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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

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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.

Kevin De Bruyne: "I just want to win"

Kevin De Bruyne Credit: PA

Kevin De Bruyne believes he will win titles at Manchester City after quitting the Bundesliga for a big-money Premier League return.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder made just five senior starts in a previous spell at Chelsea before being allowed to leave by Jose Mourinho a little over 18 months ago.

It is understood City have paid a club-record fee of around £54million for the Belgian, who's signed a 6 year deal. Days before De Bruyne decamped to Germany in January 2014, Mourinho said: "We know that Kevin didn't adapt very well to the difficult life a Chelsea player has."

"I just want to win. I won two cups at Wolfsburg and I just want to keep on winning, and I think here's a good chance to win some titles with a team who have a lot of quality players. I want to reach the highest level possible. The most important thing is at the end of the season we can be happy and maybe have some titles."

– De Bruyne

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Sterling bags a brace in Vietnam

Raheem Sterling Credit: PA Images

Raheem Sterling scored twice for Manchester City as his new side thumped a Vietnam national team 8-1 in the final match of their pre-season tour.

Aleksandar Kolarov and David Silva also scored two apiece while Marcos Lopes and Jose Angel Pozo grabbed the other goals in Hanoi.

It was City's fourth victory of the tour after wins over Adelaide United, Melbourne City and Roma, with a single defeat to Real Madrid, and Manuel Pellegrini's squad will now return to Manchester before travelling to Stuttgart at the weekend.

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