Sergio Aguero of Manchester City scored five goals against Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Manchester City 6 Newcastle 1 Sergio Aguero scored five goals in a sensational 20-minute spell as Manchester City came from behind to crush Newcastle (...)

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(...)

Harry Kane opened his account for the season as Tottenham Hotspure routed Manchester City 4-1 at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Reuters

Harry Kane and Tottenham enjoyed an afternoon to remember against Manchester City, bringing a comprehensive end to their recent nightmarish run agains(...)

Wolfsburg’s Maximilian Arnold, Dante and Josuha Guilavogui  react after their side lost 5-1 to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, with Robert Lewandowski scoring five goals in nine minutes. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

One of the phrases we reach for increasingly often is football’s “bubble”. This is not in the innocent sense of West Ham and Upton Park; rather, it(...)

Bohemians player Ismahil Akinade: club’s 22 players were paid a total of just €155,000 between them, or an average of €7,000 each. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho
Wage woes for the Bohs

Dublin-based Bohemians soccer club is probably just happy to be alive after recent deals with the council and its bankers over Dalymount Park freed it(...)

David Meyler scores for Hull City in their Capital One Cup tie against  Swansea City at KC Stadium. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Capital One Cup review: Manchester City heaped more misery on Dick Advocaat’s Sunderland as they eased to a 4-1 win at the Stadium of Light. Manuel Pe(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers looks on against Norwich. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Liverpool are training hard and it is just a matter of time before they get the results that will put their Premier League campaign back on track, man(...)

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(...)

Vincent Kompany: his absence breaks up a defence that has kept five clean sheets in the five Premier League matches. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manuel Pellegrini believes Vincent Kompany’s intensity makes the Manchester City captain vulnerable to injury. Kompany will miss today’s game against(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after completing his hat-trick in Real Madrid’s Champions League game against  Shakhtar Donetsk at the Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

Champions League round-up: Cristiano Ronaldo moved three goals clear of Lionel Messi as the Champions League top scorer when he netted a hat-trick for(...)