'They showed him no respect,' said the City manager. 'They should have shown more respect than they did. But he handled it well and he was OK after the game.'
More pain: Manchester City's Wayne Bridge holds his head after a heavy tackle
The former Chelsea player was taunted throughout the game by sections of the home crowd following the revelations that his ex-partner Vanessa Perroncel had an affair with his England team-mate John Terry.
Bridge returned to the City first team after three months out with a knee ligament injury. He was substituted after 85 minutes but Mancini was full of praise for the defender.
'He did very well. It has been a difficult 11 days for him but he played well and is going to be an important player in the future.
'He came off because he tired towards the end in his first game for a long time.'
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