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 By Simon Curtis

Manchester City's season hinges on matches vs. Chelsea and Barcelona

The ESPN FC crew discuss Manchester City's 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Middlesbrough, for which Steve Nicol believes their trip to Abu Dhabi was to blame.

The post-weekend verdict for Manchester City is once again looking a little bleak.

For the fifth time this season, City fans wake up to the first commute of the week wondering just how the side were beaten at home. Five home defeats at this stage of the season adds up to the worst home record for six years.

Dumped from both domestic cup competitions by supposedly weaker opposition, City have been given a clear lesson in attitude by both Middlesbrough and Newcastle on how to treat the FA and League...

 By David Mooney

Manchester City can have no excuses for their limp FA Cup exit

Championship side Middlesbrough produced a shock 2-0 win over Premier League champions Manchester City in the FA Cup.
Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists his side's loss to Middlesbrough wasn't due to the trip to Abu Dhabi.

There's something about Middlesbrough that will send a chill down the spine of many a Manchester City fan.

Whether it was their surprising 3-0 win over Arsenal in 2001 that pretty much put the death knell on City's Premier League survival chances, or their 1-0 win at Eastlands -- achieved without having a shot on target -- in 2003, or them pipping City to a UEFA Cup place in 2005, or the 8-1 drubbing they inflicted in 2008, there's just something about them and the trend continued with their 2-0...

Wilfried Bony will sit on Man City bench says Swansea director

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says Wilfried Bony is likely to be the club's only piece of business during the January transfer window.

A Swansea director has said that Wilfried Bony is destined to be on the bench for Manchester City.

The Ivorian striker became the biggest signing of the January transfer window when the Premier League champions paid Swansea an initial 25 million pounds for him, which could rise another three million pounds with add-ons.

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But John van Zweden feels City sold Bony on the cheap, citing the 27 million-pound fee Manchester United agreed for left-back Luke Shaw last summer. And he lamented the loss of their...

Liverpool confident of James Milner deal as free agent in summer - sources

The ESPN FC crew delve deeper into the Mario Balotelli experiment at Liverpool, and the entire group seem to be in agreement it may be time for both to part ways.

Liverpool are increasingly confident they will sign James Milner in the summer, sources told ESPN FC.

The England international midfielder will be available on a free transfer if he does not agree a new contract with Manchester City.

The Premier League champions have been in talks with the 29-year-old for some time and have offered him a new deal, while manager Manuel Pellegrini has twice said he expected Milner to commit his future to City within a few days.

No matter the circumstances, Manchester City's James Milner always seems willing to do the dirty work.
James Milner's versatility has attracted the attention of Brendan Rodgers.

However the former Aston Villa player...

By ESPN Staff
11 hours ago

Nicol: A bit of arrogance for City

The ESPN FC crew discuss Manchester City's 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Middlesbrough, for which Steve Nicol believes their trip to Abu Dhabi was to blame.

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