Manchester City’s James Milner has been frustrated with his lack of involvement under Manuel Pellegrini and Roberto Mancini before him. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Manchester City are running out of time to tie James Milner down to a new deal, with the two parties still a long way off reaching an agreement and t(...)

 Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud  celebrates scoring his side’s  second goal  during the  Premier  match against Manchester City  at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester City 0 Arsenal 2The only possible complaint against Arsenal is that they do not do this more often. Arsène Wenger’s side have been a soft t(...)

Sheffield Wednesday’s players reacts after Manchester City scored their second goal  at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

Manchester City 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1Dust off the cliches: romance, magic and all the other old FA Cup chestnuts are in the rudest of health after b(...)

Frank Lampard celebrates scoring Manchester City’s winner in the 3-2 win over Sunderland, a goal which moved him above Thierry Henry in the all time Premier League scorers list. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Manchester City 3 Sunderland 2 For a second successive game, Manchester City somehow contrived to lose a two-goal lead at home against a team t(...)

A diving Joe Hart can’t keep out Ashley Barnes’s equaliser for Burnley against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. The goal meant City failed to record a club record 10th consecutive victory. Photograph: Getty Images

Manuel Pellegrini accused Manchester City of complacency after allowing a two-goal half-time lead over Burnley to slip as the champions missed the ch(...)

Burnley’s Ashley Barnes scores their second goal during the Premier League match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City 2 Burnley 2This was the not the perfect way to close 2014 for Manchester City although it could have been worse. If Burnley had been d(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure scores the second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

West Brom 1 Manchester City 3 Manchester City equalled a club record stretching back to 1912 with this ninth successive victory to remain with(...)

Jose Mourinho: “I think everybody has to be ready to sacrifice for the team, to give everything for the team, to think about the team, not to be selfish.” Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA

Jose Mourinho’s insistence that the good of the collective be placed ahead of an individual’s desire to feature dictates that the Chelsea manager w(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure fires home his side’s third goal despite an attempted block by Crystal Palace’s Mile Jedinak, during the  Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was delighted with his side’s 3-0 win at home to Crystal Palace despite their lack of options up front.Desp(...)

David Silva scores his and Manchester City’s second goal  in the  Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City 3 Crystal Palace 0David Silva struck twice as Manchester City made light of their absence of strikers to brush troubled Crystal Palace(...)