Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini: 'We deserved to win'

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says that his team did not deserve to lose against Aston Villa.

Manuel Pellegrini has claimed that Manchester City were the better team and should have won in today's 3-2 away defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League.

City were twice in the lead at 1-0 and 2-1, but conceded two goals in five second-half minutes to leave Villa Park empty-handed.

"We played very well and deserved to win, but in five minutes [when Villa scored twice to go 3-2 up] we threw away everything good we did in the rest of the match," he told BBC Sport.

"The way we lost this game was incredible. We led twice, and we had control of the game.

"In general I was very happy with the way my team played today and we deserved a different score."

City are now fifth in the league table.

Edin Dzeko of Manchester City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium on August 19, 2013
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