Manchester City fullback Aleksander Kolarov admits rowing with Mario Balotelli ahead of scoring from a free-kick in victory over Sunderland.

Kolarov and Balotelli had both wanted to take the free-kick from which the opener came.

Kolarov told Sky Sports: "I had a normal conversation with Mario about the free-kick and whether it was in a good position for me to take it or Mario.

"It was a good position for me to hit it with my left foot, I knew what I was going to do with it."