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Manuel Pellegrini slams Arsenal’s “illegal” goals in Manchester City draw


Following Manchester City’s 2-2 draw away at Arsenal on Saturday, City’s boss Manuel Pellegrini was not a happy man.

Citing handballs and fouls on both of Arsenal’s goal, the Chilean boss was thankful his side got out of the Emirates Stadium with a point but felt as though his team should have got more.

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini spoke to BT Sport afterwards and this is what he had to say.

“Both of Arsenal goals were illegal goals and twice the ball hit the hand of Jack Wilshere in the front of the linesman so I am happy with the point. We played very well and we try to be an offensive team. We had more clear chances to score.

“I don’t talk about individual performances, I talk about the team. I repeat, we were unlucky with the decisions from the referee. The decisive thing were the goals. First was a foul on Aguero and second was a push by Danny Welbeck on Vincent Kompany and finally we had a clear penalty which was not given.”

It sounds like sour grapes from Pellegrini but when you watch the game back, and total everything up, it was just about the right result. Arsenal dominated the first half and were behind but then came roaring back. While City equalized in the 83rd minute through Martin Demichelis and then hit both posts late on as they searched for a winner.

Simply put, it was a wonderful game to watch for the neutral but from where Pellegrini was sitting, he wasn’t happy with the officiating and felt the Citizens got the rough end of the stick.

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