SUNDERLAND, England – Roberto Mancini has warned his title-chasing Manchester City side it needs to understand there is more to soccer than attack after being caught out in a 1-0 defeat at Sunderland.
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Premier League leaders City remained on top but on goal difference alone after South Korea’s Ji Dong-Won struck deep into injury time.

In yesterday’s other game, Everton climbed into the top half of the table by beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0 thanks to substitute Victor Anichebe’s 87th-minute winner.

Ji’s goal, which came with a suspicion of offside, came even later to continue City’s recent wobbles in the league.

City’s defeat was compounded by the knowledge a win at the Stadium of Light would have put it three points clear of Manchester United after the second-placed champions’ shock 3-2 loss at home to Blackburn on Sunday.

City face sixth-placed Liverpool, fresh from a 3-1 win over Newcastle, at Eastlands this week and Mancini doesn’t want it to make the same mistake.

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