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Manchester City train ahead of their game against CSKA

CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City: Challenge of empty stands must be met to save stuttering campaign

Fernandinho admits playing behind closed doors will be difficult as Manuel Pellegrini’s side know they cannot afford to lose to CSKA

Mario Balotelli failed to impress against QPR

John Terry voted best centre-back in Premier League history by The Independent readers

Chelsea centre-back won 37 per cent of the vote

John Terry captained Chelsea for the 500th time on Saturday - is he the best centre-back in the Premier League era?

The 33-year-old marked 500 games as captain of Chelsea

Sergio Aguero

Manchester City vs Tottenham: Sergio Aguero may have scored four goals against Spurs, but Joe Hart reveals he is 'useless' in training

The Manchester City striker certainly knows to turn it on when it matters most after he scored all four goals in the 4-1 win over Spurs on Saturday

Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring against Tottenham
Sergio Aguero celebrates against Tottenham

Manchester City vs Tottenham: Sergio Aguero says more is to come after becoming City's top Premier League scorer

Aguero scored all four against Tottenham in 4-1 victory

Sergio Aguero was superb against Spurs

Manchester City 4 Tottenham 1: Five things we learned

What we learned from City's impressive victory at the Etihad

Sergio Aguero celebrates his first goal

Manchester City 4 Tottenham 1 player ratings: Could anyone come close to Sergio Agureo?

All the player ratings from the Etihad Stadium

Sergio Aguero

Manchester City vs Tottenham match report: Sergio Aguero’s fab four is music to City’s ears

Manchester City 4 Tottenham 1: Aguero scored all four goals for City in a match that had four penalties awarded, two missed and a red card

Yaya Toure in action for Ivory Coast

Manchester City vs Tottenham: Manuel Pellegrini has no fears over Ebola virus despite Yaya Toure visiting West Africa mid-week

Pellegrini syas he has no concerns and neither does Toure as he reveals he was not screened upon his return

Sergio Aguero scores from the penalty spot

Manchester City vs Tottenham half-time match report: Sergio Aguero strikes twice but misses easy chance for 32-minute hat-trick

Aguero saw his second penalty of the game saved in a frantic first half at the Etihad Stadium

Yaya Toure is on the bench for Man City

Manchester City v Tottenham team news: Yaya Toure on the bench for City while Roberto Soldado starts for Spurs

Frank Lampard starts in six City changes, Federico Fazio makes debut for Spurs

Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini seeks electricity to spark Manchester City’s title drive

Big wins against Tottenham have played a key role in their last two championships

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Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Salisbury ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities

The city is home to one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, along with the world’s oldest mechanical clock
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album