Roberto Mancini salutes moral win after Manchester derby defeat | Daniel Taylor

Guardian

The Italian was emboldened by City's FA Cup comeback but shares selection concerns with UnitedSadly for Manchester City there is no such thing as the FA Moral Cup. "We lost but in our heads we won," was Micah Richards's take on their elimination from the FA Cup. Vincent Kompany concluded that City "were definitely the moral winners" and, when it came to the two managers, it was Sir Alex Ferguson wearing the expression of a man who had just found a dent on his bonnet and no sign of the other car.Roberto Mancini's body language was noticeably more relaxed – at least once the subject of Vincent Kompany's red card had been exhausted. He, too, felt it represented a moral victory and, when it came to the question of what it meant for the title race, his was a long, emboldened speech about it being the day City had proved to him they had th...

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