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Man City boss Mancini serious about winning Carling Cup

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says they're serious about winning the Carling Cup.

Mancini accepts the Carling Cup is still the most obvious route to an end to City's 36-year trophy drought.

Last season, City got as far as the semi-final stage, only to be beaten by a Wayne Rooney header in the last-minute of a tense two-legged semi-final against Manchester United.

At the time, Mancini and his team were devastated.

Now, he looks back with a positive attitude mixed in with the disappointment.

"Those games came at a very difficult moment for us, just as tomorrow's game does," he recalled. "The defeat was difficult to take because over the two games we played at the same level and deserved to take the tie into extra-time against Manchester United.

"But when I look back now it was still a very important experience for us because we produced two good performances against them."

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