Man City coach Platt admits they considered hooking volatile Balotelli
Platt admitted City had been tempted to substitute striker Balotelli at half-time after he had been booked early on for bringing down Claudio Yacob.
Platt said: "The temptation is there (to substitute Balotelli). He got booked inside 20 minutes.
"We looked at it at half-time but he was causing them a problem and we felt confident just by speaking to him that there was not going to be any loss of head. He looked pretty calm."