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Roberto Mancini has defended his decision to restrict Shay Given's appearances for Manchester City this season.

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini today had a one-word response to speculation that his players want him replaced.

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Shay Given escapes ban for speeding

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West Brom embarrass big spending City

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Keane makes sure Ireland go top after Andorra scare

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Collins injury boost lessens Welsh woes

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Boyata shows money is not everything as youth system shines

Manchester City 2 Timisoara 0 <i>(Manchester City win 3-0 on aggregate)</i>

Mancini pleased to impress Mansour

Roberto Mancini wishes Sheikh Mansour was around every week to act as Manchester City's lucky charm.

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