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City captain says Champions League involvement will prove tough

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David Silva celebrates after opening the scoring for Manchester City against Newcastle
Manuel Pellegrini says that financial restrictions have reduced the amount of his transfer budget

Manchester City transfer news: Manuel Pellegrini wants to sell Micah Richards, Matija Nastasić, Scott Sinclair and John Guidetti

Champions City need to offload in order to bring new recruits into Eastlands

Sergio Aguero makes it 2-0 to Manchester City
David Silva celebrates after opening the scoring for Manchester City against Newcastle
Edin Dzeko in action for Manchester City against Newcastle

Newcastle vs Manchester City live report: David Silva gives visitors the lead

Manchester City lead 1-0 at the interval

Emmanuel Riviere: £6 million summer signing from Monaco

Newcastle vs Manchester City team news: David Silva and Stefan Jovetic start

Newcastle signing Emmanuel Riviere stars at St James' Park

Liverpool vs Southampton, plus Newcastle vs Manchester City – LIVE!

Follow all today's Premier League action where we'll be bringing you all the very latest from Anfield where Liverpool face Southampton before heading to St James’ Park for Newcastle’s clash with champions Manchester City

Yaya Touré has defended his posturing over his future at Manchester City

Yaya Toure will NOT be offered a new contract to stay at Manchester City despite flurry of

Toure has endured an unsettled summer that has thrown his City future into doubt

Your essential guide to the new Barclays Premier League 2014-15 season

Premier League: Transfers, predictions and key information – your essential guide to the new season

Jack Pitt-Brooke and James Mariner run through all 20 clubs

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero signs new deal: Manchester City striker becomes the fourth player to sign a five-year contract this week

City have tied down the striker to a long-term contract in an effort to keep him sout of the clutches of the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona

Premier League weekend preview: Alexis Sanchez, Manchester United vs Swansea and other talking points

Video: The Independent looks ahead to the opening weekend of the Premier League season 2014/2015

Vincent Kompany (right) celebrates City's second goal of the game with Yaya Toure

Vincent Kompany signs new five-year deal at Manchester City

Skipper helped City to the Premier League title last season

Alvaro Negredo

Alvaro Negredo faces Champions League chop because Manchester City have too many foreign players in their squad

Under FFP sanctions they are only allowed 16 foreign players

Diego Costa scored twice in seven minutes as Chelsea beat Real Sociedad 2-0

Manchester United will finish above Liverpool in Premier League, predicts Michael Owen

In the battle of his former sides, Owen expects the Red Devils to come out on top, but both will finish above Arsenal

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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home