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Roberto Mancini: The league is probably still United’s to lose

The Manchester City manager was remaining downbeat after his team’s 2-0 win over Wolves brought them within three points of top spot.

Mancini takes in the action at Molineux.
Mancini takes in the action at Molineux.
Image: Tim Hales/AP/Press Association Images

MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER Roberto Mancini continued with a recent theme of downbeat acceptance that his side are out of the title race – despite the fact that a win against rivals next Monday would secure first place.

Mancini told Sky Sports that Manchester United ‘have a bigger chance than us’ at the moment following City’s 2-0 win over Wolves on Sunday.

The Italian said he was pleased with his team’s form as they approach a date with United at Eastlands on Monday, April 30. He added:

We have three difficult games. They couldn’t be more difficult.

City are now only three points behind Alex Ferguson’s United after the champions gave up a two-goal lead to draw 4-4 with Everton earlier in the afternoon.

City play Newcastle away and QPR at home after they entertain their cross-city rivals. Asked if he still considered his team out of the title race, Mancini responded:

We are there. They have a bigger chance than us at the moment. Probably yes. United, after us, have two, not easy, but not difficult games.

Manchester City have a vastly superior goal difference so a win by any margin over United would put Mancini and his side firmly in the Premier League driver’s seat.

Read: As it happened: Man United v Everton, Premier League

Read: As it happened: Wolves v Manchester City, Premier League

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