Manchester City kept their slim title hopes alive thanks to a 3-0 win against 10-man West Bromwich Albion but Arsenal remain hot on their heels after a 2-1 victory against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says the faltering Premier League side`s season is far from a "disaster", but his 100th game in charge is unlikely to be a celebratory occasion after he conceded defeat in the title race on Friday.
Manuel Pellegrini insists he feels no pressure to keep his job as Manchester City manager but that won`t stop speculation that his time in the job will end this season following their elimination from the Champions League on Wednesday.
Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed a suggestion his days as Manchester City manager may be numbered as his side prepare to try to overturn a 2-1 deficit to Barcelona in Wednesday`s Champions League last 16, second leg.
English champions Manchester City will look to score their 1000th Premier League goal when they play Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday. James Milner scored their 998th goal in the last league outing, against Leicester on March 5.
Argentine Martin Demichelis has extended his stay at Manchester City till the summer of 2016 his club announced on Thursday. The central defender has decided to extend his contract for another year under manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Manuel Pellegrini has warned his club captain Vincent Kompany that he is not assured of regaining his place in Manchester City`s starting line-up after he was left out of his side`s 2-0 victory over Leicester at the Etihad Stadium.
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.
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 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.