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Last season City came under fire for their often negative tactics.
But this year the Blues have stunned onlookers with an attacking approach that has overwhelmed opponents.
Their 5-1 rout of Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane made the rest of the league take notice.
And with the sublime David Silva flying, Sergio Aguero banging them in from every angle, Carlos Tevez itching for action and Edin Dzeko looking like a new man, the firepower at Mancini's disposal must be the envy of every other EPL contender.
That's not forgetting madcap Italian starlet Mario Balotelli, who could yet add another weapon to Mancini's already formidable arsenal.