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

Hughes running out of time

West Bromwich 2 Manchester City 1

Hughes toils on rocky foundations of divided City to build for future

The Eastlands manager is facing the grim prospect of a relegation battle despite the club's riches.

City top group despite defeat

Racing Santander 3 Manchester City 1

Former Brazil defender Cafu joins Garforth Town

Former Brazil and AC Milan defender Cafu has agreed to join minor-league Garforth Town next year.

Ronaldo's bizarre red card raises eyebrows

Manchester City 0 Manchester United 1

Hughes to meet club owners in Abu Dhabi

There was no delicate way around the necessary question for Mark Hughes, who in a week or so will be on a plane bound for Abu Dhabi to meet his club's new owners.

FC Midtjylland 0 Manchester City 1 <i>(after extra-time, Man City win 4-2 on penalties)</i>: A lucky escape for Hughes' men

Manchester City had goalkeeper Joe Hart to thank as they fortuitously progressed to the Uefa Cup first round with a penalty shoot-out victory over FC Midtjylland.

'Thaksin has 10-year plan for City,' says chairman

It has rained mixed messages at Manchester City this summer and the confusion showed no sign of drying up yesterday when the executive chairman, Garry Cook, said that Thaksin Shinawatra remains committed to the club and has no intention of selling up. Cook's take on the Thai's stance contradicts his comments last week when he said that Thaksin had offered to resign as a director.

Manchester City 3 West Ham 0: Elano brace puts West Ham to shame

Manchester City were monitoring the progress of Micah Richards after this comfortable victory against 10-man West Ham at Eastlands.

Richards keen to make senior England return after impressive U-21 display

Micah Richards has targeted a return to the England senior squad after a commanding performance for the Under-21 side which will have caught the eye of Fabio Capello.

Pearce calls on strong squad to prove credentials

England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce believes the squad for tonight's friendly international against Slovenia is one of the strongest he has ever had.

Tal Ben Haim signs for Manchester City

Manchester City have completed the signing of defender Tal Ben Haim from Chelsea.

Cassell prepares the ground for City's stars of the future

Tonight's FA Youth Cup final decider pits Eastlands' locally-rooted player development policy against the monied might of Chelsea, writes Ian Herbert

Richards set to make early return from knee operation

The Manchester City defender Micah Richards has vowed to be "back with a bang" as he plans a return to action early next month.

Richards may be out for season after surgery

Manchester City's England international defender Micah Richards will be out for a number of weeks and may miss the rest of the season after undergoing an operation yesterday on a knee injury that has troubled him on and off for five months.

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