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Manchester City hope win will be start of power shift

Roberto Mancini

At the end of a week dominated by Alex Ferguson's shock retirement as Manchester United manager, Manchester City will seek to drag the spotlight back to the blue half of the city by beating Wigan Athletic in today's FA Cup final.

Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 5:05am

Manchester City will bounce back next season, Kolo Toure insists

Kolo Toure

City play West Ham today - their first match since losing the title. And Toure, who will leave when his contract expires at the end of the season, said important lessons had been learned.

27 Apr 2013 - 4:17am

United show two faces as they dominate title race

Manchester United's Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his team's first goal against Aston Villa. Photo: AFP

Relentless, but often ragged; record-breaking, but seldom ruthless - there have been two quite distinct faces to Manchester United's 2012-13 Premier League championship success.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Late turnaround puts another nail in City's coffin

Gareth Bale chips the ball over City goalkeeper Joe Hart for Spurs' third. Photo: Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur plundered three goals in seven minutes to stun defending champions Manchester City 3-1 yesterday and leave Manchester United on the brink of the Premier League title.

22 Apr 2013 - 3:38am

Mancini holds onto dream of title for Manchester City

Manchester City's Italian manager Roberto Mancini. Photo: AFP

City face Tottenham today knowing a defeat at White Hart Lane, and a win for leaders Manchester United against Aston Villa tomorrow, would confirm Alex Ferguson's team as champions.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:11am

Top form seems to favour City, Liverpool in glamour matches

Brendan Rodgers. Photo: AFP

Tomorrow brings the glamour fixtures on this weekend's English Premier League programme, with Tottenham versus Manchester City and Liverpool versus Chelsea - both crunch games in the race for Champions League places.

20 Apr 2013 - 5:59am 1 comment

Manchester United can seal title if City lose to Spurs

Roberto Mancini. Photo: AFP

Manchester City’s grip on the Premier League trophy could be prised away once and for all this weekend as Roberto Mancini’s side face Tottenham Hotspur knowing defeat would allow Manchester United the chance to be crowned champions on Monday.

18 Apr 2013 - 12:20pm

Manchester City to face league rivals in Soccer Sevens

Tony Bratsanos, chairman of the HKFC Citibank International Soccer Sevens.

Manchester City will find Sunderland barring the way when they make their debut in next month's HKFC Citibank International Soccer Sevens.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:18am

FA Cup finalists stage league dress rehearsal

Manchester City's Gareth Barry is looking to celebrate against Wigan Athletic. Photo: Reuters

Manchester City and Wigan will stage a dress rehearsal for next month’s FA Cup final at Eastlands on Wednesday with both sides looking for points for very different reason. Wigan and City will meet at Wembley after the Latics beat Championship side Millwall and Roberto Mancini’s men overcame Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals over the weekend.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:16am

Kompany rejects 'salvation' talk

Chelsea's Fernando Torres stretches for the ball with Manchester City's Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta in pursuit during their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium. City won 2-1 to reach the final. Photo: EPA

City defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the semi-finals to reach their second final in three years, two years on from the 2011 success against Stoke City that ended the club's 35-year trophy drought.

16 Apr 2013 - 5:04am

Van Persie breaks drought as United close in on title

Robin van Persie embraces Alex Ferguson. Photo: Reuters

Manchester United took a step closer to the Premier League title with a 2-0 win at Stoke City yesterday that saw them re-establish a 15-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the table.

Michael Carrick gave United an early lead and Robin van Persie completed victory by claiming his first club goal in 11 games from the penalty spot midway through the second half.

15 Apr 2013 - 4:55am

Chelsea and Manchester City seek FA Cup glory

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez

Manchester City and Chelsea will both seek to transform underwhelming domestic seasons when the two Premier League heavyweights clash in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley Stadium.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:44am

Manchester City a good bet in FA Cup semi-final

Roberto Mancini. Photo: AFP

Chelsea and Manchester City, the best two cup teams of recent years in England, go head to head tomorrow in an FA Cup semi-final that will decide which team will start hot favourites for the final on May 11.

13 Apr 2013 - 3:51am

Talking points

Pope Francis

Dockers directly employed by Hongkong International Terminals will meet the management this morning to press for better working conditions, including overtime pay of 1.5 times their normal wage rate.

8 Apr 2013 - 2:04am

Roberto Mancini says Manchester City are equal of United

Roberto Mancini

With United 15 points clear of second-placed City, Mancini has been forced to concede his side's reign as champions is all but over. Yet there is still plenty to play for at Old Trafford, with United looking to move closer to confirming their title triumph and City desperate to inflict a bloody nose on their fierce rivals.

8 Apr 2013 - 4:12am