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Roberto Mancini calls on Manchester City to unite

Mancini hopes togetherness can drive City

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will be hoping an air of togetherness can help his team pile the pressure on Manchester United with a win over Reading today.

Saturday, 22 December, 2012, 1:52am

Derby win over City boosts United's title hopes, Giggs says

Ryan Giggs

Manchester United star Ryan Giggs said his side's derby triumph over Manchester City has provided the perfect springboard to wrestle the title away from Eastlands.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

Asia Trophy set for Hong Kong return

Richard Scudamore

The English Premier League (EPL) Asia Trophy is set to return to Hong Kong next summer, just two years after the showpiece was last staged in the city.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore and other league executives were expected to be in town this week to iron out the details, a source close to the deal said yesterday.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:59am

FA's Bernstein calls for life bans for violent soccer fans

English Football Association chairman David Bernstein wants fans who "hijack" matches with bad behaviour to be handed life bans.

The FA chief spoke in the aftermath of Sunday's heated Manchester derby which saw United defender Rio Ferdinand struck by a coin thrown from the crowd and nine others charged by police in connection with the match.

11 Dec 2012 - 2:31am

Van Persie breaks City hearts in derby thriller

Robin van Persie scored a sensational stoppage-time winner to give Manchester United a 3-2 win at Manchester City yesterday that sent them six points clear in the Premier League.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am

Neighbours' soccer rivalry common worldwide

The rivalry between the two main clubs in Manchester dates back to 1881 and has developed into one of the most bitter in world soccer.

But the root of the enmity and jealousy - whether United's string of domestic and European success, City's deep-pocketed financial backers or claims about which supporters are the "true fans" of the city - has parallels around the world.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:03am

Alex Ferguson targets epic Manchester derby triumph

Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson lit the fuse on a potentially explosive showdown with Manchester City as the Manchester United manager claimed a victory at Eastlands would be one of his club's greatest-ever results.

8 Dec 2012 - 2:35am

City are in the driving seat for Manchester clash

No match in early December can be a title decider, but the outcome of tomorrow's Manchester derby is likely to be hugely significant nonetheless.

City will go top with a win, but victory for United would put them six points clear of the reigning champions and give them a huge boost going into the Christmas programme.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:54am

Mancini laments Manchester City's failure to reach Europe League

Manchester City's Matija Nastasic walks away dejected as Borussia Dortmund players celebrate victory in their Champions League group D match in Dortmund. Photo: EPA

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was disappointed the English champions failed even to qualify for the Europa League after their 1-0 loss against Borussia Dortmund in their final Champions League group D match.

6 Dec 2012 - 2:18am

Gunners head to Olympiakos to vie for top spot

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted he still harbours aspirations of knocking rivals Schalke off their perch atop group B as the final round of Champions League group stage fixtures takes place this week.

4 Dec 2012 - 2:10am

Carrick calls for United to be ruthless

Robin Van Persie (left) celebrates with teammate Wayne Rooney after scoring his super-quick goal against West Ham. Photo: EPA

Michael Carrick believes it is time Manchester United rediscovered their ruthless streak, as they bid to regain the English Premier League title.

Alex Ferguson's side visit strugglers Reading today looking to maintain their one-point advantage over rivals and defending champions Manchester City at the top of the table.

1 Dec 2012 - 2:47am

Manchester clubs stay first and second while Chelsea move into third

Chelsea's Fernando Torres shoots during their English Premier League match against Fulham. Photo: Reuters

Robin van Persie scored the fastest goal of the English Premier League season as Manchester United stayed a point clear at the top with a 1-0 win over West Ham at Old Trafford.

30 Nov 2012 - 2:20am

Start scoring again strikers, says Mancini

Carlos Tevez can hit the target against Wigan. Photo: Reuters

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is demanding a return to the ruthless accuracy from his strikers that fired the club to their first league title since 1968 in May.

City travel to the DW Stadium to face Wigan Athletic tonight after a goalless draw at European champions Chelsea on Sunday left them a point behind leaders Manchester United in the Premier League.

28 Nov 2012 - 1:42am

Benitez vows to win the hearts of angry Chelsea fans

New Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez. Photo: AP

Rafael Benitez said he was determined to win over the Chelsea supporters who are so opposed to his arrival at Stamford Bridge that they booed his name before and during his first game in charge.

The 0-0 draw at home to Premier League champions Manchester City left the Champions League holders in fourth place, a point behind West Bromwich Albion.

27 Nov 2012 - 1:54am

Rafael Benitez faces tough Chelsea baptism against City

Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benitez's hopes of winning over the Chelsea supporters face a stern test when his new side take on champions Manchester City at Stamford Bridge today.

25 Nov 2012 - 2:10am