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Pellegrini: Title Race Not Over

Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, has insisted the title race is not over and he believes his side was unfortunate to lose at Anfield on Sunday.

After their 3-2 defeat at Liverpool, City are now seven points behind the log leaders. Even if they win their two games in hand, they rely on Liverpool giving points away in the final four games of the season.

Pellegrini admitted the Reds would fully deserve the title, if they extend their 10-game winning streak to 14, but has not given up on the title yet.

“We will continue fighting, nothing is finished today,” he said.

"If Liverpool win their four games that they have to play and win 14 games in a row they deserve to be the champions. If they don't win their four games, we are going to be.

"The title didn't finish today."

Liverpool dominated the first half and were 2-0 up after goals from Rahim Sterling and Martin Skrtel, but City hit back after the break and levelled through David Silva and a Glen Johnson own goal.

Vincent Kompany's late error was punished by Philippe Coutinho, and left Pellegrini frustrated with the result.

"It was a disappointing day because we lost a game that we didn't deserve to lose. We played very well, particularly in the second half and the last 15 minutes of the first half,” the Chilean added.

"We had clear chances to score, but football is made from good things and mistakes, and we made a mistake and they won the game.

"Liverpool started very well, so it's easier when you're playing at home and are two goals in front. But after that we rearranged things and we finished the first half with two clear chances.

"In the second half, I think there was just one team on the pitch, we scored two goals and had two or three clear chances to score. There was also a clear penalty when Skrtel handled - it was very clear.

"We made that mistake on the third goal and they finished up winning the game."

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