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(...)

Bayern Munich’s coach Pep Guardiola (left) with  Manchester City’s manager Manuel Pellegrini.  Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

For Manchester City, it feels as though the announcement that Pep Guardiola will take charge in the summer is the culmination of a four-year process. (...)

Manchester City job will be Pep Guardiola’s biggest challenge. Photograph: Getty Images

For Manchester City, it feels as though the announcement that Pep Guardiola will take charge in the summer is the culmination of a four-year process. (...)

 Vincent Kompany: City’s medical department are continuing to try and find a long-term solution that will solve the continuing setbacks with the muscle. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Manuel Pellegrini has admitted Vincent Kompany may not return until the “last part of the season” due to his latest calf injury. The Manchester City(...)

 Vincent Kompany walks off injured on Stephens’s Day. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful Vincent Kompany’s chronic calf condition is not career threatening, although the Manchester City manager cannot rule out (...)

Leroy Sane of Schalke: Manchester City have identified the 19-year-old German international as a top target. Photograph:  Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images

Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City’s problematic away form will be solved once his players’ finishing improves, with his team having taken thr(...)

Bacary Sagna is wary of threat posed by Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Bacary Sagna has defended Eliaquim Mangala and declared he should not be sold by Manchester City despite his continuing unconvincing form, although t(...)

 Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hoping his side can finish top of their Champions League group. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manuel Pellegrini has denied Manchester City struggle without Vincent Kompany despite the side having markedly poorer results when the captain has be(...)

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho scores his team’s second goal during the Premier League match against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester City 1 Liverpool 4 Jürgen Klopp stated the next challenge for Liverpool was to dismantle a team at Anfield as convincingly as they did Man(...)