Mancini predicts Man City will join Premier League title race

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London, Dec. 29 (ANI): Two wins in three days without conceding a goal have caused new coach Roberto Mancini to rapidly revise his opinion about the future of Manchester City. He now believes that club has the potential to join the Premier League title race.

Last week he reckoned the most they could hope for was a Champions League spot.

"It is realistic to go for the title. There are another 19 games to go and, if we can concentrate, it is possible. We have a good team and if we play more on the pitch we can arrive in the top four," The Sun quoted him, as saying.

The Italian watched as two-goal Carlos Tevez and a Javier Garrido free-kick sent Wolves packing at Molineux.

He said: "We have to play match after match. Is the team better than I first thought? Yes."

Craig Bellamy was recalled in place of 32-million-pound flop Robinho and repaid Mancini's faith with an inspired performance.

He said: "I am at a club trying to go places and I want to be part of it as long as I can." (ANI)

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