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(...)

THAT moment in the   World Cup  qualifying football match between France and the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis in Paris on November 18th, 2009 when Thierry Henry handled the ball. 1:00

“If I had to sleep with a Premiership footballer, it would be Thierry Henry. ”Fair point, well made by my Manchester United-supporting brother in law.(...)

Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany receives treatment after picking up a hamstring  injury during the  Premier League  match against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is to investigate the spate of muscle injuries that threatens to undermine his side’s return to form.City co(...)

Frank Lampard scored Manchester City’s winner in their 1-0 victory over Leicester City moving him up to joint fourth in the all time Premier League goalscorers list

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard notched a trademark goal on Saturday to draw level with Thierry Henry in fourth place on the list of leading (...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa is congratulated by Branislav Ivanivich and Nemanja Matic after doubling his side’s lead during the 2-0 win over Hull City at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 2 Hull City 0 Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Hull at Stamford Bridge. (...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines after injuring his kee against Everton. Photograph: Reuters/Darren Staples

Manchester City are considering whether to sign a striker in the January transfer window as Manuel Pellegrini weighs up the need to replace Alvaro Neg(...)

Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 4It was the sort of night which mocked suggestions that this season’s Premier League is a one-horse race and poured scorn(...)

Manchester City’s Frank Lampard: on January 31st Chelsea entertain City at Stamford Bridge in an encounter that could have a defining influence on who takes the title this season.

To stand only one goal behind Thierry Henry in the Premier League’s all-time scoring charts is a measure of Frank Lampard’s supreme talent. To score a(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes his side are enjoying a “perfect season” and even a first defeat against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow nightwouldn’t dampen the belief in his squad

Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea are in the midst of a “perfect season” and that even a first defeat of the campaign would not alter the Blues’ burgeoni(...)

Steven Gerrard with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.   “Steven’s had 16 incredible years here and I believe he can continue to work at this level for the next couple of years,” said Rodgers. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty

Brendan Rodgers has said Steven Gerrard’s new Liverpool contract rests on the captain accepting a reduced role on the pitch and making a lifestyle cho(...)