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In-form City can take advantage of Chelsea

Chelsea's new interim manager Rafael Benitez.

Two bets stand out in this weekend's English Premier League programme and one of them is in the big match between Chelsea and Manchester City.

Saturday, 24 November, 2012, 3:33am

City not ready for European success, says Mancini

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini. Photo: EPA

 Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini says his side have a long way to go to be considered Champions League contenders after a second successive group-phase exit.

City were held 1-1 by Real Madrid on Wednesday, with Sergio Aguero cancelling out Karim Benzema’s opener from the penalty spot in the second half after Alvaro Arbeloa had been shown a second yellow card for fouling him.

22 Nov 2012 - 10:42am

Sergio Aguero rallies City to complete Real assignment

Sergio Aguero has urged his Manchester City teammates not to lose hope as they seek to keep their Champions League campaign alive against Real Madrid tonight.

After drawing 2-2 at home to Ajax in their last outing, the English champions have no room for error and must beat Jose Mourinho's side at the Etihad Stadium to stand any chance of reaching the last 16.

21 Nov 2012 - 1:01am

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko unhappy with 'super sub' label

Roberto Mancini admits that Edin Dzeko is not satisfied with his role as Manchester City's "super sub", but says he hopes his forwards continue to perform at their current high level.

City's Bosnian striker scored a late winning goal as the defending Premier League champions beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on Sunday to maintain pressure on early season leaders Manchester United.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:29am

City hope for recovery against Spurs

Roberto Mancini's Manchester City side will attempt to recover from yet another European disappointment when they return to Premier League action against Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium today.

11 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Roberto Mancini rages as Manchester City face cut from Champions League

Mancini went onto the pitch to confront referee Peter Rasmussen at the final whistle.

Roberto Mancini declared Manchester City's Champions League campaign over after seeing his side held 2-2 by Ajax in a fiery clash at the Etihad Stadium.

The result left the English champions five points below second-placed Real Madrid in group D with only two points from four games.

8 Nov 2012 - 3:17am

Kompany insists side can keep Champs League hopes alive

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (left) vies with Swansea City's Jonathan de Guzman (right).

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insists his side will keep their faltering Champions League campaign alive with a victory in their do-or-die clash against Ajax tonight.

Roberto Mancini's team are on the verge of making an early exit from Europe's elite club competition for the second successive season after taking just one point from their first three group D matches.

6 Nov 2012 - 2:46am

Mancini happy with form despite lack of goals

West Ham's Andy Carroll attempts an overhead kick at goal against Manchester City during their 0-0 English Premier League clash at Upton Park. Photo: AP

Roberto Mancini said he was not concerned about Manchester City's dip in form in front of goal ahead of their decisive Champions League game against Ajax.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:33am

United should take full points off the Gunners

Manchester United v Arsenal is not the crucial fixture it once was, but it's still the glamour match of the weekend in the English Premier League.

3 Nov 2012 - 4:35am

Manchester City look forward to rest

Manchester City's goal hero Carlos Tevez (centre) runs through the Swansea defence during their English Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium. Photo: Reuters

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini hopes a week of rest can help kick-start his team's season after a lacklustre victory over Swansea featured a worrying injury to defender Micah Richards.

29 Oct 2012 - 3:46am

Real Madrid coach Mourinho says Manchester City still a threat

Real Madrid coach Mourinho says Manchester City still a threat

Coach Jose Mourinho said Real Madrid are on course for the Champions League knockout stages despite their 2-1 defeat at Dortmund, but warned that Manchester City are still a danger in group D.

26 Oct 2012 - 3:25am

Real Madrid among top teams defeated

Real's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, and Dortmund's Kevin Grosskreutz challenge for the ball during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid in Dortmund on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Real Madrid, Manchester City, Arsenal and AC Milan suffered painful Champions League defeats on Wednesday which complicated their chances of progressing from an increasingly intriguing group stage.

25 Oct 2012 - 12:09pm

Manchester City face vital clash with Ajax

Edin Dzeko celebrates against West Bromwich Albion. Photo: EPA

Manchester City visit Ajax today knowing they can afford no further setbacks if they are to avoid a painful repeat of last season's Champions League group-phase exit.

Dealt another fiendish draw, City find themselves in third place in group D after two matches, five points behind leaders Real Madrid and three points adrift of Borussia Dortmund.

24 Oct 2012 - 2:33am

World Cup is next on Kompany's list of goals

Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says he wants to follow up his Premier League title triumph by helping Belgium qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

Kompany is set to return to the City line-up for today's trip to West Bromwich Albion after missing the 3-0 home win over Sunderland with a calf injury.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:40am

Arsenal: 'We've promised fans a China rematch'

Tom Fox (centre) with Kitchee's Ken Ng Kin and Stuart Fraser.

English Premier League side Arsenal will come back to China for a pre-season game next summer after a good run in this part of the world this year.

The Gunners played Manchester City in the Bird's Nest in Beijing in July and came to Hong Kong for a friendly against domestic champions Kitchee.

17 Oct 2012 - 12:05am