City crash out

Mancini takes blame for exit

March 16, 2012
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has taken responsibility for the club's exit from the Europa League, saying his players were too complacent in the first half which cost them a place in the quarter-finals.

City went into the second leg at Eastlands a goal behind, and by half-time that was three as Sporting Lisbon took advantage of a poor foul by Mario Balotelli and slack defending.

A second-half onslaught came up short as City won 3-2 but went out on the away goals rule.
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