CITY DENY REPORTS OF DRESSING-ROOM BUST-UP

April 8, 2012
By PA Sport

CITY DENY REPORTS OF DRESSING-ROOM BUST-UP

Manchester City tonight denied rumours of a post-match punch-up in their dressing room after today's Barclays Premier League defeat at Arsenal.

The aftermath of City's loss, which could spell the end of their title hopes, saw suggestions emerge of a physical confrontation between members of their squad at the Emirates Stadium.

But a club spokesman dismissed that this evening, saying: ``It is rubbish.''

Today's result left City eight points behind Manchester United, prompting manager Roberto Mancini to admit their title hopes were ``probably'' over.

The match also witnessed another meltdown from Mario Balotelli, who was sent off in the dying moments for a second yellow card after getting away with what looked a certain sending-off offence in the first half when he caught Alex Song with a nasty, knee-high challenge.

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