Newcastle United 0-2  Manchester City

Coach Pellegrini speak to the media..

“We defended very well, we scored two goals and had a lot more chances to score more goals. Everyone is talking about the amount of goals we score, we try to attack and be creative but I always say how important it is to defend well.”

“Newcastle have a high intensity, to not allow us to play so today we didn’t have the possession but without the ball we had more goals and more clear chances.

“In that sense, we are improving, maybe at the start of the season we would have lost the game but we’re better now and we won. Newcastle are a very tough team here – ask Man United and Chelsea – they have a direct style with pushing, grabbing and hard tackles.”

On Nasri.. 

Samir Nasri.

“It should have been a red card for the tackle by Yanga-Mbiwa on Samir Nasri. A direct red card – we didn’t have any extra help from the referee today. Nasri has a serious injury with his knee – it was directly a red card.”

“Maybe it’s medial ligaments. We’ll see tomorrow what happens with him – Yaya’s had a problem with his back all week and it was worse today during the game. Dzeko also has a problem with his calf from another foul by Newcastle.”

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