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Manchester City 0-0 Everton: Pellegrini Reaction

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Following Manchester City's difficult 0-0 draw with Everton on Wednesday night Manager Manuel Pellegrini sounded off on the officials missing a penalty shout late on when the Toffees John Stones appeared to have fouled City's Raheem Sterling in the area.

"Everyone in the stadium could see it, it was so near the referee and so clear," Pellegrini claimed.

"Both Raheem's legs were taken by Stones but if he doesn't whistle we can't say anything.

"I don't want to continue talking about individual actions in a game. The referee must decide. I just give my views on the overall performance and that one decision.

"We did enough to win the game, especially in the second half. Maybe it was a close game in the first half with few chances but in the second half, we dominated possession and shots - I think we did enough to win.

"We deserved more than a draw."

The draw leaves the Blues three points behind first-placed Arsenal in the Premier League table following the Gunners 3-3 draw at Anfield against Liverpool. Leicester City sit level on points with Arsenal, behind only on goal difference. The Foxes defeated 4th-placed Spurs 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening.