Roberto Mancini says Premier League title race is over

Manager Roberto Mancini says he believes the Premier League title race "is over" for Manchester City.

City lie 15 points behind arch-rivals Manchester United with nine games of the season remaining, but Mancini cites Chelsea and Tottenham's challenge for second place and their upcoming FA Cup semi-final against United or Chelsea as reasons for his side to keep working hard until the end of the season.

City overhauled an eight-point deficit to United in the closing stages of last season's Premier League, culminating in a dramatic final day of the season.