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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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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links