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

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

Roberto Mancini happy with Manchester City's display against Sunderland

Roberto Mancini
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Roberto Mancini praises Manchester City for their comfortable victory over Sunderland at home in the Premier League.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was pleased with his side's 3-0 victory over Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday.

Goals from Aleksandar Kolarov, Sergio Aguero and James Milner saw the Citizens bag maximum points at the Etihad Stadium and also keep a clean sheet for the first time this season.

"It's the first time [that we have kept a clean sheet]," Mancini told Sky Sports. "We are very happy for the victory and also for the clean sheet.

"There are sometimes when we were unlucky, we didn't deserve to concede against Fulham, [and] against Stoke, [we conceded] two strange goals.

"But now it's important for [goalkeeper] Joe [Hart]. [On] Wednesday he was fantastic against Borussia [Dortmund in the Champions League]."

Mancini further expressed his delight at City's performance against the Black Cats.

"Today, I think we had a very good performance," said the Italian. "We played very well, didn't take any risks and we scored three goals, but we missed another four or five.

"I'm happy with the performance, it was not easy. Sunderland are a good team and every time they play against us it's a very difficult game.

"I think that all the players that played today played very well, I'm happy for them."

City have moved to second in the league table for the time being with 15 points from seven matches.

Aleksandar Kolarov
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