Balotelli bust-up over - Platt

The visitors' hopes of getting a result were hurt by Tevez failing a late fitness test on a groin injury.

The Argentina striker has been the scourge of Chelsea since joining City.

"Tevez is a good player but also (Edin) Dzeko and (Mario) Balotelli are good players," said manager Roberto Mancini, who dropped the latter to the bench following the moment of madness that saw the forward sent off on Thursday.

Assistant manager David Platt refused to expand on reports of a bust-up between Mancini and Balotelli after the Dynamo game, saying: "What happened on Thursday happened on Thursday. He remains part of our squad."

Source: PA

Source: PA