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It was a penalty, says Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini after draw with Everton

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03 Dec 2012 00:00:00

It was a penalty, says Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini after draw with Everton

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini disagreed with David Moyes’ verdict on the penalty which earned City a share of the spoils.

“I am not happy with some decisions,” Mancini said.

“There were five, six or seven situations that I didn’t like.

“I think the penalty was a penalty. The fourth official was very close with me.

“How it is possible he (Moyes) can see from there what is going on in the box – it is difficult. The referee was there.”

City remain unbeaten in their title defence and have not lost at home in the League for 37 matches, a run stretching back to a defeat to Everton two years ago. Yet Everton remain a recurring problem for City, having lost eight of their 10 previous games against the Merseysiders. Mancini said:

“Everton is always a difficult game because they work hard, they defend very well. “In the second half we played better, probably deserved to score another goal.

“In the end we are not happy but the season is long and this doesn’t change anything.

 “If you don’t pay attention you can lose three points and it is sometimes better to take one.”

Although Carlos Tevez got on the scoresheet, Mancini remains frustrated with the goal output of his strikers. He said:

“In this moment we are not very strong with our strikers. We need them to score more goals.

“They are four top strikers but this can happen during the season.

“It is important they work hard like they worked today. Dzeko, Tevez, Sergio (Aguero), Mario (Balotelli) – I think we will solve this problem.”


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