Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: “It’s not a decisive game but a very important game – after we play for another 36 points.” Photograph: Andrew Yates/Livepic

Manchester City’s dismal record against the top half of the Premier League is the Achilles heel in their title challenge. City have failed to beat (...)

Vincent Kompany could make his Manchester City return against Spurs on Sunday. Photograph: Getty

Vincent Kompany is ready to return to bolster Manchester City’s title challenge. The influential City captain has been sorely missed throughout his p(...)

Manchester City’s French midfielder Samir Nasri has been out of action since October. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has revealed he needed almost 100 stitches in the thigh muscle which has kept him sidelined since October. The(...)

 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(...)

Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated) Aston Villa (19) v Swansea (14) - Live Setanta Sports 1 Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has a fully-fit squad f(...)

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has denied he is punishing skipper Vincent Kompany for playing for Belgium. Photograph: Reuters

Manuel Pellegrini has denied punishing Vincent Kompany for playing for Belgium by dropping him, though Manchester City’s manager admitted the captain (...)

Belgium’s Vincent Kompany celebrates after winning against Israel during their final Euro 2016 group B qualifyier. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Vincent Kompany seems set to return to action for Manchester City this weekend after playing close to an hour for Belgium on Tuesday. The influential (...)

Alvaro Morata  celebrates with his Juventus team-mates after scoring their  second goal in the Champions League match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters/Livepic

Manchester City 1 Juventus 2 For Manchester City, the sense of deja vu must feel suffocating. They have been rampant so far in the Premier League but (...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero reacts before being taken off injured against Crystal Palace. Photograph: EPA

Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Manchester City’s Champions League Group D opener against Juventus, manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed. The A(...)

Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring in the 90th minute to secure a 1-0 win  against Crystal Palace. Photograph:  EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

It was an ending that could have been plucked out of the Manchester United playbook – well, when Alex Ferguson was their manager and they were renown(...)