Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea

Mancini wins war of embattled bosses

February 24, 2013
By Richard Jolly, Etihad Stadium
(Archive)
The reclusive Russian has neither confirmed nor denied it, but the accepted version of history is that a game in Manchester prompted Roman Abramovich to buy a football club. A decade after the bittersweet brilliance of Manchester United's 4-3 win over Real Madrid, after Ronaldo's magnificent hat-trick and David Beckham's devastating cameo in a lost cause, a Mancunian meeting of two billionaires' playthings offered further evidence of Chelsea's troubles.

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