Mancini plays down Hughes return

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says Sunday's Premier League game with QPR is not a battle between him and previous City boss Mark Hughes, but says he is expecting a "difficult" game against the relegation-haunted Hoops.

Mancini says the game against QPR will be more difficult that City's previous games against Manchester United and Newcastle because both sides are playing for such high stakes.

Mancini's team will win the Premier League and be English champions for the first time since 1968 if they win the match, whilst QPR - barring an unrealistic swing in goal difference - need a point to stay up.

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