Oct 6, 2012 at 12.45pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
3-0
Sunderland
Kolarov (5'), Milner (89'), Agüero (60')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Jimenez Cuellar (3'), Colback (81'), Gardner (88')

Roberto Mancini "happy" with Mario Balotelli

Craig Gardner, Mario Balotelli
© PA Photos
Roberto Mancini is "happy" with the performances of Mario Balotelli, but admits that he could do better.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has insisted that he is "happy" with controversial striker Mario Balotelli, despite the Italy international not performing in the 3-0 win over Sunderland yesterday.

Mancini did admit however that Balotelli, who stormed down the tunnel after being substituted, "can do better".

"Mario worked a lot, he had a chance, I am happy with Mario," The Sun quotes Mancini as saying. "Mario played a good game but I think he can do better.

"When Sergio [Aguero] came on he was fantastic. He's scored one goal, he had another chance and played very well."

City are currently second in the Premier League, four points behind leaders Chelsea.

Craig Gardner, Mario Balotelli
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