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Manchester City's Mario Balotelli of Italy sits to watch a Group D Champions League soccer match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid Tuesday
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has strongly rebuffed claims that he had a bust up with Mario Balotelli after the striker was left out of Manchester City’s squad for their Champions League tie with Real Madrid.
Balotelli watched on from the stands as City lost 3-2 at the Bernabeu, with reports suggesting the player and manager had clashed before kick-off.
But Mancini says he wanted to play with just one striker and did not want any more than two strikers on the bench with Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko favoured in front of Balotelli and Carlos Tevez starting.
The City manager was responding to questions following a newspaper report in Britain that suggested the striker was dropped because of a late night-out following the Blues’ draw with Stoke City last weekend.
Mancini said that Balotelli, who is of Gha...
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Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson will serve a three-match ban after admitting a charge of violent conduct for elbowing Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli in the face during a Premier League match.
The incident took place during Saturday's 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium but was missed by the referee. The Football Association took retrospective action after the elbowing was...
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists he has not fallen out with Mario Balotelli.
Mancini has a tempestuous relationship with the fiery Italy forward.
Frequently the City manager has spoken out about Balotelli's behaviour and general lifestyle, at one point declaring the former Inter Milan man had no future at the Etihad Stadium.
When Balotelli was left out of Mancini...
Mario Balotelli has been left out of Manchester City squad
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli`s relationship with boss Roberto Mancini is once again under stress after the Italian striker refused to quit smoking and went partying late night following their draw at Stoke City last weekend, according to a source.
Balotelli, the striker of Ghanaian descent, was a shock exclusion...
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes Arsenal are serious title contenders this season, ahead of their meeting on Sunday.
The Gunners put their title credentials on the line when they travel to reigning champions City.
The Gunners have made an unbeaten start to the season and currently sit third in the table after four games.
Arsene Wenger's men were written off...
Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson has been granted an extra 24 hours to respond to his Football Association violent conduct charge.
Wilkinson was charged following an altercation with Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli during Saturday's 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium, and was initially given until 6pm on Wednesday night to respond.
However, the FA have confirmed that the...
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has told Mario Balotelli he can continue to smoke as long as he scores goals...
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has rebuffed reports he has had a falling out with striker Mario Balotelli. The 21-year-old...
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes his side are still paying the price for a fractured pre-season.
City head into Sunday's encounter with Arsenal still searching for the form that saw them crowned Premier League champions last season.
The reason for their difficulties is not hard to spot.
From having the top flight's best defensive record, City suddenly look...
Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson will serve a three-match ban after the club decided to accept his violent conduct charge.
Wilkinson caught Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli in the face with his outstretched arm during Saturday's 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium.
The incident was not spotted by referee Mark Clattenburg, but the independent FA disciplinary panel decided...
Stoke City defender Andy Wilkinson has been charged with violent conduct for elbowing Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli on Saturday....
It’s a marquee match in the EPL, Man City v Arsenal, as both teams are unbeaten in the new season. Kickoff is set for 4:00 PM local UK time. The match will take place at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on Sunday, September 23, 2012.
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“I am upset we lost Aguero for four games at the start of the season and it...
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart felt the players should accept the blame after narrowly failing to score a famous win at Real Madrid .
The Barclays Premier League champions were six minutes away from a memorable victory at the Bernabeu before a late turnaround saw them crash 3-2 in their Champions League opener.
Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed the winner...
Jose Mourinho should send his dry-cleaning bill to Roberto Mancini, with an attached note: ''Roberto, will you pay this? It was, after all, partly your fault.''
Sliding on his knees in exaltation across the turf of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, leaving grass stains on his trousers, must have exasperated the Real Madrid manager's tailor.
But the celebration...