Mancini hails 'fantastic' Tevez

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini hails Carlos Tevez's "fantastic" performance after the striker scored a hat-trick to help City thrash Norwich 6-1 at Carrow Road.

The Italian had said Tevez was "finished" at the club earlier this season after he allegedly refused to play in the Champions League loss at Bayern Munich.

The impressive victory sees City close the gap on leaders Manchester United to two points, although the Reds have a game in hand against Aston Villa on Sunday.

However, Mancini still insists the title race is over and believes United have too big a lead in the table.