Mancini preparing for "hardest game"
Roberto Mancini has insisted that the title race is not over and that Newcastle United will be "harder" to beat than Manchester United.
Manchester City took control of the Premier League title race with an edgy 1-0 victory in the derby on Monday night which saw them climb to the top of the table due to a better goal difference.
There are of course just two games to go and it would be difficult to turn that around but next up for the leaders is a trip to Newcastle United on Sunday.
Punters looking to use their free bet will have noted that the Magpies put a 4-0 drubbing at Wigan behind them to fully deserve a 2-0 win at fellow top-four chasers Chelsea, and Mancini is expecting no easy ride at the weekend.
"Newcastle will be our hardest game - harder than United. It is strange but it is like this," he said.
"They have had a fantastic season and are playing to get into the Champions League. Their manager is one of the best managers here and it will be a tough game.
"It is another Champions League final on Sunday. We have two - Newcastle and QPR. We have to keep a big concentration until May 13."
United host Swansea in the late game on Sunday while on the final day of the season City host relegation-threatened QPR while United travel to Sunderland.