Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini took the blame for his side's defeat at Ajax which left them struggling to keep their Champions League campaign alive.

City surrendered a lead to crash to a 3-1 defeat at the Amsterdam ArenA which left them bottom of Group D with three matches to play.

The Italian said: "They were better than us. They played better football. It is my fault, I didn't prepare well for the game and I take the blame."

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