TONGUE-in-cheek Roberto Mancini is ready to fight Alex Ferguson to the bitter end for the Premier League title.
"It's finished," he said, keeping a straight face even after Manchester City put four without reply past West Brom while Manchester United dropped three points at Wigan.
City cut their rivals back to a five-point lead and will now be viewing the derby game on April 30 in a more optimistic light.
But Mancini, annoyed that his team was written off by pundits before last night's dramatic events, is playing the poor mouth.
"United are a fantastic team and I don't think they can lose five points," he claimed. "It's important we finish this season well.
"I will always fight, as will my team. But now I think it's too late. It's not mind games," he said -- but nobody believes him.
Ferguson accepted last night's defeat with a forthright review.
"It was a disappointing performance. We didn't reach the levels that we have in the last few months so I think we got what we deserved," he said.
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