Roberto Mancini believes Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Chelsea on Wednesday evening could be pivotal in his side’s battle to win the Premier League title.
The City boss, whose side are now 6/4 with bookmaker to win the league, was delighted with his players’ desire to win after they came back from a goal down against the Blues.
Gary Cahill’s deflected strike had put Chelsea in front but the returning Carlos Tevez inspired City to victory. They levelled from the penalty spot through Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri netted the winner, which led to wild celebrations from the home fans.
“We had the desire and we wanted to win,” said Mancini. “The guys were fantastic because they wanted to win until the last second.
“Tonight we took three points but not only three points, more than three points.”