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Mancini – We Deserved To Win

City manager Roberto Mancini hailed City’s 2-1 win at Craven Cottage which moved the blues into fifth in the league and within touching distance of fourth place.

The Italian oversaw City’s fifth away win of the season and said “We played a good game. We deserved the win.”

City scored both their goals in the first half through Roque Santa Cruz and Carlos Tevez but the Italian knows the blues need to be more ruthless in front of goal rather than make it harder than it should be. “We started well, scored two great goals and had many chances to make the game safe a long time before Fulham scored. I thought the whole team played really well, but we needed to take one of the chances early in the second half.”

City could move into fourth spot on Wednesday with victory over Everton and Mancini looked ahead to the game and the remainder of the season. “We must think game after game. We have won this but on Wednesday we have a hard match against Everton. There will be a fight until the end of the season.”

The blues chances of qualifying for Europe were given a huge boost by United, who came from behind to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford, a result that moved the blues two points clear of the Merseysiders with two games in hand.

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