Mancini disappointed to see run end

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is disappointed to see his team's 14-game unbeaten start to the Premier League season end with a 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.

City scored early on through Mario Balotelli, but Raul Meireles's equaliser for Chelsea was followed by a Frank Lampard penalty to give the Blues the win.

Mancini says his side now face a crucial period going into 2012, with their lead at the top of the division down to just two points from rivals Manchester United.

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