My tribe

Mancini admits title is lost for Man City - 'The championship is finished'

Despite beating derby rivals Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford on Monday night, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says his sides hopes of winning the title are gone.

James Milner opened the scoring seven minutes into the second half before a Vincent Kompany own-goal allowed United back in prior to Sergio Aguero scoring a brilliant winner with just over 10 minutes remaining.

The victory allowed City to go within12 points of league leaders United with seven matches left but Mancini ruled out the possibility of a late-season fightback.

"United? No. The championship is finished," Mancini told Sky Sports 1.

"But we deserved to win because we played better, we played good football. We didn't take any risk.

"This is important for us because we can get second position.

"Maybe we have one game in hand and if we win the game against Wigan we go 10 points in front of Tottenham.

"After that maybe we don't have a problem.

"This is for our supporters because they deserve this victory. After being 15 points behind it was important for them."

 Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Manchester City

Andrew Slevison
About the author

Andrew Slevison

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?