Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has played down concerns about his team's away form ahead of Sunday's game at Aston Villa.
The Barclays Premier League leaders will look to arrest a disappointing sequence of results away from the Etihad Stadium with victory at Villa Park this weekend, having won just one of their last six away games.
However, Mancini is adamant the problem is only short-term, and said: "We knew it was impossible to score three goals in every away game. Sometimes you can lose these games."
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