As the souped-up hype machine that is the January transfer window creaks open once more, we look back to some moments of inspiration that helped turn the season around for various Bolton Wanderers managers.
The relative lack of current success for both clubs is threatening to take some of the bite out this most tempestuous of clashes.
Tuesday Team Talk: Uefa need to act to stop pointless exhibitions like England’s San Marino mismatch
England welcome minnows San Marino to Wembley Stadium this Thursday in their latest Euro 2016 qualifier
Six years and £1billion later… the story behind Manchester City’s golden era under Sheikh Mansour ownership
Six years on, after having not won a major trophy since 1970, there now stand four gleaming trophies in City’s cabinet, signalling that their brightest era has just begun
Despite scoring the only goal in the friendly against Norway on Wednesday night, the England captain’s performance in an advanced role brought him widespread criticism.
Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck showed off his samba skills ahead of England’s opening World Cup clash on Saturday
Rochdale are the ‘Liverpool of League Two’, says defender Joe Rafferty ahead of Fleetwood Town battle
League Two pacesetters Rochdale nine points clear of fourth-placed Fleetwood
‘Fergie wouldn’t have done any better’: David Moyes defiant after Manchester United’s loss to Liverpool
Daniel Sturridge scored first-half winner at Anfield
‘Strikers should have played better’: Roberto Mancini tough on goalscorers as Manchester City lose ground
Liverpool draw leaves City nine points behind United.
MM’s weekend wager: Bet on goal flurry in Manchester City’s Liverpool clash and Fulham to throw away lead
Betting tips for all those who fancy a flutter.
Tuesday Team Talk: Super Sunday lived up to name as United punish old foes and Manchester City fail to mind the gap
Whether you’re Blue or Red, Sunday was memorable.