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Manchester City

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David Silva deserves more recognition as Manchester City's main magician

David Silva has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City, committing his future to the Premier League champions until 2019.

Shaun Wright-Phillips isn't exactly renowned as an authority on Arthurian legend. But, taken aback by the sorcery of one of his Manchester City colleagues, he christened him "Merlin." The nickname, which stems from the wizard at the mythical King Arthur's court, is probably the lasting legacy of Wright-Phillips' second spell at City.

"Merlin the magician" -- otherwise known as David Silva -- has a range of tricks. He can thread a pass through the eye of a needle. He has an uncanny understanding...

By ESPN Staff
about an hour ago

Pellegrini facing striker injury crisis

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is facing a shortage of striker options for their match against Crystal Palace.

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 By David Mooney

Manchester City aim to wrest control of the Premier League against Palace

In Saturday's Premier League action, Manchester City seek to catch Chelsea at the top of the table with a win over Crystal Palace at home.

From being in a position where they looked so out of the title race that one U.K. bookmaker paid out on Chelsea's 2015 Premire League title win, Manchester City could go back to the top of the table on Saturday evening. It would take a big win and they would have played one game more than their London rivals, but psychologically it could mean a lot as the clubs head into the busy festive schedule. A winning margin of four goals would do it for Manuel Pellegrini's side -- on goals scored.

However,...

 By PA Sport

Joe Hart commits to Manchester City with new contract

In Saturday's Premier League action, Manchester City seek to catch Chelsea at the top of the table with a win over Crystal Palace at home.

Joe Hart has committed his future to Manchester City by signing a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2019.

The England goalkeeper becomes the latest City player to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium, following the likes of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and David Silva.

The 27-year-old told the club's official website: "I'm really happy, I've been here a long time now and I want to keep that going."