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Manchester City 3-1 (4-3) Everton - Pellegrini Speaks

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Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini gave the following remarks after Manchester City advanced to the Capital One Cup Final at Wembley.

"I am very happy, to play a final at Wembley, it is very important," he declared.

"It's a special stadium with a special atmosphere. When you have two teams like City and Liverpool playing a final, it's even more special.

"We scored 18 or 19 goals in this tournament - we lost just one game against Everton but it was a game of 180 minutes and I think we played this semi-final in an intelligent way.

"I just saw it [the Sterling incident] - maybe it was a mistake of the referee but one thing Everton cannot complain about is the referee. We lost the first game to a clear offside goal and we didn't get a clear penalty for a foul on Jesus Navas.

"We drew in the Premier League when a clear penalty wasn't given for the foul on Raheem Sterling. We were the best team on this night and we deserve to be in the final."

The officiating over both legs certainly was questionable as Pellegrini indicates. Let's hope the media doesn't simply harp on the one call where Everton was aggrieved in their analysis of the tie.