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Saturday 10 December 2016

Pellegrini not fazed by City's poor away form

Pellegrini does not think his side's away results matter too much as long as City are achieving their goals
Pellegrini does not think his side's away results matter too much as long as City are achieving their goals

Manchester City's struggles away from home are not worrying manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Following Tuesday night's goalless draw against Leicester, Pellegrini's team are without an away win in the Premier League in six outings since a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on September 12.

It is the club's worst run on the road since 2011 but thanks to their home form - City have won eight of their 10 games at the Etihad, losing twice - they head into 2016 third in the table and just three points behind leaders Arsenal and second-placed Leicester.

Pellegrini does not think his side's away results matter too much as long as City are achieving their goals.

"I don't divide the games that we play away or home," he said. ''I think that we have a system and it is very important when we play to get the amount of points needed to win the title.

"Maybe if you reduce the last games that we are playing away, we are not winning. We need to win but we are the best team to play at home.

"In the second half of the season we will continue improving. If you ask me are we happy so far? Yes, because we are near the points needed to be top of the table."

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