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Boyata thanks Man City boss Mancini for Chelsea chance

Dedryk Boyata thanked Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini for selecting him for the win over Chelsea.

The Belgium Under-21 prospect admits it was a dream come true facing Chelsea's stars.

He told City's website: "I used to see these guys like Drogba and Malouda on TV, and now I've got the chance to play against them - so thanks to the coach for that!

"It's a big step for me from last year, and it's not the same anymore as when I first got in the team. The coach has shown faith in me, and I'm just doing my best to thank him and pay him back on the pitch."

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