Mancini tells players to seize their 'one chance' to make history ahead of 'biggest' derby

   Apr 29, 12:51 pm

London, Apr 29(ANI): Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said he will urge his players to grab their 'one chance' to win their first Premier League trophy since 1968 by beating title rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Monday.

Mancini wants his players to take full advantage of United's slip up against Everton, and branded the derby game as the biggest between the two Manchester clubs in 50 years.

"We have only one chance, because they [United] lost points against Everton. One chance. After 50 years, Manchester United and Manchester City are playing for the title," The Telegraph quoted Mancini, as saying.

Mancini reiterated United would still retain their Premier League title even if City overtakes them at the top of the table with a win on Monday, as both the teams would have to play two more games after the derby.

City seemingly has tougher fixtures against Queens Park Rangers, who are fighting to avoid relegation, and a trip to Newcastle United, who are vying for a Champions League spot.

"My opinion is always the same. I think they have more chance than us. We're playing Newcastle. This is very, very difficult. Then we're playing against QPR, and QPR will probably need to win their game. I think [even] if we win this game, they are favourites," Mancini said. (ANI)

Ralf Schumann sees talent in Indian budding shooters Nov 25, 8:16 pm
New Delhi, Nov.25 (ANI): Legendary rapid fire shooter Ralf Schumann believes that India has a rich talent pool of aspiring young shooters, which could yield positive results in the future.
Full Story
Shuttlers Sindhu, Prannoy win at Macau Open Nov 25, 6:42 pm
Macau, Nov.25 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu progressed through to the second round of the Macau Open Grand Prix, while H S Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth advanced to the third round in men's singles event on Wednesday.
Full Story
India strike back after bundling out for 215 in Nagpur Test Nov 25, 6:19 pm
Nagpur, Nov.25 (ANI): India produced a spirited comeback as they removed two South African batsmen after being bundled out for 215 on the opening day of the third Test against the tourists in Nagpur on Wednesday.
Full Story
Harmer takes four as India bundled out for 215 Nov 25, 4:46 pm
Nagpur, Nov.25 (ANI): Off-spinner Simon Harmer claimed four wickets as India were bowled out for 215 in their first innings on the opening day of the third Test against South Africa in Nagpur on Wednesday.
Full Story