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

Carlos Tevez considering stay at Manchester City

Carlos Tevez has revealed he would be happy to stay at Manchester City if he can find a solution to his family issues.

Stoke fail to reach potential as nerves paralyse passing

Pulis disappointed after his side show too much respect to their slicker, wealthier opponents

Yaya Toure the hero as Man City win FA Cup

Manchester City 1 Stoke 0

Tottenham need 'miracle' to finish in top-four admits Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp reckons it would take a "miracle" for Tottenham to qualify for next year's Champions League after admitting that Gareth Bale will play no part in the club's tricky run-in.

City stay on course for Champions League spot

Manchester City 2 West Ham 1

Edwin van der Sar insists Manchester United will bounce back from FA Cup defeat

Edwin van der Sar insists Manchester United will have no trouble raising their spirits for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League trip to Newcastle.

Gareth Barry insists Manchester City will respect Stoke

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry insists they will take nothing for granted against Stoke in the FA Cup final.

Letter from the editor: At home in the capital

When I proudly proclaim my northern roots, as I am wont to do, the response from my friends and colleagues in London has generally been: “So what have you been doing down here for most of your life?” To which my answer is: “Missionary work, mainly.”

City end United's treble bid after Scholes sees red

Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0

Roberto Mancini wants to replicate Manchester United success

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini wants to build a dynasty to match the trophy-gathering machine Sir Alex Ferguson has created at Manchester United.

Late win lifts Chelsea into third spot

Chelsea 2 Manchester City 0

Balotelli off as brave City fail in Europe

Manchester City 1 Dynamo Kiev 0 (Dynamo Kiev win 2-1 on aggregate)

Man City set up United FA Cup showdown

Manchester City 1 Reading 0

Kiev leave City facing uphill task

Dynamo Kiev 2 Manchester City 0

David Silva issues warning to top-four rivals

David Silva has warned Manchester City's top-four rivals there is much more to come from the Blues.

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