The highs and lows of Mancini's City reign

Roberto Mancini was sacked by Manchester City on 13 May 2013, a year after leading the club out of the shadow of Manchester United and to their first English league title since 1968. Following is a brief summary of the highs and lows of Mancini's three and a half seasons in charge. [TEXT: Reuters]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Roberto Mancini the new manager of Manchester City holds up a Manchester City shirt during a photocall after a press conference held at the City of Manchester Stadium on December 21, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Manchester City Press Conference
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Roberto Mancini the new manager of Manchester City holds up a Manchester City shirt during a photocall after a press conference held at the City of Manchester Stadium on December 21, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Roberto Mancini the new manager of Manchester City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Stoke City at City of Manchester Stadium on December 26, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Manchester City v Stoke City - Premier League
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Roberto Mancini the new manager of Manchester City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Stoke City at City of Manchester Stadium on December 26, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Roberto Mancini the manager of Manchester City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Stoke City at City of Manchester Stadium on December 26, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Manchester City v Stoke City - Premier League
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Roberto Mancini the manager of Manchester City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Stoke City at City of Manchester Stadium on December 26, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 6: Manager Roberto Mancini (C) poses with new signings (L-R) Aleksandar Kolarov, David Silva, Yaya Toure and Jerome Boateng during a Manchester City training session at the City of Manchester Stadium on August 6, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
Manchester City Training
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 6: Manager Roberto Mancini (C) poses with new signings (L-R) Aleksandar Kolarov, David Silva, Yaya Toure and Jerome Boateng during a Manchester City training session at the City of Manchester Stadium on August 6, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Roberto Mancini (L) celebrates with Aleksandar Kolarov (R) and the rest of his Manchester City team as they win the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Final match between Manchester City and Stoke City at Wembley Stadium on May 14, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Manchester City v Stoke City - FA Cup Final
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Roberto Mancini (L) celebrates with Aleksandar Kolarov (R) and the rest of his Manchester City team as they win the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Final match between Manchester City and Stoke City at Wembley Stadium on May 14, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on November 27, 2011 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Liverpool v Manchester City - Premier League
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on November 27, 2011 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks on with Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini (R) prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on April 30, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Manchester City v Manchester United - Premier League
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks on with Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini (R) prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on April 30, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Roberto Mancini the manager of Manchester City celebrates with the trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Roberto Mancini the manager of Manchester City celebrates with the trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Roberto Mancini the manager of Manchester City celebrates the matchwinning goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Roberto Mancini the manager of Manchester City celebrates the matchwinning goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Roberto Mancini, manager of Manchester City reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on February 9, 2013 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images) Alternate crop of #161169396
Southampton v Manchester City - Premier League
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Roberto Mancini, manager of Manchester City reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on February 9, 2013 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images) Alternate crop of #161169396
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Manager Roberto Mancini of Manchester City and Vincent Kompany look dejected in defeat after the FA Cup with Budweiser Final between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium on May 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Manchester City v Wigan Athletic - FA Cup Final
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Manager Roberto Mancini of Manchester City and Vincent Kompany look dejected in defeat after the FA Cup with Budweiser Final between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium on May 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
NAPLES, ITALY - NOVEMBER 22: Roberto Mancini of Manchester City looks on after the final whistle in the Uefa Champions League Group A match between Napoli and Manchester City at Stadio San Paolo on November 22, 2011 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SSC Napoli v Manchester City FC - UEFA Champions League
NAPLES, ITALY - NOVEMBER 22: Roberto Mancini of Manchester City looks on after the final whistle in the Uefa Champions League Group A match between Napoli and Manchester City at Stadio San Paolo on November 22, 2011 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - DECEMBER 04: Roberto Mancini, head coach of Manchester reacts during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City at Signal Iduna Park on December 4, 2012 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City - UEFA Champions League
DORTMUND, GERMANY - DECEMBER 04: Roberto Mancini, head coach of Manchester reacts during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City at Signal Iduna Park on December 4, 2012 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Carlos Tevez (L) of Manchester City sits on the substitutes bench behind his manager Roberto Mancini (R) before the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Manchester City at Craven Cottage on September 18, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Fulham v Manchester City - Premier League
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Carlos Tevez (L) of Manchester City sits on the substitutes bench behind his manager Roberto Mancini (R) before the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Manchester City at Craven Cottage on September 18, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: (THE SUN OUT) Roberto Mancini manager of Manchester City speaks to Mario Balotelli after being sent off during a Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on November 27, 2011 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Liverpool v Manchester City - Premier League
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: (THE SUN OUT) Roberto Mancini manager of Manchester City speaks to Mario Balotelli after being sent off during a Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on November 27, 2011 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Man City manager Roberto Mancini has words Samir Nasri of Man City during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on April 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Arsenal v Manchester City - Premier League
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Man City manager Roberto Mancini has words Samir Nasri of Man City during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on April 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Robin van Persie of Manchester United lifts the Premier League trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
Manchester United v Swansea City - Premier League
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Robin van Persie of Manchester United lifts the Premier League trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

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