Adam Johnson Glad To Stay With Manchester City

Manchester City winger Adam Johnson says he is glad to be staying with the club after reports over the summer suggested he could be sold. Johnson has enjoyed a meteoric rise from Championship football with Middlesbrough 18 months ago, his move to City leading to full England recognition and almost a place in the World Cup squad. But last season City boss Roberto Mancini was critical of the player, who…

August 4, 2011

Preview: Chelsea v Manchester City

Chelsea host Manchester City on Sunday in a match that could end the title aspirations of one of the competition’s two biggest spenders. Chelsea were cruising on top of the English Premier League at the end of October and a second successive title looked a formality, but almost five months on and the script has been given an extensive rewrite. The wheels began to fall off in early November, and…

March 18, 2011

Preview: Man. United v Man. City

Manchester City travel to Old Trafford for a meeting with cross-town rivals Manchester United in an eagerly anticipated clash on Saturday. The early kick-off presents City with an opportunity to close the gap on table-topping United to just two points and any victory would give them a very real chance of winning their first Premier League/First Division title since 1968. But winning at Old Trafford is easier said than done…

February 11, 2011

Mancini Wants City To Clean Up

Roberto Mancini says Manchester City can only win the English Premier League if they start keeping more clean sheets. City have conceded in each of their last six games and sit eight points behind league-leaders and bitter rivals Manchester United ahead of their game at home to West Brom on Saturday. Mancini said: “We have conceded a lot of goals which is a problem so we need to change our…

February 4, 2011

Learn To Win Without Tevez: Mancini

Roberto Mancini has challenged his Manchester City players to rid themselves of what he perceives to be an over-dependence on Carlos Tevez and show they can cope without their leading scorer. Tevez will be suspended from tomorrow’s game at West Ham United, his former club, after picking up five yellow cards, depriving City of a striker who has scored 33 goals in 50 Premier League appearances since arriving from Manchester…

December 10, 2010

Chelsea Spent £9MILLION On Agent Fees For Two players

Chelsea spent more than £9million on agents’ fees this year – but bought just two players. Latest figures from the Premier League put the Blues top of the big spenders list, just as other clubs are cutting back on their own fees. Spending was down on payments to agents by more than £3m in the year to September 30. But that still meant more than £67m was splashed out, with…

December 1, 2010