Manchester City  midfielder Samir Nasri  listens to  manager Manuel Pellegrini  during a press conference prior to the Barcelona clash.  Photo: Oli Scarffoli/Getty

Samir Nasri believes Manchester City showed Barcelona too much respect in last season’s Champions League and said City “won’t be scared” when the club(...)

Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar  trains at the Etihad Stadium prior to tonight’s clash with Manchester City. Photo: Photo: Oli Scarffoli/AFP/Getty

There are no more starry eyes at Manchester City about reaching the Champions League knockout stage and facing Barcelona.As Samir Nasri characterises(...)

David Silva scored twice for Manchester City as they closed the gap on league leaders Chelsea after their 5-0 win over Newcastle. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0Manchester City warmed up for Tuesday’s visit of Barcelona in style by crushing Newcastle 5-0 on a perfect day for(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero heads the ball towards goal  against  Stoke City at Britannia Stadium. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

  Stoke City 1 Manchester City 4 This ended as an emphatic victory, a first triumph in the Premier League since New Year’s Day and a(...)

James Milner’s late free kick rescued a point for Manchester City as they drew 1-1 at home to Hull. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Manchester City 1 Hull City 1Substitute James Milner struck a superb injury-time free-kick as lacklustre champions Manchester City rescued a point wit(...)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been banned by the English Football Association for three games for stamping on Liverpool’s Emre Can. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Manuel Pellegrini dismissed Jose Mourinho’s claim there is a campaign against Chelsea as the Manchester City manager prepared to take the champions t(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Manchester City’s James Milner has been frustrated with his lack of involvement under Manuel Pellegrini and Roberto Mancini before him. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Manchester City are running out of time to tie James Milner down to a new deal, with the two parties still a long way off reaching an agreement and t(...)

Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger watches from the touchline during his side’s victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photograph: AFP

This season has been a fun season for Sam Allardyce and, as usual when things are going well for him, explaining the secrets of his success is half th(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure  and manager Manuel Pellegrini.  Pellegrini is convinced the player is fully committed to the champions despite  more mixed messages from the midfielder. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA

Yaya Toure has suggested he could leave Manchester City in the close season, though Manuel Pellegrini has denied the midfielder remains unhappy aft(...)