Manchester City boss Mancini refusing to give up title hope

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is still hopeful his side can pip local rivals Manchester United to the Premier League title

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Roberto Mancini's side trail league leaders Manchester United by five points PA Photos

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Roberto Mancini is refusing to give up hope of Manchester City winning the Premier League title, despite trailing leaders Manchester United by five points with seven games remaining.

United extended their lead at the top with their 2-0 triumph at Blackburn Rovers on Monday after Sunderland held Mancini’s men to a 3-3 draw at the Etihad Stadium at the weekend.

But with his side set to take on the defending champions at Eastlands on 30 April, Mancini is adamant that “anything can happen” in the run-in as the Citizens gear up for a trip to Arsenal on Sunday.

“If they win all their games, we will congratulate them as they deserve to win the title, but seven games to the end, I believe anything can happen,” Mancini told a news conference on Thursday. “We lost four points in two games, so it is possible also for them.

“Maybe in this moment there are some that do not believe because it is difficult, but in football we can believe always.

“It is important we go to win our game and after that we see what happens. We then play a derby, which can be three points and there are six other games and in that they can lose points.”

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