ROBERTO MANCINI has ordered his Manchester City side to win their last six games.
The Italian reckons a maximum 18 points can still earn them the title.
And he could call Mario Balotelli back to help. The 21-year-old no longer faces the threat of a ban for the rest of the campaign.
Mancini said: “We have had a great season and need to finish well. Six games to the end — 18 points. Never say never. I will never say we cannot win the league if there is still a chance. That is not me.”
The first victory must come at home to West Brom tonight, while Mancini would love Wigan to take something off Manchester United. Balotelli will be banned for three matches following his two yellow cards at Arsenal.
But the FA have decided to take no further action against him over his knee-high tackle on Alex Song that was not spotted by referee Martin Atkinson.
It emerged one of the officials did see the flashpoint, therefore no retrospective action could be taken.
United, who visit the Etihad on April 30, currently have an eight-point Prem lead over City.
Mancini, though, added: “We hope United can lose three or four points before the derby and, after that, we’ll see.”