Man City will fight for title - Roberto Mancini

Mancini bemused by Nasri red card

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says the win at Norwich is evidence his side will not give up their Premier League title without a fight.

City despite having Samir Nasri red-carded just before half time and currently trail leaders Manchester United by seven points.

"I think that we showed we are there for the title," said Mancini.

"We won't leave this title easily and will fight every game. With 10 players the guys were fantastic."

He added: "For us, now it is not important to look at the table.

"We only need to work, to win as many games in a row as we can, and maybe in February we will look again at the table."

Two quickfire Edin Dzeko goals put Mancini's side ahead and, after Anthony Pilkington pulled one back for Norwich, Nasri was dismissed following his clash with Canaries' defender Sebastien Bassong.

Sergio Aguero managed to give the visitors a two-goal lead again, only for Russell Martin's header for Norwich to make it 3-2.

A Dzeko shot went in off the post and Norwich keeper Mark Bunn, before a second from Martin set up an exciting finale.

Mancini said Nasri's sending-off changed the game.

"If he was not dismissed, we would have won without a problem," said the Italian. "Norwich are a good team and 11 against 10 is not easy.

"It was not a red card. I can't understand why the linesman said to the referee that it was a red card because Samir did nothing.

"Both players touched heads but they did nothing for a red card."