Man City boss Mancini praises Adebayor after hooking him

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini praised Emmanuel Adebayor, despite hooking him in victory over Blackpool.

Mancini was pleased with the impact David Silva made, but was happy with the contribution of Adebayor, the man he took off.

"Manu played very well but I needed to change something," he said. "We didn't play well for the first hour or so but we improved towards the end and I'm pleased we won.

"We must improve and we will, but when you only get all your players back a few days before a match, it makes preparation difficult."

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