CITY DENY REPORTS OF DRESSING-ROOM BUST-UP
Manchester City tonight denied rumours of a post-match punch-up in their dressing room after today's Barclays Premier League defeat at Arsenal.
The aftermath of City's loss, which could spell the end of their title hopes, saw suggestions emerge of a physical confrontation between members of their squad at the Emirates Stadium.
But a club spokesman dismissed that this evening, saying: ``It is rubbish.''
Today's result left City eight points behind Manchester United, prompting manager Roberto Mancini to admit their title hopes were ``probably'' over.
The match also witnessed another meltdown from Mario Balotelli, who was sent off in the dying moments for a second yellow card after getting away with what looked a certain sending-off offence in the first half when he caught Alex Song with a nasty, knee-high challenge.