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Simon Rice and Tom Sheen preview Manchester City's crunch game at the Stadio Olimpico

Edin Dzeko earns a penalty despite Tottenham defender Danny Rose winning the ball

Tottenham 1 Manchester City 5: Spurs to contest Danny Rose red card

The defender was sent off and City were awarded a penalty

Sergio Aguero receives treatment on a hamstring injury during Manchester City's 5-1 win over Tottenham

Sergio Aguero injury latest: Striker hopes to be 'back soon' for Manchester City

Aguero limped out of the crushing defeat of Spurs but confirmed on Twitter that his exit was 'just as a precaution'

Sergio Aguero (centre) celebrates scoring in Manchester City’s 5-0 FA Cup win less than a minute after coming on as substitute

Roberto Mancini takes credit for current Manchester City form, claiming they are no different to 'three years ago'

'The players scoring the goals are players that I bought - Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Yaya Toure and David Silva', says the Italian

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could return before the end of January after his calf injury appeared not as bad as first feared

Sergio Aguero on cusp of Manchester City return, potentially playing against Blackburn in FA Cup replay

The Argentina international has been out for eight games

Joe Hart suffered a nasty looking cut which required five stitches in Manchester City's 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart fit to face Swansea despite needing five stitches under his left eye in collision with Cameron Jerome

England goalkeeper suffered a nasty cut when he collided with the Crystal Palace striker but was able to continue in goal throughout the 1-0 victory

Manchester City's match-winner Alvaro Negredo (top) celebrates with his fellow goalscorer Vincent Kompany at the Etihad

Manchester City v Crystal Palace: Alvaro Negredo and Yaya Toure on the bench as Manuel Pellegrini makes six changes

City manager rotates his squad as he hands Dedryck Boyata his first Premier League start since May 2011 and Edin Dzeko leads the attack

Alvaro Negredo celebrates after he scores for Manchester City against Liverpool

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1 match report: City show their class but Brendan Rodgers’ streetwise approach earns plaudits

City came back from a goal behind but it could have been Liverpool's day had Raheem Sterling been correctly ruled onside and Simon Mignolet not made a hash of the winning goal

Samir Nasri has called for the Manchester City squad to make their win over Arsenal count by improving their form away from the Etihad Stadium

Manchester City 6 Arsenal 3: Victory over Arsenal only counts if City can improve away form, says Samir Nasri

The City midfielder feels the wins over Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Arsenal has provided a momentum boost which they need to carry into their away matches

Laurent Koscielny suffered a 'deep laceration to the knee' in this collision with Alvaro Negredo

Manchester City 6 Arsenal 3: Gunners suffer a further blow with influential Laurent Koscielny suffered a 'deep laceration to the knee'

Koscielny could miss the Gunners' entire festive period after he was carried off on a stretcher late in the first half of the comprehensive defeat

Wigan midfielder James McArthur is hoping to produce something special against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League

Rubin Kazan v Wigan: James McArthur aiming for something special with Latics travelling to Russia for 'something special'

Wigan sit second in Europe League Group D and a victory would see them take a giant step towards progression to the last 32

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Europa League: Wigan player Emmerson Boyce warns of possible walk-off if racially abused in Russia

The FA Cup winners face Rubin Kazan on Thursday

Gareth Bale could require back surgery to correct a disc problem in his spinal column

Real Madrid deny report that Gareth Bale needs back surgery after suffering a 'small chronic protrusion in a spinal disc'

Spanish club claim that the world's most expensive player remains on course for his comeback from injury

Manchester City tunnel cam before their derby match with Manchester United

Manchester City release 'tunnel cam' from 4-1 victory over Manchester United - with David Moyes seen storming off and Ryan Giggs pursuing the fourth official

Footage reveals everything from the teams arriving to the celebratory pizza being delivered to the City dressing room and those things in between you won't have seen before

Sergio Aguero celebrates with Alvaro Negredo and Samir Nasri

Sergio Aguero wants praise for 4-1 victory over Manchester United shared around the Manchester City team

The striker scored two volleys in the impressive display

Sergio Aguero celebrates his first of two goals for Manchester City against Manchester United

Manchester City 4 Manchester United 1 match report: Sergio Aguero leads rout to send David Moyes back to Old Trafford with his tail firmly between his legs

Citizens take the early plaudits in the first Manchester derby this season as City send out a title warning

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