucharest on Thursday, despite the striker having come through 15 minutes at Manchester City without problems and Liverpool needing goals from somewhere.

Two-goal Tevez adds fuel to the ire in derby classic

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FA explain Turner ban

The Football Association have clarified the reasons behind Sunderland defender Michael Turner receiving a four-match ban after his dismissal against Manchester City.

Top-four finish can happen for likely lads

As Liverpool stumble and others leap ahead of them, the possibility grows that this will finally be the season when the top four teams in the Premier League cannot be predicted with customary certainty. For all Manchester City's money and Tottenham's promise, Aston Villa under Martin O'Neill have often looked the most likely lads, which makes today's game at Arsenal a key fixture and the lessons of last season pivotal.

Sunderland appeal Turner red card

Sunderland have appealed against the red card handed out to Michael Turner at Manchester City on Saturday.

Benitez desperate for Premier League glory

Rafael Benitez would rather win the Barclays Premier League trophy than another Champions League title.

Barry wants Robinho to stay at Manchester City

Gareth Barry has urged Brazilian star Robinho to stay at Manchester City, and claimed: "Any team in the world would welcome him."

Transfer planning never stops says Hughes

Mark Hughes' planning for the January transfer window began virtually the day after the summer one shut.

Crouch and Agbonlahor to lead attack

England boss Fabio Capello plans to give Gabriel Agbonlahor and Peter Crouch their chance to impress in tonight's World Cup qualifier against Belarus at Wembley.

Dignified Dunne makes point

Villa defender decides not to celebrate his goal in 1-1 draw with Manchester City out of 'respect' for old club

Hughes urges fans to respect Barry

Gareth Barry's rapid emergence as Manchester City's outstanding summer signing will not have taken the sting out of his departure from Aston Villa but Mark Hughes has suggested his old club's fans should recognise what he gave to them across a 12-year career, not what he has taken away.

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Brown and Barry pick up knocks on England duty

Gareth Barry and Wes Brown are concerns for England after picking up minor injuries in training yesterday. The two players did not play a full part in the practice session at London Colney yesterday but they should both be fit to play against Slovenia in the international friendly on Saturday.

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