Mancini praises 'important but surprising' Man City win
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini said that the margin of his side's resounding win over Sunderland surprised him.
City, who moved six points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham in the chase for a Champions League spot, thrashed the Black Cats 5-0 at Eastlands.
"I am surprised but I am happy. It is important that we scored five goals," said Mancini.
"We always play to win. If we continue like this we'll finish very well."
Goals from Adam Johnson, Carlos Tevez, David Silva, Patrick Vieira and Yaya Toure leapfrogged City above Chelsea in the Premier League, with the kind of attacking display not usually associated with Mancini's side.
"It was important for us to win this game because we had the chance to go into third position," added Mancini.
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