Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was pleased with matchwinner Carlos Tevez after victory over Swansea City.

City struggled in the first half but upped the tempo after the introduction of Mario Balotelli at half-time.

When asked what he had said to his players at the break, Mancini mumbled a possible joke about shooting "against three or four players".

Mancini was however clear when asked about the performance of Tevez, who scored his first goal since September 1.

Mancini said: "He played well but Carlos also played well against West Bromwich.

"He worked hard for the team. It is an important goal and I am happy for him."