Both Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger failed to sign an established out-and-out centre forward during the last tranasfer window. Photo: David Price/Getty Images

As long-serving leading men go Wayne Rooney has always tended to attract an unusual degree of free-floating rage. The national team’s declining tou(...)

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

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

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John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho told press conference after Sunday’s 3-0 defeat the result was “fake”, the goals “out of context”, and taking off John Terry at half-time “just a decision”. Photograh: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

José Mourinho’s post-match remarks were delivered in a detached disbelieving tone that made it sound as though he regarded Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat to (...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho looks perplexed  during his team’s loss to  Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photograph: EPA/Peter Powell

Manuel Pellegrini insisted Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday was the “least we deserved” despite José Mourinho’s claim that the 3-0(...)

Sergio Aguero’s magic opener set Manchester City on their way to a 3-0 win over champions Chelsea. Photograph: Getty

Manchester City 3 Chelsea 0 It was a win, one imagines, the entire medical profession will toast. Well, apart from the two physiotherapists in Chelsea(...)

The Perseid meteor shower: lighting up the night sky - and Vinny’s day. Photograph: Getty Images

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Manchester City have agreed a €20 million fee with AS Roma for Edin Dzeko, according to reports in Italy. Photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City have agreed a €20 million fee with AS Roma for Edin Dzeko, according to reports in Italy. The striker is understood to have already ag(...)