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Mancini Man City record saw Hughes sacked last term

Roberto Mancini's record at Manchester City this season cost Mark Hughes his job last term.

Mancini has gathered the same number of points from Manchester City's opening 13 matches this season as Hughes did a year ago..

Yesterday's goalless draw against Birmingham leaves Mancini's side in fourth place with 22 points, the same total acquired by Hughes, who was sacked four games later after his 17th game ended in a 4-3 win against Sunderland.

The lack of improvement, despite Mancini's £140million outlay this summer on James Milner, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Jerome Boateng and Aleksandr Kolorov, puts the Italian under huge pressure, particularly as fans chanted yesterday for Craig Bellamy, who has been forced out on loan to Cardiff.

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