Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has warned captain Vincent Kompany to "pay more attention" when tackling.

Kompany was controversially sent off in last week's win at Arsenal for a challenge on Jack Wilshere. The decision of referee Mike Dean to dismiss him was widely criticised and overturned after a successful appeal by City but, although Kompany was not in the wrong, Mancini feels he should temper his approach.

The 26-year-old was also dismissed for a similar challenge in a game against Manchester United last season and the City boss does not want to keep losing his skipper. Mancini said: "He's a defender. Sometimes when the defender is under pressure he can do a bad tackle but I think he needs to pay more attention, because this has happened two times."

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