Wednesday, 16th April, 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has reflected upon his side's 2-2 draw at home against Sunderland this evening, dubbing the one point earned "not enough" to help their title ambitions.

Pellegrini's men went down to a 3-2 defeat away at Liverpool on Sunday, which severely knocked their title hopes, but a quick response against Sunderland was needed.

It seemed the Citizens would get what they wanted when Fernandinho put them ahead after just two minutes. But the failure to score again would bite when Connor Wickham equalised for Sunderland in the 73rd minute.

Wickham then scored again in the 83rd minute before Samir Nasri salvaged a point for the Citizens with two minutes left.


Now Manchester City have just one game in hand on league leaders Liverpool, but are six points behind, while they are four off Chelsea, on whom they also hold a game in hand.

And Pellegrini knows Chelsea and Liverpool's hopes have been boosted.

"It is not enough because we have Liverpool and Chelsea on top of the table and we needed to add three points – will see in the future what will happen but our chances are less", the Chilean was quoted as saying by the BBC.

The Manchester City boss also feels the loss to Liverpool left a scar.

"The team missed a lot of things, the way we played, the way we defended and our character – we could not take out of our mind the game against Liverpool.

"At this moment it is more mental than physical. When it no longer depends on what you can do it is very frustrating but we must finish season the way we have done practically the whole season, we must try to win our last five games – and hope that team will do it."

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