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

Manchester City will comply with Uefa rules says Cook

Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook has promised the club have no intention of breaking UEFA's new financial fair-play rules.

Yaya Toure would relish Barcelona return

Manchester City's midfield enforcer Yaya Toure says that he would relish the chance to return to former club Barcelona at some point in the future.

Johnson strike gives City three points

Manchester City 2 Newcastle 1

Del Piero misses chance to bury City

Manchester City 1 Juventus 1

Tevez inspires City win over Chelsea

Manchester City 1 Chelsea 0

Toure insists Juventus are Europa favourites

Yaya Toure still believes Juventus are Europa League favourites even though Manchester City have already swept past them in Group A.

Injury-time penalty gives Sunderland win

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0

Liverpool back to winning ways in Premier League

Fernando Torres opened his account for the season as Liverpool beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 on Sunday to claim its first win in the Premier League, while Darren Bent scored Sunderland's injury-time winner against Manchester City.

Mancini delighted with Balotelli debut

Manchester City edged closer to a place in the group stages of the Europa League thanks to the Italian connection.

Balotelli marks debut with winning goal for City

FC Timisoara 0 Manchester City 1

Fabregas will join Barcelona 'one day' says Pique

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes his international team-mate Cesc Fabregas will sign for the Catalan club one day.

Toure defends Man City move

Yaya Toure insists he has not taken a step down by joining Manchester City from Barcelona.

Kalou: No guarantees for big-spending City

Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou has warned Manchester City that their summer spending spree will not guarantee them the Barclays Premier League title.

Arsenal standing firm over Fabregas reveal Barcelona

Barcelona board spokesman Toni Freixa says the Catalan club are doing all they can to sign Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas, but revealed the Gunners are simply unwilling to negotiate the sale of their midfielder.

Manchester City ready to finalise Balotelli transfer

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has hinted that the protracted transfer of Mario Balotelli from Inter Milan could be due to the teenage striker's over-inflated price-tag but believes everything will be resolved in the next 48 hours.

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