Roberto Mancini wary of Cup giantkillers Leeds

Romanian goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon is set to start ahead of Joe Hart, who is rested. But otherwise Mancini wants to use a largely first-choice side against Neil Warnock's team, as he did in wins over Watford and Stoke that took City into the fifth round.

updated: February 16, 2013 10:45 IST
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Manchester: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has insisted his multi-million pound side will not underestimate giantkillers Leeds in their FA Cup fifth round tie at Eastlands on Sunday.

Mancini's side are effectively out of the Premier League title race, with the defending champions trailing cross-town rivals and leaders Manchester United by 12 points with 12 games remaining, and were knocked out of the Champions League in the group phase.

Italian boss Mancini accepts there is now an even greater incentive for his team to look to secure the FA Cup and he believes the season will still be viewed as a success if they lift a trophy they last won in 2011.

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