Manchester City players celebrate during the English Premier League football match against Aston Villa at the Etihad stadium. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP

Manchester City 3 Aston Villa 2Substitute Fernandinho struck a late winner as Manchester City killed off an Aston Villa comeback to claim a frantic 3-(...)

Uefa have confirmed a new Champions League seeding system which means only the winners of Europe’s top seven leagues and the holders would be top seeds. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City will all miss out on being among the top seeds in the Champions League next season if they qualify and (...)

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has said skipper Vincent Kompany could miss the rest of the seaosn with a groin injury. Photograph: Reuters

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany could miss the rest of the season, manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed.Kompany failed to return for the sec(...)

Used the right way: Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring on Sunday. Photograph:  Darren Staples/Reuters

Wayne Rooney has revealed that Manchester United’s victory over Manchester City was based on making the champions pay for having players who are unab(...)

Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring Manchester United’s second goal in their victory over Manchester City. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP Photo

These are the moments when it is starting to feel like English football might be getting the old Manchester United back. They have taken their time a(...)

Chris Smalling is mobbed by his Manchester United team mates after he scored United’s fourth in their 4-2 win over Manchester City. Photograph: Afp

Manchester United 4 Manchester City 2These are the moments when it is starting to feel like English football might be getting the old Manchester Unite(...)

Wayne Rooney scores a memorable goal from an overhead kick during the Manchester derby at Old Trafford in February, 2011. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

This was not in the Sheikh Mansour masterplan when he bought Manchester City in 2008. At least, not so soon. A £1bn-plus investment in the club had yi(...)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini during Monday night’s defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Reuters

Manuel Pellegrini’s position as the Manchester City manager is safe and there will be no knee-jerk reaction despite Monday night’s defeat at Crystal (...)

 Glenn Murray of Crystal Palace celebrates the opening goal against Manchester City. Photograph Jamie McDonald/Getty

Manchester City must privately have known the game had been up for a while, but this was grim confirmation their title defence is over. Manuel Pelleg(...)

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: ‘We are not doing well.’ Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Yates

Only one thing can save Manchester City’s season now and alter the perception of Manuel Pellegrini as a dead man walking. Any hope of the Premier L(...)