Date: 2nd January 2015 at 8:33am
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was pleased with the character of his side after this game with Sunderland.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was pleased with the character of his side after this game with Sunderland.

‘Once again this team had the personality and the character to go for the third goal.’ – Manuel Pellegrini


City had taken a 2-0 lead and the Black Cats looked like they were buried but they came back and in no time at all had the score at 2-2.

But City and Frank Lampard were not about to throw away points for the second time this week and the former Chelsea man gave them the points in the 73rd minute.

But the damage could have been much worse for Sunderland had it not been for fine saves from Costel Pantilimon who denied Lampard, Jesus Navas and Fernandinho even more goals.

Pellegrini said to reporters: ‘Once again this team had the personality and the character to go for the third goal.

‘It was very similar to what happened against Burnley but I think we didn’t have any cost today.

‘We went for the third goal and we had three or four more clear chances to score goals. I think in that sense Pantilimon was their best player.’


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