Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini claimed he might have substituted striker Mario Balotelli after just five minutes of his side's frustrating draw with Sunderland.
The enigmatic Balotelli may have scored twice but Mancini was frustrated by his fellow Italian's performance as City surrendered two potentially vital points in the title race. It has been another eventful week for Balotelli, who turned up unannounced at an Inter Milan press conference on Monday and Mancini said he could not be trusted.
When asked if he thought about taking Balotelli off, Mancini said: "I thought this after five minutes but in the end he scored two goals."
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