Manchester City: Mario Balotell House on Fire

Mario Balotelli's House on Fire

Mario Balotelli One of Five Top Players in the World

"Why is it always me?"

Cheshire Police may have further involvement in the fireworks episode in the early hours of Saturday which saw the striker forced to relocate to a hotel.

The blaze, resulted from setting off firewards from the downstairs bathroom of the 21-year-old's country place.

The superstar and his friends escaped unhurt at 1am - just 36 hours before Balotelli was to face Manchester United in the Manchester Derby at Old Trafford.

"I don't know what happened about the fireworks," said Manchester City boss, Roberto Mancini.

"The important thing is Mario and his friend were OK. For today, Mario played very well. I put him in the first five players in the world. The problem after is his age. He is young and maybe sometimes can do some mistakes. Like a player, he is incredible."

Balotelli lives in Mottram St Andrew near Michael Carrick. 

Balotelli's two goals and a t-shirt enabled the latest scrape with disaster to be put aside last night.

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