Sport Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak looks on from the in the stands at the Etihad Stadium

City reported losses of £51.6m for 2012/13, down from £97.9m the previous year

Roque Santa Cruz: 'I couldn't drive a Ferrari. It just wouldn't feel right'

Santa Cruz is not your average footballer: rather than fast cars he spends a large slice of his wages on improving children's lives in his native Paraguay, he tells Sam Wallace

Mancini starting to show strain as players feel pain

Manchester City 1 Wigan 0

Villa revival continues with win over Blackburn

Aston Villa 4 Blackburn 1

City face player shortage after Given ruled out for three months

They may be the richest club in the world but Manchester City could have just 16 senior players available for tonight's Europa League last-32 second leg against Aris Salonika. Roberto Mancini yesterday confirmed that goalkeeper Shay Given will miss three months with a shoulder problem he sustained in the warm-up before last week's goalless draw in Greece.

Blackburn settle for stalemate as goals dry up

Blackburn Rovers 0 Newcastle United 0

Robinson's reflexes earn Blackburn a point

Blackburn 0 Newcastle 0

Kean hails Samba's contract boost for Rovers

Blackburn captain Christopher Samba has committed his future to the club by signing a new contract which will keep him at Ewood Park until the summer of 2015.

Pires rolls back years to volley Villa home

Aston Villa 3 Blackburn Rovers 1: Frenchman inspires young team-mates after sending-off to deny Blackburn

Villa triumph over Blackburn in FA Cup

Aston Villa 3 Blackburn 1

Kean has Robinson to thank for maintaining Rovers' revolution

Blackburn Rovers 2 West Bromwich Albion 0

'Sam knows I'd never have stabbed him in the back'

In his first interview as Blackburn manager Steve Kean tells David Fearnhead how a 20-hour trip to India won him the job – not a dirty tricks campaign against Allardyce

Blackburn terminate Pascal Chimbonda contract

Blackburn have terminated the contract of unsettled defender Pascal Chimbonda.

City have enough in the tank to go the distance, insists Johnson

Adam Johnson has warned Manchester City's rivals that this is a club with plenty in reserve and one that can only get better. The England winger said that Roberto Mancini's influence was now being felt on and off the pitch and that, as the season moved into its business phase, excitement within the home dressing room at Eastlands was building.

Rovers boss Kean delighted at sealing Jones loan

United States international Jermaine Jones has joined Blackburn Rovers on a six-month loan deal from Bundesliga club Schalke 04.

'Angry' Chelsea have turned a corner, claims Ivanovic

Chelsea 2 Blackburn Rovers 0
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