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

Yaya Toure scores from a corner against Liverpool

Liverpool play Manchester City with clean slate insists Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish does not think last week's defeat to Manchester City will have any bearing on their two-legged Carling Cup semi-final.

Vincent Kompany was shown a straight red card

Wayne Rooney rejects Roberto Mancini red card claim

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has dismissed Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini's claim that he influenced the sending off of Vincent Kompany yesterday.

Daniele de Rossi has been heavily linked with a switch to Manchester City

Daniele de Rossi English lessons fuel Manchester City transfer speculation

Roma’s hopes of hanging onto Daniele de Rossi have been dealt a blow with the revelation that the midfielder has been learning English.

Mancini's side head the league table

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini ready for 'crucial' month

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes if his side are top of the Barclays Premier League this time next month they stand a good chance of winning the title.

'They have two players going to the African Nations Cup. Kolo Toure is not playing a lot but he is a great player,' Adebayor said. 'Yaya Toure has been amazing for them this year'

African Nations Cup could cost Manchester City, says Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor believes the wheels could come off Manchester City's title challenge when they lose Yaya Toure for the African Nations Cup next year.

Manchester City's Spanish midfielder David Silva (R) vies with Arsenal's Dutch striker Robin van Persie

City back on top after Arsenal clash

Manchester City 1 Arsenal 0

Yaya Toure will join up with Ivory Coast for the Africa Cup of Nations

Africa Cup of Nations leaves Yaya Toure 'guilty and confused'

Yaya Toure admits he feels "guilty and confused" about having to leave to play in the Africa Cup of Nations next month.

Unbeaten Man City power on at top of table

Manchester City 5 Norwich 1

Kolo Toure ready for Manchester City comeback

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure hopes to return a new player after completing his ban for failing a drugs test.

Mark van Bommel reveals Manchester City interest

Holland midfielder Mark van Bommel claims Manchester City attempted to prise him away from AC Milan last week.

Dzeko scores four as Man City hammer Spurs

Tottenham 1 Manchester City 5

Samir Nasri completes switch to Manchester City

Manchester City have signed France midfielder Samir Nasri from Arsenal on a four-year contract, the Premier League leaders said today.

Manchester City under less pressure after FA Cup win says Gareth Barry

Gareth Barry believes the demand for success at Manchester City is less intense due to last season's FA Cup triumph.

Roberto Mancini says Sergio Aguero bid is imminent

Roberto Mancini expects Manchester City to lodge a bid for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero in the next few days despite Carlos Tevez's exit dragging on.

City seal third with comfortable win at Bolton

Bolton 0 Manchester City 2
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