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Manchester City v Cardiff City: Micah Richards is savouring the good times having experienced the bad as City approach 100 goals

Richards was part of the side that went eight matches without scoring back in 2007 and admits he can't believe his eyes when he looks around at his teammates

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini thought they needed to beat Bayern Munich 5-2 rather than 4-2 to overtake them in Group A
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Injuries to Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and defender Pablo Zabaleta will test squad depth the limit over festive period

Manuel Pellegrini is without a recognised right-back as Zabaleta joins Micah Richards on the injury list, with either Dedryck Boyata, Jack Rodwell or James Milner set to fill in

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Micah Richards considering his future away from Manchester City

Manchester City fans may be pinching themselves at the flood of goals at the Etihad this season, but it is bittersweet for the club's longest-serving player.

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David Silva of Manchester City beats Robert Koren and Jake Livermore of Hull

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13 May 2012: Mancini runs onto the pitch at after the final whistle of a 3-2 win over Queen's Park Rangers celebrating Manchester City winning the Premier League title on goal difference over Manchester United (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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The Italian led City to their first league title in 44 years

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