Sport Pellegrini is cautious when it comes to talk of multiple trophies

City lost their Premier League title and were beaten FA Cup finalists last term

Transfer news: Galatasaray reportedly interested in shock move for Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam

Scotsman could join Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder in Turkey

Transfer news: Manchester United set to miss out on Benfica's Ezequiel Garay

Long term target reportedly set for Russian switch

Transfer news: Monaco set to rival Galatasaray for Nemanja Vidic signature

Serbian defender rumored to be on his way out at Old Trafford

Joe Hart needed six stitches in an eye wound on Saturday

Manchester City show a new-found stomach for the battle after Liverpool win

The last time Manchester City reached the top spot of the Premier League, they looked imperious, bulldozing Aston Villa 5-0 early in November 2012. But they then proved to be considerably less than that – losing their place at the  summit within a week and  little knowing that 2013 would virtually be over before they were kings of the castle again, 419 long days later.

Champions League opposition

Champions League last 16 draw: What do we know about Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Galatasaray and Olympiakos?

A brief look at the four teams that Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United will face in the last 16

Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo raises his arms as the snow falls in Istanbul

Champions League round-up: Roberto Mancini must try again after snow blizzard halts Galatasaray's clash with Juventus

A freak snow storm in Istanbul meant the game between Galatasaray and Juventus, which would decide who would finish second in Group B, was abandoned after 32 minutes.

Manchester City Fernandinho was one of five new signings this summer

Agents make £100m from Premier League clubs in 2013

Premier League clubs spent nearly £100 million on agents’ fees this year with Chelsea and Manchester City leading the way, according to new figures released last night.

The Champions League trophy

Champions League: What Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United need to reach the last 16

A look at how the Champions League shapes up as the group stages edge towards a climax

Samir Nasri

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri admits 'I wasn't feeling myself' following troubles at Euro 2012

However, the France international who will make his 100th appearance for his club tomorrow, is getting back to his best

Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor could return against Manchester City, reveals Andre Villas-Boas

It was thought the former Arsenal player would not appear for Spurs again

Phil Jones: 'People want Manchester United to fail'

United appear to have turned a corner after their shocking start to the season under David Moyes

Manuel Pellegrini has made City a relentless attacking force

Manchester City 5 CSKA Moscow 2 analysis: Sergio Aguero is up with the best, David Silva is the golden boy and City are now more attacking

Five things we learnt from the Champions League victory at the Emirates

Gareth Bale celebrates scoring Real Madrid’s second goal

Champions League round-up: Gareth Bale’s strike not enough for Real Madrid

Gareth Bale scored his first goal in the Champions League for Real Madrid, but the Spanish side still lost their 100 per cent record in Group B as they were held 2-2 by Juventus.

Bayern Munich celebrate with the European Cup at Wembley in May

European super league involving Manchester United, PSG and Real Madrid 'will be a reality' in five years

Galatasary chairman makes bold claim that a new competition will soon exist - and the clubs earmarked to be involved will support it

Thomas Mueller, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery celebrate a comfortable victory for Bayern

Manchester City 1 Bayern Munich 3 match report: German masterclass leaves Joe Hart and his City team-mates humiliated

Disappointment for Manuel Pellegrini's team as European champions live up to every inch of their billing

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