“He [Mancini] is angry, as you can imagine,” City assistant manager David Platt said.
“He’s just taking stock of the situation and is calming down himself. He doesn’t want to come out and say things that might get him in trouble.
“We weren’t really at it - all through the game we were out-worked by Everton and when you have moments in the game when you get back into it and it doesn’t go for you, it’s frustrating.”
However, City were left fuming at a referee decision which denied them a clear-cut penalty, when Marouane Fellaini handled the ball inside the box. The referee awarded a free-kick, claiming the offence occurred outside the box.
“You’ve just played it to me and it’s not even on the line of the area, it’s three yards inside,” he said.
“People can draw their own conclusions, but we didn’t get it. Perhaps we could have got more out of the game if the decisions had gone for us.”