Sport Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic could make his awaited return from injury in the League Cup semi-final second leg against West Ham

Jovetic has seen his start to life with City hampered by injury but he could make his return against the Hammers in the League Cup semi-final second leg

Aston Villa 1 Arsenal 2: Paul Lambert's side pay price for failing to get forward against Gunners

Second half performance showed what Aston Villa are capable of

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

Tim Sherwood says Arsenal will be unhappy that Emmanuel Adebayor is fit

Tim Sherwood has warned Arsenal that they will not get their wish of Emmanuel Adebayor being absent from today’s derby FA Cup tie at the Emirates.

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has reportedly been told that he is free to leave Manchester City on loan for the remainder of the season

Transfer news: Tottenham and Newcastle 'target' Joleon Lescott still has role at Manchester City, says Manuel Pellegrini

The England defender has found first-team chances hard to come by

The FA are looking into comments made by Brendan Rodgers after he furiously criticised referee Lee Mason for his decisions in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1: FA to look into comments made by Reds' manager Brendan Rodgers following referee criticism

Rodgers was left furious with a number of decisions made by referee Lee Mason and criticised the allowance of him to officiate the match given his Greater Manchester heritage

Alvaro Negredo celebrates after he scores for Manchester City against Liverpool

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1 match report: City show their class but Brendan Rodgers’ streetwise approach earns plaudits

City came back from a goal behind but it could have been Liverpool's day had Raheem Sterling been correctly ruled onside and Simon Mignolet not made a hash of the winning goal

Rio Ferdinand chose not to wear the anti-racism shirt back in October 2012 before a Premier League fixture (l) and Clarke Carlisle in action for Northampton Town (r)

PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle criticises Ferdinand brothers over their refusal to back the anti-racism campaign 'Kick It Out' last season

Anton Ferdinand was involved in a racial incident with Chelsea captain John Terry and was joined by his brother Rio in refusing to wear the campaign's shirts last October

Martin Demichelis in action for Malaga

Manchester City back at square one after Martin Demichelis injury

The Argentine was only brought in last week by former boss Manuel Pellegrini back he joins captain Vincent Kompany on the sidelines

David Moyes claims he would have let Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini leave Everton

Roberto Martinez should let Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini go, says David Moyes

Everton criticised United’s £28m joint bid for duo as 'derisory and insulting'

MATIJA NASTASIC: Looked far more experienced than a 20-year-old in his first year in English football, intercepting well

Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic to miss start of season

The defender could be out for up to a month

The new Real Madrid manager has refused to sanction the sale of central defender Pepe (pictured)

Manchester City move for defender Pepe thwarted by Real Madrid

The sale of the Portugal international will not be sanctioned

Manuel Pellegrini wants City to play attractive football

Five issues at the top of new Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini's in-tray

1 Bring harmony from discord

Many City players were deeply dispirited at the end of a difficult few years under Roberto Mancini, finding it hard to tolerate the way the Italian criticised them publicly. City hope that an older man, with better interpersonal skills, will quickly begin recreating a team ethic. At the heart of chief executive Ferran Soriano’s philosophy is the notion of a core of players steeped in the City philosophy who will teach it to newcomers. It will be for Pellegrini to help introduce that.

Laughing matter: Sir Alex Ferguson (left) raised concerns over Rio Ferdinand’s fitness after his England recall

Testimonial announcement hints at Manchester United stay for Rio Ferdinand

Defender is out of contract in the summer

Joe Hart: How to judge a player who doesn't touch the ball? Goalkeeper was inactive throughout 6/10

England v San Marino: Player ratings

Following the match between England and San Marino, we take a look at how each player performed.

Jermain Defoe taps in his goal for England

San Marino v England: Frank Lampard captains England as Steven Gerrard is rested

Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlaid-Chamberlain starts

Theo Walcott talks to Roy Hodgson

Theo Walcott ruled out of England World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro

The forward will be sidelined for up to 10 days

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