Manuel Pellegrini pleased with Southampton point

The City boss was content to come away from St Mary’s with a 1-1 draw after the home side dominated large parts of the game

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini was happy to leave Southampton with a point.

In-form hitman Sergio Aguero’s early goal had City fans believing their travel sickness was well and truly over, but it was cancelled out by Dani Osvaldo’s first half equaliser. Despite seeing his side’s four-match winning run come to an end, Pellegrini was happy with the outcome, conceding a share of the spoils was probably the fairest result.

“I’m pleased with the point because both teams deserved the point,” he said after the game. “It was a very close match. It was the normal, logical result. We lost control. “We started very well, we scored a goal, had a chance to score a second one, and after that we played too quickly.

The home side grew into the game after the break and perhaps shaded the contest, a fact that wasn’t lost on the visiting manager.

“Southampton are a good team and if you give them the ball they have dangerous players,” he said. That was the problem in the first half and in the second half too we lost the ball too easily.



Source : Mirror

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