Mancini will not give up title

Roberto Mancini is adamant it is not in the DNA of Manchester
City to concede defeat in the Premier League title race after
Sunday’s win over Chelsea.

Goals from Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez gave the defending
champions victory at the Etihad Stadium, where Joe Hart also saved
a penalty from Frank Lampard.

City still trail neighbours Manchester United by 12 points but
have not given up hope with 11 games remaining.

“We can’t think it’s finished with 11 games to go,” manager
Mancini told
Sky Sports. “It’s not my mentality or the mentality of the
players.”

Hart brought down Demba Ba to concede the 50th minute penalty
but redeemed himself with an excellent save to deny Lampard what
would have been his 200th Chelsea goal.

“If they score the penalty, we still had a chance to win because
we had another 40 minutes,” added Mancini, who has been critical of
Hart in the past couple of weeks.

“I think Joe is the best in England and one of the best in
Europe and I am pleased for him because he saved a penalty.

“But he could do better before with the long ball; he could be
perfect if he wants to.”