Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 1/17/12
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Mancini felt Maynor Figueroa should have been sent off in the 88th minute of his side's victory and duly made the gesture. Ever since City's FA Cup defeat to Manchester United, Mancini has been embroiled in rows over controversial refereeing decisions. Against United he lambasted Wayne Rooney for what he felt was the striker's part in getting Vincent Kompany sent off. Then, three days later, Mancini got involved in a tunnel row with Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, who accused the Italian of doing exactly the same thing following Glen Johnson's two-footed tackle on Joleon Lescott. On Monday night, Mancini was up in arms that Figueroa, having completely misjudged the bounce of Nigel de Jong's long punt forward, only got a yellow card when he handled the ball to prevent Sergio Aguero running through on goal from the halfway line. Watching on TV, Rooney was quick to make a sarcastic comment. "Was Manchini (sic) asking for red card?" Rooney wrote on Twitter. But Mancini defended his a...
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