Vincent Kompany

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates winning the Premier League title following their 4-1 defeat of Brighton & Hove Albion  at American Express Community Stadium. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The Champions League: Manchester City’s final frontier. After a clean sweep of domestic trophies in a staggering 2018-19 campaign, and after claiming (...)

Vincent Kompany has announced he will be leaving Manchester City after 11 years. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Vincent Kompany has announced that he will leave Manchester City this summer – drawing the curtain on an 11-year spell with the domestic treble winner(...)

“Vinny” is surrounded by Manchester City fans. He is a legend at the club. Photograph: PA

It is 10am on an early spring day when I pull up at the electric gates of Vincent Kompany’s home. In the drizzle, the Manchester sprawl has given way (...)

 Manchester City  manager Pep Guardiola is thrown into the air by his players as they celebrate after their 4-1 victory against Brighton  to become  Premier League champions for a second consecutive year. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP

How do Manchester City follow the near-perfection of a Premier League title triumph of 98 points? Try, somehow, to repeat it next season. Simple to s(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates with the trophy after their Premier League win over  Brighton. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Pep Guardiola thanked Liverpool for pushing Manchester City to new heights this season and, having claimed the toughest top-flight title of his career(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates winning the Premier League title following their 4-1 defeat of Brighton & Hove Albion  at American Express Community Stadium. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Sometimes a sharp slap in the face is just the ticket. When Glenn Murray scored to put Brighton 1-0 up against Manchester City, it was the first time (...)

Manchester City players throw manager Josep Guardiola in the air as they celebrate winning the Premier League title. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty

And fade to Blue. On a soft spring south-coast afternoon Manchester City retained the Premier League title, completing their sprint to the line with a(...)

Manchester City celebrate after securing the title with a 4-1 win over Brighton. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Manchester City 4 In the end, there was to be no denying Manchester City. No excruciating tension to endure as Brighton (...)

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola respect each other despite a deepening rivalry. Photograph: Reuters

Ullet Road, south Liverpool, Wednesday morning: a grey sky, a red glow and a blue plaque. The night before at Anfield, Liverpool did what they did t(...)

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, manager Jürgen Klopp  and Virgil van Dijk celebrate after the Champions League semi- final, second leg match against Barcelona  at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Good. Gawd. Almighty. As a man from Govan once put it, “football – bloody hell”. And even if you were raised to regard Liverpool as the Devil’s Sp(...)

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