Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates after scoring against Crystal Palace   at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Cesc Fabregas scored early in the second half as Chelsea maintained their five-point lead at the top of the table with a 2-1 win away to Crystal Pa(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero celebrates with goalkeeper Joe Hart after their  4-1 Premier League win over  Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

Joe Hart warned the best was yet to come after Sergio Agüero’s four-goal haul helped Manchester City rout 10-man Tottenham 4-1. England goalkeeper Har(...)

  Sergio Agüero of Manchester City misses with the rebound from his team’ssecond penalty attempt against Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City 4 Tottenham 1A virtuoso performance from Sergio Agüero earned Manchester City a 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier Leag(...)

Brazil’s Neymar celebrates scoring his fourth goal against Japan during their soccer friendly  at the National Stadium in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Friendly international round-up: Neymar shrugged off a cold to score all four goals in a sumptuous display as Brazil beat an under-strength Japan 4-0 (...)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini during the Barclays Premier League win over Aston  Villa. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Yaya Toure admitted it felt “amazing” to fire his first Barclays Premier League goal of the season and drive champions Manchester City to a crucial 2-(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero celebrates his goal against  Aston Villa  at Villa Park. Photograph: Kieran Galvin / EPA

Aston Villa 0 Manchester City 2 Yaya Toure sent a message to his critics as he and Sergio Aguero struck late to secure a 2-0 win for Manchester(...)

AS Roma’s Francesco Totti celebrates scoring a goal against Manchester City during their Champions League  match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Roma captain Francesco Totti has thanked Manchester City for giving him extra motivation to score on Tuesday.The 38-year-old striker was reminded thro(...)

Former Chelsea teammates Manchester City’s Frank Lampard (right) and AS Roma’s Ashley Cole (left) after their Champions League draw. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

James Milner felt Manchester City were simply too sluggish to put Roma away at the Etihad on Tuesday night. The English champions took a fourth-minute(...)

 Francesco Totti of AS Roma scores the equaliser against Manchester City. The 38-year-old became the oldest scorer in Champions League history at the Etihad.  Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester City 1 AS Roma 1 It has become the recurring theme of Manchester City’s difficult and largely unsatisfactory Champions League story,(...)

  Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini (left) and goalkeeper Joe Hart during a press conference held at the Etihad Stadium today. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Joe Hart has signalled discontent at not playing every game and that “it’s hard to see any positives” in being dropped after Manuel Pellegrini left(...)