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Manchester City stars help to launch worldwide charity projects

Manchester City's Yaya Toure and Gael Clichy along with the women team's Steph Houghton and Izzy Christiansen have helped to launch the second year of the the club's Cityzens Giving campaign.

Nine projects around the world are being supported to help young leaders deliver football inspired projects for social good.

Today one of those, Boots and Beats - a scheme uses music and football to engage with 500 unemployed people in the Manchester area - held a special session at the club's Etihad Campus.

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David Cameron and Xi Jinping arrive at Etihad campus

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Manchester City give one young fan a birthday to remember

A young Manchester City fan received the birthday present to top all birthday presents.

Nine year old Charlie Booth from Bredbury in Stockport, along with 17 of her friends, were picked up by City's official team bus and taken on a behind the scenes tour of the Etihad Stadium.

They were shown around the ground, including the changing rooms, before watching the Blues' Premier League win over Bournemouth.

The birthday party experience was a thank you for Charlie's contribution to City's community work.

The experience is available for other City fans as part of a new kids birthday party initiative by the Club.

To find out more or to book a Birthday Party please call 0161 444 1894 – Option 4, Option 2. The mascot and coachbookings are subject to availability.

Alternatively go to www.mcfc.co.uk/tours

Pellegrini - League Cup success could be platform to Premier League title

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes success in the Capital One Cup this season could help his team's quest to be crowned Barclays Premier League champions. City go into today's league clash at Tottenham on the back of a midweek League Cup win at Sunderland. The last time City won the league, in 2014, they also won the League Cup at Wembley. Pellegrini believes a cup run can only help his team.

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