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Mancini under fire after City win

Mancini under fire after City win (©GettyImages)
Mancini under fire after City win (©GettyImages).

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney have criticised Roberto Mancini for waving an imaginary card at referee Martin Atkinson during his side's 1-0 win at Wigan.

Mancini was up in arms that Maynor Figueroa, having completely misjudged the bounce of Nigel de Jong's long punt forward, only got a yellow card for handling the ball to prevent Sergio Aguero running through on goal from the halfway line.

Watching on TV, Rooney was quick to make a sarcastic comment. "Was Manchini (sic) asking for red card????" he wrote on Twitter. Martinez said: "He has misjudged the bounce but he is not even in his own half. I don't think it is a red card. I've been here long enough to understand that trying to influence the referee is not accepted in the British game."

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Football
Premier League
Sergio Aguero
Maynor Figueroa
Manchester United
Nigel De Jong
Wayne Rooney
Wigan Athletic

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