Manuel Pellegrini: stood by his record in in Europe since joining City. Photograph: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

Manchester City take on Borussia Mönchengladbach hoping to relocate their X-factor. Their scintillating early-season form drew a maximum 15 points an(...)

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling (right) and West Ham United’s Carl Jenkinson battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photograph: PRESS ASSOCIATION

West Ham withstood a barrage of second-half pressure to condemn Manchester City to their first defeat of the Barclays Premier League season. Goals fr(...)

Alvaro Morata  celebrates with his Juventus team-mates after scoring their  second goal in the Champions League match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters/Livepic

Manchester City 1 Juventus 2 For Manchester City, the sense of deja vu must feel suffocating. They have been rampant so far in the Premier League but (...)

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany during a  press conference ahead of the Champions League opener against Juventus. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Everything has fallen into place so neatly for Manchester City early this season that there was a question for their captain, Vincent Kompany,(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero reacts before being taken off injured against Crystal Palace. Photograph: EPA

Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Manchester City’s Champions League Group D opener against Juventus, manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed. The A(...)

Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring in the 90th minute to secure a 1-0 win  against Crystal Palace. Photograph:  EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

It was an ending that could have been plucked out of the Manchester United playbook – well, when Alex Ferguson was their manager and they were renown(...)

Robbie Keane under pressure from three Georgian players during the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The realisation that he was going to be substituted at half-time must have been up there among the most unpleasant moments of Robbie Keane’s 142-cap I(...)

Aleksandar Kolarov broke the deadlock at Goodison Park setting up Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Everton. Photograph: PA

Everton 0 Manchester City 2 For once it was not the usual hyperbole from Roberto Martínez when he previewed Manchester City’s arrival at Goodis(...)

John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho told press conference after Sunday’s 3-0 defeat the result was “fake”, the goals “out of context”, and taking off John Terry at half-time “just a decision”. Photograh: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

José Mourinho’s post-match remarks were delivered in a detached disbelieving tone that made it sound as though he regarded Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat to (...)