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Mancini declares Manchester City title hopes 'impossible'

Although the Italian manager is looking forward to the FA Cup clash with Chelsea on Sunday, he concedes that the 12 point gap to Manchester United is unassailable

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has waved the white flag in the Premier League title race, suggesting the 12 point gap to Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United side is too large.

City won 2-1 at Old Trafford on Monday night thanks to a late Sergio Aguero goal, but admits with seven games remaining, the club's chances are slim.

Mancini even joked that they would need points from their FA Cup run, which continues this Sunday against Chelsea at Wembley to mount any serious challenge to the title.

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