Leicester City’s  Riyad Mahrez  scores a stunning goal against title rivals Manchester City. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

One of the things that makes football a complicated game to analyse is that so much depends on your point of view. You can’t keep up with everything t(...)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellgrini says his players will not be affected by rumours linking Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola to his job. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident his players will not be affected by rumours linking outgoing Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola w(...)

 Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hoping his side can finish top of their Champions League group. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manuel Pellegrini has denied Manchester City struggle without Vincent Kompany despite the side having markedly poorer results when the captain has be(...)

Tim Sherwood attempts to kick the match ball during his last game in charge of Aston Villa, against Swansea at Villa Park in the English Premier League, before being sacked by club owner Randy Lerner. Villa lost the match 1-2. Photograph: Scott Heavey/PA.

May Day 2010. Aston Villa awake this morning lying fifth in the Premier League. Villa are level on points with Tottenham, who are fourth. The goal (...)

Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring their third goal against Crystal Palace. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Kelechi Iheanacho is determined to seize every chance he gets to impress for Manchester City. The 19-year-old Nigerian striker made a big impression o(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Chris Smalling is mobbed by his Manchester United team mates after he scored United’s fourth in their 4-2 win over Manchester City. Photograph: Afp

Manchester United 4 Manchester City 2These are the moments when it is starting to feel like English football might be getting the old Manchester Unite(...)