Mancini: We won't bottle it
Roberto Mancini is convinced Manchester City will not bottle their Premier League title challenge.
City head to Newcastle on Sunday for their penultimate game of the season, leading Manchester United on goal difference. Yet they could hardly be facing a trickier task, coming up against the league's in-form team and their brilliant 13-goal striker Papiss Cisse. It would be enough to make anyone sweat and the Blues have only just recovered from a nightmare run when they dropped points against Swansea, Stoke, Sunderland and Arsenal within the space of a month. Mancini cannot say whether they will succeed or fail. However, the Italian is certain. If City's first championship since 1968 is not secured, it will not be because they choked. "That won't happen," he said. "It happened six weeks ago. I don't know why. Probably because we had some important players injured. But it won't happen now. "We can lose because in football you can lose every game. But I am sure we will play a good game."