Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: “It’s not a decisive game but a very important game – after we play for another 36 points.” Photograph: Andrew Yates/Livepic

Manchester City’s dismal record against the top half of the Premier League is the Achilles heel in their title challenge. City have failed to beat (...)

Vincent Kompany could make his Manchester City return against Spurs on Sunday. Photograph: Getty

Vincent Kompany is ready to return to bolster Manchester City’s title challenge. The influential City captain has been sorely missed throughout his p(...)

Sergio Agüero heads home Manchester City’s third goal in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Everton at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Manchester City 3 Everton 1 (City win 4-3 on agg) Manchester City will face Liverpool in the Capital One Cup showpiece at Wembley next month after Ma(...)

Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 4-0. Photograph: PA

Manchester City 4 Crystal Palace 0 Sergio Aguero struck twice as Manchester City pulled level with Arsenal in the title race with a comfortable 4-0(...)

Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero scores his team’s first goal during the FA Cup third-round match against Norwich City at Carrow Road. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

Norwich City 0 Manchester City 3 Sergio Agüero scored one and set up another as Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup fourth round with a 3-0 win o(...)

 Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini   reacts during the  Premier League match against Liverpool at Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits his side were a complete disaster and unrecognisable to him in the 4-1 defeat at home to Liverpool. B(...)

 Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino scores his side’s third goal in the English Premier League match against Manchester City   at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester City 1 Liverpool 4 Liverpool produced a stunning performance as they blew title favourites Manchester City away with a 4-1 win at the Etiha(...)

Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard hits the bar during the derby match against Manchester City at Old Trafford. Photograph:    Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic .

Manchester United 0 Manchester City 0 This was the first goalless draw in this famous fixture since November 2010 and given the disappointing quality (...)

Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne celebrates after scoring a last minute winner against Sevilla in their Group D encounter. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

Manchester City 2 (Rami o.g. 37’, de Bruyne 92’) Sevilla 1 (Konoplyanka 30’) The most astonishing part of this victory is that, for a long time, Manch(...)

Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City routed Bournemouth at the Etihad. Photograph: PA

Manchester City 5 Bournemouth 1 Raheem Sterling hit a first-half hat-trick and Wilfried Bony struck twice as Barclays Premier League leaders Ma(...)