Platt: Mancini was furious

The assistant of Manchester City’s coach Roberto Mancini came instead of him for the press after the match agains’t Stoke City: “He is worried he might say something that might get him in hot water.”

“He was just a bit hot afterwards and once he calms down, he will be fine. You know how these things go: if he comes in and something goes out of the way or gets lost in translation.”

On question did Mancini refused to shake hands after the match with Stoke City manager, Tony Pulis, Platt said: “I don’t know.”

“There is a long way to go and there will be more twists and turns along the way, for certain. We will follow our own road as we have been doing all season and win as many games as we possibly can between now and the last match.”

“Our destiny is still well within our own hands, which is all you can ask for at this stage. The lads are positive and we move on to the next game, now.”

Yaya on draw agains’t Stoke City

“It is really important now not to panic. Today we drew against a good team. It is always tough to play against Stoke, but I think the most important thing is to keep going, continuing to work hard.”

“Hopefully if United can continue to drop points that will be important for the title race. I think we have to work hard and continue being ourselves. It is difficult because of the pressure and away it is always more difficult.”

“Stoke are very hard and very strong on the break and I think we deserved to draw today because Stoke did play very well and cause us a lot of problems. I think the most important thing is that we keep winning and wait for Monday and see what United do.”

Kolo Toure: “It is always difficult to come to the Britannia. Every time u play against Stoke you know it will be a difficult game, particularly away. I think today we are a little disappointed with two points dropped but at the end of the day I think it is a good result.”

“This is a title race and it is very important. We will watch the United game on Monday and hope they don’t do very well. From now on we need to think of every game like a final. Today I think we played a good game.”

“Stoke played very well. They put us under pressure. The reaction was great. It was a fabulous strike from Yaya and now we are looking forward to the next game.”