City defeat Wigan 3-0

MANCHESTER: Roberto Mancini admits that Manchester City will have to improve considerably to carve out fourth place in the Premier League after an unconvincing performance in their 3-0 victory over Wigan.

City had to wait until Wigan had Gary Caldwell sent off to make the breakthrough through Carlos Tevez, who went on to score a 13-minute hat-trick to take his tally to 25 goals for the season. But it was another fitful display as Mancini’s side moved up to fifth in the table, two points adrift of Spurs.

They travel to Burnley and host Birmingham before a run of matches against Manchester United, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Tottenham before finishing the season at West Ham. Mancini thinks that City have to pick up their performances in their final seven games of the season. Former Manchester United striker Tevez has now scored 21 goals in his last 19 matches. And former Italy striker Mancini thinks that the Argentina international, 25, will continue to improve.