Roberto Mancini’s Well-Oiled Manchester City Team Is All But Complete

The emphatic drubbing of Spurs suggests City's transformation from the big spending pretenders to genuine Premier League title challengers is all but complete, and a cap must be doffed toward the direction of Mr Mancini for sticking to his principles, despite staunch criticism and the undoubted temptation to please, during what has been a transitional period for the club.

2011 has been a red carpet for a few teams and quick sand for a few others. The fixture clutter is yet to clear out and this midweek brings another round of mouth-watering encounters.

The winter transfer window is here and a few transfers will take place at most English clubs. TheHardTackle gives a look at the transfer discussions centered around the blue side of Manchester.