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Man City boss Mancini explains Boateng axing after Balotelli bust-up

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has explained Jerome Boateng's axing for victory over Bolton Wanderers.

Mario Balotelli impressed on the day after his bust-up with Boateng in training.

Mancini insisted: "What happened yesterday was nothing, it was a normal situation that maybe happens at every club every week. He played well today, all that was missing was a goal, but he can still improve in all parts of his game.

"Jerome was in the stands, because I can't put three defenders on the bench. Two weeks ago it was Joleon, a week before that it was Micah, it's a normal situation."

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