Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists the title race is not over despite his team's 2-2 home draw with Liverpool.
The situation could have been worse for City in the Premier League clash at the Etihad on Sunday had Sergio Aguero not scored 12 minutes from time to rescue a point.
"There are still 13 games until the end," Mancini said on Sky Sports. "I think we can recover nine points."
Edin Dzeko put the hosts in front before strikes from Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard turned the game in favour of Liverpool.
Mancini felt aggrieved that play had not stopped in the build-up to Sturridge's goal after Dzeko was challenged by Daniel Agger.
He said: "I think Liverpool played a good game. We conceded two goals, stupid goals for me.
"But before the first goal there was a big foul - if it had happened with us, probably there would have been a red card.
"Instead, the referee and linesman did not see anything. In the end, though, I think it was the right result."
Asked if he felt Liverpool should have put the ball out when Dzeko was left on the turf by Agger, Mancini said: "Probably, because after this foul I think there were several seconds (before the goal).
"I think so, but this can happen. I think it was a foul and should have been a yellow card. The rules are the same for everyone always."
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This guy is a clown. Liverpool out played them city where very lucky to get anything out of it. What he forgets to see is utd have to drop points which they will. But the way city are playing does he think they wont drop points. If he didn't have all that money to spend he would have been found out ages ago. His ego is bigger then there pitch. I have also noticed the city fans moaning about how poor utd have played. There top for a reason so chill out city. Your manchesters second side and always been known as the smaller side
Get your facts right....UTD are not actually from Manchester....they reside in the borough of Trafford which is in Greater Manchester....so in fact City are Manchester's only team!!!!
City will do there best to claw back at united ... Who knows what will happen ? The City rollercoaster ride goes on n on n i is glad to witness the rising of the blue moon ..... Mancini speaks more sense n better English than hey you jimmy any day ....