Manchester City

Roberto Mancini needs to learn that no-one likes a supergrass in Britain

Roberto Mancini

Nobody likes a snitch or a telltale. When it comes to being a supergrass, unloved Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini either doesn't get it or is playing dumb.

Friday, 12 October, 2012, 2:36am

Manchester City try to play down new Balotelli row as striker walks off

Mario Balotelli walks off after being substituted. Photo: AFP

Manchester City attempted to downplay talk of another rift with controversial forward Mario Balotelli after the Premier League champions produced their best form of the season in a 3-0 victory over Sunderland.

Goals from Aleksandar Kolarov, Sergio Aguero, who replaced Balotelli after 55 minutes, and James Milner were accompanied by City's first clean sheet of the campaign.

8 Oct 2012 - 5:03am

Manchester City must stop slide with victory over Sunderland, Joe Hart says

City manager Roberto Mancini

Joe Hart admits Manchester City could be destined for a season of failure unless they come to terms with their new status as a prize scalp for the rest of the teams in the Premier League.

6 Oct 2012 - 2:52am

Weekend action promises plenty of entertainment

Sunderland's manager Martin O'Neill. Photo: AP

The two Manchester clubs bookend the English Premier League programme this weekend with matches against the northeastern teams that should provide plenty of entertainment.

6 Oct 2012 - 3:36am

Mancini vows to improve Manchester City's season after Dortmund draw

Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli scores from a penalty to level the tie with Dortmund and secure the point for his team. Photo: AFP

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists he knows where his team’s problems lie after their fitful start to the season.

City’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Borussia Dortmund extended their poor run to just three wins in nine matches.

Mancini’s team have just one point from their two group D matches and are four points adrift of leaders Chelsea in the Premier League.

5 Oct 2012 - 2:02am

Win at Fulham keeps title hopes alive, says Mancini

Roberto Mancini

Edin Dzeko's late winner in a 2-1 victory at Fulham may prove crucial in Manchester City's bid to retain the Premier League title, even at this early stage of the season, coach Roberto Mancini said.

1 Oct 2012 - 4:22am

Time for rival managers to 'shut up', says Mancini

City's James Milner tackles Aston Villa's Charles N'Zogbia during their League Cup third round match in Manchester. Photo: AP

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes he is being treated unfairly by his Premier League counterparts.

Mancini had a touchline row with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert during City's 4-2 League Cup third-round defeat at Eastlands in the latest of a long line of managerial disagreements involving the City chief.

27 Sep 2012 - 2:48am

Man City and Everton suffer League Cup exits

Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov shoots to score the second goal in a match against Aston Villa on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Premier League champions Manchester City and in-form Everton were both sent packing from the League Cup on Tuesday, their respective managers paying the price for making wholesale changes to their starting line-ups for the third round ties.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Sunday draw worrying for Mancini, Wenger buoyant

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.  Photo: AFP

Both their sides are unbeaten and are well-placed in the Premier League table on nine points but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was clearly the happier after his side drew 1-1 at the fortress-like home of Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City on Sunday.

24 Sep 2012 - 10:39am

Mancini warns City of threat from Arsenal

Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini has warned his Manchester City stars that Arsenal are real contenders for the Premier League title and pose a serious threat to the champions at Eastlands today.

City suffered a disappointing draw with Stoke last weekend and then crashed to a dramatic 3-2 defeat against Spanish champions Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.

23 Sep 2012 - 2:28am

Liverpool shaping up as big-match warriors

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool's best performance by far under Brendan Rodgers was the 2-2 draw at home to Manchester City and they will have to reach a similar level if they are to repel Manchester United tomorrow.

22 Sep 2012 - 3:41am

Madrid beats City, PSG wins in Champions League

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (left) vies with Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany (right) during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match Real Madrid vs Mancherter City in Madrid on Tuesday.

Real Madrid scored twice late in an electrifying finish on Tuesday to beat Manchester City 3-2 to open the Champions League group stage, while Paris Saint-Germain marked its new big-spending era with an emphatic 4-1 win over Dynamo Kiev.

19 Sep 2012 - 9:14am

David Silva signs new 5-year deal at Man City

Manchester City's Italian head coach Roberto Mancini (left) and Spanish striker David Silva (right). Photo: EPA

Spain playmaker David Silva signed a five-year contract extension at Manchester City on Monday, tying him to the Premier League champions until 2017.

Silva was one of the key players in City’s surge last season to a first English title since 1968, after signing from Valencia in July 2010.

18 Sep 2012 - 9:15am

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho wants better against Manchester City

Jose Mourinho

When a club as big as Real Madrid lose two of their first four league games of the season, talk of a crisis is never far behind.

So it is a major test of the mettle of their coach Jose Mourinho as to how he picks his star-studded side up from the disappointment of the latest defeat at Sevilla for today's Champions League opener with big-spending Manchester City.

18 Sep 2012 - 3:43am

Manchester City has high hopes for Maicon

Maicon will be a valuable asset to Manchester City. Photo: EPA

Manchester City development chief Patrick Vieira believes new signing Maicon's experience can help the English champions in their quest for ongoing success.

Premier League titleholders City travel to Stoke today before next week's Champions League away game at Real Madrid.

15 Sep 2012 - 1:53am