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Mancini shrugs off pressure despite Man City's FA Cup debacle

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London, Feb 25(ANI): Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists that he is not under pressure despite his club being dumped out of the FA Cup after losing to Stoke City.

Wednesday's 3-1 defeat means Champions League qualification is City's only hope of salvaging a stuttering season. Striker Craig Bellamy's goal did give the lead to City, but Stoke opened the scoring in the 79th minute through substitute Dave Kitson, goals from Shawcross and Tuncay in the extra half-hour. "I'm not feeling any pressure, none at all, I just feel disappointment. We played well and had six or seven good chances," The Sun quoted Mancini, as saying.Now we have 13 league games left and we need some good results," he added.

He further said he was disappointed because of the loss, and the red card to striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

"My opinion is that we played very well. We dominated the game and had six or seven chances to score a goal before the sending off of Emmanuel. Football is strange. When you play well and have a lot of chances, if you don't score something can change the game," Mancini said.

"Until the situation it was our best performance in the last three or four games. Manu played very well, fantastic. For me - maximum yellow card, it was not so dangerous," he added. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 15:30 [IST]
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