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

Norwich City 1 Southampton 0 match report: Nathan Redmond catches the eye

For an hour in the Norfolk sunshine, the rival left-wingers vied for the honour of being the man of a moderate match; then Southampton's Adam Lallana was withdrawn, leaving the field free for Nathan Redmond, who claimed it seven minutes later with a goal of stunning quality to give Norwich their first Premier League win of the season.

Edin Dzeko in action for Manchester City against South China

Manchester City 1 South China 0 match report: Edin Dzeko goal sees Manuel Pellegrini celebrate maiden victory

The new Citizens manager had lost his opening two games

Roberto Mancini's disappointing season continues with a draw against Swansea

Swansea 0 Manchester City 0 match report: Manchester City fluff lines in FA Cup final rehearsal

Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City are odds-on favourites to rescue their season by winning the FA Cup next weekend – but if they reproduce a performance like this it will be his Wigan counterpart Roberto Martinez celebrating at Wembley.

Emmanuel Adebayor celebrates with Gareth Bale

If game doesn't go Manchester City's way, 'there will definitely be a fight on the pitch' warns Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor

Former City striker claims infighting at former club could help Spurs this weekend

Wayne Rooney in action for Manchester United in their 2-0 win over Stoke

Wayne Rooney tells Manchester United to 'push over the line' in the hunt for the Premier League title

The England striker wants to make sure of winning the league

Samir Nasri scores the opening goal at Wembley

Samir Nasri delighted to hit form at 'right moment' for Manchester City

Frenchman scored opener against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final

David Silva with Carlos Tevez at Old Trafford

Chelsea v Manchester City: David Silva a major doubt for FA Cup semi-final

Spanish midfielder was forced off during the Manchester derby

The recent news that Yaya Toure has extended his Manchester City contract to 2017 might provided the club a morale boost

Premier League: Manchester United v Manchester City match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at Old Trafford

Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini bemoans lack of squad depth at Manchester City

Italian has already conceded the title to Manchester United

Roberto Mancini said Vincent Kompany should remember who pays his wages
Yaya Toure celebrates his goal with David Silva
Phil Jones trains for Manchester United

Champions League: Will Phil Jones be used to shackle Cristiano Ronaldo?

Alex Ferguson has made a habit of shackling opponents in the big games

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero looks dejected during their game against Southampton

Match Report: Dismal Manchester City wave title hopes goodbye

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Premier League: QPR v Manchester City match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at Loftus Road

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