- Date of Birth: 15 January 1979
- Birthplace: Vratsa, Vratsa, Bulgaria
- Position: Midfielder, Winger
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Ex-Celtic stars Robbie Keane and Craig Bellamy take part in Man City hero Vincent Kompany's testimonial
hero Martin Petrov gave City the lead before Robbie Keane levelled for the Premier League all-star side. Ex-Manchester United and Arsenal
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Arsenal came from behind to record a 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers in their Carling Cup 4th round game. Goals from Arshavin and Park took the Gunners into the fifth round.
Bolton defender Gary Cahill should have left the club this summer; and according to midfielder Martin Petrov, Arsenal and Tottenham have missed out on the best defender in the Premier League.
Many reputable football news websites are writing that Martin Petrov, currently of Man City, is interested in a move to Bolton Wanderers. The Trotters will approach Petrov once his contract expires.
Man City have one of the most gifted players in the world, Robinho - a true match winner who can turn the luck in their favour. The key problem of the Citizens is the lack of understanding between the players, the game against Portsmouth will see if they can play as a team.
Goals from Darius Vassell, Martin Petrov and Benjani were enough to see off Portsmouth; who scored a consolation goal through John Utaka. The victory will quell talks of a potential Sven-Goran Eriksson sacking, as Man City still have an outside chance of European qualification.
Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson praised his battling side after a 2-1 victory against Sunderland gave City a new hope of qualifying for the UEFA Cup next season. Elano scored with 11 minutes to go to put City in the driving seat, but Sunderland hit back minutes later with a Dean Whitehead goal. Darius Vassell restored City's lead in the 87th minute to wrap up the result.
Bolton welcome back Gary Cahill and Kevin Nolan at a crucial time as they host Manchester City today as the Wanderers battle to secure a Premiership spot for next season. Man City will be hoping for a double over the Bolton, after beating them 4-2 earlier in the year.
The Man Utd vs Man City derby commences at Old Trafford this afternoon and the lineups are as follows. Match Preview
Man City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has stressed that he is ok with international breaks despite seeing Micah Richards, Richard Dunne, Vedran Corluka, Martin Petrov, Gelson Fernandes, Jihai Sun, Joe Hart, Andreas Isaksson and Kasper Schmeichel all return from duty this week.
Man City scored their first away victory since August at St. James' Park on Wednesday night as Newcastle slipped to a 2-0 defeat courtesy of goals from Elano and Gelson Fernandes. The end of the road for Sam Allardyce is edging ever closer.
Just when Man City thought they would never find a winning goalscorer, up pops Rolando Bianchi - again - to help Man City to a fantastic 4-2 victory over Bolton at the Eastlands.
Martin Petrov is delighted that his Aston Villa boss, Martin O'Neill, has signalled his intent to stay at the club for the forseeable future. O'Neill has rejected the opportunity of England coach.
Stephen Ireland popped up with a goal in the last minutes of the game to earn Man City a 2-1 victory over Reading. The goal was something special, as the midfielder stormed into the box to volley into the back of the net to cancel out Harper's earlier equaliser.
Joe Hart was the hero as the talented young goalkeeper made a string of top class saves to keep Portsmouth at bay at Fratton Park. The match finished 0-0, but Man City were lucky to head home with a point.
On Monday Sunderland travel to the City of Manchester Stadium as Man City attempt to hit form again after a 6-0 thrashing by Chelsea last weekend. A win for City would be a sixth straight victory for the Citizens, who have a 100 percent Premiership record against the Black Cats.
Brazilian magician Elano kept Manchester City riding high with his fourth goal in three games as Birmingham slipped to a 1-0 loss at Eastlands. Elano shrugged off any lingering effects of jet lag after playing for his country in midweek by maintaining his superb domestic form.
This battle takes on two interesting tales of the tape - Manchester City go into this clash on a three-match winning run in league and cup whilst Birmingham are on a three-match losing streak.
Man City are set to put Giorgios Samaras and Darius Vassell on the market and expect both players to leave the club in January.
Man City 3-1 Newcastle
Man City defeated Newcastle 3-1 to continue Sven-Goran Eriksson's impressive start to the beginning of the year. The impressive Elano was fantastic throughout, turning in a man of the match display, and rounded up a stunning performance with a great goal from a free kick in the last few minutes.
Sven-Goran Eriksson has praised Man City's summer signing from Atletico Madrid, Martin Petrov, for his recent Premiership form. The £5m man grabbed a brace in the 3-3 draw with Fulham last week and has proved to be one of Sven's best signings.