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

Manchester City 2 Watford 0 Raheem Sterling struck his first Manchester City goal as Manuel Pellegrini’s men maintained their flying Barclays Premier (...)

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

Everton 0 Manchester City 2 For once it was not the usual hyperbole from Roberto Martínez when he previewed Manchester City’s arrival at Goodis(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure in action with West Brom’s Craig Gardner. City look a different side when the midfielder is firing on all cylinders. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

As a declaration of presence, as a reminder of a forceful personality – even as a motto – Yaya Touré’s statement on Monday night following Manchester (...)

 Vincent Kompany scores  Manchester City’s  third goal during the  Premier League match against  West Brom  at The Hawthorns. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

West Brom 0 Manchester City 3 These are only the embryonic stages of the new Premier League season so perhaps there should be a note of caution attach(...)

Daniel Ginczek scores his second and VfB Stuttgart’s fourth goal in the friendly game against Manchester City at The Mercedes-Benz Arena in  Stuttgart. Photograph: John Marsh/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Manchester City conceded four goals in 36 hapless minutes on Saturday as they slumped to a 4-2 defeat by VfB Stuttgart in a pre-season friendly. The B(...)

Fabiam Delph’s Manchester City debut lasted less than 20 minutes after he injured a hamstring during his side’s 4-1 loss to Manchester City. Photograph: Reuters

Fabian Delph’s Manchester City debut ended with a suspected hamstring injury as Real Madrid claimed a 4-1 victory in the International Champions Cu(...)

“Thirty years (to the day) since Live Aid and its model of celebrities backing global campaigns, the approach seems alive and well.”... Photograph:  Terry Thorp

Celebrities seem super-busy backing big causes this summer: One Direction is backing Action/2015, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran are lining up for the Gl(...)

Orchestrating everything is Messi, an all-round genius who could run past four players or pick out a runner on the far side with a no-look pass. There’s no way to tell.

Rio Ferdinand tells a story in his autobiography about the time he asked Thierry Henry to pick a favourite between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Mes(...)