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

Dunne: pressure is not on Villa in Eastlands clash

Richard Dunne, the Aston Villa defender, believes the pressure will be on his former club Manchester City when the teams meet on Saturday, both intent on securing the final Champions League spot.

England line up King as replacement if Ferdinand is ruled out

Fabio Capello has resolved to give Ledley King every chance possible to make the provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup finals when he announces it on 16 May, but he is still not certain whether he will be able to pick the injury-plagued Tottenham captain for his final squad.

Dawson gets Capello's attention after England regulars struggle

Fabio Capello is at last considering the Tottenham defender Michael Dawson for selection for the England World Cup squad as his injury worries in the centre of defence have got worse.

Moyes and Mancini play down bust-up

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini and Everton boss David Moyes could both face censure after a remarkable touchline bust-up last night.

Mancini apologises after Moyes touchline struggle

Italian loses head at end of City's 2-0 loss to Everton

Lescott out but O'Neill tips City to take fourth

Villa manager says lack of distractions will help Mancini to reach Champions League

Lescott injury blow for Manchester City

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has been ruled out for "four to five weeks" with a hamstring tendon problem, according to manager Roberto Mancini.

Lescott fit and fired up for England

The Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has twin ambitions going into the final phase of the season. He wants to help the club secure a top-four finish in the Premier League and in the process clinch a place in England's World Cup squad.

Capello hit by return of English disease

Like his predecessor Steve McClaren, the Italian has lost a host of players to injury. Things better improve by June or he could suffer a similar end

Steve Tongue: Terry's a loser but England squad lose nothing

According to one dressing-room observer, Fabio Capello's final words following England's match against Brazil in November, the last before a three-month international break, were along the lines of "keep playing for your clubs" and "keep your noses clean". If the latter phrase does not sound terribly authentic, given the manager's lack of idiomatic English, the message was clear. John Terry failed to heed it and is now the loser, in pride and probably pocket, from what has been a depressing affair in more than the sexual sense.

Mancini rejects Ansaldi but keeps his options open

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has dismissed suggestions that he might be about to move for the Argentine defender Cristian Ansaldi, suggesting that Wayne Bridge meets his requirements for the left-back spot.

O'Neill makes light of Villa's potential in title race

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 0

Hughes demands more effort from Manchester City

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has demanded more workrate and effort from his superstars at Eastlands as they look to get back to winning ways against Sunderland on Saturday.

City at risk of wasting brightest young stars

Onuoha reveals frustration among players cast aside as Hughes pledges to buy in academy talent

Transfer planning never stops says Hughes

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

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