Mancini, Gerrard clash over Johnson tackle

Mancini, Gerrard clash over Johnson tackle
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Steven Gerrard and Roberto Mancini clash in the tunnel over Glen Johnson's tackle on Joleon Lescott during Liverpool's Carling Cup victory over Manchester City.

Steven Gerrard and Roberto Mancini reportedly clashed in the tunnel after Liverpool's 1-0 win over Manchester City in the first leg of their Carling Cup semi-final at the Etihad Stadium.

Both men were reacting to Glen Johnson's contentious tackle on City defender Joleon Lescott.

While Mancini believed the challenge to be worse than Vincent Kompany's on Nani over the weekend, Gerrard claimed that the Blues boss wanted Johnson to get sent off.

Kompany is currently serving a four-match ban after he was shown a red card during Sunday's FA Cup third-round tie against Manchester United.

"Steven Gerrard can say what he wants," said the Italian. "I said what I think. That is what I am used to doing. It is not important what Steven Gerrard or the other players have said."

The second leg takes place at Anfield on Wednesday, January 25.

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