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LYON EARN SHOCK WIN AGAINST MAN CITY

Manchester City's Champions League campaign got off to a poor start as the Premier League champions suffered a surprise defeat against Lyon at the Etihad Stadium. Maxwel Cornet drilled the French visitors ahead after Fabian Delph failed to cut out Nabil Fekir's cross. City, who are favourites to win this season's competition

Kevin De Bruyne targeting derby return

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has reportedly been handed a boost in his recovery from a knee injury. De Bruyne is currently spending a prolonged period on the sidelines after sustaining the issue in training just after the start of the season, and the Belgium international is expected to be

Vera leads out Man City at the age of 102

Being a football team mascot is a role usually associated with young children but Manchester City were led out by a 102-year-old supporter ahead of their 3-0 victory at home to Fulham on Saturday. City had only been in existence for 22 years, World War One was still two years from

Manchester City cruise past Fulham at the Etihad Stadium

Champions Manchester City looked close to their sparkling best as they comfortably beat promoted Fulham 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday to stay within two points of early leaders Liverpool and Chelsea. German Leroy Sane, recalled after being left out of the squad against Newcastle, scored inside two minutes with

STERLING WANTS NEW BUMPER DEAL

Raheem Sterling is set to resume contract talks with Manchester City within the next few days with the hope being that his contract stalemate will come to an end, Henry Winter of The Times reports. The 23-year-old has failed to agree a new contract with the club so far, and his

PEP REVEALS DE BRUYNE RELEASE CLAUSE

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has a €250 million (£223 million) buyout clause in his contract and that the Belgium international is not for sale. The tactician spoke to Universo Valdano (h/t Goal Jamie Smith), heaping praise on De Bruyne: "He's very good. He's a very

SILVA HAPPY HE JOINED MAN CITY

David Silva says joining Manchester City eight years ago was "one of the best decisions" of his life, despite interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid at the time. The Spain midfielder, then 24, was signed from Valencia in July 2010. Silva accepts it is a dream for most Spanish footballers to play

Ilkay Gundogan to reject Barcelona approach

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is reportedly ready to turn down an approach from Barcelona in order to stay with the Premier League champions. Barcelona have been linked with a move for the 27-year-old, who has two years remaining on his current deal at the Etihad Stadium. However, the Manchester Evening News

KROOS SAYS SANE MUST IMPROVE

Leroy Sane is not fulfilling his potential and must improve his attitude to do so, says the Manchester City winger's Germany team-mate Toni Kroos. Sane, 22, was left out of Germany's World Cup squad, but has returned for Thursday's Uefa Nations League tie with France and a Sunday friendly with Peru. But

CITY ARE FURIOUS OVER RESCEDULE

Manchester City have serious concerns about the possible state of the Wembley pitch after reluctantly agreeing to play Tottenham only 24 hours after the national stadium hosts an NFL game. Delays to the new Tottenham stadium and the need for the club to extend their stay at Wembley led to a

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