Mancini hails example Tevez

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has urged the rest of his strikers to follow the example set by Carlos Tevez.

Tevez has scored 26 goals this season – including six in his latest seven games – and Mancini has held up the tenacious Argentina international as an example to follow.

Mancini has demanded a more hard-working approach from his frontmen despite City scoring six goals last weekend in a rout of Burnley.

Speaking ahead of Sunday's visit of Birmingham City to Eastlands, he told the club's official website:"We have a good attack but it is important for us that our strikers, when we've lost the ball, work for their team-mates and defend like midfielders. It is important for the team's balance.

"Of course, scoring goals is the main thing, but one striker must work for the other team-mates, play short with the midfield.

"Carlos has a good technique, he'll come back to get the ball and it is very difficult to mark him well."

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