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Mancini's praise for Manchester City hero Tevez

Carlos Tevez has been backed to maintain his scoring form and help Manchester City secure a top four finish.

The Argentina striker heads into the Premier League match against Sunderland tomorrow looking to improve his impressive 21-goal tally.

Tevez, 26, grabbed a brace in the victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge — a result which underlined the club's intent.

It was a remarkable performance given he was suffering from jetlag after returning home to deal with a family matter.

Now fully rested following a two-week break, manager Roberto Mancini expects the former Manchester United striker to continue his good work.

Mancini said: “I am very happy with Carlos because he is a strong player, an important player and someone who works hard for the team.

“I hope he continues in this way and scores more goals until the end of the season.

“I think he can improve in the next week, the next month and the next year because he is still a fairly young player.”

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