Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was a happy man after seeing his side put their derby disappointment behind them to keep in touch with arch rivals Manchester United.
The Barclays Premier League champions beat the Magpies 3-1 and it was the perfect response to their 3-2 derby defeat last weekend, and Mancini was delighted with the application of his players.
He said: "It's important because when you come from a defeat - any defeat, but particularly against United - it's important to start to win quickly, and we started here, where I don't think a lot of teams can win."
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