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Retaining Premier League title difficult, says Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini
Retaining Premier League title difficult, says Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini

A dejected Manuel Pellegrini said it would be "difficult" for Manchester City to catch leaders Chelsea at the top of the Premier League after they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Philippe Coutinho stunner clips Manchester City wings at Liverpool
Philippe Coutinho stunner clips Manchester City wings at Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho scored a sensational winning goal as Liverpool beat Manchester City 2-1 on Sunday to close on the Premier League top four and dent their opponents` title defence.

Manchester City target Reds` Euro fatigue
Manchester City target Reds` Euro fatigue

Manuel Pellegrini believes Liverpool`s exertions in Europe will provide Manchester City with an advantage when the teams meet at Anfield in a crucial Premier League clash on Sunday.

EPL: Manchester City will have edge over fatigued Liverpool, says Manuel Pellegrini
EPL: Manchester City will have edge over fatigued Liverpool, says Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City have will have the edge over Liverpool when the sides meet at Anfield because of the Merseysiders` gruelling Europa League efforts, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.

Champions League: Manchester City, Arsenal failures undermine Premier League's boasts
Champions League: Manchester City, Arsenal failures undermine Premier League's boasts

The Premier League can attract mega riches from global broadcasters but first Manchester City and now Arsenal have proved to be poor ambassadors for the self-proclaimed best league in the world in the Champions League this week.

 Manchester City aim to break new ground by beating Barcaelona
Manchester City aim to break new ground by beating Barcaelona

Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday`s last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders.

Man City to give Barcelona tougher test: Manuel Pellegrini
Man City to give Barcelona tougher test: Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City are in far better form to take on Barcelona in this season`s Champions League than they were when they lost to the same opponents in the competition 12 months ago.

Manchester City won`t surrender title warns Sergio Aguero
Manchester City won`t surrender title warns Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero says Manchester City won`t surrender in the race to catch Premier League leaders Chelsea because they know what it takes to snatch the title at the death.

EPL Gameweek 26, Preview: Wilfried Bony vows to make immediate impact on Manchester City`s title bid
EPL Gameweek 26, Preview: Wilfried Bony vows to make immediate impact on Manchester City`s title bid

Wilfried Bony believes he can be Manchester City`s secret weapon in the Premier League title race as he prepares to make his debut against Newcastle on Saturday.

Chelsea's Diego Costa bemoans exaggerated reaction to challenges
Chelsea's Diego Costa bemoans exaggerated reaction to challenges

Under-fire striker Diego Costa, set to return for Chelsea`s Champions League tie at Paris St Germain on Tuesday following a three-match ban, believes his on-field challenges sometimes provoke "exaggerated reactions".

Manuel Pellegrini urges Manchester City scorer James Milner to commit
Manuel Pellegrini urges Manchester City scorer James Milner to commit

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini again urged James Milner to sign a new contract after he scored in the Premier League champions` 4-1 win at Stoke City.

Man City are back in the groove, says Manuel Pellegrini
Man City are back in the groove, says Manuel Pellegrini

Normal service has been resumed, according to Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, after his side rediscovered their free-scoring touch to beat Stoke City 4-1 and halt a worrying form slump on Wednesday. 

Yaya Toure absence leaves Manchester City title hopes in the balance
Yaya Toure absence leaves Manchester City title hopes in the balance

When Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini carries out his post-season analysis, he will quickly be able to pinpoint that the wheels came off their campaign when Yaya Toure left for the African Nations Cup.

Manchester City short of ideas, says Manuel Pellegrini
Manchester City short of ideas, says Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City were short of ideas in their damaging 1-1 home draw with Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday, manager Manuel Pellegrini said.

Yaya Toure absence not cause of slump: Manuel Pellegrini
Yaya Toure absence not cause of slump: Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini refused to blame the continued absence of Yaya Toure for his team`s collapse in 2015 following their 1-1 home draw with relegation-threatened Hull City.

Stevan Jovetic still has City future: Manuel Pellegrini
Stevan Jovetic still has City future: Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has insisted Stevan Jovetic still has a future with the English champions despite his decision to leave the Montenegro forward out of the club`s Champions Legaue squad.

Diego Costa's aggression key to his performance
Diego Costa's aggression key to his performance

Chelsea striker Diego Costa on Saturday conceded he was “no angel” but also defended his action that resulting in him getting a three-match ban.

Pellegrini tells banned Costa to change his game
Pellegrini tells banned Costa to change his game

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said banned Diego Costa needs to change his game after the Chelsea forward was hit with an immediate three-game ban Friday.

No love lost as managers face EPL title showdown
No love lost as managers face EPL title showdown

It is hard to imagine two more different characters than Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, so it is no surprise that the Chelsea manager and his Manchester City counterpart seem to rub each other up the wrong way.

FA Cup: Manuel Pellegrini avoids Abu Dhabi question after City shock
FA Cup: Manuel Pellegrini avoids Abu Dhabi question after City shock

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini played down the significance of his side`s midweek trip to Abu Dhabi after they were humbled 2-0 at home by Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.