Nicolas Otamendi misses a tackle on Wolverhampton Wanderers’ striker Raul Jimenez. Photograph: Getty Images

There are many issues with Return of the Jedi, not the least significant of which is the fact that it ends in essentially the same way that A New Hope(...)

Adama Traore celebrates with Conor Coady after scoring against Manchester City. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City 0 Wolves 2 Manchester City are already eight points behind Liverpool following this concerning defeat, the result of two late goals (...)

Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi and Shakhtar Donetsk’s  forward Junior Moraes vie for the ball during the  Champions League Group C match  at the OSK Metalist stadium in Kharkiv. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Manchester City 3 In the context of a defensive crisis caused by injuries to centre backs Aymeric Laporte and John Stones, this wa(...)

John Stones has been ruled out for at least a month with a muscle injury. Photograph: Paul Harding/Getty

Champions League Group C: Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City Kick-off: 8pm, Wednesday. Venue: Metalist Stadium. On TV: Live on Virgin Media Sport. J(...)

Manchester City celebrate after Sergio Aguero makes it 2-0 against Brighton. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Manchester City 4 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Kevin De Bruyne netted after 68 seconds and Sergio Aguero struck twice as champions Manchester City st(...)

Ian Holloway has bizarrely claimed that the EU is responsible for Gabriel Jesus’s late goal for Manchester City against Tottenham being disallowed. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Union has been blamed for many of the serious problems in British society, including the power of vacuum cleaners and the shape of banana(...)

Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte handles the ball in the build-up to the goal scored by Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus that is later disallowed following a VAR review. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters

Of all the predictions that were made about how VAR would affect football, the most inaccurate turns out to have been that it would “take the emotion (...)

 Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen with manager Mauricio Pochettino. Photograph: Reuters

Mauricio Pochettino has described the decision to close the domestic summer transfer window in early August as a “massive mistake” and claims he has e(...)

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus appeals to the match referee Michael Oliver after his goal is ruled out by VAR. Photograph: PA

Football remains a magnificently capricious sport. You can crush its competitiveness with a self-perpetuating structure that leads to a radically uneq(...)

Manchester City duo Gabriel Jesus and David Silva remonstrate with referee Michael Oliver after Jesus’s late goal was ruled out by VAR in the Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 Gabriel Jesus was denied a last-gasp winner by VAR as Tottenham snatched a remarkable 2-2 draw against champion(...)

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