Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was pleased with Mario Balotelli's on-field discipline in victory over Bolton Wanderers.

Balotelli, to give him his due, appears for now to have taken on board his manager's advice not to argue with referees or react to opponents, playing with considerable restraint in the face of occasional provocation.

"He would probably have reacted a few weeks ago," Mancini said. "You get a lot of kicks in the Premier League, it's different to Italy but he can score a lot of goals for us."

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