Snapshot: Roberto Mancini Opens Old Wounds, Applies Ice For About An Hour

Chris Wright

3rd, November 2011


By Chris Wright

Five years after splitting his head open on the low, pointy dugouts at El Madrigal, Roberto Mancini did it again during the first-half of Man City’s 3-0 win over Villarreal last night (more on that later) and was immediately issued with a makeshift icepack – ice from the refreshments bar wrapped up in the plaggy bag David Platt bought his Egg and Mayo sandwiches to work in – and proceeded to clutch it to his injured cranium for the rest of the evening, far past the point where he must have been doing little more than balancing a sack of lukewarm water on his head…

He won’t be doing that again in a hurry, though he probably said that last time as well.