Sunday, 13th April, 2014

Manchester City were the only team on the pitch during the second half at Anfield for manager Manuel Pellegrini, who feels his side did not deserve to lose 3-2 to Liverpool.

Pellegrini's side saw Liverpool take them by storm in the early exchanges, scoring through Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel to lead by the 26th minute.

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The Citizens did enjoy a fruitful spell before half-time, but could not score and went in 2-0 down.

They bounced back strongly in the second half though, dominating for large periods and drawing level with goals from David Silva and Glen Johnson (own goal), and then pushing for a winner.


But a mistake by Vincent Kompany allowed Philippe Coutinho to score a third for Liverpool, who then held on for the win.

And for Pellegrini, who also believed Skrtel handballed in the penalty box when jumping to head clear a cross, his side were hard done to.

"We lost the game, but we didn't deserve to lose", the Chilean explained to Sky Sports.

"We played very well, especially in the second half. We had clear chances to score.

"They started very well and after the corner they scored the second goal. It's easy when you are playing at home and are two goals in front.

"After, we rearranged it and we finished the last 15 minutes in the first half with chances to score goals. And in the second half there was just one team in the pitch.

"We had two or three chances to score. There was also a clear penalty with Skrtel's hand. It was very, very clear."

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