Oct 18, 2014 at 12.45pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
4-1
SpursTottenham Hotspur
Aguero (13', 20' pen., 68' pen., 75')
Navas (55')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Eriksen (15')
Mason (33'), Dier (37')
Fazio (67')

Manuel Pellegrini hails "very good victory"

Pellegrini hails
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says that his team's 4-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur was a "very good victory" for his side.

Manuel Pellegrini has described Manchester City's 4-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur as a "very good victory" for the Premier League champions.

Sergio Aguero scored all four goals for the home side, including two penalties, to leave the team just two points behind Chelsea in the Premier League table.

The manager told BBC Sport: "It's a very good victory for us. It's always difficult to come back from the international break. We played well, we scored four goals and I don't know how many chances we had.

"We must now start to think about Champions League. We are going to Russia [to face CSKA Moscow on Tuesday] to try to win. For me it's a good pressure to win all the games when you have a good team. We made five or six changes. I trust a lot in this squad."

Spurs also had a penalty saved in the match before being reduced to 10 men late on.

Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero scores his, and their fourth goal past Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the The Etihad
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