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Mancini: City have a chance...

2012-04-23 11:55

Manchester - Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted for the first time that his side have a real chance of winning the Premier League title this season.

City's 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, combined with Manchester United's 4-4 draw with Everton, means that only three points separate the top two, with three games remaining each.

The two sides meet at City's Etihad Stadium on April 30 and if City win, they will go above United on goal difference.

Mancini has consistently written off City's hopes in recent weeks but with United faltering, the Italian said: "We have still have a chance."

Goals from Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri gave them victory at Wolves - a win that relegated their opponents to the Championship next season - and Mancini said he was happy with their performances.

"I'm happy with our form, but we have three games to go and they are all going to be very difficult.

"I still think United have a bigger chance than us at the moment, even if we get three points in the derby we have Newcastle and QPR, which will be difficult games.

"United after us have two games that will not be easy, but not difficult like it will be for us. But we have still have a chance."

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Comments
  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-04-23 12:19

    Mancini's mind games - A week ago he was publicly saying they had no chance (comments which are not good for his players mind-sets) but now, after seeing Man U allow four goals past them at home, he must really think he has the upper hand in the return match on Monday in front of his home crowd. This season is far from over, teams at the bottom are fighting for survival and the top two are still not guaranteed any silverware! It's been a great Premier league this year (even if my team is only in 7th place!!)

  • Francois Vd Heever - 2012-04-23 12:23

    he is just boosting his players and making them aware if they want to be champs...they have 2 step up...sum of them will surely be grabbed my other clubs for 2012/2013 season

  • KevinHaycocks - 2012-04-23 13:38

    Papisse Cisse will determine the Premiership crown:-)

  • Sharmilen - 2012-04-23 15:18

    Gosh.....does he really believe that his side have a chance. Mind games...is he trying to play the Master at his own game. We all remember what happened to Kevin Keegan when he managed Newcastle and his outburst on live TV and how that gave ManUtd the kick to go on and win the title. The Mastermind is busy working on how his team will draw blood at the Etihad Stadium on 30 April. UNITED, UNITED, UNITED!!!! We all know what happened after ManUtd lost to Wigan...Villa were on the receiving end of a hiding...so draws(especially after leading 3-1 and 4-2) and losses bring out the best in UTD.

  • Nickwill - 2012-04-23 15:18

    ;) We are still United! Everybody goin on as if City will beat United. Wanye Rooney, Papisse Cisse and Robert Zamora all waiting on Mancini!

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