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  1. Lescott leaves City having made his mark

    David Mooney

    Whether or not you feel that, when in charge of Manchester City, Mark Hughes spent his money wisely, it's difficult to argue against the fact that a large number of his signings were influential in transforming the Blues from mid-table obscurity into...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  2. Liverpool mean business with Southampton swoop

    ESPN staff

    Welcome to another installment of Transfer Talk, ESPN FC's daily rundown of all the latest rumours regarding summer moves. Liverpool fans will remember, all too painfully, that the Reds failed on a number of notable transfer moves over the past tw...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  3. Everton want Townsend, Sidwell to Stoke and Balotelli news

    ESPN Staff

    Welcome to another instalment of Transfer Talk, ESPN FC's daily rundown of all the latest rumours regarding summer moves. Everton after Townsend Roberto Martinez has added another high-profile player to his off-season wish list. The Mirror says t...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  4. Tactical trends of 2013-14 Premier League season

    Michael Cox

    The Premier League isn't generally considered a division that places a great emphasis upon tactics, but this season was different. With a variety of new managers in place, there were some genuinely fascinating developments, particularly in terms of f...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  5. Hart plays hero for City in crucial win at Everton

    David Mooney

    And breathe. My word, that was uncomfortable viewing. Manchester City's trips to Goodison Park are very rarely comfortable viewing, anyway, unless you're of an Evertonian persuasion, and, for that reason, any visiting fan from Saturday evening wou...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  6. City must overcome dismal record at Goodison Park

    David Mooney

    Think back to that morning in June when the Premier League fixtures were announced and you had that first scan down the list. There are, obviously, some games you look out for first. " Jolly: Barry thriving at Everton Who would Manchester City ...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  7. Three Things: Manchester City vs. West Brom

    Richard Jolly

    MANCHESTER, England -- Reaction to Manchester City's 3-1 win vs. West Brom in the Premier League. 1. City show both sides of their game With 145 goals in all competitions, Manchester City are almost in record-breaking territory. Two more and th...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  8. Defence closing deals for high-scoring Man City

    David Mooney

    When Roberto Mancini replaced Mark Hughes as Manchester City manager in December 2009, one of the biggest influences he had on the team was to immediately secure the defence. Hughes took charge of 17 Premier League fixtures that season and the team m...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  9. Lady luck smiling on City

    David Mooney

    The narrative is an easy one and one that will probably be seen across your social media pages in the next few days. On Saturday lunchtime, when Manchester City beat Southampton at the Etihad Stadium 4-1, the Blues were lucky. The penalty they scored...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  10. Chelsea prove they're just fine without Drogba

    John Brewin

    LONDON -- Roberto Mancini and Jose Mourinho have never much liked each other. They have traded barbs ever since Mourinho cuckoo-ed Mancini at Inter in 2008, even if Mancini took Mark Hughes' job at Manchester City by much the same means soon after. S...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  11. Pellegrini feels the pressure

    David Mooney

    Manuel Pellegrini is facing a high-pressure situation this weekend when Manchester City travel to Hull in the Premier League. Having spent the past three weeks away from the competition and making excuses while departing two cup competitions (plu...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  12. Yaya Toure breaks Stoke hearts...again

    James Whittaker

    When I wrote in my preview that Stoke fans wouldn't be too disheartened by the same score line suffered in the FA Cup Final three years ago, I didn't quite expect it to happen, nor that the scorer would be the same. The goal was scored a mere four mi...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  13. All about points for City

    David Mooney

    Well, that's answered that old question. What happens when an immovable object meets an irresistible force? A dire 90 minutes of football decided by a scrappy goal is what happens. Manchester City have been -- more often than not -- sublime at home, ...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  14. For the love of Eriksson

    Simon Curtis

    As Barcelona star Sergio Busquets sagely offered in the aftermath to last Tuesday's Champions League smorgasbord, "... excuses are for losers and it's best to concentrate on the next match." Whatever the Swedish for sour grapes is, it is now clear...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  15. The lid comes off as City struggle to assert themselves

    Simon Curtis

    At last the top has come off. Manuel Pellegrini, wavering between near silence and diffident caution in his first season under the Premier League arc lights, finally blew off his carefully placed tin lid in spectacular fashion, intimating that Swedis...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  16. Confident Kompany talks up Man City's chances

    Roger Bennett

    Vincent Kompany is very much the same man off the field he appears on it. Intelligent, fluent, imperturbable and above all, the leader of his club. Direct one minute, subtle the next, he is always ambassadorial. Part world-class defender, part a foot...

    Blog | February 16, 2014