Pellegrini slams 'stupid' City

Last Updated: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:58

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini was left to rue the further loss of "stupid points" away from home.

Fernando Torres demonstrated his best and worst attributes and responded from missing a sitter to hit the crossbar and then net a 90th minute winner.

In a pulsating contest which saw a stunning Sergio Aguero strike cancel out Andre Schurrle's opener, set up by Torres, a rush of blood saw Joe Hart add to his recent catalogue of errors.

Torres exploited the mix-up between England stopper Hart and Matija Nastasic to score his first Premier League goal of the season and second of 2013 to seal a dramatic win.

Pellegrini said: "We repeat the story. We had absolutely the control of the game, we played very, very well in the second half.

"We didn't have any problem with Chelsea but finally in the last minute we lost.

"We are losing stupid points from the beginning. The three defeats that we have away we did not deserve one of them.

"The reality is that we have. We have time to (respond).

"I'm very happy with how the team is playing everywhere, at home or away.

"Here in a very difficult stadium against a great team we had the control and we did a very good game."

Pellegrini refused to openly discuss the errors which resulted in Torres' winner, with Hart's worrying list of mistakes growing.

"I do it privately with the players," added Pellegrini, who declined to answer questions specifically related to Hart.

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