Carlos Tevez now smiles better with Manchester City

Last updated : 17 January 2011 By Daily Mail

No sulking from Carlos Tevez when he was substituted this time, just heartfelt applause for the Manchester City fans who immediately recognised the significance of his actions.

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It is little over a month since Tevez responded to being taken off at home to Bolton by clashing angrily on the touchline with his manager Roberto Mancini and slapping in a transfer request.

After a fraught but enthralling victory, the Argentina striker cut a much happier figure as he stood outside the dressing room and insisted that his problems are behind him.

'They were different moments,' said Tevez when asked about the contrast in his reaction.

Family matters: the City star with his kids prior to kick-off

'The issue is already in the past. 'I had my differences with the boss but we spoke as two men and everything is solved. I am very happy here.'

Even more so because he was heading off to see his two daughters, Florencia and Katia, who were mascots for the game.

Enlarge  The separation from his children in Buenos Aires was one of the issues raised by Tevez when he demanded to leave City last month.

He was able to smile on Saturday despite initially being shunted out on to the left flank to accommodate new £27million signing Edin Dzeko.

'That's what the team needed,' said Tevez. 'I was happy to help and I did my best. We had to change it but I was still happy to play that way.'

Mancini abandoned the strategy when Wolves enjoyed much the better start and his captain responded with a world-class display that overshadowed Dzeko's debut.

Tevez's first goal was a brilliant individual effort. He left three opponents stumbling in his wake as he tore through the Wolves defence to put City 2-1 up.

His second was a well-executed header, and he combined with Dzeko in a sweeping move, started and finished by Yaya Toure, that looked to have put Mancini's side out of sight at 4-1.

Wolves almost pulled off an amazing comeback but City showed that, with Dzeko on board, they now possess the firepower to push Manchester United all the way in the title race.

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Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail