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Football: Man City reaction pleases Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini praised his side's response to a "very difficult week" after they beat Hull City to rekindle their Premier League title challenge. City exited the FA Cup and Champions League earlier this week after defeats by Wigan Athletic and Barcelona, but goals from David Silva and Edin Dzeko earned them a 2-0 win at Hull on Saturday.

Football: Porto v Malaga starting line-ups

Colombian international James Rodriguez was only named amongst the Porto substitutes for the visit of Malaga in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash. Ghanaian Cristian Atsu was also only named on the bench despite scoring his first goal for the club in their 2-0 win over Beira Mar on Friday night, with Marat Izmailov and Silvestre Valera supporting Jackson Martinez in attack. For Malaga there was a first European start of the season for Julio Baptista, the Brazilian who missed the group stages due to the foot injury that had kept him out for over a year.
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