The striker left the Etihad in 2009 after being stuck behind the likes of Jo, Benjani and Felipe Caicedo, and represents the last jewel to have emerged from the club's academy.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Brendan Rodgers and Mauricio Pochettino paid the price for fielding weakened sides on Thursday, but UCL qualification is just as accessible via the Europa League.
After FIFA announced plans to hold the 2022 World Cup in November and December, Goal looks at the impact on players, clubs, competitions and continents.
The Premier League leaders were hammered on New Year's Day, with the 21-year-old bagging two goals and two assists, and must adapt for the Capital One Cup final.
The Chelsea and Real Madrid managers have proved themselves capable of wielding great influence over matches from the sideline and will be able to make better use of their squads.
The defender doesn't have the star power of others in Southern California, but his manager says he's one of the best in the business.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Croatian will likely be treated as the villain after his penalty miss, but it was wastefulness from Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli that cost Brendan Rodgers' side
The manager is left considering the cost of his decision to leave Harry Kane on the bench as Spurs bowed out of Europe after a shocking error from Roberto Soldado.
The IFAB is preparing to vote on the introduction of a fourth substitute in football – and its addition will have a huge impact on the game.
The Barca star had what was paradoxically his best and worst game of the season, while those complaining about Qatar and Russia should look closer to home.
It was a busy offseason for the Colorado Rapids, who struggled during the second half of coach Pablo Mastroeni's debut season.
For the Impact, 2015 isn't just about rebounding from a disastrous 2014 campaign in which they finished last, it's also about finding a foothold in a difficult sporting landscape.
The 23-year-old goalkeeper is competing for the Colorado Rapids' starting job after being unseated as the Philadelphia Union's No. 1.
Wednesday's 3-1 defeat to Monaco has left the Frenchman on the brink of his most embarrassing Champions League exit yet and the sense is of a coach who has reached his ceiling.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A number of high-profile Mexican stars have struggled for European clubs this season, but some others have been able to thrive.
The Ligue 1 side offloaded stars last summer and looked ill-equipped for the Champions League, but its dismantling of Arsenal was its best performance this season
Diego Simeone's men were beaten at their own game in Germany and, deprived of several key players, face an uphill battle to make the Champions League's last eight.
The Gunners were beaten 3-1 by Arsene Wenger's former side Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
After a disheartening 2014 campaign, the Portland Timbers will look to solidify their back line and return to the playoffs.
The French side recently clocked up 1,400 minutes without conceding a goal in regulation play and defensive strength is key to its chances of beating Arsenal