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Pellegrini: Liverpool Win Worth Six Points
Guardian, August 26th, 2014 1:48PM

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Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini described his team’s 3-1 win at home to Liverpool on Monday night as an early-season six-pointer in the Premier League title race. Two goals from Stevan Jovetic and one from substitute Sergio Aguero gave City a commanding 3-0 lead after 70 minutes; Pablo Zabaleta’s own goal with seven minutes to play was the Reds’ only consolation.

“For me these are games of six points – especially when you play at home,” Pellegrini said. “Liverpool is an important team and one that will be fighting for the title. We have had a hard start to the season so it is important for us to win the second game.”

The Chilean was also particularly happy with the shift put in by Jovetic, saying that City fans would finally see the real player this season. “Yes and not only for his goals,” the former Malaga coach said. “He was working the whole game, without the ball too. He was very unlucky last season but we never had any doubt about this quality.”

For City, the only blight on the night was the injury suffered by striker Edin Dzeko, who was replaced by Aguero in the 68th-minute. Pellegrini said the Bosnian took a knock on his leg but shouldn’t be out of action for any significant period of time.

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