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Clattenburg takes charge of derby



Mark Clattenburg will be the man in the middle when City visit United in the derby on Sunday.

The 36-year-old County Durham referee, a trained electrician who has been on the Barclays Premier League list for the past seven years, will not be anticipating too many sparks to fly as statistics show the Blues and Reds as number one and two in the Fair Play table as well as in the points standings.

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Behind the scenes: Getting ready for Villarreal

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Top means nothing yet, warns Mancini

Mancini Mid Villa

Roberto Mancini will take his buoyant Blues to Old Trafford next week as Premier League leaders after City wrecked Aston Villa's unbeaten record with a 4-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.

Match Report

City v Aston Villa


Irrepressible. That's the only way to describe this team at the moment. Their second four-goal victory took City to the top of the Barclays Premier League in a fashion to delight the fans.