Fabiam Delph’s Manchester City debut lasted less than 20 minutes after he injured a hamstring during his side’s 4-1 loss to Manchester City. Photograph: Reuters

Fabian Delph’s Manchester City debut ended with a suspected hamstring injury as Real Madrid claimed a 4-1 victory in the International Champions Cu(...)

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling scores his first goal for the club during the International Champions Cup football match against Roma at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photograph: Mal Fairclough/AFP/Getty Images

Raheem Sterling scored less than three minutes into his Manchester City debut in a pre-season friendly in Australia. The England forward, signed from (...)

England’s Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal against Slovenia in their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifying Group E match at the Stozice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Wayne Rooney considers the spirit within the squad to be the best he has experienced during his 12 years with England as the players of a new generati(...)

Manchester City are weighing up an improved offer for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling. Photograph: Afp

Manchester City are weighing up an improved second bid for Raheem Sterling after going in strategically low with their first attempt to persuade Liver(...)

England’s Raheem Sterling (right) and Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman battle for the ball during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Ireland Keiren Westwood — Virtually nothing to do other than field a tame Wayne Rooney free-kick. 6. Marc Wilson — Resolute alongside skipper John O’S(...)

‘The world of football has possibly never known a man to distribute the ball like Xavi Hernández (L). Arguably only Andrea Pirlo (R) in the modern game can rival him in being so niggardly with possession.’ Photographs: Reuters and EPA.

Someone calculated that the gematria values – where a numerical value is assigned to a letter – of Xavi (56) and pass (55) and they are almost iden(...)

Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson scores his team’s first goal against Manchester City. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

Swansea City 2-4 Manchester City Maybe this was Yaya Touré’s way of bowing out in style and showing Manchester City what they could be missing. Fo(...)

Sergio Aguero scores  for Manchester City in their   Premier League match against  Tottenham Hotspur  at White Hart Lane. Photo: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Tottenham 0 Manchester City 1Manuel Pellegrini might wish that he could play Tottenham Hotspur every week. And so might Sergio Agüero. The Manchester (...)

Manchester City players celebrate during the English Premier League football match against Aston Villa at the Etihad stadium. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP

Manchester City 3 Aston Villa 2Substitute Fernandinho struck a late winner as Manchester City killed off an Aston Villa comeback to claim a frantic 3-(...)

Sergio Agüero scores Manchester City’s second goal against West Ham during the  Premier League game at the  Etihad Stadium. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Manchester City 2 West Ham 0 This was the easy and controlled performance that has been missing in action recently for Manchester City. True, W(...)