Man City boss Mancini admits Pantilimon will keep place for FA Cup final

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

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].”

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