‘Focus on the league’: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini wants no talk of Wembley final after Swansea draw

By Colin Henrys

Boss Roberto Mancini is refusing to let Manchester City switch their attention to Saturday’s FA Cup final after their stalemate in Swansea.

In a game of few chances, City were unable to break a resolute Swans side, while Michu had a big penalty shout turned down.

The result edges the Blues closer to securing second spot and Mancini wants to seal it against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday before attention turns to Wembley.

“Before the FA Cup final we have another important game,” he told BBC Sport.

“We need to win on Tuesday and then we will prepare for Wigan.

“We had motivation because we want to get second place.”

The Blues boss also believes his side should have done better in front of goal after drawing a blank at the Liberty Stadium for the second year running.

City were hindered by having Ivorian powerhouse Yaya Toure taken off at half-time with injury but Mancini insists their talisman will be back for the FA Cup final.

“The first half was so-so but we missed five incredible chances to score,” he said.

“Yaya Toure was not good, he had a problem in the warm up and when he came off we missed him.

“He will be ok for the final though.”

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