Pellegrini happy with 4-1 at the Stadium of Light.


It was another fantastic victory for the Citizens on Wednesday as Pellegrini's side beat Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, were they had lost in their last four visits.

Manchester City were brilliant over the weekend at the St Marys and expressed themselves once again as they beat the Black Cats 4-1 to end their winless run at the Stadium of Light since 2008.

The hosts Sunderland took the lead in the 19th minute through Connor Wickham's strike but in-form Sergio Aguero responded with a sublime shot two minutes later, cancelling out Sunderland's lead.

Stevan Jovetic made it 2-1 after he finished off a wonderful touch from Aguero who was found through a penetrating pass from Yaya Toure in midfield. In the fifty fifth minute, City full-back Pablo Zabaleta scored and again Aguero made it 4-1 in the 71st, maintaining their good form and keeping in touch with Chelsea who also won on the night.

"We are playing very well and we repeated the same performance we did against Southampton - we were very strong," Pellegrini said according to the club's official web page.

"I am very happy because I always say it is important to be an attractive, offensive team so the fans can enjoy the game. In the last three games, we have scored ten goals.

"We are trying to have an important amount of goals every game and it is important to defend well also."

Pellegrini said he believed his side were going to win despite going 1-0 down at first.

"I don't know if it was the response of champions but we had more chances to beat Sunderland in the way we played. It's better not to be a goal behind but I was sure we were going to win,” the Chilean manager added.

"We didn't have any panic because the team is working very hard in defence and attack.

"We were very unlucky [to concede] because Pablo Zabaleta tried to clear the ball and it rebounded off him but I think the team is in a good moment."

Argentine striker Aguero has now scored 30 goals in his last 33 appearances for his side and the City boss was full of praise and also spoke of the all-round display of the team, insisting the defending Champions are not starting to hit form.

"I am very happy for Kun because he is working hard," Pellegrini reflected. "I always say he is too young. He is only 26 years old and I think he can improve every day.

"He wants to do it and at this moment, it is difficult for defences to stop him. He is playing a very high performance but there are so many years left for him to strengthen.

"Before he started scoring in these games in a row, I thought he was in the top five players in the world. He's playing well as well as scoring.

"This team is not just about Aguero though. He is a very good player but the team have come here again and played the same way we did last season - we dominated the game and we have players in high performance.

"Yaya has played very well in the last few games, Fernandinho is coming back to his normal peformance and Samir Nasri is also in high performance so I think that contributes for the whole team to play the way we have, alongside the strikers Kun and Stevan Jovetic.

"The team is coming again in the performance I know we can do. All the players are having more trust in what we are doing but we must continue the same way because there is a slight difference between winning and losing."

Written by Thinkfootballideas staff


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