Man City boss Mancini insists Balotelli was not taking mick out of Norwich

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini denies Mario Balotelli was taking the mick out of Norwich City with his goal on Saturday.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini denies Mario Balotelli was taking the mick out of Norwich City with his goal on Saturday.

This time the Italian's attention-grabbing act was to score by nudging the ball over the line with his shoulder after John Ruddy saved his initial shot.

Mancini played down suggestions he was being cocky.

He said: "Mario is like this, he is a fantastic player. He can score a fantastic goal. It was a nice finish, typical Mario."

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