Roberto Mancini refused to blame goalkeeper Joe Hart for wrecking Manchester City's title challenge as the champions slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat at Sunderland.
Sunderland's English midfielder Craig Gardner (L) and Northern Irish-born Irish midfielder James McClean (R) celebrate at the end of the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Manchester City at The Stadium of Light in Sunderland, north-east England on December 26, 2012. Sunderland won the game 1-0.
England midfielder Adam Johnson claimed the only goal against his former club on Wednesday to end City's eight-month unbeaten away league record.
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