Man City boss Mancini explains Balotelli absence

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli was again missing for victory over Aston Villa yesterday.

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli was again missing for victory over Aston Villa yesterday.

Mancini confirmed Balotelli, who was absent from the matchday squad for a second successive week, had suffered a back injury in training.

He said: "Yesterday in the training session he had a problem in his back and said he couldn't play."

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