3:07 AM EDT, Mon April 21, 2014
Pellegrini promises Blues will fire against West Brom

Pellegrini promises Blues will fire against West Brom

City were below par against Sunderland but the manager says his team are ready to start the process of overhauling Liverpool
The Guardian 9 hours ago
Manchester City v West Brom, Premier League, 8pm Mon 21 April

Manchester City v West Brom, Premier League, 8pm Mon 21 April

David Silva a doubt for visit of West Bromwich Albion Manchester City trail Liverpool by nine pointsManuel Pellegrini believes Samir Nasri can provide the x-factor in Manchester City's bid to stay in the title race, as the manager waits anxiously on David Silva's fitness for Monday's visit of West Bromwich Albion.Chelsea's 2-1 defeat to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge coupled with Liverpool's 3-2 win at Norwich means City are nine points behind the Merseyside club having played two matches fewer.
Silva fighting to be fit for Baggies clash

Silva fighting to be fit for Baggies clash

City's inspirational midfielder should make Monday night's do-or-die Etihad meeting, having been suffering with an ankle problem since the derby win.
Manchester Evening News 17 hours ago
Liverpool win keeps them ahead in title race

Liverpool win keeps them ahead in title race

See how Liverpool's win over Norwich affected the standings at the top of the Premier League ahead of City's trip to West Brom.
Penalty focus: Have spot-kick decisions helped Liverpool or City?

Penalty focus: Have spot-kick decisions helped Liverpool or City?

The two teams have earned more Premier League penalties than any others this season - but how many have they deserved and what effect have they had on the table?
The Guardian Apr 19, 2014
Everton's Gareth Barry in two minds as possible final home game beckons

Everton's Gareth Barry in two minds as possible final home game beckons

The on-loan midfielder faces Manchester United on Sunday after an impressive season for Roberto Martínez's side, frustrated that he is barred from playing against his parent club CityGareth Barry could be making his final Goodison Park appearance for Everton, against Manchester United, on Sunday afternoon. He is not certain whether it will be; nothing has been decided for next season yet and there is still the possibility of extending his loan or making his move to Merseyside permanent, but he knows for sure he will be unable to take part in the last home game of the season, against...
Agony for young Blues in League Cup final

Agony for young Blues in League Cup final

The young Blues were beaten by two goals in the last 20 minutes of the second leg at the Madejski Stadium after taking a 3-2 lead from the match at the Etihad Stadium.
In pictures: City player ratings averages

In pictures: City player ratings averages

Following City's draw with Arsenal, check out player rating averages from the Premier League for every Manchester City player here.
Ten reasons Messi should join City

Ten reasons Messi should join City

Reports have again emerged from Spain linking the Barcelona star with the Blues - here are 10 reasons why he should and could make the move.
Live: Manchester City latest

Live: Manchester City latest

Build up to the Blues' Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium in our rolling live blog.
Silva the key to City success

Silva the key to City success

David Silva’s absence has been the key to City’s struggles this season even though he was overlooked for the PFA Player of the Year award.
The Guardian Apr 18, 2014
Manchester City's Yaya Touré believes African players are undervalued

Manchester City's Yaya Touré believes African players are undervalued

'Proper recognition comes only from the fans' says midfielder Touré will be disappointed not to win Player of Year awardYaya Touré believes he is undervalued as a player because he is African and that the standings in the game of his fellow Ivorian Didier Drogba and Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o have suffered for the same reason.His Manchester City team-mate Samir Nasri claimed recently that Touré would be celebrated as one of the world's best midfielders if he was not African. In an interview for Football Focus on BBC World News, Touré said: I think what Samir was saying was definitely true.
The Guardian Apr 18, 2014
Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City will be frustrated if title lost

Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City will be frustrated if title lost

City seen as favourites due to style of play says manager 'Team's spirits hit by draw with Sunderland'Manuel Pellegrini has admitted he will find it frustrating should Manchester City not win the title, and said his team had been regarded as favourites due to their style of play.City have endured the worst week of their season after losing to their title rivals Liverpool and then drawing with Sunderland, the bottom team. This means the Premier League is no longer in City's hands as they are six points behind Liverpool having played one match less.
Pellegrini insists he has support of City bosses

Pellegrini insists he has support of City bosses

Blues manager is already planning for next season and isn't feeling extra pressure after a week that has seen title bid flater.
The Guardian Apr 18, 2014

Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion: match preview

By the time West Bromwich Albion arrive at the Etihad Stadium on Monday evening, Manchester City will hope that both Sunderland and Norwich City have done them a big favour by defeating their title rivals, Liverpool and Chelsea. This is how desperate and how far Manuel Pellegrini's band of multi-millionaires have fallen: looking to the Premier League's bottom and 17th-placed teams to get them back in the race following the dismal draw with Sunderland on Wednesday. Jamie JacksonKick-off Monday 8pm

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