Pel­le­grini de­mands more

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

MANCH­ESTER — Manch­ester City man­ager Manuel Pel­le­grini is look­ing for his in-form side to con­tinue to show the con­sis­tency needed to win back the Premier League ti­tle af­ter they equalled a club record run of nine con­sec­u­tive league wins.

Since los­ing to 4-2 big ri­vals Manch­ester United in April, City have proved un­stop­pable.

And while their late run last sea­son was not enough to pre­vent Chelsea from win­ning the league, City are top of the ta­ble three games into the cur­rent cam­paign af­ter a 2-0 suc­cess at Ever­ton equalled a club best last set in 1912.

Af­ter watch­ing goals from Alek­san­dar Ko­larov and Samir Nasri give City only a sec­ond win in seven at­tempts at Goodison Park, Pel­le­grini said: “I knew about that (the record). It is im­por­tant that we have nine points this sea­son and also fin­ished last sea­son play­ing very well be­cause it is not easy to win six games in a row.

“We are con­tin­u­ing the way we fin­ished last sea­son. If you want to win sil­ver­ware you have to be con­sis­tent. The im­por­tant thing is to be a con­sis­tent team un­til the end. That is why it was im­por­tant to win here be­cause Ever­ton are a very dif­fi­cult team. It is so dif­fi­cult to com­pare (teams). It is my third sea­son here in this team. In my first we won both the Premier League and the League Cup and we were the high­est scor­ing team in the history of the com­pe­ti­tion.

“The im­por­tant thing is that we are in a new sea­son, that we started play­ing well in three games and we can score goals in ev­ery game and that is why we have scored eight goals and have three clean sheets.

“It is im­por­tant, we are just start­ing the sea­son, but to con­tinue in what we are do­ing.”

Ever­ton man­ager Roberto Martinez claimed City’ first goal had been cru­cial in de­cid­ing the out­come af­ter his side hit the cross­bar just be­fore half­time through Romelu Lukaku.

Martinez, whose side lost for the first time this sea­son, said: “We weren’t clin­i­cal enough in front of goal but in terms of ef­fort and a proper con­fronta­tion against, in my eyes, the best team in the league at the mo­ment we can take a lot of pos­i­tives for a real strong plat­form in

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