Mancini hails super Mario
Roberto Mancini hailed Mario Balotelli’s performance in Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing of Sunderland as “perfect” – even though the striker did not get his name on the scoresheet at Eastlands. Related Stories Mourinho won’t bid for Bale Two-match ban for Grant Hammers investigate racism claims Owen hoping for new deal at United Rooney charged for outburst
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Manchester City 5 Sunderland 0- Blues run riot at Eastlands
Manchester City moved up to third in the Barclays Premier League with an emphatic victory over Sunderland at Eastlands.