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Manchester City 1-2 West Ham: Pellegrini Thoughts

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The Blues dropped points for the first time in the current Premier League campaign on Saturday.

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Manchester City fell 2-1 at the Etihad to West Ham United on Saturday. It was the first points dropped for the Blues this season. After the match Manager Manuel Pellegrini addressed the media. Here are a selection of quotes.

"In the last two games we didn't play with the concentration or intensity we had shown in the first five games."

"We did exactly the same today as against Juventus - they had two chances in the whole game. We must be more concentrated."

"To win the game you must score, and we didn't score. We played very well in the second half, though not in the first. We were not the aggressive team we need to be at home."

"We corrected those things, played very well, created a lot of chances but didn't score. We were under pressure, falling two goals behind. It is always difficult to play against any Premier League team - everyone has very good players."

On David Silva's injury impacting the result:

"I don't want to have the excuse of Silva for why we didn't win, David has a kick in his calf - he tried in the warm up but he felt his muscle was stiff so he didn't play."

"We never believed we had won the title after just five games - we just always focus on the next game.

It was a difficult week with the Champions League and then losing today. We have 96 points left to play for - there's a long time to go and we must show a good reaction on Tuesday (against Sunderland in the League Cup)."