• Premier League

Three points all that mattered - Mancini

ESPN staff
January 16, 2012
Roberto Mancini was satisfied with the victory © PA Photos

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini shrugged off concerns about his side's performance against Wigan on Monday, saying it was only important to get all three points.

Edin Dzeko's solitary goal was the difference between the two teams at opposite ends of the table, as Wigan gave their more illustrious opponents a difficult night at the DW Stadium. Rather than express concerns about the display, however, Mancini was happy to see his side return to winning ways.

"It was about the victory not the performance tonight," Mancini told Sky Sports. "It was really important to win tonight. We knew that was difficult because Wigan this month have played very well and Roberto Martinez is a fantastic manager.

"I was nervous when it was still 1-0 but that's normal, every player and manager is nervous."

The Italian hopes Dzeko will now rediscover the sort of form that saw him hit the top of the goalscoring charts at the start of the season.

"I'm very happy for him because he deserved to score a goal," Mancini added. "He scored this very important goal for us and I hope he continues it in the next game."

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