2 Jan 2012

City manager says they deserved win

9:50 am on 2 January 2012

The manager of the English football premier league leaders Manchester City is bemoaning his luck after his side's shock one nil defeat to Sunderland.

City's chance to move head of their closest rivals crumbled with a stoppage time strike at the Stadium of Light.

Producing the majority of chances City manager Roberto Mancini says his team deserved to win the game and missed as big opportunity to shift three points clear of second placed Manchester United who lost yesterday.

City remain ahead on goal difference.