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David Silva

James Lawton: Mancini is still the envy of all his rivals

A strange old memory came into the head at Stamford Bridge. It was of the misguided rush to dash off obituaries of Ernest Hemingway, the great analyst of grace under pressure, when his aircraft crashed and burned in the African bush.

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Mancini happy to keep Tevez in dark over Wembley starting role

Roberto Mancini yesterday indicated that he is seeking to make significant advances into the transfer market when Manchester City's pursuit of the FA Cup and a Premier League third place are concluded, with his conviction that "maybe it will be easier to sign top players" this summer one that may test the club's resolve to meet Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules.