With Mario Balotelli gone, City could not get past Julio Cesar. Aston Villa lose yet again
Victory puts City within four points of United before league leaders travel to Tottenham
Harry Redknapp believes win could inspire his team to escape relegation
Newcastle striker left out of Toon squad as he begins talks with London club
Gunners thrash Newcastle 7-3 to go fifth - but they’re still 16 points behind Manchester United
Premier League preview: Arsenal get a break, but Newcastle and Sunderland face tough tests
Thierry Henry, Wilfried Zaha and Pepe Reina are also on Arsene Wenger Christmas list
Goal-getter Eder looks set to be a star of the 2014 World Cup playing for Portugal
Draw with Liverpool sees Chelsea slide into third behind the two Manchesters; Arsenal go eighth
Premier League talking points from the Gunners' capitulation to Liverpool's Messi
Manchester City and Newcastle also admire young Dutch defender. Bendtner in Juve 'quit threat'
Martin O'Neill slams his own fans for targeting Steven Taylor as police probe alleged racist chants
New sponsorship deal with 'legal loan sharks' causes controversy at St James’ Park
Alex Ferguson has defenders to thank as victory puts Man Utd ahead of City on points
Spurs draw against Panathinaikos and Newcastle cruise to victory over Bordeaux
And Theo Walcott backs his claim to play at centre forward with two goals in last quarter
But Liverpool lost a bad-tempered affair against Manchester United
Controversy at White Hart Lane after reports of racist chants by Lazio fans at 0-0 draw
Turin defender is attracting Europe's great and good, while Demba Ba is 'open to Arsenal offer'
Premier League preview: Champions face Anfield test, can United overcome Fulham?