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Sunderland 1-4 Manchester City - Pellegrini Quotes

The Manager spoke after the win the League Cup

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Manchester City is through to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup after a 4-1 win over Sunderland away.

Pellegrini had several comments about the game.

"We played well - especially in the first half. Maybe in the second half, winning 4-0, we stopped our pace a little bit but I am pleased because we started this game after two disappointing defeats in the Champions League and Premier League.

"It was important to continue in this cup and it was important to try to win from the first minute. We scored four beautiful goals."

"We won this cup two years ago and it is beautiful to play the final at Wembley. We will continue to try and play strong squads in this competition.

"We have a lot of players injured so it was not easy to play this game.

"It was important to start with a strong team and then to give minutes to young players during the game.

"Patrick Roberts, George Evans and Manu Garcia are three young players that will be part of our squad for the future. The game allowed us to give make those substitutions."

"Kevin is a very good player and Raheem played very well also," "He scored two goals and it was useful for both players to be settled in our team."

"It is not easy at the beginning to make the correct movements but both of them demonstrated why they are here."