Roberto Mancini laughed off suggestions that defeat by Leeds United in the FA Cup could cost him his job, saying 20 other Premier League managers would also have to go if Manchester City's owners wielded the axe.
Argentine Sergio Agüero scored twice for 2011 winners Manchester City who eased into the quarter-finals with a confident display that was the complete opposite from their abject surrender in a 3-1 Premier League defeat at Southampton last weekend.
Manchester City trimmed Manchester United's Premier League lead to 12 points after Carlos Tevez pounced to earn the champions a 1-0 victory at struggling Aston Villa today.
Manchester City seized the chance to put Premier League leaders Manchester United under pressure with David Silva's double in a 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday while Liverpool enjoyed a 5-0 romp against Norwich City.
Wayne Rooney struck both goals for Manchester United as they recovered from conceding an early goal to earn an unconvincing 2-1 victory over Southampton and open up a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League today.
Fernando Torres scored twice as third-placed Chelsea won 3-1 at Sunderland to record their first Premier League victory under interim manager Rafael Benitez.
Mario Balotelli has accepted a fine of two weeks' wages from Manchester City after withdrawing his appeal against disciplinary action taken by the Premier League champions, the club said today.
Pep Guardiola finds English football "fascinating" and his ambition is to manage a Premier League club in future, the sought-after former Barcelona coach said.
Foreign imports are responsible for the proliferation of diving in the English Premier League, former Chelsea and Norway striker Tore Andre Flo told reporters.
Champions Manchester City climbed to second in the Premier League table after a Carlos Tevez thunderbolt in the second half gave them a 1-0 win over Swansea City on Saturday
Manchester United will commemorate manager Alex Ferguson's 26th year in charge of the team by unveiling a statue of the Scot this month, the Premier League leaders said in a statement.
Arsenal have agreed terms to sell their captain Robin van Persie to Manchester United, the two Premier League rivals said on their websites.
Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez has revealed that he decided to move to the English Premier League after seeing the success Carlos Tevez had in England.
Premier League leaders Chelsea beat London rivals Arsenal 2-1 with goals from Spaniards Fernando Torres and Juan Mata to maintain their unbeaten start to the season while handing Arsenal their first defeat.
Arsenal wasted the chance to go four points clear of Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United when, despite a double from Robin van Persie, they were held to a thrilling 3-3 home draw by Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday.
Former England manager Fabio Capello will be officially unveiled as Russia's coach on Wednesday, acting president of the Russian Football Union (RFU) Nikita Simonyan said.
Carlos Tevez fired a hat-trick and fellow Argentine Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City thrashed Norwich City 6-1 to move within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester United today.
Vincent Kompany's towering header earned Manchester City a momentous 1-0 victory over uninspired title rivals Manchester United to put Roberto Mancini's side within two victories of Premier League glory.
Wayne Rooney's overhead kick for Manchester United against Manchester City in February last season has been voted by fans as the best goal of the 20 years of the Premier League, it was announced.
Tottenham Hotspur suffered a potential blip in their pursuit of third spot in the Premier League after a dire 0-0 draw at Sunderland on Saturday.
Frank Lampard became the first midfielder to chalk up 150 Premier League goals but it was not enough to earn Chelsea victory as they were held to a 1-1 draw at west London rivals Fulham.
Carlos Tevez scored on his first start for City since September in a 4-0 win as the title race took a surprise twist with five matches remaining.
Chelsea missed an opportunity to close the gap on fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur as the lunchtime derby in the Premier League ended 0-0 at Stamford Bridge
Manchester City salvaged a point with two late goals to draw 3-3 at home to Sunderland on Saturday but the result helped tip the balance in the Premier League title race in Manchester United's favour.
Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero is battling to be fit for this weekend's Premier League clash at Arsenal after suffering a "stupid" foot injury last week, the club website said.
Brazil midfielder Ramires signed a new five-year deal with Chelsea that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2017.
Bolton Wanderers claimed a vital 2-1 victory over Queen's Park Rangers to climb out of the Premier League's relegation zone on Saturday in a basement scrap that again raised calls for goalline technology.
Arsenal narrowed the gap on third-placed Tottenham Hotspur to one point when Thomas Vermaelen struck deep in stoppage time to seal a 2-1 win over Newcastle United in a dramatic Premier League match.
Carlos Tevez made a low-key return to action for Manchester City when he completed 45 minutes of a reserve match against Preston North End at the Premier League club's Carrington training ground.
Internazionale defender Walter Samuel has put Premier League London clubs Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hostpur on red alert following his refusal to sign a new contract at San Siro.
Premier league Leaders Manchester City piled the pressure on Manchester United with a 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers to move five points clear of their neighbours.
AC Milan have signed striker Maxi López from Catania after the Serie A club failed to reach agreement with Manchester City to bring in Argentina international Carlos Tevez on loan.
Manchester United moved level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after Alex Ferguson's side overcame Stoke 2-0 while former United player Darron Gibson's goal condemned City to a 1-0 defeat at Everton.
Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez returned after a nine-match absence but failed to inspire Liverpool to victory in a cagey 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Evergreen Paul Scholes marked his return to Premier League duty with the first goal for Manchester United in a 3-0 home win against Bolton Wanderers as the champions moved level on points with leaders Manchester City.
Chelsea wasted the chance to get back into the Premier League title race when held to a 0-0 draw at Norwich and Newcastle United lost 5-2 at Fulham as both sides failed to close in on the top four in disappointing setbacks on Saturday.
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli feels persecuted and could quit English soccer if what he sees as unfair treatment continues, his agent said.
Steven Gerrard ended a troubled year in fine style by leading Liverpool to a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United that sent the Anfield club into fifth place in the Premier League.
Liverpool will not appeal against striker Luis Suárez's eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra, the English FA said.
Manchester United and Wayne Rooney have described as "complete nonsense" a newspaper report that the England striker is set to leave the Premier League champions.
Liverpool striker Luis Suárez has been banned for eight matches and fined 40,000 pounds ($62,800) for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra during a Premier League match at Anfield in October, the FA said.
Premier League leaders Manchester City and champions Manchester United switched attention back to the action and away from controversies surrounding racism with easy wins.
Invincible at home this year, Premier League leaders Manchester City face consecutive away games over Christmas with manager Roberto Mancini wary of offering up unexpected gifts at West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland.
Robbie Keane may have put his English Premier League days behind him but he is determined to show Los Angeles Galaxy's fans the striking prowess that made him a prolific goal-scorer with a host of top clubs.
Second-tier side Crystal Palace stunned Premier League champions Manchester United to win 2-1 after extra time in their League Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford and set up a semi-final against Cardiff City in January.
Manchester City's Champions League debut ended with a group-stage exit after a 2-0 victory over a weakened Bayern Munich side was not enough to put the Premier League leaders through to the last 16.
A sparkling two-goal display by Carlos Tévez overshadowed a promising debut by Edin Dzeko as Manchester City claimed a nervy 4-3 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers to go top of the Premier League.
Manchester United may have kept their powder dry in the transfer window but they remain the team to beat in the Premier League as two goals by Wayne Rooney helped them to a 3-1 home win over Aston Villa.
Sergio Agüero netted twice on his Manchester City debut to help the potential Premier League title challengers get off to an good start with a 4-0 home win over promoted Swansea City .