Remember our close title fights, Vincent Kompany tells Manchester City

Vincent Kompany believes that Manchester City must draw on their experiences of close-fought title victories in 2012 and 2014 if they are to hold off Liverpools challenge this season Vincent Kompany believes Manchester City must draw on their experiences of close-fought title victories in 2014 if they are to hold off Liverpools challenge this season. The Belgium defender made only his ninth Premier League start of the season in the the 1-0 deficit from the first leg when they meet Tottenham in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday night. Kompany, David Silva and Sergio Agero are the only remaining members from the championship-winning seasons under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini, when City required victories on the final day to secure …

Sterling maintains Manchester Citys title push against Crystal Palace

Goals in each half by Raheem Sterling and a late third by Jesus gave Manchester City a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace and kept the pressure on Liverpool Manchester City will not let up. They endured, at most, four minutes of real anxiety here, as energy levels dipped and their hosts roused themselves to press for an improbable equaliser late on, but this felt a success as straightforward as they come, against the only team to have claimed Premier League points from the Etihad stadium this season. That late flurry aside, it was a win devoid of drama the kind of routine victory the champions seem to specialise in and that leaves onlookers debating the inequalities in the elite division. …

Tottenham and Manchester City prepare to join the All England Club | Paul Wilson

Tottenham and Manchester Citys Champions League quarter-final is the latest in a line of intrigue-filled English derbies in Europes top competition A new chapter in the colourful history of English teams meeting each other in the Champions League is set to open on Tuesday, when the first European game at Tottenhams scored three goals in a stunning 20-minute burst at Anfield. City did not play badly in either leg but ended up losing them both. After The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Terrys miss sent the shootout into sudden death, where Edwin van der Sar denied Nicolas Anelka to secure a 6-5 win. Avram Grants Chelsea came second in the league to Manchester United that year, …

From Nazi to football hero: the incredible story of Man City’s Bert Trautmann

Famous for playing the 1956 FA cup final with a broken neck, Trautmann went from Nazi soldier to goalkeeping legend and symbol of truth and reconciliation. Now, his life is the subject of a new film Film director Marcus H Rosenmller looks out of the car window, a little spooked. It is only one kilometre from Dachau. Its quite shocking to be coming to Dachau, isnt it? says the British producer Chris Curling. Both men agree there is something eerily appropriate about filming here. They are making a movie about the life of the legendary German Manchester City goalkeeper Allied bombing of Kleve, and was trying to get home to Bremen when he was caught by two American soldiers in …

Premier League fans assess the run-in. Part 2: Leicester to Wolves

Fans rate the season so far, and predict what lies ahead Leicester The mood has really lifted around here in the few weeks since Brendan Rodgers arrived. After months of grim, sluggish football, the Foxes are starting to rediscover their swagger again. It might all be too little too late for this season but the longer-term future is looking bright again. More of this please Hamza Choudhury. Make no mistake, hes going to be a top-quality player at this level, but for some reason he never seems to be able to hold down a place in the team. Yes hes young and we do have three more experienced central midfielders, but if Rachid Ghezzal can find himself a place in …

So who does have the easier run-in, Manchester City or Liverpool? | Marcus Christenson

Fixtures, form and favours from friends could all come into play in the Premier League title race between now and 12 May. Weve crunched the numbers for Manchester City and Liverpool The Premier League has reached the stage where fans of the two title contenders spend a large part of their days looking at the remaining fixtures. We are down to nine games each for Manchester City and Liverpool and it is possible to hazard a guess as to where points could be dropped. On Sunday Liverpool the most blustery days during this spring?