First to church...
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini celebrates his team’s last-gasp title miracle yesterday — hours after he and some of his stars paid a visit to CHURCH.
The 47-year-old devout Catholic and two players joined a local congregation for morning Mass at 7.30am. Their side went on to seal the Premier League crown in the most thrilling finale ever — scoring two added-time goals to beat QPR and snatch the prize away from arch rivals Manchester United.
It was City’s first top-flight title in 44 years. Italian Mancini had earlier spent 15 minutes praying alone after the service at Manchestery’s Holy Name Church.
Father Ray Matus said: “He came to Mass with two players. At the end he spent an extra 15 minutes praying as others in the congregation waited outside for his autograph.
“He seemed quite calm and focused on winning.”
Mancini visited a Bosnian holy site in March to pray dad Aldo would recover after a heart attack. - www.thesun.co.uk