Manuel Pellegrini: Experience will count but we need other teams to lose points.



Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini was delighted with his side's 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday as he believes their experience could help them secure the Premier League title. The Citizens bounced back from their 3-0 defeat to Liverpool in midweek as they thrashed Villa at the Etihad, thanks to Yaya Toure's 48th minute strike, Sergio Aguero's brace and Raheem Sterling's 66th minute goal.


The win moves City two points of Arsenal who drew Tottenham 2-2 at White Hart Lane earlier in the day. However, Pellegrini says experience will be key in winning the title this season. "All the teams will lose points from now until the end of the season," he said. "The pressure comes more towards the end so experience will be important.


"We need other teams to lose points - we are not just depending on what we can do. We are going to play every game as a final.

More: The Gunners showed they care and have heart. "We need to close the gap if Arsenal, Leicester and Tottenham lose points. It is very important. "We are going to be involved in the title race until the end - the margin for error is very small but this team has the experience to try to win the title. "It was very important to score four goals against Aston Villa. We always try to be a scoring team. We try to be the highest scoring team in the Premier League.


"We always try to play in an offensive way so to do it - especially against Aston Villa who had nine men behind the ball - will give us a lot of trust. "It was important to be patient. We didn't play badly in the first half; we created chances but we just didn't score."

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