Mancini: Decisions cost Man City Wembley place

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes that two refereeing errors cost his side a place in the Carling Cup final on Wednesday evening when they were dumped out the competition by Liverpool. The game finished 2-2 on the night but City lost the two legged tie 3-2 on aggregate.

Mancini told the Telegraph he was not happy with referee Phil Dowd’s decision to award Liverpool a penalty for a Micah Richards handball, describing it as a ‘mistake’: “Without the mistake on the penalty we would probably have won. It was no penalty. It should have been a penalty for us on Dzeko.”

Mancini did however say he was satisfied with the performance despite the result, but lamented his side’s defending for Craig Bellamy’s goal which sealed victory for Liverpool: “Their second goal was a stupid goal when you are winning 2-1 here in a semi-final and concede a goal like we did.”

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