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Pellegrini right to be bleak over title predictions

Pellegrini right to be bleak over title predictions

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manuel Pellegrini took no pleasure in being proved correct yet Manchester City's surprise 2-1 home defeat to West Ham illustrated his belief that the Premier League title is far from over.

The league leaders saw their 11-match winning streak brought to an end thanks to first half goals from Victor Moses & Diafra Sakho for a West Ham side that has won all three of their away games this season — at Arsenal, Liverpool and, now, City.

The day started with City having the potential to move 14 points clear of defending champions Chelsea had results gone their way.

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Pellegrini right to be bleak over title predictions

Pellegrini right to be bleak over title predictions

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manuel Pellegrini took no pleasure in being proved correct yet Manchester City's surprise 2-1 home defeat to West Ham illustrated his belief that the Premier League title is far from over.

The league leaders saw their 11-match winning streak brought to an end thanks to first half goals from Victor Moses & Diafra Sakho for a West Ham side that has won all three of their away games this season — at Arsenal, Liverpool and, now, City.

The day started with City having the potential to move 14 points clear of defending champions Chelsea had results gone their way.

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Pellegrini says City strikers must sharpen up

Pellegrini says City strikers must sharpen up

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said his team would have to improve the efficiency of their finishing after a 2-1 home defeat by Juventus in their Champions League opener.

City created more clear-cut chances than Juventus & took a 57th-minute lead through Giorgio Chiellini's own goal, only for clinical late strikes by Mario Mandzukic & Alvaro Morata to earn the visitors victory.

Raheem Sterling was twice thwarted by Gianluigi Buffon, while Wilfried Bony, deputising for the injured Sergio Aguero, struggled to make an impact, & while Pellegrini was reluctant to single out individuals, he admitted that squandered opportunities had cost his team.

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Soccer-Aguero ruled out of City's game against Juve

Soccer-Aguero ruled out of City's game against Juve

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LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Sergio Aguero will miss Manchester City's opening Champions League game against Juventus on Tuesday because of a knee injury yet David Silva & Raheem Sterling are fit to take part.

Argentina striker Aguero limped off in the first half of the 1-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace on Saturday as City maintained their unbeaten start to the season.

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Soccer-De Bruyne in line for City debut as Silva sits out

Soccer-De Bruyne in line for City debut as Silva sits out

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Manchester City playmaker David Silva will miss Saturday's Premier League game at Crystal Palace with an ankle injury, yet 50 million-pound ($77.1 million) signing Kevin De Bruyne could make his debut in the Spaniard's absence.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini will not risk Silva for the clash & the midfielder has joined Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy & Fabian Delph on the injury list.

Delph, a close-season signing from Aston Villa, is expected to be out for around six weeks, Pellegrini said, after he picked up a hamstring injury playing for England against Switzerland.

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Pellegrini keeps cool after City's red-hot start

Pellegrini keeps rad after City's red-hot start

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manuel Pellegrini insists it is far too early for Manchester City to obtain carried away despite opening up an eight-point lead over Chelsea in the Premier League title race.

Pellegrini's side have maximum points from four matches after beating Watford 2-0 at Eastlands on Saturday.

Second-half goals from Raheem Sterling & Fernandinho gave City a three-point advantage at the top of the table, ahead of second placed Crystal Palace who earned a surprise 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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Soccer-Pellegrini hails 'unbelievable' Silva, says more signings likely

Soccer-Pellegrini hails 'unbelievable' Silva, says more signings likely

Aug 11 (Reuters) – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hailed an "unbelievable" performance by David Silva in their 3-0 romp against West Bromwich Albion in their Premier League opener on Monday & said he would look to strengthen his squad further.

Spain international Silva was at his scintillating best, pulling the strings in midfield alongside a resurgent Yaya Toure as City cruised to victory.

"It is very significant to start the season with a win & to win in the way we did — scoring goals & playing as a very consistent team without giving West Brom any real chances to score — is pleasing," Pellegrini said in an interview posted on Manchester City's website (www.mcfc.co.uk).

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Soccer-Pellegrini hails 'unbelievable' Silva, says more signings likely

Soccer-Pellegrini hails 'unbelievable' Silva, says more signings likely

Aug 11 (Reuters) – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hailed an "unbelievable" performance by David Silva in their 3-0 romp against West Bromwich Albion in their Premier League opener on Monday & said he would look to strengthen his squad further.

Spain international Silva was at his scintillating best, pulling the strings in midfield alongside a resurgent Yaya Toure as City cruised to victory.

"It is very significant to start the season with a win & to win in the way we did — scoring goals & playing as a very consistent team without giving West Brom any real chances to score — is pleasing," Pellegrini said in an interview posted on Manchester City's website (www.mcfc.co.uk).

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Lampard says stylish farewell to City

Lampard says stylish farewell to City

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Frank Lampard marked his final game in English football in triumphant fashion as the Manchester City star's goal ensured the deposed champions ended the Premier League campaign with a 2-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday.

With Sergio Aguero adding a late second goal at Eastlands, Manuel Pellegrini's second placed team secured a sixth consecutive victory, a strong end to an erratic season for City & their Chilean manager, who is expected to hold imminent talks with chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak over his & the club's future.

Lampard, making his final English league appearance nearly 20 years & almost 900 domestic games after his first, took just over half an hour to open the scoring.

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Pellegrini backs away from Toure agent row after City win

Pellegrini backs away from Toure agent row after City win

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini refused to be drawn into a war of words with Yaya Toure's outspoken agent after a 2-0 win over West Ham kept his side on course for a Champions League place.

However, Sunday's victory at Eastlands was marred by an injury to David Silva, who was taken to hospital with a suspected fractured cheekbone & injured collar bone.

But before kick-off there was another headache for under-pressure City boss Pellegrini following incendiary comments from Dimitri Seluk.

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