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

Neville insists he will return despite year of frustration

Rumours of Gary Neville's demise are premature, the Manchester United captain insisted yesterday, maintaining that he will eventually return to action despite his injury problems.

Eriksson steels City for unique challenge

Micah Richards' signature on a five-and-a-half year contract made Sven Goran Eriksson a happy man last night but there was no mistaking his sense of foreboding as he prepares for a derby match the likes of which Manchester has never known.

Arrivederci Owen? Talismanic striker set to miss out in Capello's first England team

The beginning for Fabio Capello – the beginning of the end for Michael Owen? Last night Owen looked set to be the next high-profile victim of the Capello regime after England's highest current goalscorer was left out of training formations in favour of a new striking partnership between Wayne Rooney and Joe Cole.

Time of the essence as Keegan begins search for new recruits

At least one centre-half, a left-back, an athletic box-to-box midfielder and a deep-lying, inventive forward who might be termed Beardsleyesque – Kevin Keegan may have said yesterday: "It is a strong, talented group of players, which is something I did not have when I came last time," about this Newcastle United squad, but during his afternoon-long meeting with the chairman, Chris Mort, at the club's training ground, he will also have surely noted that there is room for improvement.

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