But CSKA Moscow had the last laugh - winning 2-1 at The Etihad Stadium.
Nottingham Forest slumped to yet another defeat tonight, and the pressure is piling on manager Stuart Pearce.
Liverpool forward Divock Origi has recieved high praise from a current teammate.
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson says that he has no plans to leave Swansea City, even if Manchester United came calling.
Newcastle United could benefit from selling Cheick Tiote to Arsenal in January.
West Ham failed in a bid for Sunderland's Connor Wickham this summer, but should they try again?
Tottenham Hotspur could send out shock waves with a deal for Xherdan Shaqiri.
Benfica's in-demand Anderson Talisca showed why the Premier League's elite are coveting his signature in Tuesday night's 1-0 Champions League win over Monaco.
Charles N'Zogbia can provide Aston Villa with the offensive spark which has been lacking in recent weeks, insists Joe Cole.
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez is single-handedly out-scoring four of Manchester United's best talents.