Mancini: City must be ready if United make mistakes
Published 08:45 02/04/12 By MirrorFootball
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini told his players to be ready to capitalise on any slip-ups from Barclays Premier League title rivals Manchester United after they were held to a 3-3 draw with Sunderland.
Mario Balotelli's second goal of the afternoon and a powerful Aleksandar Kolarov strike inside the last five minutes at the Etihad Stadium earned City a draw on Saturday, but it was not enough to take the initiative back from United.
Sunderland had powered into a 3-1 lead with two goals from Sebastian Larsson and a fine header from Nicklas Bendtner.
Mancini said: "It is hard but we have another seven games. We have done some mistakes in the last games, but also United can arrive in a difficult moment. It is important we are there.
"Before the derby it is important we recover two points."