Register Login Scores

International

Pellegrini: We Missed Aguero And Fernandinho

Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, was left frustrated after his side’s first home defeat this season and said, without Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho, it was always going to be a difficult match.

The Chilean also bemoaned the missed chances of the home side, who only managed to get three of their 25 shots on target.

"We had clear chances to score at least two goals but didn't do it, and they had two or three shots against the post," Pellegrini said after the match.

"It was a very close game to play against Chelsea without (Sergio) Aguero and Fernandinho.

"It's important to note that we were missing them, also Nasri and Javi Garcia. We had to change the midfield.

However, with his side still only sitting two points behind log leaders Arsenal and point level with Chelsea, Pellegrini tried to play down the significance of the defeat.

"It was an important game but we'll continue and we'll see. We're just two points behind Arsenal," he added.

"For Chelsea it was a decisive game, not for us.

"If we won we were six points ahead of them. Now we are two points behind Arsenal. We have 39 points to play for.

"Nobody is thinking about records, we are just thinking about winning the games."

Is the title still City’s to lose or did the defeat show they are not as good as everybody thought? Have your say in the comment section below.

Can Chelsea End City's Run

Ivanovic Fires Chelsea Past City

Aguero Out For One Month

25 comments

Top 5

WATCH: Downs Win Hearts Of Mazembe Fans

33 Mar 08, 2021 08:57 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Latest Done Deal At Chloorkop

53 Mar 07, 2021 10:02 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Snubbed Europe For Africa

6 Mar 04, 2021 07:28 PM in African Football

Tau Opens The Door For 5 Mzansi Stars In England

51 Mar 08, 2021 07:40 AM in Players Abroad

12 Players Who Snubbed Europe For Africa

6 Mar 04, 2021 07:28 PM in African Football

Tau Opens The Door For 5 Mzansi Stars In England

51 Mar 08, 2021 07:40 AM in Players Abroad

Swallows Take Decision On Chiefs Target

81 Mar 04, 2021 12:53 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

'Killer' Mphela's Chiefs Dream Starting XI

25 Mar 05, 2021 11:03 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Swoosh Flex – CR7 Rocks His Very Own Air Force 1 Range

Mar 07, 2021 11:00 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

20 Players Who Left Downs To Play Abroad

8 Mar 04, 2021 08:00 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Big Name PSL Players With Contracts Expiring

31 Mar 04, 2021 07:21 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Ivorian Striker To Force Exit, Pirates Move Pending?

19 Mar 04, 2021 10:23 AM in Orlando Pirates