LONDON - Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will not punish Mario Balotelli for a training ground altercation and said he believes the striker's temperament can be tamed. In the latest chapter of the Italy international's volatile City career, Mancini had to be separated from his compatriot after grabbing his bib in frustration during a practice match.
Pitch invader banned
MANCHESTER, England - A Manchester City fan who stormed onto the pitch at Etihad Stadium during the Manchester derby last month has been banned from attending matches for three years. Matthew Stott had to be restrained by City goalkeeper Joe Hart from confronting United defender Rio Ferdinand, who was already bleeding from a cut caused by a coin thrown from the stands as he celebrated Robin van Persie's late goal to clinch a 3-2 win in the Premier League match on December 9.