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

City's fans inspire me, says Adebayor

Support from the stands has helped £25m striker find goalscoring form in no time

Hughes confident of more from City

Mark Hughes insists there is more to come from his Manchester City side after they extended their perfect start to the new Barclays Premier League season with a 1-0 victory at Portsmouth.

Hughes 'not trying' to make enemies

Mark Hughes insists he is not deliberately trying to wind up managers at the top end of the Premier League.

Moyes calls Manchester City 'disgusting'

David Moyes' belief that he has total power at Everton produced an astonishing outburst of defiance aimed at Manchester City boss Mark Hughes over the long-running Joleon Lescott saga.

Manchester City can win league says O'Neill

Martin O'Neill believes big-spending Manchester City should be considered among the favourites to claim this season's Barclays Premier League title.

City's new recruits get the most out of Africa

Winning South Africa's Vodacom Challenge was never likely to dislodge the banner which has been a fixture at Old Trafford's Stetford End since around the start of the millennium and presently reads, "33 years" – the number since Manchester City last won a serious trophy – but Mark Hughes would have valued delivering to Abu Dhabi just the scintilla of prestige which the tournament offers.

Defection from reds lights the blue touch paper

Manchester derbies rarely lack spice, and this season's should be a real vindaloo. The game at Old Trafford, scheduled for 19 September, has already been put back a day for live television coverage, when – assuming that City have not signed Wayne Rooney or Rio Ferdinand by then – the central figure will be a chunky little Argentinian described last week as having "divided the city".

Manchester City looking at third Terry bid

Mark Hughes has confirmed Manchester City could make a third bid for John Terry.

Alonso asks to leave Anfield

Xabi Alonso seemed to be heading out of Anfield last night, after what appeared to be a a joint effort between the midfielder and Real Madrid to manufacture his much craved move to the Bernabeu.

Manchester City hope to finally secure Tevez

Manchester City are hopeful of clinching the signature of Carlos Tevez before they head off for a three-match tour of South Africa on Wednesday

Benitez attacks Barry and City for feeding cash frenzy

Liverpool manager 'doubts passion' of the one who got away as he unveils Johnson

'Crazy' money frustrates Benitez

Rafael Benitez unveiled new boy Glen Johnson today and took a swipe at Manchester City with their "money, money, money" approach to the transfer market.

City on target in transfer of power

Another week, another unveiling of an expensive new recruit at Eastlands; last month it was Gareth Barry, last Wednesday Roque Santa Cruz, and now Carlos Tevez is expected to be confirmed, if not paraded, in the next few days.

Business Diary: Saying sorry for the sins of your fathers

You can't choose your parents, as Rothschild and Freshfields have been reminded this week. The investment bank and City law firm both had to apologise yesterday after revelations that their businesses have historical links to the slave trade (though both their founders were abolitionists).

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