Samir Nasri

Football

Manchester City thrash Manchester United in EPL

Manchester City thrashed Manchester United 4-1 in an extraordinary derby match as north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham claimed the top two positions on the Premier League ladder on Sunday.

Football

Moyes won't panic despite neighbourhood quash

Manchester United's Scottish manager David Moyes arrives for the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on September 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

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Paul Hayward The handover was never going to be velvet. Despite the apparent smoothness of the transition from Alex Ferguson to David Moyes it was delusional to expect Manchester United's new manager immediately...

Blood Red: Manchester feud reaches boiling point

Rio Ferdinand

Paul Hayward ENGLISH football's most consuming rivalry is a package of fine individual talent, cathedral-like stadiums and tribal passions that have made Manchester the capital city of the Premier League.

Football

Goals galore for City, Arsenal as United win again

Theo Walcott.

Tom Williams Goals rained down on the Premier League on Saturday, with Arsenal beating Newcastle United 7-3 and champions Manchester City edging Norwich City 4-3 to keep pace with leaders Manchester United.

City's Mancini rages at ref after Nasri send-off

Nasri

NORWICH: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini claims his team is being victimised by officials after Samir Nasri was sent off for a headbutt in the champion's 4-3 win at Norwich.

Football

Tevez hat-trick steers Man City to FA Cup semis

Carlos Tevez.

Tom Williams Carlos Tevez made light of his arrest for a driving offence to lead Manchester City into the FA Cup semi-finals with a hat-trick in a leisurely 5-0 win at home to second-tier Barnsley on Saturday.

Football

City cruise, Chelsea slip, United close on title

Carlos Tevez of Manchester City scores the opening goal.

Tom Williams Manchester City pounced on a stumble from Chelsea to tighten their grip on second place in the Premier League on Saturday, after Manchester United took another stride towards the title.

FA Cup

Wigan keep the romance alive, but there's no love left for Mancini

Wigan

For an FA Cup final threatened to be overshadowed by the retirement of one manager, in Alex Ferguson, and the impending dismissal of another, in Roberto Mancini, the football and the fairytale won...

Football

Manchester City start season in style

Manchester City.

Henry Winter This really is going to be a classic title race. This exhilarating performance from Manchester City, coming after opening-weekend victories for Manchester United and Chelsea, confirmed this will be a...

ANALYSIS

Winners and losers from the Van Persie deal

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Mark Ogden and Jeremy Wilson examine what the Van Persie deal means for the buyers and the sellers.

Football

Van Persie goes north for $33m as Fergie chases new title

Robin Van Persie

Mark Ogden ROBIN VAN PERSIE is set to complete a £22 million ($32.9 million) move to Manchester United after Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger sanctioned the sale of the captain to Old Trafford following a day of...

Soccer

Man City's Aguero scare

Ian Whittell Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is sweating on the fitness of Sergio Aguero after the Argentina striker suffered a nasty knee injury in the champion's dramatic 3-2 win over Southampton.

Soccer

Tevez returns to revitalise Man City

Ian Whittell Carlos Tevez returned from exile to keep Manchester City's EPL title challenge on course as the Argentine substitute played a crucial role in yesterday's 2-1 win over Chelsea at Eastlands.

Football

Manchester derby could decide EPL title

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AAP London: The English Premier League title race burst back open as Manchester City closed to three points behind a faltering Manchester United side.

Manchester derby will decide title, just don't tell Mancini

Ian Baker Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini expects his side to lose its key title clash with Manchester United despite seeing the team revive its quest for Premier League glory.

The problem with Nasri: 'he has a difficult way of behaving'

Nasri

France's coach and football federation criticised Samir Nasri for the midfielder's expletive-laced rant at a journalist following the team's 2-0 defeat to Spain in the European Championship...