Title talk impossible - Mancini
Roberto Mancini is adamant that the Premier League title is in Manchester United's hands after they closed the gap to three points.
The City boss spoke out after watching his side relegate Wolves 2-0 at Molineux on Sunday afternoon thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri.
But, more importantly, the result moved City back to within three points of rivals United after they inexplicably threw away a 4-2 lead to draw 4-4 against Everton at Old Trafford earlier in the day.
It means City will win the title if they win their three remaining games - which includes next Monday's massive game against United at the Etihad Stadium - as they have a superior goal difference.
Despite that Mancini insists that Sir Alex Ferguson's men are favourites to retain the title.
He said: "Is it a good day? Not really. We won a difficult game. Wolves are relegated. I don't think they deserve to be there.
"I'm very sorry for them. They fight for every ball. For us, we didn't play well. Only one team can win this title. It's not in our hands. We have three points less.
"You all wrote the title race was finished. Seven days ago, the race was finished. You wrote it. I congratulate Sir Alex Ferguson on a good season.
"After the derby we play Newcastle, who are fighting for the Champions League, and QPR who are fighting relegation. We can talk about the title next Monday night. It's impossible."