Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was delighted with the performance of Matija Nastasic in victory over Aston Villa.

The Serbian defender helped City to three successive clean sheets in the 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

"We don't have Vinnie at the moment and he's very important to us but Matija is playing very, very well at the moment," Mancini told City's website.

"He's young and he probably needs to improve - he needs to learn the Premier League more but I'm very happy with his performance tonight and in the last game.

"Vinnie will be back for either for the FA Cup game against Barnsley or against Everton the week after."