Roberto Mancini leaves Old Trafford with a smile on his face after victory over United

Manchester United warned that Manchester City are 'not going away'

David Platt sounds warning after reigning champions won 2-1 at Old Trafford last night

DAVID DE GEA (6/10): Could not do much about either goal and was otherwise brave enough in the box under some pressure

Manchester United v Manchester City player ratings from Old Trafford

Man for man marking from the Manchester derby

Manchester City 4 Newcastle United 0 match report: City rout Newcastle but Roberto Mancini says form may have come too late

The battle to retain their title may have been lost but Manchester City are not yet ready to declare a ceasefire. A week tomorrow they will limp into Old Trafford 15 points behind Manchester United but it will not be a place for coronations or guards of honour.

Arsene Wenger looks on

George Graham questions Arsenal transfer policy

Former manager says players being signed are not good enough

Roberto Mancini

Players must take responsibility for Manchester City shortcomings, says manager Roberto Mancini

City's defence of their Barclays Premier League crown looks doomed

Mancini admits City will not buy or sell in this window

Roberto Mancini, the Manchester City manager, is resigned to the fact that this transfer window will be the first since the club's Abu Dhabi takeover in which no new players will arrive.

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany doubtful for Reading return

Captain went off injured in the Manchester derby

Aleksandar Kolarov was involved in an argument with a fan

Aleksandar Kolarov racism probe as Roberto Mancini's troubles grow

Manchester City victory over Newcastle marred by incident

Kompany limped off during Sunday's derby defeat

Vincent Kompany injury blow for Manchester City

Captain came off in first half against Manchester United

Joe Hart was blamed for United's third goal

Manchester City tensions run high as Joe Hart bites back at Roberto Mancini

Manager's derby criticism riles goalkeeper and further aggravates his relationship with senior players

James Lawton: Balotelli has no place in a serious football team

Of all the calamities descending upon Manchester City at the end of their week in something resembling football hell there is no doubt about the one that could most easily have been avoided.

Manchester City improved drastically after Mario Balotelli was substituted

James Lawton: Roberto Mancini must escape grand delusions over Mario Balotelli if Manchester City are to recover

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Laurent Koscielny

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French international picks up injury against Everton

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Robin van Persie turned down £300,000 Manchester City deal to join United, says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager urges fans not to target former hero tomorrow despite decision to join rivals

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