David Silva scores his and Manchester City’s second goal  in the  Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City 3 Crystal Palace 0David Silva struck twice as Manchester City made light of their absence of strikers to brush troubled Crystal Palace(...)

Joe Hart has committed his future to Manchester City by signing a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2019. Phootgraph: Adam Davy/PA

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new contract which commits him to the club until the end of the 2018/19 season, the club have anno(...)

THAT moment in the   World Cup  qualifying football match between France and the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis in Paris on November 18th, 2009 when Thierry Henry handled the ball. 1:00

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  Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini will have to plan for a Champions League meeting with Barcelona.  Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Manchester City’s reward for securing progress from their Champions League group is another meeting with Barcelona, who beat them last season, also i(...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)

Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany receives treatment after picking up a hamstring  injury during the  Premier League  match against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is to investigate the spate of muscle injuries that threatens to undermine his side’s return to form.City co(...)

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Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines after injuring his kee against Everton. Photograph: Reuters/Darren Staples

Manchester City are considering whether to sign a striker in the January transfer window as Manuel Pellegrini weighs up the need to replace Alvaro Neg(...)

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew celebrates their goal during of the Barclays Premier League win over Chelsea at St James’ Park, Newcastle. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Newcastle United’s Alan Pardew was named Premier League manager of the month for November on Friday following a remarkable turnaround in the club’s fo(...)

Joe Hart and Fernandinho of Manchester City celebrate victory and qualification after the UEFA Champions League Group E match between AS Roma and Manchester City FC at Stadio Olimpico. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Joe Hart believes Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico was a “coming of age” display in the Champions League as Manuel Pellegrin(...)