With the spectre of Pep Guardiola continuing to hang over him, Mancini insists City can still retain the title.
"Even though we have lost this game we have shown we can win the title this year," said Mancini.
"It is clear, we need to work hard and stop making mistakes. We can't continue to go one or two goals behind because it is difficult to recover.
"We have a good spirit. Now we need to win four or five matches in a row."