Liverpool’s Adam Lallana (left) and Mario Balotelli in the stands during the Barclays Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, where City won 3-1. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Manuel Pellegrini hailed his side’s victory over Liverpool as worth six points as the champions made an early-season statement of intent to defend the(...)

 Manchester City goalscorer David Silva   is challenged by Jack Colback  Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Perhaps the most worrying part for the teams hoping to outdo Manchester City is that the champions have continued from where they left off last seaso(...)

Manchester City substitute Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring the second goal against Newcastle United at the Sports Direct Stadium. Photograph: Lindsay Parnaby /EPA

Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2 Sergio Aguero came off the bench to ensure a winning start for defending Barclays Premier League champions(...)

Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure: will be 33 when his contract runs out in two years’ time. Photo: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty

Yaya Toure will not be offered a new deal despite the midfielder’s disquiet at the close of last season, when his agent complained Manchester City ha(...)

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart warms up with team-mate Willy Caballero prior to Sunday’s Community Shield match at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: PA

Joe Hart or Willy Caballero? Manuel Pellegrini must decide who will be his goalkeeper when Manchester City travel to Newcastle United on Sunday for t(...)

Arsenal’s Arteta lifts the Community Shield after a 3-0 victory over Manchester City. Photograph: Reuters
Wenger praises players

Arsène Wenger praised his Arsenal players for creating a “positive platform” for the coming season with their 3-0 win against Manchester City in yest(...)

Alejandro Sabella of Argentina talks to the media during a press conference at Rio’s Maracana Stadium. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Argentina are hoping the echoes of their last World Cup success have a triumphant note when they face Germany in the final in the Maracana on Sunday. (...)

Argentina fans descend on Copacabana Beach, Rio, yesterday. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Such have been the numbers of Argentine fans trundling around Brazil to games at this World Cup that the faint rumble of their convoy returning to Rio(...)

Argentina’s goalkeeper Sergio Romero saves a penalty kick by Ron Vlaar of the Netherlands at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Michael Dalder / Reuters 2:22

Netherlands 0 Argentina 0 (Argentina win 4-2 on penalties)All night long through what was a disappointing semi-final, the Argentine fans revelled in t(...)

Willy Caballero has left  Malaga CF for Manchester City . Photograph:   David Ramos/Getty Images

Manchester City have announced the signing of goalkeeper Willy Caballero from Malaga on a three-year contract.The 32-year-old Argentinian has moved fo(...)