James Collins of West Ham United confronts James McCarthy of Everton   at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Chelsea beat 10-man West Brom on Saturday to strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier League and also set a club record for starting the campai(...)

Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany (right)  after defeat to CSKA Moscow. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manchester City 1 CSKA Moscow 2Manuel Pellegrini’s misfiring Manchester City are bottom of Group E with two points and require a minor miracle to qual(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero fires home a goal during the Premier League match against Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0It was a derby that left Manchester United a long way back in Manchester City’s wing-mirrors and, in the worst mo(...)

 Sergio Agüero of Manchester City scores the opening goal against Hull City   at KC Stadium. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Hull City 2 Man City 4Edin Dzeko’s wonderful double and Frank Lampard’s fourth goal in three games sealed victory for Manchester City despite the cham(...)

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere scores his side’s first goal during the  Premier League match against Manchester City   at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Arsenal 2 Manchester City 2Martin Demichelis seized a point for Premier League champions Manchester City with a late headed equaliser at the Emirates (...)

Referee Michael Oliver (L) uses vanishing spray to mark a free kick during their English Community Shield soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

After nine years without a trophy Arsene Wenger now has two in two games as a breezy performance marked by three excellent goals secured a Community (...)

Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy  is challenged by Manchester City’s Aleksandar Kolarov during the  Community Shield  at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Arsenal 3 Manchester City 0After eight years without a trophy Arsène Wenger now has two in two games as a breezy performance marked by three excellent(...)

Manchester City’s Pablo Zabaleta (centre) scores the opening goal against West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium last night

Manchester City 3 West Brom 1 There is a song that can be heard on n(...)

Connor Wickham of Sunderland scores his  second under pressure from Fernandinho of Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City 2 Sunderland 2 This was a sho(...)

A pumped-up Steven Gerrard shows just how much yesterday’s 3-2 victory over City means at the final whisltle.

This was an extraordinary day at Anfield, an occasion for remembrance that might have hung heavy on the (...)