Dismiss Jose Mourinho's tactics as negative if you like – but the tumultuous tussle at the Etihad was, in fact, a great spectacle.
The Football Association wants to reduce the number of non-EU players in England's leagues by half to foster local talent and boost the national side.
Manchester United's signing of the prolific striker Radamel Falcao is a major coup for the ailing English giants, who need a boost after last season.
Having lived all over Europe, Liverpool's new central defender is a seasoned man at 25.
English Premier League 2014-15 preview: from 5-3-2 tactics and touchline doctors to the sack race and third kits.
Manchester City's win over Aston Villa has put the team on the brink of the Premier League title, needing just one point from the final game to win.
City need just four points to take the English Premier League top spot in one of the most unpredictable title races in years.
Defeats in their penultimate games of the season saw the London and Welsh football sides relegated after Sunderland's unexpected win against Man U.
English football club Liverpool will offer captain Steven Gerrard a new contract to keep him at Anfield for at least the next two years.
UK papers say Manchester United manager David Moyes could be fired less than a year after being hired on Alex Ferguson's personal recommendation.
Brendan Rodgers's Merseyside team surged to the top of the English Premier League table after beating Londoners Tottenham Hotspur at home.
Man City moved into second place with a convincing derby win over United, with Arsenal denied crucial points in an own-goal draw against Swansea.
From match postponements to teams surviving wild winds, bad weather across Britain has affected a series of gruelling English Premier League games.
English Premier League clubs spent a record £725mn in this season's transfer windows, with Man United's Juan Mata the most expensive January signing.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor is finding the net again after a rough patch, returning more mature and in control of his emotions.
Juan Mata was not a first choice player for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who as a result felt he couldn't stop the Spaniard from moving to Man U.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has urged fans to remain behind the team as the faltering English champions seek to pull out of a tailspin.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov is not currently on his wish list for the January transfer window.
Former South African and Leeds United defender Lucas Radebe is part of a consortium negotiating to buy a stake in the English football club.