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Aston Villa 0-4 Manchester City: Pellegrini Speaks

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Manchester City advanced to the 5th Round of the FA Cup without much difficulty in a 4-0 win over Premier League struggles Aston Villa at Villa PArk Saturday afternoon.

Kelechi Iheanacho recorded his first career hat-trick in the victory.


"I told Bacary to tell Kelechi to shoot the penalty because he was in charge of them today. It's unbelievable the way he takes penalties and I've seen him do it every day. That's why he was the right option.

"He's a very good young player. That's why we kept him in the squad this season and that's why we didn't replace Jovetic and Edin Dzeko because I see him working every day and I know how important he can be."

"I'm very happy with the performance of the team because we made some important changes. We're playing so many important games that I think we needed to rotate the squad," he said.

"Secondly we were a very solid and consistent team. It's very important to have different ways to play. We can't press high every game because we have so many games it's impossible.

"We did very well in midfield with Delph, Fernandinho and Fernando. I think Sagna did very well as a centre back and we didn't make any mistakes so I'm very happy with all the players but especially with the whole team because we kept a clean sheet and scored four goals."