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

Santa Cruz backs City to make immediate challenge for title

He has spent just 10 minutes on the pitch as a Manchester City player but what Roque Santa Cruz has seen from the sidelines has been enough to convince the striker that they could win the Premier League this season.

Tevez and Bellamy on rampage

City three points behind United with game in hand as West Ham old boys add to Zola's fears in 3-1 victory

West Ham and Millwall charged over cup fracas

Clubs face big fines while Hammers could be ordered to play behind closed doors

Raiders hit football's Golden Triangle

First, the Away Day Gang burgled Premiership players in the North-west. Now, thieves are targeting the homes of London stars

Martin Petrov has part to play for City, says Hughes

Mark Hughes insists Martin Petrov will have a major role to play at Manchester City this season.

Eboue backs Adebayor ban

The three-match ban imposed on Emmanuel Adebayor yesterday by the Football Association for his attempted stamp on Robin van Persie has been welcomed by his former Arsenal team-mates.

Adebayor ban leads to Manchester City striker crisis

Manchester City face a striker crisis for Sunday's derby after the Football Association today confirmed an immediate three-match ban for Emmanuel Adebayor.

Adebayor to miss Manchester derby as he accepts ban

City striker forced to miss three matches for foul on Arsenal's Robin van Persie

Carlos Tevez unlikely to rescue Manchester City from their striker crisis

Any hopes of Carlos Tevez rescuing Manchester City from their striker crisis look certain to be dashed.

Rivals' former coach inspires Chile to brink of qualification

It has not gone unnoticed in Buenos Aires that one Argentine coach is doing very successfully in the qualifying campaign. Marcelo Bielsa was coach of the albiceleste when England effectively knocked them out of the 2002 World Cup in the Sapporo Dome. He survived that debacle, led Argentina to Olympic gold in 2004, then quit.

Recession? What recession? Football goes for broke

Premier League clubs spent around £477m during the transfer window, according to calculations by The Independent. That figure has only ever been topped in one window, summer 2008, when the elite spent £500m. So much for the recession.

Allardyce drives hard bargain for Warnock

Villa told to match market rate in their pursuit of Blackburn Rovers left-back

Adebayor tunes in to City regime

Blackburn Rovers 0 Manchester City 2

Striker shortage hits City bravado

Adebayor injury adds to Hughes' problems ahead of tricky Premier League opener

Manchester City prepare another Lescott bid

Manchester City look set to further test Everton's resolve to keep Joleon Lescott with an increased bid for the unsettled defender.

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