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 City’s Raheem Sterling will face Liverpool for the first time sinc ehe left in the summer. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Days after joining Liverpool in 2010, a diminutive 15-year-old was welcomed to Merseyside with an eye-watering foul from an Everton defender in the(...)

 French supporters hold a banner to appreciate the support prior to the friendly match between England and France at Wembley. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images

In ordinary circumstances, it was the kind of result England would cherish on the countdown to a major tournament. These, of course, are not ordina(...)

Manchester City’s Fernandinho scores his team’s second goal against Sevilla. Photograph: Miguel Angel Morenatti/AP

Sevilla 1 Manchester City 3 An impressive victory by Manchester City took them into the last 16 of the Champions League with two games to spare(...)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and his captain Vincent Kompany. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

After this ultra-professional win over Norwich City, Vincent Kompany branded the Uefa sanction that Manchester City may face for their fans booing o(...)

Manchester City’s Nicolas Otamendi celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the Premier League match against  Norwich City at The Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

Manchester City 2 Norwich 1 Yaya Toure struck a late penalty winner as Premier League leaders Manchester City snatched a dramatic 2-1 win over 10-man(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reacts as his players celebrate  Mesut Özil’s goal during the  Champions League victory over Bayern Munich at the Emirates. Photograph:   Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

As the heat and fury of a migrainously intense, at times migrainously dull Manchester derby died away it wasn’t hard to picture Arséne Wenger nodding (...)

 Wayne Rooney: Manchester United captain close to anonymous in the 170th Manchester derby that produced the first goalless draw between the clubs for nearly five years. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

A bristling Louis van Gaal refused to answer questions about Wayne Rooney’s form after Manchester United’s goalless draw with Manchester City on Su(...)

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 (...)