Francesco Totti of AS Roma scores the equaliser against Manchester City. The 38-year-old became the oldest scorer in Champions League history at the Etihad.  Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester City 1 AS Roma 1 It has become the recurring theme of Manchester City’s difficult and largely unsatisfactory Champions League story,(...)

Joe Hart: “It is a big game after a disappointing start in Munich . . . We are aware it is the Champions League and not the knockout phase but especially at home we are going in trying to win the game.” Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Manchester City’s Champions League ambitions are on a tightrope as Roma visit tonight. Manuel Pellegrini’s side need to win or next month’s trip to CS(...)

  Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini (left) and goalkeeper Joe Hart during a press conference held at the Etihad Stadium today. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Joe Hart has signalled discontent at not playing every game and that “it’s hard to see any positives” in being dropped after Manuel Pellegrini left(...)

 David Silva and Eliaquim Mangala of Manchester City battle  with Chelsea’s Diego Costa  during last weekend’s   Premier League match.  Costa will start against Aston Villa while Nasri has been ruled out for a month due to a groin injury. Photo:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Diego Costa will start for Chelsea against Aston Villa today with Jose Mourinho admitting the London club are helpless to prevent their leading goals(...)

 Ross Barkley:  signed a four-year contract worth about €76,000 a week in July, a deal he was offered by the club as they sought to strengthen their bargaining position. Photograph: Dave Thompson/Getty Images
City target Everton’s Barkley
  • Soccer
  • September 23, 2014, 01:08

Ross Barkley is a target for Manchester City next summer with the champions valuing the midfielder at about €38 million and viewing him as among a sel(...)

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph:
EPA

Jose Mourinho has suggested clubs, Manchester City principal among them, will be wary of flouting Uefa’s financial fair play regulations only if the g(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure: disappointing in the 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in their opening Champions League fixture. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Yaya Toure’s personal problems are affecting his form, admitted Manuel Pellegrini and the Manchester City manager has urged fans to support the player(...)

Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng (centre) celebrates with his team mates after scoring the winner   against Manchester City. Photograph: Michaela Rehle / Reuters

Bayern Munich 1 Manchester City 0For Manchester City, it was a brutal way to lose. They had subdued Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola was so exasperated(...)

Manchester City players (L-R) Vincent Kompany, Frank Lampard and Aleksandar Kolarov during their  training session in Munich on Tuesday. Photograph: Marc Mueller / EPA

The mission for Manchester City in Bavaria this evening is to prove their Champions League lesson has been learned. With Manuel Pellegrini hoping for(...)

 Pep Guardiola oversees Bayern Munich  training   ahead of their Uefa Champions League Group E match against Manchester City at Allianz Arena. Photograph:  Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola has stated no Bayern Munich player wants to join Manchester United despite the deposed champions having been interested in Thomas Müller(...)