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Behind the scenes: City v Rovers

A missed chance is shrugged off but Mario's more concerned about the whether his socks look the part or not.

A missed chance is shrugged off but Mario's more concerned about the whether his socks look the part or not.

There was plenty going on both on and off the pitch as City eased to victory over Blackburn Rovers.

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Coach Platt salutes a striking success

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David Platt was delighted with Mario Balotelli's triumphant return to Barclays Premier League action in a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Blackburn at the Etihad Stadium.

Match Report

City v Blackburn

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Ah, the power of love. Mario Balotelli dedicated his vital first goal to girlfriend Raffaella, and Sergio Aguero continued the seduction of his serenading fans.

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Swansea away moves to 11 March