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Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester City: Pellegrini Speaks

Manchester City's Manager spoke to the media following the 1-0 win at Selhurst Park

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On the match:

"I said before the game it would be a very tough game," he said. "It was first versus second and playing Palace at Selhurst Park is always very difficult. They are a very good team in a very good moment."

"They started strongly and they were more aggressive than our team. They didn't have many chances to score but it is normal when you come back from the international break that you aren't at your best."

"After half-time, we had more clear chances and finally, we scored the goal at the end which we deserved."

On the Premier League table:

"It is important to have a gap ahead of the other teams - especially the champions - but really, we are just working game by game. We are only five games in and we have to start other competitions now, but it is important to start in the way we have."

"I am very happy with the attitude and the way we are playing. I hope we can continue playing the same way."

On Kelechi Iheanacho:

"Kelechi scored the goal and he had another chance. Kelechi is a very young player - he's just 18 years old. He worked with the rest of the team all week, Last season, he was very unlucky
because he had an injury which meant
he couldn't play the last few months
but this season, but he spent
pre-season with the squad and he is
one for the future "