Wednesday, 16th April, 2014

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is wary of relegation-battlers Sunderland, but is confident that his side have the determination to pull off a win when they meet for their league game at the Etihad Stadium tonight.

Title contenders Manchester City lost an important game 3-2 against table leaders Liverpool on Sunday, and are now third in the Premier League, seven points behind the Reds but have two games in hand over Brendan Rodgers’ side.

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With six games still to go, Pellegrini will be hoping his side can bag maximum points from all outings as they get ready to face the Back Cats in what the boss feels will be a difficult encounter, but insists his team are ready to put in their best effort to add a win to their tally.

“Of course it is difficult, but I think the players are perfectly conscious what we are fighting for from now until the end of the season," the Chilean manager was quoted as saying by the BBC.


"Playing against a team in the relegation positions is very difficult. We play here at home, but I am sure they will try to fight to the end to continue in the Premier League."

Liverpool still have a tough game against second-placed Chelsea lined up on 27th April, while the Citizens will face West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace over the next two weeks.

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