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

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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(...)

Raheem Sterling opened his Manchester City account in a 2-0 win over Watford. Photograph: Getty

Manchester City 2 Watford 0 Raheem Sterling struck his first Manchester City goal as Manuel Pellegrini’s men maintained their flying Barclays Premier (...)

Aleksandar Kolarov broke the deadlock at Goodison Park setting up Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Everton. Photograph: PA

Everton 0 Manchester City 2 For once it was not the usual hyperbole from Roberto Martínez when he previewed Manchester City’s arrival at Goodis(...)

Juventus’ French midfielder Paul Pogba  fights for the ball with Cagliari’s Brazilian forward Joao Pedro during the  Serie A match at Juventus Stadium. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City’s determination to prise Paul Pogba from Juventus has led to Yaya Touré being offered as a makeweight in a deal for the Frenchman, who(...)

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 (...)