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Mancini 'Angry' After Man City Loss

Mancini 'Angry' After Man City Loss Photo: TT

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was left “angry” after the champions’ title defence was left in tatters after a 2-0 defeat away to Everton on Saturday.

Goals from Leon Osman and Nikica Jelavic, combined with Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over Reading later in the day, left the Sky Blues 15 points off the pace.

“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.”

Ben somerford
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