Southampton striker Shane Long opens the scoring in the Premier League game against Manchester City  at St Mary’s. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Southampton 4 Manchester City 2 Not the best preparation for Real Madrid, nor the best message to Manchester United. This was as comfortable an after(...)

 Sergio Agüero celebrates his hat-trick with his   Manchester City  team-mates during the premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Chelsea 0 Manchester City 3 Sergio Agüero scored a hat-trick and Kevin De Bruyne starred on his return to Stamford Bridge as Manchester City defeated(...)

 Zlatan Ibrahimovic says PSG are hunting down the Champions League. Photograph: Afp

For Manchester City a first Champions League meeting with Paris Saint-Germain represents something genuinely new in the years of plenty. Big spenders?(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure is likely to sit out the club’s PSG match. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Yaya Toure has been ruled out of Manchester City’s trip to Bournemouth on Saturday due to a knee injury and is a serious doubt for Wednesday’s Champio(...)

Former France manager Raymond Domenech says he was pipped to the Ireland job by Brian Kerr. Photo: Getty Images

No, I was not France’s public enemy No1,” insists Raymond Domenech. “I was No2, behind Sarkozy.” The quip is delivered with good humour because Domen(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the sidelines during the Premier League game against  Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger has long been on intimate terms with disappointment, so he was well qualified to comment on just how big a disappointment it was to los(...)

Manchester City coach  Manuel Pellegrini: “We have important challenges from now until the end of the year.” Photograph: Efrem Kukatsky/AP

As Manuel Pellegrini attempts to lead Manchester City into the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time he has been forced to deny Pep Guar(...)

Danny Welbeck is in line for his first start since April in Arsenal’s FA Cup fifth-round game at home to Hull on Saturday. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters/Livepic

SATURDAY Arsenal v Hull, 12.30pm – Live BT Sport 2 Danny Welbeck could get his first start since April and defender Laurent Koscielny faces a fitne(...)

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(...)