Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was delighted with Costel Pantilimon's performance in their FA Cup semifinal against Chelsea.

Mancini revealed he was pleased with Pantilimon's contribution, despite the Romanian conceding a first goal in this season's competition.

"Pantilimon is there to do what he did, Costel did very well but he's a very good keeper - it's what I expected," the Italian declared.

"He's worked very well behind Joe Hart and I think for Joe that's very important.

"He will stay, we have four weeks to think about it but I think he will play [in the final]."