Bayern Munich’s coach Pep Guardiola (left) with  Manchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini.  Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

For Manchester City, it feels as though the announcement that Pep Guardiola will take charge in the summer is the culmination of a four-year process. (...)

A groundsman looks out across Carlisle United’s flooded Brunton Park pitch earlier this month. The ground plays host to Everton in the FA Cup. Photograph: PA

The FA Cup has been called many things over the decades and of late some of the descriptions have been derogatory. The general feeling that the cup ha(...)

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(...)

Chelsea’s Dutch manager Guus Hiddink gestures during the English Premier League football against Watford at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty Images

Chelsea 2 Watford 2 Oscar slipped to send a penalty over the crossbar and blow a vital Chelsea victory against Watford in interim manager Guus Hiddin(...)

 David Silva was unveiled as the club’s ‘secret santa’ as he gave  out three holidays to the Anfi resort in Gran Canaria to surprised Manchester residents. Photograph:PA

Manchester City travel to Arsenal looking for their first away win in five Premier League games and hoping the David Silva-Sergio Aguero axis can be (...)

Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic missed out on a hat-trick as this shot beat Manchester City’s Joe Hart but came back off the post.  Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

Stoke City 2 Manchester City 0 Stoke duo Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri tore Manchester City to shreds in a brilliant first-half display which(...)

Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring the second goal for Manchester City. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Manchester City 4 Hull City 1 This was the first time Hull City had appeared in the quarter-finals of this competition and it was strange, perhaps,(...)

 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(...)