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.

English Premier League will be back after the international break, and the fans, who have been waiting with bated breath for the league to resume, will have some joy at last! TheHardTackle previews each and every encounter from England's top flight. What could be the major talking points - Joey Barton's QPR debut against Newcastle or Arsenal's new signings taking the league by storm?

Owen Hargreaves is in line for a shock move to the Blue half of Manchester after spending four seasons at Old Trafford and the Englishmen's desicison is sure to ruffle some feathers among Old Trafford faithfuls. Here is THT's look at both sides of the coin as resident authors Nitin and Nipun put forward their points in favour and against Hargreaves' decision.

Another action-packed weekend in the Barclays Premier League saw Man City retain pole position and Wolves maintain their 100 percent start to the season. THT looks back at the most telling moments during round two of games as Liverpool heaped further misery on Arsene Wenger and his Gunners.

After a season of intense scrutiny, sometimes unbearable pressure (for the players and manager at least), with the weight of expectancy at times threatening to bury the team, will they now push on and hit new heights, having met the targets set out for them? Howard Hockin previews Man City's upcoming season.