Tevez scored the winning goal against Bolton at Eastlands to put City within three points of new leaders Arsenal but blotted his copybook by shouting at Mancini and physically brushing him aside after the manager had substituted him in the last minute of normal time.
ROUND 1: Tevez and Mancini erupt at Eastlands as captain and manager clash during win over NewcastleROUND 2: Balotelli involved in training ground scrap with Man City team-mate Boateng Enlarge Bust up: Carlos Tevez has words with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini after being substituted
The Argentine, who had a dressing-roombust up with Mancini earlier in the season, had to be held back by hisreplacement James Milner. He sulked in his seat as City saw out theirvictory in injury-time.
It is the latest internal dispute atCity that is threatening to derail their season. Mario Balotelli andJerome Boateng had a row at the training ground on Friday while starplayers such as Emmanuel Adebayor want to leave.
But Mancini last night claimed hewas 'happy' with Tevez's reaction to coming off, even though thestriker appeared to shove his manager out the way as Mancini came tothe touchline to congratulate him on his performance.
Enlarge I'm the boss: Mancini lays down the law to Tevez
'I am happy about what happened,' hesaid. 'I would like every player to be like Carlo and want to stay onthe pitch, but I needed Balotelli on the pitch as he is taller.'
Ironically, things are going wellfor City in the title race, with Tevez's 10th goal of the season afterfour minutes proving decisive. The club's immediate problem is how tocope without him at West Ham on Saturday, when he will be banned.
Off you go: Mancini points Tevez towards the dressing rooms
A pre-recorded interview with Tevezis due to be screened by City's TV station on Monday in which he singsthe praises of Mancini.
The Italian is urging his players to win without Tevez.
'I think we are maybe too selfish infront of goal,' he added. 'We must improve. Sometimes when you have alot of chances, you think the game is easy and have a lot of shotsyourself. I continue to think Chelsea will win the title but we mustcontinue to work hard and in the end we can see.'
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Source: Daily Mail
Source: Daily Mail